Tuesday, March 17, 2020

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    We’re marching to Aso Rock on Monday, says BBOG

We’re marching to Aso Rock on Monday, says BBOG

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement says it is returning to the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday. The group has at different times staged protests to Nigeria's seat of power. In a statement on Thursday, Sesugh Akume, spokesman of BBOG, said the movement wants to see "concrete" actions by government. Akume said in four months, the remaining 113 Chibok girls still [...]

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    Buhari approves N164.7m fees for Chibok girls studying in Atiku’s school

Buhari approves N164.7m fees for Chibok girls studying in Atiku’s school

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the payment of N164.7 million as school fees of the freed 106 Chibok girls studying at the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, Adamawa state.  Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, who announced this in a statement on Sunday, said the money is for the second-semester fees of the girls. Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar is the founder of the [...]

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    BBOG: No sign that govt is genuinely committed to the release of remaining Chibok girls

BBOG: No sign that govt is genuinely committed to the release of remaining Chibok girls

The Bring Back Our Girls Movement (BBOG) says nothing shows that the federal government is committed to the release of the remaining Chibok schoolgirls in captivity. On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram insurgents abducted 276 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state. The sect released 82 of the girls in May, following a prisoner-swap deal with the federal government. 21 [...]

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    Chibok girls’ parents write Buhari, demand update on their missing daughters

Chibok girls’ parents write Buhari, demand update on their missing daughters

Parents of the Chibok schoolgirls still in Boko Haram captivity have expressed sadness over President Muhammadu Buhari’s “silence” concerning the fate of their daughters. In a letter written to the president, the parents lamented that 20 of them have died while waiting for the return of the girls. On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram insurgents abducted 276 girls from Government Girls Secondary [...]

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    Chibok girls: We’ll return to Aso Rock on Tuesday, says BBOG

Chibok girls: We’ll return to Aso Rock on Tuesday, says BBOG

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement says it will return to Aso Rock on Tuesday to press for the release of the 113 Chibok girls remaining in Boko Haram captivity. Sesugh Akume, BBOG spokesman, said this in a statement issued on Thursday. On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram insurgents abducted 276 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state. The sect [...]

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    Atiku asks FG to fulfill promise of making Nigerians safe

Atiku asks FG to fulfill promise of making Nigerians safe

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has called on the federal government to fulfil its promise of making Nigerians "feel safe again". In a statement seen by TheCable, Paul Ibe, his media aide, Atiku said those who have suffered from the Boko Haram insurgency deserve to get the treatment and support they need. The former vice-president also said some people could be using the [...]

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    106 Chibok girls to begin school after meeting parents in hometown

106 Chibok girls to begin school after meeting parents in hometown

Aisha Alhassan, minister of women affairs and social development, says 106 Chibok girls will begin school in two weeks after reuniting with their parents and friends in their hometown.   The girls, who have undergone medical and psychological rehabilitation, will commence a special foundation programme at American University in Yola, Adamawa state. The minister disclosed this at a send-off party organised in [...]

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    Boko Haram commander surrenders, says ‘I led squads to abduct Chibok girls’

Boko Haram commander surrenders, says ‘I led squads to abduct Chibok girls’

Auwal Ismaeela, a top Boko Haram commander, has surrendered and confessed to leading the squads that abducted the Chibok girls in 2014. Ismaeela said he was tired of the "senseless" atrocities of the insurgent group, hence his decision to surrender. According to PRNigeria, the Boko Haram commander expressed regrets over his actions and said he was cooperating with the Nigerian military with [...]

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    Osinbajo: Remaining Chibok girls will be released ‘very soon’

Osinbajo: Remaining Chibok girls will be released ‘very soon’

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo says the 113 Chibok school girls still in Boko Haram custody will be released "very soon". Osinbajo said this on Tuesday when he received members of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement at the presidential villa in Abuja. On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram insurgents abducted 276 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state. The sect [...]

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    Ezekwesili: Kidnap of policewomen in Borno replay of Chibok abduction

Ezekwesili: Kidnap of policewomen in Borno replay of Chibok abduction

Oby Ezekwesili, co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group, says it is sad the federal government is denying there are no policewomen in Boko Haram captivity. She said this when the group marched to Aso Rock, Nigeria's seat of power, to press for the release of the 113 Chibok girls still in captivity. The female police officers were kidnapped after [...]

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    BBOG to march to Aso Rock over 113 Chibok girls in captivity

BBOG to march to Aso Rock over 113 Chibok girls in captivity

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group will on Tuesday march to Aso Rock, Nigeria’s seat of power, to press for the release of 113 Chibok girls in Boko Haram captivity. Sesugh Akume, BBOG spokesman, said this in a statement issued on Monday. On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram insurgents abducted 276 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state. The sect [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Malala speaks to TheCable on Chibok girls, education budget — and her 17th birthday

EXCLUSIVE: Malala speaks to TheCable on Chibok girls, education budget — and her 17th birthday

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, 20, has been in the vanguard of girl-child education. The Pakistani is in Nigeria, which she considers as a priority country in her advocacy, for this purpose. In this interview with Fredrick Nwabufo, she says the Chibok girls who have been released should be united with their parents. She also says the country must declare a [...]

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    Don’t be discouraged, Chibok girls tell Trump

Don’t be discouraged, Chibok girls tell Trump

Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu, two of the Chibok schoolgirls, who escaped from Boko Haram captivity in 2014, have told President Donald Trump not to be discouraged. The girls made the statement in a letter they read to Trump when they visited the White House last month. Bishara and Pogu graduated from Canyonville Christian Academy in Oregon in February 2017. In a statement, the White House said [...]

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    Two Chibok girls meet Trump at White House

Two Chibok girls meet Trump at White House

President Donlad Trump hosted two Chibok school girls at the White House on Wednesday. The girls -- Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu -- who escaped from Boko Haram in 2014, after the famous Chibok abduction, met the president in the company of his daughter, Ivanka Trump. They graduated from Canyonville Christian Academy in Oregon in February 2017. The girls, who are being sponsored by the [...]

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    Has Chibok girls/prisoner swap woken Boko Haram from the dead?

Has Chibok girls/prisoner swap woken Boko Haram from the dead?

On May 6, 82 of the Chibok schoolgirls in the “snake hole” of Boko Haram were released. This was after a recondite negotiation between the government and the sect. In October 2016, 21 of the girls were released. At the time, the government said the sect agreed to release the girls in “good faith” – with nothing in exchange. But when the [...]

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    Two Chibok girls graduate from US high school

Two Chibok girls graduate from US high school

Two of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls who escaped from Boko Haram captivity in 2014 have graduated from a high school in Washington DC, US. This was disclosed in a press release on Friday by Emmanuel Ogebe, the international director of education must continue (EMC) initiative, a Nigerian non-governmental organisation involved in the education of many other Nigerian girls abroad. The two girls, [...]

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