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112 Chibok Girls Still in Boko Haram Captivity

112 Chibok Girls Still in Boko Haram Captivity

More than 100 of the Chibok schoolgirls remain in captivity, nearly five years after Boko Haram militants in Nigeria abducted them from their school. President Muhammadu Buhari promised to make the rescue of the girls, and other abductees a top priority. Some have been released. But advocacy groups say Buhari’s government, in its focus on

Ezekwesili Donates Award Money to Chibok Girls Campaign

Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education has donated her $10,000 Swedish C-10 prize money to the #BringBackOurGirls campaign. Ezekwesili is one of ten recipients of the C-10 Award. The C-10 is an award given by the Queen of Sweden to reward people in the world who advocate for child rights. The former minister, who

“Nigeria, Today, Is a Country at War with Itself” – Oyegun

John Odigie-Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC has described the present situation in Nigeria as a country at war with itself as violence, insecurity, and other social vices are predominant in the country. Speaking on Friday evening as the guest lecturer at the 2014 annual lecture organised by the University of Ibadan

Gunmen Abduct Eight More Girls In Borno

Eight more girls have been abducted in Maiduguri, Borno State by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect. The girls ranging from age 12 to 15 were said to have been kidnapped during an overnight raid in a village near one of their strongholds. Lazarus Musa, a resident of Warabe where the

Naomi Nyadar Released

After a series of protests and calls from Nigerians, Muhammed Abubakar, the Inspector General of Police has ordered the release of Naomi Nyadar, the Chibok woman leader. Nyadar was released to her husband this afternoon in Abuja. Inspite of that, Oby Ezekwesili, Former Education Minister, maintained that Nigerians need an explanation on what she described

Boko Haram To Sell Abducted Girls

Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group, has threatened to sell off all the girls it abducted three weeks ago. Abubakar Shekau, leader of the insurgent group, while claiming responsibility for the kidnap, in a video obtained by the AFP news agency, said the girls should not have been in school in the first place, but

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