Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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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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    We voted for Buhari because we thought he’d rescue our girls, Chibok parents lament

We voted for Buhari because we thought he’d rescue our girls, Chibok parents lament

Tsambido Hosea, leader of Kibaku area development association, says the Chibok community voted for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 general election because he promised to rescue the abducted girls, but he has disappointed them.Speaking at the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement's protest in Abuja on Monday, Hosea urged the president to cede Chibok away from Nigeria so that the world [...]

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    Police block BBOG from entering presidential villa

Police block BBOG from entering presidential villa

Security agents on Monday blocked the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement from gaining access to the presidential villa, as part of their advocacy for the rescue of the abducted Chibok girls.Oby Ezekwesili, leader of the group, engaged a police officer who said he had orders not to allow the group gain access to the villa.She said it was not right for [...]

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    Chibok girls are worth more than oil facilities, says Kachikwu

Chibok girls are worth more than oil facilities, says Kachikwu

Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum, says the recovery of over 200 missing school girls from Government Secondary School, Chibok, is more important than protection of oil facilities in the Niger Delta.Speaking to Richard Quest on CNN's Quest Means Business on Monday night, Kachikwu said it is not true that the government is paying more attention to protecting oil [...]

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    Lai: Many will forget Chibok girls when the effect of this video is over

Lai: Many will forget Chibok girls when the effect of this video is over

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, on Monday said the new video released by the Boko Haram brought back the consciousness of Chibok schoolgirls, saying many people will move on as soon as the effect of the video is over.Speaking at the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday, Mohammed said the rescue of the girls has been a priority to the [...]

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    Many Chibok girls killed by Nigerian troops, says Boko Haram

Many Chibok girls killed by Nigerian troops, says Boko Haram

The Boko Haram sect says many of the schoolgirls abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state, have been killed by Nigerian troops.Two hundred and seventy six girls were kidnapped back in 2014, while 57 managed to escape, one was rescued after 756 days, and 218 have remained unaccounted for.In a new video released – the third since the girls’ abduction – [...]

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    Buhari’s wife donates N30m cash to Chibok parents

Buhari’s wife donates N30m cash to Chibok parents

Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday presented about N30 million cash to parents of the abducted Government Secondary School (GSS) Chibok students in Borno state.Represented by Nana Shettima, wife of Borno governor, presented the cash to them at a ceremony in Maiduguri.She explained that the gesture was aimed at assisting the parents with some financial support towards [...]

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