Saturday, June 15, 2019

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    Saraki donates severance pay to Leah Sharibu’s family, late senators’ children

Saraki donates severance pay to Leah Sharibu’s family, late senators’ children

Bukola Saraki, former senate president, has donated his severance pay to families of three victims of Boko Haram insurgency.They are Leah Sharibu, Hussaini Ahmed Khoisan and Hauwa Liman.In a statement issued on his behalf by Yusuph Olaniyonu, his spokesman, Saraki directed that part of the allowance, said to be at above N7.5 million, should also be used to establish a trust [...]

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    ‘5000’ Muslims to break fast together, pray for Leah Sharibu’s release

‘5000’ Muslims to break fast together, pray for Leah Sharibu’s release

Saheed Ashafa, president of the Muslim Students' Society of Nigeria (MSSN), Lagos state, says about 5000 Muslims are expected to break their fast together and pray for the release of Leah Sharibu and other abducted Nigerians.This was made known in a statement on Wednesday.According to him, the prayer will hold at the Lagos secretariat mosque, Alausa, Ikeja, on Thursday.Ashafa said the [...]

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    ‘You are in our thoughts and prayers’ — tributes pour in for Leah Sharibu on her 16th birthday

‘You are in our thoughts and prayers’ — tributes pour in for Leah Sharibu on her 16th birthday

Nigerians have taken to social media to celebrate Leah Sharibu  as she marks her 16th birthday in captivity.Alongside over 100 girls, Sharibu was abducted from Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state on February 19, 2018.While the other girls have been released, she is still in captivity for “refusing to renounce her faith”.Here are some of the things people are saying on Twitter:https://twitter.com/renoomokri/status/1128193190874501121 https://twitter.com/obyezeks/status/1128220775251623936 https://twitter.com/HEDankwambo/status/1128219558110797824 https://twitter.com/Deji_OoniAbj/status/1128191776643325952 https://twitter.com/bettyabah/status/1128206663574536192 https://twitter.com/AddehAnne/status/1128144859808792576 https://twitter.com/Emeka85108329/status/1128217073690259456 https://twitter.com/Ifetekaome/status/1128219204392554496 https://twitter.com/MOAdanu/status/1128207819487031296 https://twitter.com/adashitrends/status/1128206888330506241 https://twitter.com/KPhotophactory/status/1128193702374060032 https://twitter.com/D_SEKA_OF_TRUT/status/1128186640642510848 https://twitter.com/GbemiDennis/status/1128179578734895104 https://twitter.com/MnLikBubs/status/1128241329429987330 https://twitter.com/kingsdegreat100/status/1128241303173705728 https://twitter.com/signorsam/status/1128241106548871168 https://twitter.com/bakfurtee/status/1128240443957874688 https://twitter.com/AgannaO/status/1128239965027164160 https://twitter.com/OFFIXIALcris/status/1128239820533325824 https://twitter.com/EnoJonathanO/status/1128239216503197696 https://twitter.com/GovAyoFayose/status/1128239040636100608 https://twitter.com/folorunsojunior/status/1128236942221545472 [...]

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    Leah Sharibu spends another birthday in Boko Haram custody

Leah Sharibu spends another birthday in Boko Haram custody

Exactly one year ago, Leah Sharibu, the only Christian among the 112 female students kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents in Yobe clocked 15 then - her first birthday since being frisked away. There were no cakes nor birthday songs. Just horror.Another May 14 is here and that dark moment is on repeat. This time, Sharibu is 16 and, just like [...]

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    ‘Thank God her case was taken seriously’ — Nigerians hail release of Zainab Aliyu

‘Thank God her case was taken seriously’ — Nigerians hail release of Zainab Aliyu

Nigerians have taken to social media to laud the federal government following the release of Zainab Aliyu, the lady who was detained in Saudi Arabia for alleged drug trafficking.Her detention in Saudi Arabia had stirred an outrage among Nigerians on social media who demanded that the federal government intervene and secure her release.The pressure for her release became intense since [...]

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    Northern CAN to Buhari: We can’t celebrate Zainab Aliyu’s release and forget Leah Sharibu

Northern CAN to Buhari: We can’t celebrate Zainab Aliyu’s release and forget Leah Sharibu

The northern states chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to double up efforts in securing the freedom of Leah Sharibu, following the release of Zainab Aliyu from Saudi Arabia detention.Aliyu, a student of the Maitama Sule university in Kano, was released on Tuesday, after being arrested and detained by Saudi authorities for alleged possession of [...]

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    Femi Adesina: We believe Leah Sharibu will be released one day

Femi Adesina: We believe Leah Sharibu will be released one day

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says the federal government believes Leah Sharibu will be released "one day".Adesina spoke on Sunday at the Easter concert of the Apostolic Faith, West Africa, which held at the church’s national headquarters in Lagos.He asked Nigerians to keep faith, saying the federal government is doing everything possible to secure the release of Sharibu.Sharibu was the only [...]

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    Presidency: Why Leah Sharibu is still being held by Boko Haram

Presidency: Why Leah Sharibu is still being held by Boko Haram

The Nigerian presidency has explained why Boko Haram terrorists have not released Leah Sharibu, the girl who was captured in February 2018 from Science Secondary School in Dapchi, Yobe state.Garba Shehu, the senior special assistance on media to President Muhammadu Buhari, in a statement, said the fear of Nigeria’s military by the terrorists is what is making her release a [...]

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    Leah Sharibu still in Boko Haram custody — after one year

Leah Sharibu still in Boko Haram custody — after one year

How has the last one year been for you? Awesome? Terrific? Well, it has been anything but amazing for Leah Sharibu, the only student of Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, still in Boko Haram custody.Sharibu was the only Christian girl among the 112 kidnapped from the school by Boko Haram members on February 19, 2018. Her continued captivity [...]

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    Leah Sharibu is alive, says Lai

Leah Sharibu is alive, says Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Leah Sharibu is not dead.Sharibu is the only Christian among the 119 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe state, who were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in February 2018.The other girls have since been freed.Almost one year later since Sharibu was abducted, there are reports saying she died in captivity.Speaking with journalists in Kwara [...]

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    Lai: We are doing our best to rescue Leah Sharibu

Lai: We are doing our best to rescue Leah Sharibu

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the federal government is doing its best to ensure Leah Sharibu, the only Dapchi girl in Boko Haram captivity, is released.The minister said this while speaking with reporters after the 100 years celebration of St. Andrews Catholic Church in his Oro home town, Kwara state, on Thursday.Mohammed said Sharibu is a precious daughter of [...]

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    Boko Haram executes another Red Cross worker, says Leah will live as slave

Boko Haram executes another Red Cross worker, says Leah will live as slave

The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram, has executed Hauwa Leman, an aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), TheCable has been informed.The terrorists also vowed to keep Leah Sharibu, the Dapchi schoolgirl, as "a slave for life", TheCable exclusively gathered.In a short clip seen by a special correspondent of TheCable, [...]

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    ‘Your daughter will return in peace’ — Buhari calls Leah Sharibu’s mother

‘Your daughter will return in peace’ — Buhari calls Leah Sharibu’s mother

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Rebecca Sharibu, mother of Leah, that his administration is doing its best to release the kidnapped girl from Boko Haram custody. Buhari gave the assurance when he called Rebbecca on Wednesday, according to Garba Shehu, his spokesman.Leah was among the 119 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe state, abducted by Boko Haram in February.All [...]

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    Boko Haram threat: Leah Sharibu’s mother weeps, begs FG to save daughter’s life

Boko Haram threat: Leah Sharibu’s mother weeps, begs FG to save daughter’s life

Rebecca Sharibu has appealed to the federal government to save Leah, her daughter who is still in Boko Haram captivityThe insurgents had threatened to kill Leah in October if their demands are not met.Leah was among the students kidnapped in February from Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe state.All the abducted girls were subsequently released, except five who reportedly died in detention, but [...]

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    Report: Leah Sharibu’s mother sues FG, demands N500m damages

Report: Leah Sharibu’s mother sues FG, demands N500m damages

Rebecca Sharibu has sued the federal government for failing to secure the release of Leah, her daughter.Leah Sharibu was among the 119 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe state, abducted by Boko Haram in February.All the abducted girls were subsequently released, except five who reportedly died in detention.Leah was held back by the insurgent group for “refusing to renounce [...]

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    Boko Haram kills health worker abducted in Borno, threatens Leah Sharibu

Boko Haram kills health worker abducted in Borno, threatens Leah Sharibu

Saifura Ahmed, one of the three humanitarian workers abducted in Rann, Kala Balge local government area of Borno state, has been killed by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram.The victim was abducted during a raid on a military facility in the area on March 1.At least four soldiers, policemen and three humanitarian workers were killed in [...]

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