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    Jonathan approves $1bn to fight terrorism

Jonathan approves $1bn to fight terrorism

President Goodluck Jonathan says he has given approval of about $1 billion for Nigeria to improve its security capability.He was speaking at the opening session of the World Economic Forum Africa holding in Abuja.He highlighted terrorism and kidnap-for-ransom as new and "strange" security challenges Nigeria is facing and said it would take a while for any country to contain these [...]

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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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    China to join search for Chibok girls

China to join search for Chibok girls

China has offered to help Nigeria in its efforts to rescue the 276 girls captured by Boko Haram insurgents in Chibok, Borno State, last month.US had made a similar offer that was accepted by Nigeria on Tuesday.The Chinese government said on Wednesday that it would also assist Nigeria in the fight against terror.President Goodluck Jonathan disclosed the offer at a [...]

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Obama’s help in Chibok: Good news, bad news

The news in town is that the United States has offered to help Nigeria in the "search and rescue" operation for the missing girls.Nigeria has accepted the offer, according to presidential spokesman Rueben Abati.US President Barack Obama said the US support was a combination of military, law enforcement and other agencies "who are going in, trying to identify where these [...]

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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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    Chibok Girls: Youth coalition demands passage of VAPP Bill

Chibok Girls: Youth coalition demands passage of VAPP Bill

Thirty-two young Nigerian Choice4LifeAdvocates have urged the National Assembly to urgently pass the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Bill (VAPP Bill).The VAPP Bill — which seeks to eradicate violence in the public and private spaces, and among others, abolish all obsolete laws relating to as rape, assault etc. and bringing them into consonance with present realities — has been pending before [...]

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    Chibok Girls: Boko Haram ‘ready to negotiate’

Chibok Girls: Boko Haram ‘ready to negotiate’

There could still be some hope for Nigeria to secure the release of the secondary school girls abducted by Boko Haram from Chibok, Borno State, three weeks ago.An unnamed intermediary of the group, according to Associated Press, has said Boko Haram is ready to negotiate ransoms for the girls.The news agency described the man as an Islamic scholar who could not be [...]

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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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    Jonathan, Kenyatta talk tough on terror

Jonathan, Kenyatta talk tough on terror

Presidents Goodluck Jonathan and Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday took a common stand against terrorism which is affecting Nigeria and Kenya.They vowed that they will never be derailed.Both spoke at the Presidential Viila, Abuja, at a joint press conference after bilateral talks.Kenyatta is on a three-day visit to Nigeria.Jonathan said no matter the attacks by terrorists on Nigeria, Kenya and other [...]

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    10 things we learnt from presidential media chat

10 things we learnt from presidential media chat

The Presidential Media Chat of last night was bound to generate a lot of talk, and it did so. The early questions were on the insurgency as expected, but President Goodluck Jonathan spoke on a variety of issues. Here are the highlights.1. We still don't know where Chibok girls are. President Jonathan stated very clearly that all efforts to locate [...]

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    Chibok: Patience weeps, alleges sabotage

Chibok: Patience weeps, alleges sabotage

First Lady Patience Jonathan wept profusely on Sunday, alleging that the Borno State government was trying to frustrate efforts to rescue the kidnapped students.Over 200 female students were kidnapped at Government Girls College, Chibok, Borno State, by suspected Boko Haram militants on April 15 and are yet to be traced.Jonathan's wife also alleged that the Borno State governor's wife, Nana [...]

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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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    Jonathan orders: Chibok girls must be rescued

Jonathan orders: Chibok girls must be rescued

For the second time in two weeks, President Goodluck Jonathan has given security agencies the marching order to find and rescue the abducted secondary school girls.There are now no accurate figures of how many of them were kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Chibok, Borno State, but all estimates are in hundreds.Jonathan met with Borno Governor Kashim Shettima at [...]

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    Jonathan names committee on rescue of Chibok girls

Jonathan names committee on rescue of Chibok girls

President Goodluck Jonathan held a high-level security meeting in Aso Rock focussing on the latest blast at Nyanya and the kidnapped secondary school girls in Chibok.He also named a Presidential Committee on the Rescue of the Abducted Female Students at Government Secondary School, Chibok.The meeting had ended with a decision to set up a fact-finding committee comprising security agencies, civil [...]

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    Police seek photos of missing Chibok girls

Police seek photos of missing Chibok girls

The police authorities are seeking photos of the hundreds of secondary school girls that were abducted from Chibok, Borno State, over two weeks ago.This is to aid the search effort and confirm the identities of the missing girls because school records were burned in the attack.They have called on their parents to produce the photos to help investigation, the BBC has reported.The total [...]

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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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