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    Garba Shehu: We are still negotiating the release of Chibok girls

Garba Shehu: We are still negotiating the release of Chibok girls

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media, says the Buhari-led administration is still negotiating with Boko Haram for the release of Chibok girls. The insurgents kidnapped 276 female students from the Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state on April 14, 2014.The federal government had secured the release of some of the girls.In her newly published book titled ‘Beneath [...]

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    Chibok parents: APC hasn’t done enough to rescue our daughters

Chibok parents: APC hasn’t done enough to rescue our daughters

Parents of the abducted Chibok girls have alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) used the abduction of the girls as a campaign tool to ride into power in 2015.Ayuba Alamson, spokesman for parents of the abducted girls, made the allegation in an interaction with reporters in Maiduguri, on Monday.The girls were kidnapped from the Government Girls Secondary School by [...]

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    ‘Please, release my daughter’ — Chibok parent begs Shekau

‘Please, release my daughter’ — Chibok parent begs Shekau

Rachael Daniel, one of the parents of the abducted students of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state, has pleaded with Abubakar Shekau, the factional leader of Boko Haram, to release Rose Daniel, her daughter, who has been in captivity since 2014.She made the appeal on Sunday when parents of the abducted schoolgirls converged on Maiduguri, Borno state capital, in company [...]

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    Buhari: We will not rest until remaining Chibok girls are back

Buhari: We will not rest until remaining Chibok girls are back

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will not rest until the remaining abducted Chibok girls are back and reunited with their family.The president said this in a series of tweets on Sunday to commemorate the fifth year since the girls were abducted from Chibok, Borno state.Boko Haram abducted 276 girls from Chibok in April 2014. Only 107 of them [...]

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    TIMELINE: ‘Inaction’, outrage, campaigns — five years after abduction of Chibok girls

TIMELINE: ‘Inaction’, outrage, campaigns — five years after abduction of Chibok girls

Around 9pm on April 14, 2014, members of the Boko Haram insurgent group stormed Chibok community in Borno state and headed for the Government Girls Secondary School which is about 130 km west of Maiduguri, the state capital.Upon arrival, they opened fire on security operatives on duty and proceeded to the students’ hostel where they forced as many of [...]

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    130 days since FG last spoke about Chibok girls — could it be the elections?

130 days since FG last spoke about Chibok girls — could it be the elections?

President Muhammadu Buhari had said his government would not rest until the remaining Chibok schoolgirls in Boko Haram’s captivity are rescued.While speaking during a bilateral meeting with Switzerland President Alain Berset, on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference on December 4, 2018, the president assured the Swiss president that the issue of the remaining kidnapped girls and other [...]

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    UNICEF: Armed groups recruited over 3,500 children in north-east

UNICEF: Armed groups recruited over 3,500 children in north-east

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says between 2013 and 2017, more than 3,500 children were recruited and used by non-state armed groups in the north-east.The agency said most of children have been used in the ongoing armed conflict in north-east.It noted that "these numbers are only those that have been verified, while the true figures are likely to be [...]

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    Hadiza Bala Usman: I became NPA MD because I refused to stay in the box

Hadiza Bala Usman: I became NPA MD because I refused to stay in the box

Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), says she was able to rise through the ranks in public service because she did not let herself be limited by societal and cultural pressures.Usman spoke on Wednesday during a panel discussion that centered on what it means to be a woman in Africa.The event was organised by CNN [...]

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    ‘He sat on facts about Chibok girls abduction’ — Shettima faults Jonathan’s book

‘He sat on facts about Chibok girls abduction’ — Shettima faults Jonathan’s book

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state, has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of writing an elementary book of tales, saying he deliberately omitted facts about the abduction of Chibok girls.On Tuesday, the former president launched a book titled ‘My Transition Hours’, in which he wrote about issues concerning his administration.In a statement on Wednesday by Isa Gusau, special adviser on [...]

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    Abati: Jonathan secured release of some Chibok girls — but Dasuki said it should not be publicised

Abati: Jonathan secured release of some Chibok girls — but Dasuki said it should not be publicised

Reuben Abati says former President Goodluck Jonathan secured the release of some Chibok girls but did not to publicise it.The former media aide to Jonathan disclosed this on Wednesday during a show he anchored on ARISE TV.Abati interviewed Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, on the show.He said Sambo Dasuki, the then national security adviser (NSA), advised the government against [...]

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    Isha Sesay leaves CNN after 13 years, says ‘western media too Trump-focused’

Isha Sesay leaves CNN after 13 years, says ‘western media too Trump-focused’

After 13 years as an anchor and correspondent for CNN, Isha Sesay has announced that she is leaving the media organisation.The British-born Sierra Leonean announced her departure from CNN via Twitter, giving her reasons for doing so in an interview with What We See magazine.https://twitter.com/IamIshaSesay/status/1024631359208226816‘WESTERN MEDIA TOO TRUMP-FOCUSED’Citing the western media’s "obsession with Trump," the journalist said she would rather [...]

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    I was paid N30,000 for abducting Chibok girls, says Boko Haram commander

I was paid N30,000 for abducting Chibok girls, says Boko Haram commander

Mayinta Modu, a suspected Boko Haram commander, says he received N30, 000 as payment for coordinating and participating in the abduction of Chibok schoolgirls.Modu said this in an interview with NAN on Thursday at the Borno state police command, Maiduguri.The Boko Haram commander said he was among the 22 suspected insurgents arrested by the police over the abduction of the [...]

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    JOHESU strike, Leah Sharibu, Amnesty report — issues Buhari didn’t address in Democracy Day speech

JOHESU strike, Leah Sharibu, Amnesty report — issues Buhari didn’t address in Democracy Day speech

On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari addressed Nigerians in commemoration of the 2018 Democracy Day.The president talked about his administration’s achievements regarding the economy, fight against corruption and the war to end Boko Haram insurgency.But he made no mention of pertinent issues such as Leah Sharibu, who is still in Boko Haram custody, and the ongoing strike of health workers in [...]

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    Salkida: 30 Chibok schoolgirls are alive — not 15

Salkida: 30 Chibok schoolgirls are alive — not 15

Ahmad Salkida, journalist known for having access to the leadership of the Boko Haram sect, has again, taken to Twitter with new information on the Chibok schoolgirls.In a series of tweets on Saturday, Salkida had said 98 of the girls had died in captivity.“Many of the girls have died as a result of crossfire and bombardments of the security forces [...]

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    Boko Haram understands the power of educated girls. Many of us do not

Boko Haram understands the power of educated girls. Many of us do not

BY STELLA ODUAHFour years have passed since 14th April 2014 when 276 girls were abducted in a girl's secondary school in Chibok, Borno state in the northeast of Nigeria by the Boko Haram Terrorist group. The outpouring of emotions was unlike anything I have experienced in my lifetime.Fast forward to 19th February 2018, about 110 schoolgirls were abducted in the [...]

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    Naj’atu Muhammad: Terrorism has become a multi-billion dollar industry — Jonathan spent N2bn daily on security

Naj’atu Muhammad: Terrorism has become a multi-billion dollar industry — Jonathan spent N2bn daily on security

Naj'atu Muhammad, a former senator from Kano state, says the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan spent a total of N2 billion daily on security.Muhammad, who was in the first female senator from Kano, said despite the expenses, the insurgents continued their attacks unabated.She said this on Saturday at the 2nd annual Chibok girls lecture organised by the Bring Back Our [...]

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