News - Chibok

Mixed Reactions Greet Buhari’s Promise On Chibok Girls

6 days ago /
Nation 

Mixed reactions have continued to trail the recent promise by President Muhammadu Buhari on his efforts at rescuing the remaining one hundred and thirteen Chibok school girls who have been in captivity for one thousand three hundred and fifteen days. A cross section of Nigerians who spoke on the matter expressed...

BBOG Resumes March

1 week ago /
Nation 

Members of the bring back our girls (BBOG) group say six months after the return of 82 of the abducted Chibok school girls, not much has been heard from the Nigerian government about the remaining 113 girls still in captivity. The group which resumed its daily protest march to the presidential...

Military Begins Investigation Into Chibok Shooting

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Military authorities have launched an investigation into a fatal shooting involving an Army captain and a non-commissioned officer deployed to Chibok, Borno State. Reports say the Army unit had received a distress call at about 12.50 pm Sunday that a staff sergeant, under the influence of alcohol, was assaulting civilians...

Army Investigates Chibok Shooting Incident

1 week ago /
Nation  Security 

The headquarters of 26 brigade Nigerian Army has instituted a board of inquiry to investigate a shooting incident that resulted in the death of an officer and a staff sergeant, deployed on duty at Chibok, Borno state.  Speaking on the incident, army spokesman brigadier General Sani Usman said the unit had...

BBOG Canvasses Better Welfare For Nigerian Soldiers

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Members of the bring back our girls group are cautioning the Nigerian government not to jeopardize the country’s peace and security by neglecting the welfare of the soldiers in the north-east and other parts of the country. The group at its daily sit-out in Abuja on Thursday raised concerns over the...

CSOs Not Doing Enough To Fight Corruption – Osinbajo

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has accused the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) of not doing enough to fight corruption. Professor Osinbajo, who made the accusation at a meeting with members of various CSOs, called for more support in the Federal Government’s anti-corruption drive. “There is not enough outrage from civil society...

President Buhari To Address UNGA Today

2 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to address the seventy-second general assembly of the United Nations in New York on Tuesday The president who left Abuja on Sunday arrived New York at about 7pm ahead of his presentation of the country’s statement to the world body. The address of the Nigerian leader is...

Nigerian Lawyer Zanna Mustapha Wins UN’s Refugees Award

2 months ago /
Nation 

Nigerian lawyer, Zannah Mustapha, has won the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) 2017 Nansen Refugees Award. the Director, Future Prowess Islamic Foundation School, the first Nigerian Laureate of the award, will be unveiled on Monday in Abuja. UNHCR and the Norwegian Refugees Council said on Monday that Mustapha was chosen as...

Chibok School Girls Go Back To School

2 months ago /
Nation 

One hundred and six Chibok School Girls who were rescued from captivity and tortured by Boko Haram insurgents are set to return to school. The girls on Wednesday night successfully completed a rehabilitation programme. Federal ministry of women affairs and social development put together a fun-filled programme for the girls and to...

Boko Haram’s Original Intention Was Not To Abduct Us – Chibok Girls

3 months ago /
Nation 

More information around the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok, Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents in 2014 has emerged through secret dairies kept by the girls. One of the authors of the dairies, Naomi Adamu wrote that the insurgents had come to the school on that night in...

Presidency Reacts To Calls For Buhari’s Resignation

3 months ago /
Nation 

The presidency says those calling for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari are acting in breach of the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria. Senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity Garba Shehu said this while reacting to the position of some protesters who stormed the streets...

BBOG Pressure Government To Rescue Chibok Girls

3 months ago /
Nation 

The bring back our girls campaigners have resumed their pressure on government for the rescue of the Chibok girls. The group staged another march, insisting that government must constantly be mindful of the need to rescue the remaining 113 girls. It is 1190 days of agitation by members of the bring back...

North East: Nigerian Military Unable To Hold Recaptured Territories – U.S.

3 months ago /
Nation 

The United States Department of State is worried about Nigeria’s inability to effectively secure and hold onto territories recaptured from Boko Haram terrorists despite the successes recorded by the Multi-National joint task force. This assertion is contained in the United States country report on terrorism for the year 2016 submitted to...

Malala Visits Chibok Girls, Urges Nigeria To Prioritize Education

4 months ago /
Nation 

Malala Yousafzai has appealed to the Nigerian government to declare a state of emergency in the education sector. Fielding questions from state house correspondents after a meeting with acting president Yemi Osinbajo on Monday at the Aso rock villa, Malala said education is the right of every child. She called for the...

Elders Of Askira-Uba Margi Complain Over Silence On The Abduction Of 14 Women And Girls

4 months ago /
Security 

Some concerned elders of Askira-uba Margi community in Borno state are complaining over what they describe as, seeming silence, by the authorities, over the abduction of 14 women and girls, all indigenes of Askira-Uba local government area, by Boko haram insurgents, recently. They have therefore resolved to take their complaint to...

Malala Asks FG To Declare State Of Emergency On Education

4 months ago /
Nation 

Founder of the Malala Fund and Girls Education Activist, Malala Yousafzai, has asked the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency in the education sector. She made the call on Monday after a closed door meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the State House as part of activities to...

Female Suicide Bomber Kills 10 In Maiduguri Mosque

4 months ago /
Security 

A female suicide bomber struck early Monday morning, killing 10 worshippers who came for prayers at London Ciki mosque in Maiduguri, Borno state, TheCable has learnt. Two others also lost their lives in separate attacks at Mamanti area of the ancient city, but details are still sketchy. This is the latest in...

We Remain Apolitical - Army

4 months ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Army says it will remain apolitical, and ensure the preservation and sustenance of democracy- in the country. The chief of army staff, represented by the deputy chief of policy and plans, army headquarters, major-general Emmanuel Kabuk, made the pledge in Maiduguri during the army day 2017 inter-denominational church service held in...

President Trump To Unveil US Plan To Tackle Boko Haram In Nigeria, Lake Chad Area

5 months ago /
Nation  Security 

The Trump administration is expected to reveal to lawmakers its five-year plan to address the Boko Haram rebellion in north east Nigeria and Lake Chad region. This is pursuant to a law signed by former President Barack Obama last December. The law arose from a bill proposed by congresswoman Fredericka Wilson. Indication...

FG To Designate Specific Courts For Corruption Cases – Osinbajo

5 months ago /
Judiciary   Nation 

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has announced that as part of judicial reforms to expedite corruption cases in the country, the Federal Government is set to designate some specific courts to the trial of such cases. This, he said is in addition to re-equipping the prosecution teams, in his first address...


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