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    Michelle ‘heartbroken’ by Chibok girls kidnap

Michelle ‘heartbroken’ by Chibok girls kidnap

United States First Lady, Michelle Obama, says she and her husband, President Barack Obama are “outraged and heartbroken” by the kidnap of more than 200 Nigerian girl-pupils in Chibok, Borno State, by Boko Haram. Solely delivering the White House weekly address for the first time on Saturday — she has joined Obama to deliver the address in the past, but never [...]

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    ‘No sleep’ for Jonathan until rescue of Chibok girls

‘No sleep’ for Jonathan until rescue of Chibok girls

President Goodluck Jonathan says he will "not sleep with two eyes closed" until the over-200 girls kidnapped in Chibok by Boko Haram are rescued. He stated this at a world press conference to mark the end of the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) hosted in Abuja. Jonathan appealed to the parents of the abducted girls to be patient and cooperate with [...]

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    THE INSIDER: Spare a thought for Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram for N15,000

THE INSIDER: Spare a thought for Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram for N15,000

Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram insurgents earn a monthly allowance of N15,000 (as against the N30,000 official rate), are entitled to three sachets of "pure water" per day in the desert heat and lack sleeping kits at night. By contrast, delegates to the National Conference take home N4 million a month, eat as many delicacies as they desire and sleep in [...]

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    Buhari: Now is not the time for politics

Buhari: Now is not the time for politics

Former head of state, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, has asked Nigerians to put aside politics and ideological differences to confront terrorism in the light of the Chibok abductions. In a statement issued on Thursday, Buhari said: "Now is not the time to play politics. Now is also not the time to trade blames and amplify our ideological differences. The unity of [...]

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    African journalists ‘not good to the continent’

African journalists ‘not good to the continent’

Nigeria's Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has urged African journalists to develop a positive mindset towards the continent. Speaking at an interactive session during the ongoing World Economic Forum in Abuja, the minister criticised African media for projecting the negative side of the continent. "Sometime ago, I was attending a conference in New York and a [...]

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    Chibok Girls: China First Lady ‘believes’ in Nigeria

Chibok Girls: China First Lady ‘believes’ in Nigeria

Wife of the Chinese Premier, Professor Heng Chong, is sure that the Nigerian government will succeed in rescuing the more-than-200 girls of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, kidnapped last month by Boko Haram. According to Chong, who is in Abuja for the World Economic Forum on Africa, the Nigerian government has made modest contributions to peace on the [...]

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    Chibok Girls: US to deploy troops in Nigeria

Chibok Girls: US to deploy troops in Nigeria

President Goodluck Jonathan has accepted the offer of the United States to provide security assistance towards securing the release of the female pupils of Government Girls Secondary School Chibok, Borno State, abducted last month. Confirming the development to State House correspondents, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, said Secretary of State, John Kerry, made the [...]

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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: Why soldiers haven’t invaded Sambisa

Jonathan: Why soldiers haven’t invaded Sambisa

President Goodluck Jonathan says the Federal Government has adopted a cautious approach to rescuing the kidnapped female pupils of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, to avoid causing more trouble for the people. “...we were even advised — and I will not mention where it is coming from — that we should not even comb the Sambisa Forest, and try [...]

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    Chibok girls: APC women ask FG to seek help ‘without shame’

Chibok girls: APC women ask FG to seek help ‘without shame’

Federal Government should seek international help without shame in the search of the abducted secondary school girls. This is the position of the women wing of All Progressives Party (APC) as the fate of over 200 secondary school girls kidnapped last month in Chibok, Borno State, remains unknown. They have also asked the government to be prepared to rehabilitate the girls when [...]

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    Gaidam, Nyako blast Clark for ‘provocative’ statement

Gaidam, Nyako blast Clark for ‘provocative’ statement

Yobe and Adamawa State governors have come down hard on Edwin Clark, elder statesman and politician, for calling on President Goodluck Jonathan to declare a total state of emergency in the three north-east states presently under the insurgency. Referring to the call as unconstitutional, the governors through their spokesperson issued a statement claiming such comment were veil attempt at sabotaging Nigeria’s democracy. “Their [...]

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    SERAP seeks UN intervention in release of school girls abducted by Boko Haram

SERAP seeks UN intervention in release of school girls abducted by Boko Haram

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the United Nations to “urgently intervene" in securing the safe release of 230 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, who were abducted by members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram. The abduction occurred a day after a bomb blast planted by the terrorist group at Nyanya Motor Park killed [...]

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