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Nigerian wins 2017 UN Nansen Refugees Award

A Nigerian, Mr Zannah Mustapha, the Director, Future Prowess Islamic Foundation School, has won the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) 2017 Nansen Refugees Award, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

106 Chibok girls to begin school after meeting parents in hometown

Aisha Alhassan, minister of women affairs and social development, says 106 Chibok girls will begin school in two weeks after reuniting with their parents and friends in their hometown.

South South APC chief seeks expulsion of Alhassan

The National Vice Chairman, South South, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ntufam Hilliard Eta, has called for the expulsion of the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Alhassan, from the party, describing her open support for an Atiku Abubakar presidency in 2019 as the "highest level of disloyalty."

Alhassan denies accusing el-Rufai of involvement in Chibok girls’ abduction

Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Alhassan, has denied a report that she accused Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, of being involved in the abduction of the Chibok school girls.

Alhassan warns Fani-Kayode ‘to respect himself’

The Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, has lambasted a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, over his comments on a report attributed to her.

Senator Aisha, El-Rufai and Chibok girls

When my good friend Dr. Benjamin tagged me to the link, having earlier seen Churchill Umoren’s gleeful post on the same matter, I simply ‘waka pass’ because I just knew it was implausible that the minister did indeed said so.

2019: Aisha Alhassan denies making anti-El-Rufai comments

The Minister of Women Affairs, Senator Aisha Alhassan, has denied comments credited to her, alleging Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, as mastermind of the abduction of Chibok girls in Maiduguri, Borno State.

On the resurgence of Boko Haram attacks

The hint given on Sunday, by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo that Boko Haram might continue to get the best of soft targets for some time to come bears, with it, a lot of anxiety.

Chibok girls inspire first Nigerian superhero comic published by Marvel

U.S. comic book publisher Marvel has launched the first superhero comic set in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos and inspired by the adoption of the Chibok girls in 2014.

Shekau: Boko Haram mocks Army’s renewal of ultimatum

The Boko Haram terrorist sect has taunted the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai’s renewal of 40-day ultimatum handed to his men to either capture or kill Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, after the troops failed to achieve this within an earlier 40-day deadline.

We don’t have power to arrest hate campaigners – DHQ

The Defence authorities have denied the claim that the military is monitoring hate campaigners with the aim of arresting them, saying it does not have the powers to arrest Nigerians for such infraction.

US working with Nigeria to repatriate loot stashed abroad – Osinbajo

The Muhammadu Buhari administration has reached out to the US government to increase its assistance in ensuring that corrupt officials do not get a safe haven abroad for their loot, Yemi Osinbajo, the vice president, said on Monday.

Nigeria working with US to repatriate proceeds of corruption – Osinbajo

The Muhammadu Buhari administration has reached out to the US government to step up its assistance in ensuring that corrupt officials don’t get a safe haven abroad for their loot, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

IYC faults Buhari’s handling of IPOB, Niger Delta agitators

The Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide has flayed President Muhammadu Buhari’s handling of agitations by the Indigenous People of Biafra and the people of the Niger Delta.


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Ex-Gov. Nyame denies involvement in N1.64bn fraud

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