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    Ezekwesili: FG lying about ceasefire, Chibok girls

Ezekwesili: FG lying about ceasefire, Chibok girls

Obiageli Ezekwesili, former education minister, believes the government is lying about the ceasefire deal with Boko Haram and the failed negotiations to secure the release of the 219 Chibok schoolgirls in captivity. On October 17, the government had announced a ceasefire with the group, adding that negotiations were going on to secure the release of the abducted girls. Godswill Akpabio, the governor of [...]

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    Ezekwesili: Independence celebration incomplete without Chibok girls

Ezekwesili: Independence celebration incomplete without Chibok girls

Former minister of education, Mrs Obiageli Ezekwesili, has said that the independence celebration will not be complete without more than 200 Chibok girls held captive by Boko Haram. Ezekwesili, who has been campaigning for the rescue for the girls since their abduction, is still not relenting in ratcheting up pressure on the government for the cause she is totally devoted to. In [...]

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    #BBOG: 150 days too long to rescue Chibok girls

#BBOG: 150 days too long to rescue Chibok girls

Former minister of education, Mrs Obiageli Ezekwesili, has called on the federal government to immediately rescue the more-than-200 Chibok girls who have been in the hands of Boko Haram since April 14. Speaking amid suppressed emotion at the #Bringbackourgirls solidarity march in Abuja on Thursday, Ezekwesili noted that it had been 150 days since the abduction of the Chibok girls, yet [...]

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    BBOG: We won’t stop until Chibok girls are freed

BBOG: We won’t stop until Chibok girls are freed

The #BringBackOurGirls group will continue pressing for the rescue of the abducted Chibok girls, "even though it appears the world has forgotten about them"  and the tempo of the campaign has fallen. According to one of the leaders of the group, Mrs Aisha Yesufu, who was speaking with TheCable in Abuja on Tuesday, the rescue campaign will not cease because of the "shared humanity" [...]

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    SSS: Ezekwesili ‘arrogating unnecessary importance’ to herself

SSS: Ezekwesili ‘arrogating unnecessary importance’ to herself

Spokesperson of the Department of State Security, Mrs Marilyn Ogar, believes that former minister of education, Mrs. Obiageli Ezekwesili, is seeking to create news "because she is very unpopular”. Speaking on Monday at the National Information Centre (NIC) in Abuja, Ogar denied that the SSS detained Ezekwesili at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport. Earlier, Ezekwesili had announced on Twitter that she was detained by [...]

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    Ezekwesili: We will not be intimidated

Ezekwesili: We will not be intimidated

Leader of the #Bringbackourgirls campaign, Obiageli Ezekwesili, says the group will not be intimidated by incessant attacks from security agencies. The former minister of education also wants security agencies to stop vilifying, intimidating and harassing the group, but to channel their energies into rescuing the abducted Chibok girls. “For over two months, security agencies have harassed and sought to intimidate our movement [...]

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    #BringBackOurGirls is a franchise, says SSS

#BringBackOurGirls is a franchise, says SSS

Spokesperson of the Department of State Security, Marilyn Ogar, has described the #BringBackOurGirls protest as a franchise. According to her, from intelligence reports, the group is plotting to ‘simulate protests’ using international media agencies. She said: “The group has become a franchise and security forces know exactly what they are up to. Security forces know they have bank accounts. We also know that [...]

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#BringBackOurGirls group makes new demands

The #BringBackOurGirls group led by former minister of education, Obiageli Ezekwesili, has made a new set of demands from the government. The group of which singular purpose is pressuring the government to “expedite action” in the rescue of 219 Chibok schoolgirls who are still in the hands of Boko Haram is saying that the government’s efforts have not yielded results after [...]

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    The gentleman behind #BringBackOurGirls

The gentleman behind #BringBackOurGirls

Metropole's Alkasim Abdulkadir unveils Ibrahim Abdullahi, the Abuja-based lawyer who first tweeted the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls On 23rd April 2014, Abuja-based lawyer Ibrahim M. Abdullahi was in his hotel room in Port Harcourt getting ready to leave for Abuja after attending to a matter in court. On the screen, an event designating Port Harcourt the book capital of the world was being [...]

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    #ReleaseOurGirlsNow protesters ‘paid N4,000’

#ReleaseOurGirlsNow protesters ‘paid N4,000’

One of the protesters of the #ReleaseOurGirlsNow group has confessed that each protester receives N4,000 daily for participating in protests believed to be intended to neutralise the #BringBackOurGirls campaign. While the #BringBackOurGirls campaigners have been protesting at the Unity Fountain since April 30, 2014, to pressure the government into intensifying efforts to rescue the kidnapped Chibok girls, the #ReleaseOurGirlsNow campaigners "support the [...]

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    #BringBackOurGirls sit-in: Going… going… going?

#BringBackOurGirls sit-in: Going… going… going?

The daily #bringbackourgirls sit-in at the Unity Fountain, Abuja, recorded a low turnout today. There were about 75 participants at today’s sit-in — very low figure compared with the number of participants at previous sit-ins and rallies. Journalists, who might have as well outnumbered the participants, were not taken into account. Having dragged on for 20 days, it is likely that participants are growing weary and jaded. In her moderation [...]

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    Police manhandle TheCable journalist, Melaye

Police manhandle TheCable journalist, Melaye

More than 60 Nigerian police officers on Sunday circled the Unity Fountain, Maitama, Abuja, venue of the #bringbackourgirls sit-out convened by Mrs. Obiageli Ezekwesili, a former education minister. The police officers, who lined up by their trucks and tanks, stopped harmless people who had come to add their voices to the #bringbackourgirls campaign from entering the venue. Earlier, when convener of the meeting, Ezekwesili, [...]

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    #BringBackOurGirls protest leader in police net

#BringBackOurGirls protest leader in police net

Naomi Nyadar, one of the leaders of the Bringbackourgirls protest that rattled Abuja on Wednesday  April 30, 2014, has been arrested by the Police. She is currently being held at the Asokoro Police Station. It is suspected that her arrest is in connection with the protest she led against the government's handling of the abduction of the  Chibok girls. However, the police is alleging [...]

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