Thursday, May 23, 2019

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    Jonathan approves $1bn to fight terrorism

Jonathan approves $1bn to fight terrorism

President Goodluck Jonathan says he has given approval of about $1 billion for Nigeria to improve its security capability.He was speaking at the opening session of the World Economic Forum Africa holding in Abuja.He highlighted terrorism and kidnap-for-ransom as new and "strange" security challenges Nigeria is facing and said it would take a while for any country to contain these [...]

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    Abacha’s daughter links terror to government

Abacha’s daughter links terror to government

Gumsu, a daughter of late military head of state, Gen. Sani Abacha, has insinuated that any insurgency that lasts for more than a day has the backing of government.She tweeted from her handle, @G_sparking: "If insurgency lasts for more than 24 hrs, the government has a hand in it."She attributed the statement to "Late General Sani Abacha."Gumsu did not give [...]

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    Dangote aiming to stop Boko Haram with jobs

Dangote aiming to stop Boko Haram with jobs

Chairman of Dangote Group of Companies and Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, believes  the high rate of unemployment is a major cause of the country's terrorism challenge.Speaking in Abuja on Thursday at the ongoing World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA), Dangote noted that there are numerous business opportunities in the country, and he intends to maximise them to counter terrorism."If the environment is not [...]

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    What do you know about Sambisa near Chibok?

What do you know about Sambisa near Chibok?

Sambisa forest in Borno State is thought to be where the abducted secondary school girls are being kept by the Boko Haram insurgents. It is also believed to be the base they are operating from. Sambisa is, as it were, an oasis in the desert - it is about the only surviving forest in Borno State. What would have been a money-spinning [...]

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Obama’s help in Chibok: Good news, bad news

The news in town is that the United States has offered to help Nigeria in the "search and rescue" operation for the missing girls.Nigeria has accepted the offer, according to presidential spokesman Rueben Abati.US President Barack Obama said the US support was a combination of military, law enforcement and other agencies "who are going in, trying to identify where these [...]

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    13 facts you never knew about Abubakar Shekau

13 facts you never knew about Abubakar Shekau

Quiet and deadly, Abubakar Mohammad Shekau went unnoticed in July 2010 when he announced he was taking over the leadership of Boko Haram after the death of the founder, Muhammed Yusuf, in the hands of the police. If only the Nigerian government knew what was in the offing! Here are some interesting facts about the man spreading sorrow, tears and blood [...]

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    Boko Haram abducts 8 more girls

Boko Haram abducts 8 more girls

Amid ongoing massive campaigns for the release of the school girls kidnapped in Chibok, Borno State, by Boko Haram, the sect has kidnapped eight girls in Warabe, a village in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.The armed men stormed the village in the middle of the night, shooting sporadically, before escaping with the captives.According to Lazarus Musa, a resident of the [...]

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    Borno absent at Chibok panel inauguration

Borno absent at Chibok panel inauguration

All three representatives of Borno State in President Goodluck Jonathan’s fact-finding committee on the abducted Chibok girls did not turn up at the inauguration of the committee on Tuesday.They gave no reason for the action.At the inauguration, the committee was mandated to:‎Liaise with the Borno State Government and establish the circumstances leading to the school remaining open for boarding students when [...]

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    Chibok Girls: Youth coalition demands passage of VAPP Bill

Chibok Girls: Youth coalition demands passage of VAPP Bill

Thirty-two young Nigerian Choice4LifeAdvocates have urged the National Assembly to urgently pass the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Bill (VAPP Bill).The VAPP Bill — which seeks to eradicate violence in the public and private spaces, and among others, abolish all obsolete laws relating to as rape, assault etc. and bringing them into consonance with present realities — has been pending before [...]

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    Chibok Girls: Boko Haram ‘ready to negotiate’

Chibok Girls: Boko Haram ‘ready to negotiate’

There could still be some hope for Nigeria to secure the release of the secondary school girls abducted by Boko Haram from Chibok, Borno State, three weeks ago.An unnamed intermediary of the group, according to Associated Press, has said Boko Haram is ready to negotiate ransoms for the girls.The news agency described the man as an Islamic scholar who could not be [...]

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    Protest leader an impersonator, says Patience

Protest leader an impersonator, says Patience

Naom‎i Mutah Nyadar, the leader of the "BringBackOurGirls" protest is an impersonator and should be arrested, First Lady Patience Jonathan told a meeting Sunday night.Nyadar was eventually picked up by the police on Monday and released later in the day.Nyadar had last week led about 500 women on a protest to National Assembly over the abduction of the over 200 [...]

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    DPR: Nigerians prefer buying fuel at above N97

DPR: Nigerians prefer buying fuel at above N97

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has observed that Nigerians have no qualms buying fuel at exorbitant prices, but it warned petroleum marketers to desist from exploiting them by hiking the price of petroleum products.Issuing this warning in Ibadan, Oyo State, the petroleum-regulating agency advised those behind the act to desist or face the consequences of their actions,Operations Controller of DPR in the southwestern [...]

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    Jonathan, Kenyatta talk tough on terror

Jonathan, Kenyatta talk tough on terror

Presidents Goodluck Jonathan and Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday took a common stand against terrorism which is affecting Nigeria and Kenya.They vowed that they will never be derailed.Both spoke at the Presidential Viila, Abuja, at a joint press conference after bilateral talks.Kenyatta is on a three-day visit to Nigeria.Jonathan said no matter the attacks by terrorists on Nigeria, Kenya and other [...]

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    Chibok: Patience weeps, alleges sabotage

Chibok: Patience weeps, alleges sabotage

First Lady Patience Jonathan wept profusely on Sunday, alleging that the Borno State government was trying to frustrate efforts to rescue the kidnapped students.Over 200 female students were kidnapped at Government Girls College, Chibok, Borno State, by suspected Boko Haram militants on April 15 and are yet to be traced.Jonathan's wife also alleged that the Borno State governor's wife, Nana [...]

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    Jonathan: Nigeria to recruit more soldiers

Jonathan: Nigeria to recruit more soldiers

Nigeria will soon start recruitment of more soldiers to combat terrorism, President Goodluck Jonathan has said.Speaking at Sunday’s presidential media chat, Jonathan said the country’s latest terrorism challenge requires making certain fortifications that were not previously thought of.“In this country, for quite some time, we have not been equipping our Armed Forces that much, because we’ve never had challenges until [...]

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    Jonathan orders: Chibok girls must be rescued

Jonathan orders: Chibok girls must be rescued

For the second time in two weeks, President Goodluck Jonathan has given security agencies the marching order to find and rescue the abducted secondary school girls.There are now no accurate figures of how many of them were kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Chibok, Borno State, but all estimates are in hundreds.Jonathan met with Borno Governor Kashim Shettima at [...]

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