Posts Tagged “Boko-Haram”

Nigerian First Lady, Aisha Buhari, donates building materials to Internally Displaced Persons

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Nigerian First Lady, Aisha Buhari, donates building materials to Internally Displaced Persons

First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, yesterday donated building materials to support the resettlement and rehabilitation of victims of insurgency in Yobe State. Mrs. Buhari, who was represented by Hajiya Yabawa Kolo, delivered the materials in Damaturu to the state’s Deputy Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu. She said the materials were to assist the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)…

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Chris Christie Suggests Hillary Clinton Was To Blame For Boko Haram’s Kidnapping Of Hundreds Of Schoolgirls

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Chris Christie Suggests Hillary Clinton Was To Blame For Boko Haram’s Kidnapping Of Hundreds Of Schoolgirls

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) suggested during a speech at the2016 Republican National Convention on Tuesday that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was to blame for the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.   Christie said “every region of the world has been infected with her flawed…

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IDPS, CHIBOK GIRLS AND THE INSENSITIVITY OF EVERYONE OF US

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IDPS, CHIBOK GIRLS AND THE INSENSITIVITY OF EVERYONE OF US

Interestingly some donations are being made for these vulnerable people by individuals, philanthropists, non-governmental organisations and government, but that cannot be enough. The rich ones among us should go out there to support these vulnerable people either in the north east, the recent Agatu victims of herdsmen violence, or any IDPs across the country while not forgetting the plight of the parents of the Chibok girls.

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ENDING BOKO HARAM SHOULD NOT HAVE A TIME FRAME – US TELLS NIGERIA

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ENDING BOKO HARAM SHOULD NOT HAVE A TIME FRAME – US TELLS NIGERIA

“The military component is critical; it is necessary, but it is not sufficient.

“A comprehensive approach has to include taking care of people in their home communities with good governance, with access to actual resources and to jobs so that they are not susceptible to being pulled into extremism out of desperation.

“It has to include support, particularly for displaced persons, as well as refugees so that they too can have some basic livelihood.”

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US: Nigeria is world leader in anti-terrorism fight

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US: Nigeria is world leader in anti-terrorism fight

Mr Antony Blinken, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, on Friday described Nigeria as the leader of other countries in the fight against terrorism.   Blinken, who hailed Nigeria’s anti-terrorism stance, spoke to State House Correspondents after a visit to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja on Friday. The U.S. Deputy Secretary of State is…

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CHIBOK GIRLS – DO WE REALLY CARE? #BRINGBACKOURGIRLS SHOULD BE MORE THAN A HASHTAG

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CHIBOK GIRLS – DO WE REALLY CARE? #BRINGBACKOURGIRLS SHOULD BE MORE THAN A HASHTAG

An employee at the government-run Bakassi Camp admitted “some of the women have left the camp to return to their homes, where it is not yet secure, rather than face the constant sexual assault. They return to the places that the police are even afraid to go.”
The lack of support being offered to the women in Maiduguri and across the region undermines the government’s project to rebuild the northeast and undercut the appeal of Boko Haram among the poor and marginalised.

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CDS SEEKS BI-LATERAL COOPERATION WITH NIGER AND CAMEROUN

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CDS SEEKS BI-LATERAL COOPERATION WITH NIGER AND CAMEROUN

In an effort to strengthen the existing bi-lateral cooperation with Nigeria’s neighbours, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin has embarked on official trips to Niger Republic and Republic of Cameroun where he met with the top Government functionaries of the two countries In Niger Republic, General Olonisakin met with the President of the…

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How Non-Military Intervention Can Resolve the Crisis in North-East Nigeria

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How Non-Military Intervention Can Resolve the Crisis in North-East Nigeria

It is easier to get into a conflict than to come out of it, and every war has its consequences, whether for the aggressors or the victims. Certainly, nearly everyone that survives a war lives with painful memories of its devastation.   The event of June 2009, where security operatives shot at 20 followers of…

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HERE’S WHY SO MANY PEOPLE JOIN BOKO HARAM, DESPITE ITS NOTORIOUS VIOLENCE

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HERE’S WHY SO MANY PEOPLE JOIN BOKO HARAM, DESPITE ITS NOTORIOUS VIOLENCE

But despite the violence directed outward, Boko Haram has continued functioning as a kind of state within its region. As Mercy Corps has documented, people in northeast Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin have turned to Boko Haram for help. Mercy Corps documented a number of instances in which aspiring and fledgling entrepreneurs accepted loans and capital from Boko Haram.

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DEFENCE HEADQURTERS ESTABLISHES CAMP FOR REPENTANT BOKO HARAM MEMBERS

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DEFENCE HEADQURTERS ESTABLISHES CAMP FOR REPENTANT BOKO HARAM MEMBERS

The main focus of Operation SAFE CORRIDOR is geared towards rehabilitating and reintegrating the repentant and the surrendering Boko Haram members back into normal life in the society. The repentant terrorists in the Camp would be taken through various vocational training so that they could be useful to themselves and be empowered to contribute meaningfully to the economic growth of their fatherland.

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