Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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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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    Boko Haram sets fire on village near Chibok

Boko Haram sets fire on village near Chibok

There was tension in Makalama, a village just 15 kilometres from Chibok in Borno state, during an attack by Boko Haram insurgents.Hassan Usman, a resident of the village, disclosed this to TheCable, saying it happened on Saturday.Usman said but for the intervention of the military, the entire village would have been burnt down."The attack happened two days ago, the road [...]

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    The father of my child has been killed, says rescued Chibok girl

The father of my child has been killed, says rescued Chibok girl

Maryam Ali Maiyanga, the latest Chibok schoolgirl to regain freedom from the captivity of Boko Haram, says the father of her ten-month-old son, has been killed.According to Lucky Irabor, theatre commander of 7 Division of the Nigeria Army, Maiyanga said this while undergoing screening on Saturday morning.Irabor, who addressed journalists after the girl and her son were handed over to [...]

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    ‘None of the released Chibok girls was sexually abused’

‘None of the released Chibok girls was sexually abused’

Not a single out of the 21 released Chibok schoolgirls was assaulted during the two years spent in Boko Haram captivity.Quoting a source close to negotiations to free the remaining of those abducted in April 2014, NAN dismissed reports that the only girl who came back with a child was impregnated by an insurgent.The agency said the girl was pregnant [...]

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    We need to counsel released Chibok girls, says CAN

We need to counsel released Chibok girls, says CAN

The Niger state branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has advised the federal government to involve "seasoned, experienced and informed clergymen" to assist in counselling the released Chibok schoolgirls.Mathias Echioda, CAN chairman in the state, gave the advice in an interview with NAN in Minna, capital of Niger.Echioda said the call became necessary to help rebuild their morals [...]

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    100 Chibok girls ‘unwilling’ to return home

100 Chibok girls ‘unwilling’ to return home

Over 100 of the Chibok girls being held by Boko Haram aren't enthusiastic to return home, a community leader involved in the negotiations has told the Daily Mail UK.21 of the over 200 girls abducted in April 2014 by Boko Haram insurgents were released last week and have since been reunited with their families.The federal government had also noted that negotiations were [...]

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    I thought my friends would never return, says Chibok girl who escaped from Boko Haram

I thought my friends would never return, says Chibok girl who escaped from Boko Haram

Rebecca Ishaku, a student of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state, says she was scared that her friends would have been killed after more than two years of their kidnap.In an interview with BBC, Ishaku said that she was very happy when she heard of the return of 21 girls."I was very happy; that day was a day of joy and [...]

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    FG ‘DID NOT’ swap Boko Haram prisoners for Chibok girls

FG ‘DID NOT’ swap Boko Haram prisoners for Chibok girls

‎The federal government says the released 21 Chibok schoolgirls were not swapped with Boko Haram prisoners.Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, said this at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday.‎Mohammed said that the government had assembled a team of medical doctors, social workers and psychologists to examine the girls when they arrive in Abuja.He disclosed that they would [...]

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    Gunmen break into Lagos school, abduct principal, students

Gunmen break into Lagos school, abduct principal, students

Gunmen invaded Igbo Nla Model College in the Epe area on Thursday morning, abducting the principal and some students.Wale Raji, lawmaker representing Epe federal constituency at the house of reps, disclosed this at plenary on Thursday.Raji ‎called on security agencies to swing into action, recalling the Chibok saga."I hope this sad occurrence won't be another Chibok girls experience," he said.The [...]

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    Lai: Chibok girls shouldn’t be a yardstick for judging us

Lai: Chibok girls shouldn’t be a yardstick for judging us

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the fact that the Chibok schoolgirls were yet to be rescued should not be a yardstick to write off the achievements of government.Speaking on ‘Nigeria at 56: Recursive, Resilient, Rising’, a Channels Television live Independence programme, Mohammed said the current administration remained committed to rescuing the girls.He said no group, local or [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘kills’ Chibok girl’s father in Borno village

Boko Haram ‘kills’ Chibok girl’s father in Borno village

Lalai Nkeki, father of Kauna, one of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls, has been killed by Boko Haram.Hosea Tsambido, chairman of the Chibok community in Abuja, told TheCable that Nkeki was killed at Kubumbalah, a village near Chibok, on Monday, when insurgents attacked some villages in Borno state,  killing at least eight people and hoisting their flag.The Nigeria army, though, countered [...]

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    Salkida: Government has ruined my life but it’s time to fight back

Salkida: Government has ruined my life but it’s time to fight back

Ahmad Salkida, the Nigerian journalist known to have access to the leadership of Boko Haram, has accused the Nigerian government of ruining his life.Lamenting over his recent travails, he said “it’s time to fight back”.Salkida was taken into custody on September 5, weeks after the Nigerian army declared him wanted over a video that Boko Haram released on Chibok schoolgirls.“My life is [...]

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    Victims of fresh Boko Haram killings ‘disobeyed’ security advise

Victims of fresh Boko Haram killings ‘disobeyed’ security advise

Sani Usman, spokesman of the Nigerian Army, on Monday said those killed by members of the Boko Haram around Chibok in Borno state, acted contrary to security advise.An operative of the local vigilante group in Borno had told reporters that the sect killed eight people in Kwamjilari, a village close to Chibok, on Sunday.The security man said the victims were [...]

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    Shi’ites: Just like Boko Haram, soldiers abducted 50 of our daughters

Shi’ites: Just like Boko Haram, soldiers abducted 50 of our daughters

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as Shi’ites, have accused the army of abducting 50 girls from Zaria, Kaduna state during last year's clash between the sect and some soldiers.The organisation also announced the establishment of the #BringBackOurZariaGirls campaign, and said it would not rest until the girls are rescued.The Shi’ites said the parents of the abducted [...]

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