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#BringBackOurGirls marks 2,000 days, demands Chibok girls’ release

The #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) movement has marked the 2000th day of the Chibok girls’ abduction by terrorist group Boko Haram with a call on the Federal Government to step up efforts to free the remaining hostages.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Protest marches are not treasonable offences in Nigeria

The satanic Boko Haram sect was officially banned in Nigeria by the federal government and declared a terrorist network in June 2013. The office of the Attorney-General of the Federation has since successfully prosecuted many of the members of the sect for sundry offences under the Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Act.
Isha Sesay

Nigeria reacts as reporter Isha Sesay releases book on Chibok Girls

The Nigerian Presidency has welcomed with reservations a new book titled “Beneath The Tamarind Tree”, written about the kidnapping of 270 Chibok school girls, by Isha Sesay, the ex-CNN broadcaster and now a Child Rights activist.
Hadiza Bala Usman

Hadiza Bala Usman: I became NPA chief because I refused to stay in the...

Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), says she was able to rise through the ranks in public service because she did not let herself be limited by societal and cultural pressures.
Oby Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili: Justice Onnoghen’s suspension unconstitutional

Former Minister of Education, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, has declared the move by President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, as an unconstitutional action.

Group, CSOs reiterate calls for release of abducted girls

Catalyst for Global Peace Initiative (CPI) in partnership with Realm of Glory International church and other civil society organisations (CSOs) yesterday reiterated its call for the release of the remaining girls who are still in Boko Haram captivity.

Oby Ezekwesili: I will defeat Muhammadu Buhari, Atiku Abubakar

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, Oby Ezekwesili, has revealed how she would use her campaign strategies to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

BBOG protests aid worker’s killing, expresses fears over Leah Sharibu’s safety

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) Tuesday marched to the Presidential Villa in protest against the execution of another aid worker, Hauwa Liman, by Boko Haram.

Oby Ezekwesili condemns killing of another aid worker by Boko Haram

Dr Oby Ezekwesili, the Co-Convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG), on Tuesday described Boko Haram’s execution of Hauwa Liman, a worker with the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) as heart-breaking.

Oby Ezekwesili: Federal government corrupting Osun voters with N10,000 loans

The Trader Moni, a Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) scheme, according to information from the programme’s Twitter handle, is “to help alleviate poverty in Nigeria by empowering traders and artisans.”

#BringBackOurGirls kicks against secret burial of soldiers killed by Boko Haram

The #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group haS kicked against the continuous secret burial of soldiers killed by terrorists by authorities of the Nigerian Army.

Tony Momoh: Ex-President Obasanjo, Nuhu Ribadu destroyed Nigeria’s democracy

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information, on Tuesday said former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Nuhu Ribadu, founding Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) destroyed Nigeria’s democracy by barring certain politicians from participating in the 2007 general elections without recourse to the rule of law.
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Video: #BringBackOurGirls vows to continue Unity Fountain protest

Members of the Bring Back Our Girls Group (BBOG) have vowed to continue observing their daily sit-out at the Unity Fountain in Abuja.

Pastor Bakare: Nigerians must demand their rights from President Buhari

Founder of Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, speaking at a Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) lecture, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to deliver on the promises he made to Nigerians in 2015, insisting that it is constitutionally necessary for citizens to demand for their rights.

BBOG, Clerics pray for Chibok schoolgirls return

Mrs Aisha Oyebode, Coordinator Bring Back our Girls (BBOG), Lagos State Chapter, has called on Nigerians to stand up in prayers for Nigerian children especially the remaining Chibok schoolgirls and Dapchi schoolgirl still in the hands of terrorists.

Senator Naj’atu: Ex-President Jonathan spent N2 billion daily on security but there was no...

Naj’atu Muhammad, a former senator from Kano state, says the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan spent a total of N2 billion daily on security.

#BringBackOurGirls: President Buhari should explain their relationship with Boko Haram terrorists

The BringBackOurGirls, BBOG, has given reasons why the move to grant amnesty to repentant Boko Haram insurgents would be detrimental.

#BringBackOurGirls to interrogate circumstances of Dapchi girls release

Members of the #BringBackOurGirls (#BBOG) have sworn to interrogate the circumstances of the Dapchi school girls release.

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Insecurity: General Buratai tasks non-commissioned officers

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