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Jonathan rules out prisoner swap with Boko Haram

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday ruled out the release of Boko Haram fighters in exchange for the freedom of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the militants a month ago. Britain’s Africa minister Mark Simmonds, who is in Nigeria for talks about the international rescue missi...

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Posted on May 15, 2014

Nigerian troops angry after Boko Haram killed 4 in ambush

Nigerian Soldiers fired shots in the air at Maiduguri barracks on Wednesday because they were angry with their commanders about having been made to return at night to the city through an area where Boko Haram is fighting an insurgency, soldiers told Reuters. The shooting came in the wake of an ambush of Niger...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

Gen.Buhari explains how Boko Haram started; says FG is unfair in killing them off…

General Muhammadu Buhari is urging the Federal Government to stop the ongoing clampdown of Boko Haram insurgents in the North saying because the the Niger Delta Militants were not killed when they were tormenting the country. Speaking as a guest on the Liberty Radio programme recently, Buhari took us down mem...

Categories: Nigerian Gazette
Posted on May 14, 2014

Nigeria willing to talk with Boko Haram on hostages – Turaki

Tanimu Turaki Nigeria is willing to talk to Boko Haram about securing the release of 223 schoolgirls still held hostage by the Islamists, Special Duties Minister Taminu Turaki told AFP on Tuesday. Turaki, who last year headed a committee tasked with pursuing an amnesty pact with some Boko Haram fighters, said...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

UN expert asks Nigeria to talk with Boko Haram

The United Nations’ top expert on worldwide human trafficking called Tuesday for the negotiated release of Nigerian schoolgirls held by Boko Haram rebels, amid worries they might be sold off. “The elements of trafficking are there,” said Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, the UN Human Rights Council’s ...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

Boko Haram: US AFRICOM Commander meets Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff

Air Marshal Alex Badeh The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh has met with Lieutenant General David Rodriguez, the Commander of the United States African Command (US-AFRICOM) at the Defence Headquarters to discuss modalities in furtherance of US support to Nigerian Military to put an end to ...

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Posted on May 13, 2014

‘All’ girls in Boko Haram video are Chibok students – Shettima

A girl, wearing the full-length hijab talking to the camera at an undisclosed rural location.Courtesy: AFP The female hostages shown in a video released by Boko Haram have been identified as students of the secondary school attacked by the Islamists on April 14, the area governor said Tuesday. “All the ...

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Posted on May 13, 2014

In Pictures: Boko Haram release pictures of kidnapped Chibok girls

The pictures are screengrab taken on 12 May, from a video released by Nigerian Islamist sect, Boko Haram. AFP shows the girls wearing full length hijabs and Boko Haram leader talking. A girl, wearing the full-length hijab talking to the camera at an undisclosed rural location.Courtesy: AFP Another girl looks ...

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Posted on May 13, 2014

Boko Haram is not asking for negotiation, but ransom

By Com Jasper Azuatalam It is important that as a nation, we take a detailed look and have a deep thinking of situations that come our way before we take decisions and swing into action. The issue of Boko Haram, its operations and the recent abduction of over 200 girls is one of such critical […]...

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Posted on May 13, 2014

Negotiation is not an Option, FG Says of Boko Haram

  Following the receipt of the new video message by the Islamist terror group, Boko Haram on Monday, the Federal Government has said that the video is still undergoing meticulous review. Director -General of the National Orientation Agency, Mike Omeri made the disclosure at a briefing on the video in Abuja, ...

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Posted on May 13, 2014

US experts ‘comb’ new Boko Haram video for clues

US President Barack Obama US experts assisting the search for the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls are closely examining a new video for clues to their whereabouts, the US State Department said Monday. “Our experts are combing .. every detail,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, adding tha...

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Posted on May 12, 2014

Kidnapped Girls Shown in New Boko Haram Video…

“They Have Converted to Islam”, Shekau Says Islamist militants, Boko Haram, have released a video showing  some of the girls kidnapped from  Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok Borno State, Nigeria last month.  In the video, the group’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, offered an exchange of th...

Categories: Huhu Online
Posted on May 12, 2014

Kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls converted to Islam – Boko Haram leader

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau Boko Haram released a new video on Monday 12 May claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed. The group’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, spoke on the video obtained ...

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Posted on May 12, 2014

2015: Archbishop Obinna warns citizens to vote wisely to prevent Boko haram in Imo state.

Archbishop Anthony Obinna of the Owerri Catholic Archdiocese is back in the news. While speaking at Our lady of Mt.Carmel parish in Emekuku yesterday, he warned Imolites on the need to vote wisely in the upcoming governorship elections. He said that the  failure to do so will amount to opening an avenue for ...

Categories: Imo State Blog
Posted on May 12, 2014

Boko Haram to be wiped out in 3 months – NSGF

Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu The Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) on Saturday said all elements of the Boko Haram terrorists group would be stamped out within three months. Governor Babangida Aliyu, Chairman of the forum, said this in an address at a joint Northern States Governors/United State...

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Posted on May 11, 2014

Nigeria, US wants UN to label Boko Haram a terrorist organisation

Nigeria president, Goodluck Jonathan and US president Barack Obama having a chat Nigeria and the United States are working on a UN Security Council resolution to designate Boko Haram a terrorist organisation, diplomats at the foreign ministry in Abuja have confirmed. NAN quotes the sources as saying that the ...

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Posted on May 10, 2014

Atiku urges Nigerians to unite against Boko Haram

Atiku Abubakar Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called for unity among all Nigerians in the fight against insurgency in the country. In a statement released in Abuja on Friday, Atiku said that all citizens must unite to stamp out the evil that bedevilled the country. “At a moment like this, we c...

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Posted on May 10, 2014

Michelle Obama speaks on Boko Haram abductions

FMichelle Obama, First Lady of the US, is to speak out against the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by Islamic militants when she gives the weekly presidential address instead of her husband, the White House said Friday. White House deputy spokesman Eric Schultz said Michelle Obama would focus...

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Posted on May 10, 2014

Jonathan: Girls kidnap turning point in Boko Haram conflict

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan said Thursday that Boko Haram’s mass abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls would mark a turning point in the battle against the Islamists, as world powers joined the search to rescue the hostages. “I believe that the kidnap of these girls will be the be...

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Posted on May 9, 2014

Boko Haram: APC urges N/Assembly To Probe Security Fund

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the National Assembly to urgently initiate a probe into how the budgetary allocations to the military have been spent in recent years, with a view to establishing whether or not the military is adequately empowered to effectively tackle the worsening scourge o...

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Posted on May 8, 2014

Countries ready to help Nigeria rout Boko Haram

More countries have offered to help Nigeria tackle the Boro Haram insurgency as global outrage mounts against the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls by the Islamists in Chibok, Borno State on 14 April. Countries that have offered to help the country secure the release of the girls include United States, B...

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Posted on May 8, 2014

Boko Haram kill 300 in fresh attack

Shekau’s new image: a menace to the world A Boko Haram massacre has killed hundreds in Nigeria’s northeast, multiple sources said on Wednesday, as police offered N50 million for information leading to the rescue of more than 200 schoolgirls held hostage by the Islamists. The latest insurgent attac...

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Posted on May 8, 2014

Obama speaks on Boko Haram, Nigerian schoolgirls abduction

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday described the kidnapping of more than 220 schoolgirls by Islamists in Nigeria as “heartbreaking” and “outrageous” as Washington deployed military experts in the hunt for the children. Obama urged global action against Boko Haram and confirmed Nigeri...

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Posted on May 7, 2014

3 Boko Haram fighters nabbed in Niger

At least three members of the Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram were arrested in Niger Republic on Tuesday after they attacked an army patrol in the eastern region of Diffa, government and military sources told Reuters. Diffa, some 1,400 km east of Niger’s capital Niamey, borders the Nigerian state of B...

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Posted on May 7, 2014

Boko Haram Kidnaps 8 More Girls

Suspected Boko Haram Islamists have kidnapped eight more girls from Borno State, residents said on Tuesday, after the extremist group’s leader claimed responsibility for abducting more than 200 schoolgirls last month. “They moved door to door looking for girls,” said Abdullahi Sani, referring to the lat...

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Posted on May 6, 2014

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