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FG Yet To Rebuild Chibok College Seven Years After Destruction – Ndume
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FG Yet To Rebuild Chibok College Seven Years After Destruction – Ndume

Senator representing Borno South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Ali Ndume, on Friday, lamented that the Federal Government had yet to rebuild the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, which was destroyed seven years ago by Boko Haram insurgents. Ndume, who is also the Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, said the Federal Government had adopted the Borno State-owned college, following the abduction of 276 schoolgirls by the terrorists in 2014. Ndume, who spoke with journalists in Abuja, also noted with concern that parents of the abducted schoolgirls were still living in pain without comfort since the unfortunate incident. He said, “It is seven years since the Chibok girls were abducted. Up till today, 112 of them are not accounted for. We hear storie...
Reveal Identities Of Those Behind Kidnappings, ACF Tells Matawalle
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Reveal Identities Of Those Behind Kidnappings, ACF Tells Matawalle

The pan-Northern socio-political organisation, Arewa Consultative Forum, has asked the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, to name those behind the kidnap of the 317 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Mafara in Zamfara State. The governor had reportedly said that he knew the identity of the kidnappers and if revealed, Nigerians would be shocked. Matawalle had stated this when emirs in the state paid him a solidarity visit on the kidnap of the students. But the ACF said security operatives should treat the governor as an accomplice to the kidnappers, failure of him to tell Nigerians those behind the dastardly acts. According to the ACF, the north is embarrassed by the statement of the governor and the sundry kidnapping as well as insecur...
Buhari Has Done Everything Possible To Ensure Safe Schools – Hadi Sirika
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Buhari Has Done Everything Possible To Ensure Safe Schools – Hadi Sirika

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Monday, said the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and his regime had done “everything possible” to ensure safe schools in the country. Sirika made the claim in an interview with State House correspondents after a meeting he had with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The claim came at a time the nation is witnessing an increase in the number of cases of abductions in schools with the latest being the 317 students abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State last Thursday. But Sirika boasted that the Zamfara case will be the last case of attacks on schools that will be recorded under Buhari. Although he admitted that some people who do not mean well for the regime may want to embarra...
Nigerians Will Be Shocked By Those Behind Girls’ Abduction – Matawalle Says
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Nigerians Will Be Shocked By Those Behind Girls’ Abduction – Matawalle Says

Still on the state of insecurity, the Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, on Sunday said he had many revelations to make about the attack on Government Girls’ Secondary School, Jangebe on Friday, when over 300 students were abducted. The governor, who stated this when 17 Emirs in the state paid him a sympathy visit over the abduction of the schoolgirls, said Nigerians would be shocked to know people behind the abduction of the girls. Also during the visit, the Emir of Anka and Chairman of Zamfara state Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Attahiru Anka, berated the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), over the upsurge in killings and kidnappings by bandits in the country. Recall that gunmen on Friday attacked GGSS Jangede, and abducted over 300 girls, while seven of th...
Jangebe Schoolgirls Not Yet Released, Negotiations Ongoing – Zamfara State Government
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Jangebe Schoolgirls Not Yet Released, Negotiations Ongoing – Zamfara State Government

Zamfara State Government has declared that it was yet to ascertain the release of the abducted Students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe area of the state. Recall hundreds of schoolgirls were abducted in the early hours of Friday, February 26, when armed men raided the state-run school. However, the schoolgirls are said to be released in the early hours of today (Sunday) according to media reports. Reacting, the State Commissioner of Information and Culture, Suleiman Tunau Anka took to his verified Twitter handle to clear the air on the purported release of the schoolgirls. He tweeted; “I want to call the attention of good people of Zamfara state, they should disregard any fake news regarding the released of abducted students of GGSS Jangebe by one national dai...
Jangebe Girls: PDP Asks Presidency To Speak Up On Alleged Complicity
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Jangebe Girls: PDP Asks Presidency To Speak Up On Alleged Complicity

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has urged the Buhari-led Presidency to speak clear the air on the alleged complicity of the military and unnamed officials of the Presidency in the abduction of 300 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara state by terrorists. This is as the party described as alarming, the allegations in the public space, by the Northern Youth Movement, NYM, “of compromises by the military, which paved the way for the invasion of the school reportedly located less than 100 metres to a military checkpoint to abduct over 300 schoolgirls.” In a statement signed by the spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP demanded explanations to reports “that soldiers stormed the community two hours earlier and ordered residents to clear the streets and r...
Tanko Yakasai Confirms Arrest Of His Son, Salihu Tanko Yakasai
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Tanko Yakasai Confirms Arrest Of His Son, Salihu Tanko Yakasai

Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, father to Kano Governor, Ganduje’s media aide, Salihu Tanko Yakasai has confirmed that his son has been arrested for calling for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday. Following the news of the abduction of the students of the Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Thursday, Salihu had questioned the All Progressives Congress, APC, government’s effort to protect its citizens, thereby calling for the resignation of the President. The elder statesman did not, however, mention the very security outfit where the governor’s aide is being detained. Yakasai said his son was arrested since Friday when he went to the barbing saloon. Yakasai said, “He is in the custody of security...
Oby Ezekwesili Demands Medical Evaluation Of Buhari’s Capacity To Govern
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Oby Ezekwesili Demands Medical Evaluation Of Buhari’s Capacity To Govern

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has demanded an independent medical evaluation of President Buhari's physical and mental capacity to govern Nigeria. The Former Minister made the demand while reacting to the abduction of 317 students from the Government Girls Secondary School GSSS Jangena, Zamfara state. Her tweets read; ''Yesterday I woke to the news of the abduction of over 300 school girls from GSSS Zamfara and the deepest pain hit me into a clamp-up. I rejected requests from @cnni, @BBCAfrica, @channelstv, @ARISEtv etc to be interviewed. What have I not already said these 7 years in Nigeria? This morning in my personal prayer, I cried out to God, “Was this not why You asked me to STAND for Chibokgirls 7 years ago and give my ALL to their cause?” “Was it not to ...
‘I Will Update The Media’: Sheikh Gumi Speaks On Zamfara Schoolgirls’ Abduction
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‘I Will Update The Media’: Sheikh Gumi Speaks On Zamfara Schoolgirls’ Abduction

Popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Gumi has said, he will update the media, once he gets any update on the girls kidnapped from the Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Friday morning. Speaking with BBC pigin on Friday, the cleric, who has been the news in recent time following his role in negotiating with bandits, also his efforts in trying to restore peace in some troubled Northern states has been sabotage by some people (bandits). He went further to state, that he is currently gathering information on the abduction and promised to make his finds public.
Atiku Asks NASS To Empower States To Control Their Internal Security
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Atiku Asks NASS To Empower States To Control Their Internal Security

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed sadness at the abduction of schoolgirls from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State. The schoolgirls numbering 317 were abducted by bandits who stormed their school in the early hours of Friday in Hilux vehicles and motorcycles. The attack comes days after over 300 students from Government Science College, Kagara in Niger State were abducted by bandits who have since released them. Reacting to the abduction in Zamfara, Atiku in a statement titled ‘States need to be empowered to control their internal security,’ advised the National and State Assemblies to empower states towards controlling their internal security. He said, “My heart is very heavy over the abduction of our young daughters from Government...
We Are Used To A President Whose Words Mean Nothing – Aisha Yesufu
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We Are Used To A President Whose Words Mean Nothing – Aisha Yesufu

The co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls group, Aisha Yesufu, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari over his handling of the increasing spate of abductions in the country. When asked on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Friday, what she thinks of the President’s assurance to Nigerians about efforts being made to rescue all those who have been abducted, Mrs Yesufu said: “what I make of the statement is absolutely nothing”. “We are used to a president whose words mean nothing. He says one thing, and another thing happens,” she added. Since one of the major abductions in the country happened in 2014 – (the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State), Yesufu has been at the forefront of the calls made to the Federal Government to ensure the release of al...
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Zamfara School Abduction: ‘Close To 550 Girls Are Missing’

Out of 600 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State, about 50 were left behind, a teacher who pleaded for anonymity told Daily Trust. Gunmen had stormed the school in the early hours of Friday, abducting many students. The teacher said parents of the students, who escaped the abduction, came as early as 5: am to take away their daughters, adding that some mothers of kidnapped girls were slumping on the school premises. “Initially, the school authorities prevented them from going with the remaining students but they grew angrier and began to pull down doors and windows of the buildings in the school and the school authority had to yield to their demands. “When the gunmen laid siege, they attacked the sold...
How Angry Parents Vandalised School After The Kidnap Of Zamfara Schoolgirls
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How Angry Parents Vandalised School After The Kidnap Of Zamfara Schoolgirls

One of the teachers of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State, has narrated how some angry parents pulled down doors and windows of the school after Friday’s kidnap incident. Gunmen had stormed the school in the early hours of Friday, abducting many students. Speaking with Daily Trust, the teacher said many parents trooped to the school after the incident. He said some of those whose children were abducted slumped in the school while those who found their children unharmed, made efforts to take them away but the school authorities initially stopped them for safety concerns. However, the parents were said to have reacted negatively, forcing the authorities to allow them have their way. “Initially, the school authorities prevented them from going with th...
Dapchi School Attack: Escaped Girl Makes Shocking Revelations
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Dapchi School Attack: Escaped Girl Makes Shocking Revelations

Some of the schoolgirls who escaped from the Boko Haram insurgents during the attack on the Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, have told their stories.   DAILY POST reported that dozens of school girls from Government Girls Secondary School, GGSS Dapchi were abducted by insurgents who storm the town Monday evening with heavy gunfire. Speaking to TheCable, a 16-year-old Amina Abubakar Mohamadu, said the Boko Haram insurgents came on soldiers’ uniform. According to her, they were deceived, adding, “They were wearing soldiers’ uniforms and they said ‘Come, come, we are here to rescue you.’ “I even stepped my leg into the car, but my elder sister called and said, ‘can’t you see that Allahu Akbar is written on their car,’ that was how I r...
Chibok Girls’ Kidnapper Jailed For 15 Years
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Chibok Girls’ Kidnapper Jailed For 15 Years

A man involved in the 2014 kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok in northeast Nigeria has been jailed for 15 years, the government confirmed on Tuesday. The conviction of Haruna Yahaya, 35, is the first in relation to the mass abduction, which triggered global outrage and sparked a worldwide campaign for the girls' release. A total of 276 students were seized from the Government Girls Secondary School in the remote town in Borno state on the evening of April 14, 2014. Fifty-seven escaped in the immediate aftermath. Since May 2016, a further 107 have escaped, been found or released after government talks with the jihadists, leaving 112 still in captivity. Justice ministry spokesman Salihu Isah said Yahaya admitted to being involved when he appeared at a special cou...
Boko Haram Created 54,911 Widows, 52, 311 Orphans – Shettima
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Boko Haram Created 54,911 Widows, 52, 311 Orphans – Shettima

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has said Boko Haram insurgency resulted in 54,911 widows and 52,311 orphans, quoting statistics from World Bank, in partnership with European Union and the Presidency. According to Shettima, “these are official figures; probably the unofficial figure may be twice these numbers. The truth is that we either take care of these orphans or 10 to 15 years from now, they will be the monsters that will drive us out of this land.” The governor, who spoke, yesterday, in Abuja at a ceremony organised by a female rights advocacy group, Girl Child Concerns, to celebrate the graduation of 42 Chibok schoolgirls and 31 indigent girls drawn from Kaduna, Plateau and Borno states, said Nigerians should appreciate the fact that the girls had been in the “deepest v...
Chibok Schoolgirls Read Letter To Trump
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Chibok Schoolgirls Read Letter To Trump

Two of the Chibok schoolgirls who escaped from Boko Haram captivity in 2014, Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu, read a letter applauding U.S. President Donald Trump during a recent visit to the White House. The White House released more photos of the girls on Saturday, saying during their visit, Joy and Lydia “read the President a letter about their experience”. On the night of April 14, 2014, Boko Haram terrorists attacked the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno. An excerpt of the letter is below: “Mr. President, we urge you to keep America safe and strong. “We know that some people are trying to discourage you. “Do not be discouraged. You are right to keep American safe and strong. “Not only for America. But for the world. “If America is not safe and stron...
Wike Moves To Decongest Traffic In Port Harcourt
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Wike Moves To Decongest Traffic In Port Harcourt

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers said on Monday that the newly constructed Rumuokoro market would help in decongesting traffic in Port Harcourt. The newly constructed Rumuokoro market in Port Harcourt has 608 open stalls, 91 lock up shops and modern parks for transporters. The governor made the assertion in Port Harcourt while inspecting the level of work done on the market. Wike, who expressed satisfaction with the quality of work done on the project, noted that it would help in decongesting traffic along the Rumuokoro axis in Port Harcourt. He said that he visited the market to ensure that contractors executed key projects in the State, in line with approved specifications. According to the governor, the construction of Rumuokoro Market and Bus Station were steps towards ending ...
Corpers In President Buhari’s Hometown Daura Lament As Thieves Go On Rampage
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Corpers In President Buhari’s Hometown Daura Lament As Thieves Go On Rampage

Corps members serving in Daura, Katsina state, the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari are currently living in perpetual fear over the influx of thefts which has continued unabated for months. Barely a month after thieves invaded the corpers lodge at the Government Day Secondary school Daura catering away phones, laptops etc, the dare devils struck again on Wednesday catering away gadgets in the same lodge. Recalling the past incident, the lodge president stated that the corps members woke at exactly 3:48am to discover to their chagrin that their phones, laptops, power banks and other accessories were missing. When one of the corps members raised alarm over his missing gadgets, others rose to discover theirs missing as well. This induced panic as they all set out that night in ...
MMM Investors Drag Guiders To Court For Breach Of Trust
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MMM Investors Drag Guiders To Court For Breach Of Trust

Two middle-aged persons, Debora Fojo and Musa Garba, on Friday appeared before a Malumfashi Chief Magistrates’ Court in Katsina State for alleged breach of trust and cheating. The two were accused of collecting N429,000 to invest in an online business called MMM. МММ was a Russian company that perpetrated one of the world’s largest Ponzi schemes of all time, in the 1990s. By different estimates, from five to 40 million people, Nigerians inclusive, lost up to $10bn. Fojo and Garba are residents of Government Girls Secondary School Malumfashi Quarters and Unguwar Danyawa village in Kafur local government areas respectively. According to the separate First Information Reports read to the court, Fojo allegedly collected N229,000 from one Sani Salisu of Unguwar Sodangi in Malumf...
Governor Masari Serving Himself Food In The Kitchen Of Government Girls School
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Governor Masari Serving Himself Food In The Kitchen Of Government Girls School

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State is pictured serving himself at Government Girls Secondary School, Ajiwa, after the Government increased feeding allowance in Katsina on Wednesday. Some online users are asking this question ‘how hygienic can the food prepared in this kind of unkept kitchen in an uncompleted building be’

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