• Presidency denies paying Boko Haram $21m for freed Chibok girls

    Presidency denies paying Boko Haram $21m for freed Chibok girls

    According the reports, Presidency on Saturday dismissed media reports that 21 million dollars was paid as ransom to secure the recent release of 21 Chibok schoolgirls.

    Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, stated this in a statement issued in Abuja.

    Shehu enjoined members of the public to disregard the reports, saying “this loose talk is journalism at its most irresponsible and it’s most dismaying’’.

    According to him, President Buhari’s administration is a responsible government […]

  • Freed Chibok girls spared from abuse and rape by Boko Haram – source

    Freed Chibok girls spared from abuse and rape by Boko Haram – source

    According to reports, the 21 Chibok schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram militants last month say they were not abused or raped during two-and-a-half years’ captivity in northeast Nigeria, a source close to the presidency said on Wednesday.

    Many girls kidnapped by the Islamist militant group have been used as sex slaves, fighters and even suicide bombers, according to rights groups including Amnesty International.

    But the 21 freed girls said the militants treated them well while they were held captive, according to a […]

  • President Buhari finally meets freed Chibok girls…See photos

    President Buhari finally meets freed Chibok girls…See photos

    President Muhammadu Buhari has finally met the 21 freed Chibok girls. He met them after he concluded the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting with his ministers and aides.

     

     

    President Muhammadu Buhari has finally met the 21 freed Chibok girls. He met them after he concluded the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting with his ministers and

  • Oscar Pistorius Freed from jail for grandmother’s memorial service

    Oscar Pistorius Freed from jail for grandmother’s memorial service

    South African sprint runner and convicted murderer, Oscar Pistorius, was secretly freed to attend the memorial service of his grandmother.

    According to the Management of Kgosi Mampuru Jail, having considered the 29 year old as a ‘low risk’, they granted the Paralympian an exit of four hours to join his family at a boutique hotel for the memorial service of his grandmother, which took place on Friday, October 14, 2016.

    However, the Special treatment has sparked a fuss in South Africa, with […]

  • Chibok parents eager to see 21 girls freed by Boko Haram

    Chibok parents eager to see 21 girls freed by Boko Haram

    A group of Nigerian parents are excitedly waiting to be reunited with 21 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram 2 ½ years ago and freed in the first negotiated release organized by the government and the Islamic extremist group.

    “When we heard that they found some of the girls and our daughter was among them … we wanted the day to break in a hurry to see if the government is going to call us to come see our daughter,” father Muta […]

  • FG releases names of freed Chibok girls

    FG releases names of freed Chibok girls

    According to reports, the names of the 21 Chibok girls who were released on Thursday have been made public by the Federal Government.

    The names were posted on the official Twitter handle of the Office of Digital Engagement in the Presidency.

    See full list below:

    Mary Usman Bulama

    Jumai John

    Blessing Abana

    Luggwa Sanda

    Comfort Habila

    Maryam Basheer

    Comfort Amos

    Glory Mainta

    Saratu Emmanuel

    Deborah Ja’afaru

    Rahab Ibrahim

    Helin Musa

    Maryamu Lawan

    Rebecca Ibrahim

    Asabe Goni

    Deborah Andrawus

    Agnes Gapani

    Saratu Markus

    Glory Dama

    Pindah Nuhu

    Rebecca

  • Chibok girls: 18 of 21 freed victims reportedly pregnant

    Chibok girls: 18 of 21 freed victims reportedly pregnant

    There are indications that majority of the twenty-one Chibok girls freed on Thursday may be pregnant.

    DSS sources told Newsmen, that though it’s difficult to ascertain just by mere observation, officials at the Air Force hospital had hinted that many of the girls returned with pregnancy.

    Even though Newsmen cannot verify the actual number of those who are pregnant, the source estimated that ”at least eighteen of the twenty-one of are pregnant.”

    The degraded Boko Haram group had on Thursday, dropped off 21 […]

  • Abducted CBN Governor Emefiele’s wife freed

    Abducted CBN Governor Emefiele’s wife freed

    Mrs. Margaret Emefiele, the wife of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), who was abducted in Ugoneki, a few miles from Benin City, Edo State, about 24 hours ago, has been released by her abductors.

    A family source said she and other persons taken were released in the wee hours of Saturday following a massive police operation in the area.

    Mrs. Emefiele was on her way from Lagos to her hometown in Agbor, Delta State when her convoy was […]

  • Over 2m captives freed from Boko Haram – Army

    Over 2m captives freed from Boko Haram – Army

    The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said over two million women, children and adult males held captive have been freed from the hands of the Boko Haram terrorist group.

    The Army explained that the progress was made following a series of coordinated attacks and clearance operations conducted against the terrorists’ camps.

    The Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, stated this in Abuja at an event organised by the Coalition of Civil Society Groups (CCSG) to mark the United Nations World […]

  • Fourteen kidnapped Nigerian oil workers freed – police

    Fourteen kidnapped Nigerian oil workers freed – police

    Nigerian police have freed 14 kidnapped oil workers in the restive southern Niger Delta region, which has been hit by a series of militant attacks on oil and gas facilities, police said on Sunday.

    Kidnapping for ransom is a common problem in some parts of Nigeria and the southern Delta energy hub has seen an increase in crime since the start of attacks by militants calling for more oil wealth to go to the impoverished region.

    Gunmen seized the 14 workers at […]

  • Salkida freed after Boko Haram questioning

    Salkida freed after Boko Haram questioning

    A Nigerian journalist declared wanted by the authorities for alleged links to Boko Haram has been released from custody, the BBC reported him as saying on Wednesday.

    The military said last month it wanted to question Ahmad Salkida for allegedly concealing information on the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamists more than two years ago.

    Nigerian media reported that he was arrested when he arrived in the capital Abuja on a flight from the United Arab Emirates on Monday.

    But the […]