Yobe State

Nigeria Govt Denies Ransom Was Paid for Dapchi Girls

The UN Security Council report reveals that ransoms, like the one paid for the release of the Dapchi girls abducted by Boko Haram, and the …

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Photos: Mrs Buhari dedicates honorary degree to Nigerian women, children

Wife of the Nigerian president, Aisha Buhari, has dedicated an honourary degree she received on Monday to women and children in Africa’s most …

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Beyond the end of what will amount to ten years of the governorship of Alhaji Ibrahim Geidam, 2019 elections will mark a moment of thorough soul searching and posing of pertinent questions on which direction the state will take in this journey of democratic governance.

Governor Ibrahim Geidam<p>It will be a needless tautology to say that the attention of the whole nation has now shifted to 2019 elections. There is more …

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Babachir lawal was himself sacked as SGF by President Muhammadu Buhari fater a presidential panel found him guilty of complicity in the scandalous N200million grass-cutting contract to clear “invasive plant species” in Yobe State.

Babachir Lawal, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), has asked Mohammed Umar Jibrilla, Governor of Adamawa State, to explain …

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Breaking: R-APC chairman, Buba Galadima, son in auto crash

<b>- The chairman of R-APC, Buba Galadima and his son Sadiq have been involved in auto crash</b><p><b>- The accident occurred on Monday, July 23, along</b> …

Road Safety

Galadima was returning from Yobe state on Monday afternoon when the accident occurred.

Buba Galadima, National Chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (r-APC), has been involved in a serious auto crash along Hadeija-Kano …

Citizen Journalism

Boko Haram Ambush: 23 Soldiers, Eight Trucks Missing

Boko Haram Ambush: 23 Soldiers, Eight Trucks MissingFive officers, 18 soldiers and 8 trucks are missing after Boko Haram militants ambushed an army …

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is prosecuting the defendants on seven-count charge of criminal conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Justice Hammada Isa Dashen of the Federal High Court sitting in Damaturu, Yobe State, on Tuesday granted bail to Dr. Audu Bulama, a former Minister; …

Corruption

Nigeria's President says disagreement in Boko Haram delaying Chibok girls release

<b>Nigeria, Lagos (CNN) —</b> Negotiation talks between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram militants on the release of the remaining Chibok girls have been set back, President Muhammadu Buhari said.<p>A disagreement between members of the terror group is responsible for the breakdown in negotiations, …

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A Nigerian church, Evangelical Church Winning All, ECWA, has ordered a three- day fasting and prayer for Leah Sharibu, the only Christian among the 110 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgent group in Dapchi, Yobe State on February 19. While the other girls have been released, Boko Haram is reportedly holding on to Sharibu because she refused to renounce her faith and embrace Islam.

A Nigerian church, Evangelical Church Winning All, ECWA, has ordered a three- day fasting and prayer for Leah Sharibu, the only Christian among the …

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A Boko Haram faction, Islamic State West Africa Provence (ISWAP), has given the reason it released the girls kidnapped from the Government Girls' Technical College, Dapchi in Yobe State. The group, in an audio recording exclusively obtained by SaharaReporters, said the girls were freed because of its allegiance to the leadership of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). In the recording, the faction's head of Shura (highest decision body), Abu Bashir, urged its members to remain loyal to ISIL.

A Boko Haram faction, Islamic State West Africa Provence (ISWAP), has given the reason it released the girls kidnapped from the Government Girls' …

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The Nigerian Army has disowned one ‘Sergeant’ David Bako, who claimed in a viral message on social media over the weekend that the abduction of 110 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe state, on February 19 was staged by officials of President Muhammadu Buhari administration. Sergeant Bako had confessed to being part of a 16-man team who rehearsed and hatched the abduction of the schoolgirls for a lump sum of N80 million. He claimed some top loyalists of President Buhari were part of the scheme.

The Nigerian Army has disowned one ‘Sergeant’ David Bako, who claimed in a viral message on social media over the weekend that the abduction of 110 …

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Nigeria Dapchi abductions: Timeline of events

<b>Nearly all of the 110 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in the town of Dapchi last month have been freed, the government says. Officials said 104 girls were reunited with their families after being brought back to the town.</b><p>Here is an interactive timeline of key events in the …

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President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to ensure that Leah Sharibu, the only student out of 110 schoolgirls abducted from Dapchi town, still in the custody of Boko Haram is released.The insurgents had early Wednesday morning released 104 out of the 110 schoolgirls they abducted from Dapchi Government Science and Technical School, Yobe State on February 19.

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to ensure that Leah Sharibu, the only student out of 110 schoolgirls abducted from Dapchi town, still in the …

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Nigerian schoolgirl who 'refused to denounce Christ' remains captive after dozens freed, father says

Nata Sharibu had hoped his daughter Liya would be among the dozens of girls who returned home Wednesday after suspected Boko Haram fighters snatched …

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President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered four of his ministers to go to Dapchi in Yobe State for an update on the abducted schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram early Wednesday morning.The Ministers assigned to visit the Dapchi include Mansur Dan-Ali, Defence; Abdulrahman Danbazau, Interior; Lai Mohammed, Information; and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Khadijat Abba-Ibrahim.The four ministers have left the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting for the trip to Dapchi, in line with the order given by President Muhammadu Buhari.

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered four of his ministers to go to Dapchi in Yobe State for an update on the abducted schoolgirls freed by Boko …

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Nigerian gov't has 7 days to 'bring back Chibok, Dapchi girls or face criminal charges'

<b>The Bring Back Our Girls group on Tuesday accused the Nigerian government of “incompetence and carelessness” for the seizure of 110 girls by Boko</b> …

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After meeting with stakeholders in Damaturu, Yobe State, President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday proceeded to Dapchi where he reassured parents of the abducted schoolgirls that the Federal Government will not rest on its oars, until their wards are safely brought back home.The President, who was accompanied by Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State, said he had directed full scale aerial surveillance and investigation to ensure that the girls were returned safely.

After meeting with stakeholders in Damaturu, Yobe State, President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday proceeded to Dapchi where he reassured parents of the …

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Nigeria's Buhari to visit Yobe state where 110 schoolgirls abducted...

LAGOS, March 5 (Reuters) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will visit Yobe, the northeastern state where 110 schoolgirls were abducted by suspected members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram last month, the presidency said on its official Twitter feed on Monday.<p>The presidency said Buhari …

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African press review 27 February 2018

Is South Africa's new cabinet a catalyst for change or another out-of-tune blast on the same old trumpet? Is Kenya transporting arms to the South …

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New evidence showing that the Nigerian military was informed that Boko Haram was planning mass abductions in Yobe State has emerged. A document obtained by SaharaReporters indicated that the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) was notified by the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) of plans by Boko Haram militants to carry out a massive attack in February.

New evidence showing that the Nigerian military was informed that Boko Haram was planning mass abductions in Yobe State has emerged. A document …

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Boko Haram Has Kidnapped Dozens of Schoolgirls, Again. Here's What to Know

After declaring in 2015 that the extremist group Boko Haram had been defeated, the Nigerian government said on Sunday that 110 girls are missing …

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Nigeria:Govt Confirms 110 Dapchi Girls Are Missing

[Premium Times] A week after Boko Haram attacked Dapchi community in Yobe State, kidnapping scores of schoolgirls from their school, the Nigerian …

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Nigerian government admits 110 girls missing after school attack

The Nigerian government has confirmed that 110 girls are missing after a Boko Haram school attack in the north-east of the country, following days of …

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Nigerian military authorities have explained why troops deployed to Dapchi town, Yobe State were withdrawn shortly before Monday, February 19 invasion and kidnap of over 100 girls from a school in the community by suspected Boko Haram militants.

Nigerian military authorities have explained why troops deployed to Dapchi town, Yobe State were withdrawn shortly before Monday, February 19 …

Boko Haram

Civil society coalition, OurMumuDonDo Movement, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being unsympathetic to the plight of the parents of the 105 students of Government Girls' Secondary School, Dapchi in Yobe State, who were kidnapped by Boko Haram last week. The coalition also demanded an end to all forms of insecurity across the country.

Civil society coalition, OurMumuDonDo Movement, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being unsympathetic to the plight of the parents of the 105 …

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The Yobe State Police Command has described as untrue, claims by the Nigerian Army that it formally handed over security of Dapchi town to it when troops were redeployed from the area. The Army had in an earlier statement on Monday claimed it handed over the security of Dapchi to the Police when it withdrew soldiers from the town and redeployed them reinforcement at Kanama following attacks on troops' location at the Nigerian - Nigerien border.

The Yobe State Police Command has described as untrue, claims by the Nigerian Army that it formally handed over security of Dapchi town to it when …

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More than 100 girls missing after raid on Nigerian school

<b>Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) —</b> Nigeria has deployed fighter jets, helicopters and surveillance planes to search for more than 100 girls who are missing after suspected Boko Haram militants attacked their school in the northeastern region of the country.<p>The country's Ministry for Information said Sunday …

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Parents release names of 105 missing Nigerian girls

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Parents in Nigeria have released a list of the 105 young women they say are still missing nearly a week after Boko Haram …

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Nigeria government has confirmed that 110 students of the Government Science and Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe State, are so far unaccounted for, after insurgents believed to be from a faction of Boko Haram insurgent group invaded their school last Monday February 19.

Nigeria government has confirmed that 110 students of the Government Science and Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe State, are so far unaccounted for, …

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