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Wednesday, 07-23-14, 12:32A Hundred Days Later and the Chibok Girls Are Still Not Free[African Arguments]Today, 22 July, marks 100 days since the abduction of almost 300 girls by terrorists from their school dormitory in Chibok, North East Nigeria. Since then, some of the girls managed to escape from their abductors. However, most of them remain in captivity with reports of mass rape, sexual abuse, sex slavery and even death. read more...
Wednesday, 07-23-14, 8:15As Govt Loses Ground in North-East, a 15-Point Plan for Nigeria[AfricaPlus]July 23 marks 100 days since the Chibok girls were abducted. The Boko Haram insurgency has brought to world attention the shortcomings of Nigeria's army, police, and other security services. President Goodluck Jonathan is seeking $1billion in external loans to enhance their capacity. His government has shifted from one bold declaration to another: a state of emergency, total war, and now adding more funds to the billions already poured into these services. There is an urgent need for a comprehensive st read more...
Tuesday, 07-22-14, 15:18Jonathan Meets Chibok Parents, Escaped Girls[Premium Times]President Goodluck Jonathan is meeting with 51 Chibok schoolgirls who escaped from their abductors days after the extremist Boko Haram sect stole them from their school dormitory and herded them into its Sambisa forest hideout. read more...
Tuesday, 07-22-14, 9:10Chibok Parents, Escaped Girls Arrive for Meeting with President[This Day]Almost 100 days after the over 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped from their hostel at Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, some 160 parents of the abducted girls as well as 57 of the students who escaped from their captors, will meet with President Goodluck Jonathan today at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. read more...
Tuesday, 07-22-14, 8:09President Jonathan to Assure Chibok Parents, Says Aide[VOA]Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan will reassure parents and community leaders from Chibok that his administration is committed to rescuing the more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militant group Boko Haram, a presidential spokesman said Monday. read more...
Tuesday, 07-22-14, 7:34Dora Akunyili - Taking on the Fake Drugs Trade[The Conversation]By Pete Kingsley, University of Edinburgh read more...
Monday, 07-21-14, 11:47Biafra and Boko Haram - Different Conflicts, Common Themes[African Arguments]In late June, at a meeting with the College of Bishops of the African Church, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan made some interesting comments on the Nigerian Civil War of 1967-70. Jonathan sought to compare the war with the ongoing conflict in Northern Nigeria, and the struggle between government forces and the Islamist militant movement Boko Haram. read more...
Monday, 07-21-14, 11:13Boko Haram Hoists Flag in Damboa[Daily Trust]Maiduguri -After sustained attacks for over three days, members of the Boko Haram yesterday finally hoisted their flags in Damboa, headquarters of Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State. read more...
Monday, 07-21-14, 10:34Outrage After Govt Wants U.S.$1bn Loan to Fight Boko Haram[Independent]Lagos, Ibadan, Umuahia, Uyo, Abuja -Nigerians from across the various segments of the country have rejected President Goodluck Jonathan's request for approval of the National Assembly to borrow a whooping $1 billion to fight insurgency. read more...
Monday, 07-21-14, 8:34U.S.$1 Billion Loan - Corruption Behind FG's Request - APC[Leadership]The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the National Assembly to properly scrutinise the puzzling request by President Goodluck Jonathan for a $1billion loan to fight the Boko Haram insurgents, saying the federal government would have had no business borrowing money if it had accounted for US$20billion in oil funds or plugged the official stealing of 300,000 barrels of oil per day. read more...

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