Sunday, January 6, 2019

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    FG to rebuild Chibok, improve school security

FG to rebuild Chibok, improve school security

Federal Government will rebuild the destroyed Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State.It will also fortify security around schools.These new measures were announced by presidential spokesman Reuben Abati on Tuesday.Over 200 girls writing their final exams were kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents in Chibok last month. The militants also destroyed the school.Abati said in collaboration with the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy [...]

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    Israeli agents in Nigeria to search for Chibok girls

Israeli agents in Nigeria to search for Chibok girls

Israeli agents are now in Nigeria to join the search for hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram last month.An unnamed Israeli official confirmed the development to Reuters news agency on Tuesday.This will swell the rank of countries that have officials on ground in Nigeria to help rescue the teenagers whose whereabouts are still unknown.The United States and United Kingdom [...]

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    US, Nigeria to share intelligence on Chibok rescue

US, Nigeria to share intelligence on Chibok rescue

The United States government has reached an agreement with Nigeria on sharing intelligence information that would aid the rescue of almost 300 Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram.According to Pentagon spokesman, Colonel Steve Warren, the agreement was struck over the weekend.“We have finalised an agreement with the Nigerians to share intelligence with them — specifically intelligence relating to the kidnapped [...]

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    Informants: Boko Haram will ‘negotiate with Chibok girls or use them as shields’

Informants: Boko Haram will ‘negotiate with Chibok girls or use them as shields’

Two “mid-level” Boko Haram fighters are sure that Abubakar Shekau, the sect’s leader, will either use the kidnapped Chibok girls to negotiate the release of detained terrorists or use them as human shield against any attack from government troops.Speaking with CNN on Monday, the men revealed how Boko Haram coerces men into joining the group at gunpoint, but said they [...]

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    After Paris, Jonathan meets security chiefs

After Paris, Jonathan meets security chiefs

Two days after the Paris agreement to tackle insecurity in Nigeria and neighbouring countries, President Goodluck Jonathan has held a meeting with the country's security chiefs.Details of the meeting were not revealed, but TheCable understands that it is a follow-up to the regional security summit hosted by French President Francois Hollande at the weekend."The issue of the kidnapped schoolgirls was [...]

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    What’s this thing about Omojuwa, Jesus and graphic art?

What’s this thing about Omojuwa, Jesus and graphic art?

He's one of the most followed Nigerians on Twitter, a respected social entrepreneur and a social activist. Here's Japheth Omojuwa undiluted.Is Japheth Omojuwa a politician, an activist or a business man?I am an entrepreneur. I create value via Internet platforms while also teaching same across several countries. There is an active citizen in the person no doubt. If being a [...]

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    Details of Paris agreement against Boko Haram   

Details of Paris agreement against Boko Haram  

The Heads of State of Benin, Cameroon, Chad, France, Niger and Nigeria, as well as representatives of the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States, participated on 17 May 2014 in a Summit in Paris dedicated to security in Nigeria.This Summit has helped intensify regional and international mobilisation to combat the terrorism of the Boko Haram group.Regional [...]

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    Jonathan says al-Qaeda now in Nigera

Jonathan says al-Qaeda now in Nigera

President Goodluck Jonathan says the Boko Haram insurgency is "clearly" al-Qaeda operating in Nigeria.He was speaking at end of the African regional security summit in Paris, France, hosted by French President Francois Hollande."The Boko Haram that said no to Western education in 2002 is not the same Boko Haram operating today," he said at the press briefing.He said al-Qaeda is now [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘attacks’ Chinese plant in Cameroon

Boko Haram ‘attacks’ Chinese plant in Cameroon

On a day Nigeria and its neighbouring countries started a regional security summit in Paris, France, gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram militants have attacked a Chinese plant in Cameroon.China is one of the countries offering to assist Nigeria in the rescue of hundreds of girls kidnapped from Chibok, Borno State, last month by the insurgents.The plant, located in northern [...]

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    UK Muslims ‘want to talk to Boko Haram’

UK Muslims ‘want to talk to Boko Haram’

The Muslim Council of Britain has offered to mediate in the Boko Haram insurgency in the light of the Bring Back our Girls global campaign.The Council's decision followed a meeting with the leadership of the Central Association of Nigerians in the UK (CANUK) which had sought its support in the wake of increased assistance to Nigeria from the international community.CANUK [...]

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    THE JURY RULES: Jonathan must visit Borno

THE JURY RULES: Jonathan must visit Borno

Before the Jury of TheCable newspaper holden at Lagos this 16th Day of May, 2014 between Concerned Chibok Campaigners (plaintiffs) and President Goodluck Jonathan (defendant) THE CLAIMSTHAT you, Goodluck Ebelemi Azikiwe Jonathan (PhD), 56, Male, Christian, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, on or before the 16th day of May, 2014, cancelled a planned [...]

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    UPDATED: Jonathan ‘didn’t plan to visit Chibok’

UPDATED: Jonathan ‘didn’t plan to visit Chibok’

Presidential spokesman Reuben Abati has denied that President Goodluck Jonathan cancelled his trip to Chibok, Borno State.Abati, through his twitter handle @abati1990, said: "Every trip by the President is usually pre-announced. The Presidency did not at any time announce a trip to Chibok today. Ignore rumours. The statement issued by my office yesterday (Thursday) indicated very clearly that the President [...]

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    Shettima asks FG to talk with Boko Haram

Shettima asks FG to talk with Boko Haram

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has asked the federal government to discuss with Boko Haram to secure the release of the Chibok schoolgirls.He was speaking with CNN's Christiane Amanpour Thursday night.Amanpour had asked for his view on the decision of President Goodluck Jonathan not to go into negotiation with the insurgents for the release of the hundreds of girls.Boko [...]

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    Deal or no deal, Mr. President?

Deal or no deal, Mr. President?

President Goodluck Jonathan has said his government will not engage in any prisoner swap deal with Boko Haram to free the schoolgirls.Jonathan has not officially said this, but he was quoted by the British undersecretary for Africa and the commonwealth, Mark Simmonds, as taking that stand at a meeting on Wednesday.Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, had released a video on [...]

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    THE INSIDER: Frustrations boil over in the army

THE INSIDER: Frustrations boil over in the army

Wednesday's gun attack on the General Officer Commanding the newly formed 7 Division of the Nigerian army, Major General Ahmed Mohammed, had long been coming.His car was fired at by protesting soldiers, who used the opportunity to vent their anger at the senior officers who are perceived to be having fun and enjoying all the benefits of warfare.Mohammed, sources said, [...]

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    At last, Jonathan goes to Chibok

At last, Jonathan goes to Chibok

President Goodluck Jonathan will finally visit Chibok, Borno State, on Friday - more than a month after schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram from there.According to a Reuters report, Jonathan will stop over at the town en route to a security meeting  in Paris, France.President Francis Hollande had last week called a regional security summit to discuss about the insurgent group with the aim [...]

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