Saturday, February 16, 2019

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    Chibok girls used to divert attention from Buhari’s health, says Fayose

Chibok girls used to divert attention from Buhari’s health, says Fayose

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has described the report of the release of 82 Chibok girls from Boko Haram captivity as a tactic aimed at diverting attention away from the health status of President Muhammadu Buhari.In a statement issued on his behalf by Idowu Adelusi, his chief press secretary, the governor said it had become the pastime of the [...]

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    Buhari: Release of Chibok girls a pleasant 2nd anniversary gift to Nigerians

Buhari: Release of Chibok girls a pleasant 2nd anniversary gift to Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the release of 82 Chibok girls as a "pleasant second anniversary gift to Nigerians".The current administration will mark its second anniversary on May 29.Speaking while receiving the girls at the presidential villa in Abuja, Buhari promised to put his best in ensuring the release of the remaining girls in captivity.He congratulated the girls and their parents, [...]

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    Journalists barred as Buhari meets Chibok girls

Journalists barred as Buhari meets Chibok girls

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently receiving the 82 Chibok schoolgirls released by Boko Haram insurgents.State house correspondents were, however, barred from the meeting taking place at the official residence of the president in Aso Rock.Only a cameraman from the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Bayo Omoboriowo, the president's personal photographer, were allowed into the residence, alongside some foreign journalists.Service chiefs and [...]

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    Chibok girls arrive presidential villa to meet Buhari

Chibok girls arrive presidential villa to meet Buhari

The 82 Chibok schoolgirls freed from Boko Haram captivity have arrived at the presidential villa to meet President Muhammadu Buhari.The girls underwent medical check-up at the Department of State Services (DSS) clinic in Aso Rock.They were brought into the villa in two buses at 7:06pm.They had also met with Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president, after arriving Abuja from [...]

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    Amnesty demands respect for privacy of freed Chibok girls

Amnesty demands respect for privacy of freed Chibok girls

Amnesty International has urged the federal government to respect the privacy of the 82 Chibok schoolgirls released on Saturday.Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped the girls on April 14, 2014.They were reportedly released on Saturday and taken to Banki, a town in Borno.Osai Ojigho, country director of Amnesty International in Nigeria, described the release of the girls as “a big relief.”Ojigho also called [...]

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    Jubilation in Chibok over ‘release’ of schoolgirls

Jubilation in Chibok over ‘release’ of schoolgirls

Some communities in Chibok, southern Borno, erupted in joy on Saturday evening, following news of the release of 82 students abducted from Government Secondary School in the town.Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped them on April 14, 2014.The federal government has been involved in talks with the sect, which led to the freedom of some of the girls.However, on Saturday, there were [...]

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    AfDB commits $1m to rebuild school where Chibok girls were abducted

AfDB commits $1m to rebuild school where Chibok girls were abducted

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says it has committed $1 million for the rebuilding of Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS), Chibok, Borno state.On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram insurgents invaded the school and abducted 27 girls, while some managed to escape and others regained freedom, 195 are still in captivity.Tijjani Tumsa, vice-chairman, Presidential Committee on the North-East initiative (PCNI), disclosed the [...]

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    Chibok mothers clash with police at Aso Rock entrance

Chibok mothers clash with police at Aso Rock entrance

There is currently a showdown between policemen and mothers of some of the girls abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state, on April 14, 2014.The women, who moved to the presidential villa from Transcorp Hotel, Abuja, where the first annual Chibok Girls' lecture held, had insisted on seeing President Muhammadu Buhari to demand the whereabouts of their daughters.But the [...]

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    My father not afraid to give up the throne, says Sanusi’s daughter

My father not afraid to give up the throne, says Sanusi’s daughter

Shahida Sanusi, daughter of Muhammad Sanusi, the emir of Kano, says if the throne stands in the way of the truth, her father will gladly let go of it.Speaking in Abuja during the first annual Chibok Girls lecture, Shahida who represented her father at the programme, said the monarch had dedicated his life to the truth.She made it clear that [...]

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    This nation has failed our children, says Ezekwesili

This nation has failed our children, says Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili, convener of the Bring Back Our Girls(BBOG) movement, says the nation has failed Nigerian children as a result of the inability of government to secure the release of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls.She expressed sadness that almost three years after, 195 of the girls could still not be accounted for despite the "cries and sufferings of their loved ones".Ezekwesili [...]

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    Boko Haram commander reveals how he married two Chibok girls

Boko Haram commander reveals how he married two Chibok girls

Joseph David, a former commander of the Boko Haram sect, has confessed marrying two of the 278 school girls abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state, according to Nation.The former Christian said the two girls were part of the benefits that accrued to his office as a Boko Haram commander.The newspaper said David himself was kidnapped by the sect [...]

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    Camp Zairo is like Boko Haram’s Aso Rock, says Lai

Camp Zairo is like Boko Haram’s Aso Rock, says Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says Camp Zairo is to Boko Haram what Aso Rock means to Nigeria.Mohammed said this at the Air Force Base in Yola, Adamawa state capital, during a briefing to conclude a day and night rounds of search of the missing girls in Sambisa.Mansur Dan-Alli, minister of defence; Obiageli Ezekwesili, convener of the Bring [...]

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    BBOG asks Buratai to apologise over ‘advocacy terrorism’ statement

BBOG asks Buratai to apologise over ‘advocacy terrorism’ statement

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement has demanded an apology from Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, for "endorsing slanderous attacks" against the movement.BBOG said a certain group, which Buratai received at the army headquarters, attacked it for engaging in "social advocacy".It made the demand known in a letter to Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture.Mohammed had earlier written [...]

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    SERAP asks EFCC to probe N500m Chibok school fund

SERAP asks EFCC to probe N500m Chibok school fund

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate the alleged missing 500 million naira meant for the reconstruction of the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok.In a petition signed by Timothy Adewale, staff attorney of the organisation, SERAP said the money had been lost to corruption.The organisation said the administration of former [...]

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    Shettima demands probe of N500m meant for reconstruction of Chibok school

Shettima demands probe of N500m meant for reconstruction of Chibok school

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state, has called for the probe of the N500 million released for the reconstruction of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in 2014.The administration of former president Goodluck Jonathan announced the release of the money after the abduction of Chibok school girls.Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, had flown to Chibok to inaugurate the N500 million rebuilding project under the Safe [...]

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    Garba Shehu: FG yanked off 50,000 ghost workers, saved over N200bn in 2016

Garba Shehu: FG yanked off 50,000 ghost workers, saved over N200bn in 2016

The federal government’s payroll has been rid of 50,000 ghost workers, saving the country of over N200 billion in 2016.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, disclosed this on Tuesday at an interactive session with state house correspondents.Shehu said from February when the ministry of finance established an efficiency unit, N13 billion had been [...]

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