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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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    LP: Chibok girls were never kidnapped… they were used to destroy Jonathan’s image

LP: Chibok girls were never kidnapped… they were used to destroy Jonathan’s image

The Labour Party (LP) has said the Chibok girls were not kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents but were used to dent the image of former president Goodluck Jonathan's administration. The party said the wrath of God will be visited on the All Progressives Congress (APC) for manipulating Nigerians about their abduction. In a statement, Abdulkadir Abdulsalami, national chairman of the party, said the [...]

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    BBOG: We look forward to return of 113 Chibok girls

BBOG: We look forward to return of 113 Chibok girls

Sesugh Akume, spokesperson of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG), says the group looks forward to the release of the remaining 113 Chibok girls in Boko Haram captivity. The BBOG spokesperson said this while lauding the federal government for facilitating the rescue 82 Chibok girls. Speaking with NAN on Sunday, Akume said the parents of the freed girls were ecstatic after reuniting with their [...]

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    I’m scared to tell my daughter that her mother is dead, says father of Chibok girl

I’m scared to tell my daughter that her mother is dead, says father of Chibok girl

Yama Pogu, one of the fathers of the recently released Chibok girls, has revealed that his wife died a month after their daughter's abduction alongside 275 others by the Boko Haram insurgent group. But he says he is not ready to tell the daughter - who he identified as Margaret - about the loss of her mother "as she has already [...]

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    No form of ransom paid for release of 82 Chibok girls, says Lai

No form of ransom paid for release of 82 Chibok girls, says Lai

Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, has said that the federal government did not pay €2m ransom to secure the release of 82 Chibok girls. A BBC report had recently quoted a source as saying that €2m was paid to the Boko Haram insurgent group during the course of negotiation. "Paying a ransom as well as swapping prisoners was a [...]

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    Tears, ecstasy as 82 freed Chibok girls meet their parents

Tears, ecstasy as 82 freed Chibok girls meet their parents

Tears of joy flowed ceaselessly on Saturday as 82 Chibok schoolgirls who were rescued two weeks ago reunited with their parents in Abuja. The 82 Chibok girls were also reunited with 23 of their colleagues who were rescued in October 2016. The 103 girls are among the 276 abducted from Chibok Government Secondary School, Borno, on April 14, 2014. Bashir Ahmad, an assistant to the [...]

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    82 Chibok girls reunite with 21 freed in 2016

82 Chibok girls reunite with 21 freed in 2016

The 21 Chibok girls released by Boko Haram in October 2016 have reunited with 82 of their colleagues released on May 5. According to Channels TV, the girls met today in Abuja where they have been kept since their release. Both batches were freed from Boko Haram custody after series of negotiations between the sect and the federal government. Part of the negotiations [...]

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    REPORT: FG ‘paid 2m euros’ for release of Chibok girls

REPORT: FG ‘paid 2m euros’ for release of Chibok girls

Part of the negotiation that led to the recent release of the 82 Chibok schoolgirls from Boko Haram custody was the two million euros paid to the insurgent group, BBC reports. Although Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, had said that there is no need to worry over the insurgents swapped with the girls, sources also told BBC that the girls were swapped with [...]

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    BBOG: Girl who escaped from Boko Haram not one of 276 Chibok girls

BBOG: Girl who escaped from Boko Haram not one of 276 Chibok girls

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group says a teenager, who was found by security forces, is not one of the 276 Chibok girls. On Wednesday, Femi Adesina, presidential spokesperson, told TheCable that one of the Chibok girls had escaped from her captors. But it was later learnt that the girl, Mariam Mohammed-Isa, is a 15-year-old JSS 1 student of Government Girls [...]

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    One of the Chibok girls was ‘married, pregnant’ before abduction

One of the Chibok girls was ‘married, pregnant’ before abduction

One of the 104 Chibok schoolgirls who regained freedom from Boko Haram captivity was "pregnant before her abduction". Zannah Mustapha, the lawyer who brokered the two deals, which led to the release of the victims, quoted the girl to have said this, moments before leaving the camp of Boko Haram. Mustapha told the BBC that all the girls confirmed that they were not molested [...]

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    Boko Haram has lost touch with reality… ignore their threats, says army

Boko Haram has lost touch with reality… ignore their threats, says army

The Nigeria army has reacted to the latest video clips released by Boko Haram, urging people to ignore the threats of the group. The army said the sect was only seeking relevance and attention. In one of the videos, Shuaibu Moni, a commander of the sect, who was among those released in exchange for 82 Chibok girls, declared that there was no [...]

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    Rehabilitation camp is just like another prison, says uncle of freed Chibok girl

Rehabilitation camp is just like another prison, says uncle of freed Chibok girl

Peter Joseph, the uncle of one of the 21 Chibok schoolgirls released by Boko Haram in October 2016, says the rehabilitation camp of the government is "just like another prison". In an interview on The Stream, a programme on Al Jazeera, Joseph said he had not been given free access to see his niece, Sarah, since she regained freedom six months ago. “We [...]

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    The spin doctors of Aso Rock (1)

The spin doctors of Aso Rock (1)

It is a new world of spin in our country. A time of upheaval, and confusion. A time, when medical and spin doctors battle to stay by President Muhammadu Buhari’s bedside. A time, when 82 of the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants were marching in for recovery and re-integration. A time President Buhari marched out for healthcare in London, [...]

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    FG: Some released Chibok girls require surgery

FG: Some released Chibok girls require surgery

The federal government has said that some of the recently rescued 82 Chibok girls require surgery. "The 82 Chibok girls are currently undergoing medical screening in Abuja. Some of them need surgery; this should be completed in two to three weeks,” Aisha Alhassan, minister of women affairs and social development, said on Thursday. The minister also noted that negotiations were ongoing to exchange the [...]

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    Chibok leaders to FG: Abducted girls must be rescued, whether they like it or not

Chibok leaders to FG: Abducted girls must be rescued, whether they like it or not

Leaders of Chibok community, under the aegis of Kibaku (Chibok) area development association, have urged the federal government to force any of the kidnapped schoolgirl unwilling to return back home. Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, had disclosed that one of the Chibok girls was unwilling to return with the recently freed 82 because [...]

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    Garba Shehu: For the last govt, Boko Haram was a cash cow

Garba Shehu: For the last govt, Boko Haram was a cash cow

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, has alleged that the government of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan used Boko Haram insurgency as an avenue to divert funds. In an interview on Channels TV, Shehu accused the last administration of using Chibok’ kidnap “as a means to make money among themselves”. He alleged that sincere efforts were not [...]

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