Tuesday, March 17, 2020

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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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#BringBackOurGirls: They’re trying to kill our advocacy

The civil rights movement #BringBackOurGirls says there are plans to deny access to the unity fountain as a ploy to kill its four-year advocacy. In a statement signed by spokesperson Sesugh Akume, the #BBOG movement cited the Nigeria police force disruption of its sit-out at the unity fountain last week, and the announcement by the FCT police commissioner banning their gathering [...]

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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 ODUAH Four 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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    UNICEF: Over 1,000 children abducted by Boko Haram since 2013

UNICEF: Over 1,000 children abducted by Boko Haram since 2013

Boko Haram insurgents have abducted at least 1,000 children in the north-east since 2013, according to UNICEF. Speaking ahead of the 4-year anniversary of the kidnap of the Chibok schoolgirls in Borno, Mohamed Fall, UNICEF representative in Nigeria, also said about 2,295 teachers have so far been killed by the insurgents with more than 1,400 schools destroyed. In 2014, Boko Haram fighters kidnapped [...]

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    Yobe senator: Negotiations ongoing for release of Leah Sharibu

Yobe senator: Negotiations ongoing for release of Leah Sharibu

Bukar Ibrahim, senator representing Yobe east, says "very serious negotiations" are ongoing to ensure the release of Leah Shabiru. Shabiru is one of the girls abducted from Dapchi, Yobe state by Boko Haram insurgents on February 19. Apart from five students who died in captivity, Boko Haram returned all the remaining abductees to Dapchi apart from Sharibu. She was reportedly not released with [...]

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    ‘Nigeria is a big joke’ — Twitter reactions to release of Dapchi schoolgirls

‘Nigeria is a big joke’ — Twitter reactions to release of Dapchi schoolgirls

A bulk of the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, were released on Wednesday. The schoolgirls, 110, were abducted on February 19 but only 91 have been confirmed released by the federal government. While some Nigerians expressed delight over their return, others accused the government of playing politics with the abduction. Below are some of [...]

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    Soyinka: Obasanjo, Jonathan were poor in managing human disasters

Soyinka: Obasanjo, Jonathan were poor in managing human disasters

Wole Soyinka, foremost Nigerian playwright and political activist, says former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan were poor in managing human disasters when both men governed Nigeria. While addressing his audience on Thursday at a dialogue organised by Ripples Centre for Data and Investigative Journalism in Lagos, the Nobel laureate accused Obasanjo of neglecting the plight of victims of the Ikeja [...]

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    Falana: DSS reminding us of how Buhari’s military regime jailed journalists

Falana: DSS reminding us of how Buhari’s military regime jailed journalists

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the detention of Tony Ezimakor, Abuja bureau chief of Daily Independent newspaper by the Department of State Services (DSS) is a reminder of how the Muhammadu Buhari military regime jailed two journalists. DSS had invited Ezimakor to its headquarters in Abuja after a report detailing how the federal government allegedly paid Boko Haram millions of dollars [...]

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    Dapchi vs Chibok: A tale of two abductions

Dapchi vs Chibok: A tale of two abductions

BY NAZIFI DAWUD “Is it true that it has happened again?” “What? What are your talking about?” “Abduction. That the terrorists have raided a school and seized dozens of teenage girls. These wailers are very stubborn, why can’t they leave Baba alone? After all, when did he say he would seek re-election in 2019?” “But you just asked a question and didn’t even allow [...]

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    BBOG: Boko Haram not defeated until all Chibok girls are rescued — according to Buhari

BBOG: Boko Haram not defeated until all Chibok girls are rescued — according to Buhari

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement says the claim by the army to have defeated the Boko Haram insurgent group is a distraction. In a statement on Wednesday, Sesugh Akume, spokesman of the BBOG, said President Muhammadu Buhari made the rescue of Chibok girls and persons in captivity as the "benchmark" for defeating Boko Haram. The BBOG statement read: "This claim of [...]

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    A president and a heartbreak nation

A president and a heartbreak nation

"Ours is a heartbreak nation, a killer of elation, unmindful of its inclination to self-immolation" The recent killings in Rivers and Benue States and previous ones across our country, attributed to suspected cultists and Fulani herdsmen, should worry anyone genuinely interested in preserving its unity, security, peace and progress. If we have a sense of history, we should recognise the calls by [...]

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    BBOG: Parents of rescued Chibok girl are currently IDPs

BBOG: Parents of rescued Chibok girl are currently IDPs

The Bring Back Out Girls (BBOG) movement says the parents of rescued Chibok girl, Salomi Pogu, are currently internally displaced persons (IDPs). According to the BBOG, Pogu's parents reside in an IDP camp in Rumirgo village, Askira/Uba LGA of Borno state. The Nigerian army announced on Thursday that it had rescued Pogu from the militants’ custody. Onyema Nwachukwu, deputy director of army public relations, had said [...]

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    Report: Hunger, snake bite have killed 13 Chibok girls in custody

Report: Hunger, snake bite have killed 13 Chibok girls in custody

Thirteen of the 276 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 have died in the insurgents’ custody, according to Wall Street Journal. Boko Haram fighters had kidnapped the girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, in Borno state. Of that number, 163 are now free: 57 fled in the early days after their abduction, three more escaped later, and a Swiss-coached [...]

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    How Boko Haram ‘threatened to kill Salkida’ when he attempted linking Jonathan’s govt with Shekau

How Boko Haram ‘threatened to kill Salkida’ when he attempted linking Jonathan’s govt with Shekau

Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known to have access to the leadership of Boko Haram sect, risked his life during the negotiation for the release of kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls. Of the 276 girls abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state, 163 are now free: 57 fled in the early days after their abduction, three more escaped later, and a [...]

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    Report: Buhari paid 3m euros for release of Chibok girls

Report: Buhari paid 3m euros for release of Chibok girls

The federal government paid €3 million for the release of some Chibok schoolgirls who were in Boko Haram custody, according to Wall Street Journal. In 2014, Boko Haram insurgents had kidnapped 276 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state. Of the 276, 163 are now free: 57 fled in the early days after their abduction, three escaped later, and a Swiss-coached mediation [...]

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