Tag: Chibok Girls

Release of the remaining Chibok girls is still work in progress – Presidency assures

The Presidency on Wednesday said the release of the remaining Chibok girls is a work in progress – It said no one has given up on them. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in a statement titled ‘Chibok girls still in[Read More…]

“Dapchi Girls Are With My Son Habib And His Friends; Habib is A Nice Guy” – Mama Boko Haram, Aisha Wakil Says

As the Nigerian government extended to neighbouring countries the search for the 110 schoolgirls abducted last week in Dapchi, Yobe State, a human rights activist, Aisha Wakil, claimed a Boko Haram faction had contacted her to confirm it has the girls. Aisha Wakil, who is also known as Mama Boko[Read More…]

“Take A Bow” And Return Home – Governor Fayose Tells Buhari To Step Aside

Ayo Fayose, Ekiti state governor, has yet again called on President Muhammadu Buhari to step aside. The governor said the insecurity and economic problems in the country were indications that the president lacks the know-how to be at the helm of the affairs. In a statement issued by Lere Olayinka,[Read More…]

“By the Grace of Allah, We Will Not Return” – Abducted ‘Chibok Girls’ Declare In Boko Haram Video

Islamist militants Boko Haram on Monday released a new video purporting to show at least 14 of the schoolgirls abducted from the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok in April 2014. At least three of the group were seen carrying babies. One of the students said: “We are the Chibok girls….[Read More…]

Chioma Agwuegbo: Dear Nigerians, This Relationship Is Not Working

Not like it matters (I said it so you don’t have to), but my love for “This Christmas” by Chris Brown and my appreciation for his brilliant artistry are not enough redeeming factors after his battery of Rihanna. Truth is, there is no excuse for violence against women in my[Read More…]

How President Buhari Bought Over the Chibok Girls, Paid €3 million to Boko Haram for their Release

The federal government paid €3 million for the release of some Chibok schoolgirls who were in Boko Haram custody, according to Wall Street Journal. In 2014, Boko Haram insurgents had kidnapped 276 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state. Of the 276, 163 are now free: 57 fled in the[Read More…]

Nigerian Government Abandons Critically ill Rescued Chibok Girls Who Suffered Injuries During Captivity

Thomson Reuters Foundation – For the past three weeks, Kolo Adamu has slept on the floor beside her daughter Naomi’s hospital bed in northeast Nigeria, unable to afford the surgery she needs for a kidney condition. Naomi, 27, was one of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from[Read More…]

“I Have A Husband, I’m Happy Where I Am” – Kidnapped Chibok girl Who Refused To Go Home

Boko Haram late on Friday released a video claiming to show the Chibok schoolgirls who refused to be rescued as part of a recent swap deal with the Nigerian government. In the three-minute video, a woman who claims to be Maida Yakubu, one of the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram[Read More…]

“We Will Bomb Abuja” – Recently Released Boko Haram Commander ‘Threatens’

Ahmad Salkida, a journalist privy to a yet to be released video by Boko Haram has claimed that Abubakar Shekau, leader of the insurgent group, has threatened to bomb Abuja, In a series of tweets on Friday, Salkida said Shuaibu Moni, one of the Boko Haram commanders swapped with Chibok[Read More…]

Just In: 82 Freed Chibok girls Arrive Abuja

82 Chibok girls released by the Boko Haram sect on Saturday have arrived the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this on his Twitter handle, @FemAdesin He said the girls were received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on[Read More…]