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October 8, 2018 6:42 AM Former Nigerian minister and Chibok girls champion to vie for presidency in 2019

Former Nigerian minister Obiageli Ezekwesili, co-founder of a group to raise awareness about more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014, announced on Sunday that she will run for president next year. Ezekwesili, 55, a former vice president for Africa at the World Bank, said she would run as the candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria 309

August 23, 2017 8:07 AM Boko Haram sends 83 child bombers to Nigeria

Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria have sent out 83 child bombers against Nigerian targets this year, according to a tally by United Nations Children’s Fund. This is four times as many child suicide bombers used in all of 2016, the UNICEF said. This screengrab taken on August 8, 2016 from a Boko Haram video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist 33

August 16, 2017 4:54 AM Suicide Bombers Kill 27, Wound 83 in Northeast Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — A woman blew herself up and killed 27 other people at a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday in an attack bearing the hallmark of Boko Haram militants, two local officials said. Two more suicide bombers detonated their devices at the gates to a nearby refugee camp, wounding many more people, an emergency services official said. In all, 83 people 18

May 13, 2017 12:12 PM Boko Haram releases video of purported Chibok girl

Kano - Boko Haram late on Friday released a video claiming to show the Chibok schoolgirls who refused to be rescued as part of a recent swap deal with the Nigerian government. In the three-minute video, a woman who claims to be Maida Yakubu, one of the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in April 2014, is seen wearing a black veil and holding a gun. Flanked 21

May 9, 2017 7:16 AM Nigeria: Govt in Talks With Boko Haram to End Suicide Bombings

Following the release of 82 Chibok school girls, indications have emerged that the Federal Government will initiate fresh talks on how to end suicide missions with the Abubakar Shekau's faction of Boko Haram and ensure return of normalcy to communities in the North-eastern part of the country. Part of the talks is to also free more girls still trapped 22

May 8, 2017 2:27 AM Nigeria's leader leaves for London health checks after meeting freed girls

"We've always made it clear that we will do everything in our power to ensure the freedom & safe return of our daughters" and all captives of Boko Haram, Mr Buhari said on his Twitter account. Minutes later, the 74-year-old president startled Africa's most populous nation with the news of his departure. Mr Buhari, who has missed three weekly cabinet 20

May 8, 2017 1:23 AM Nigeria Swaps With Boko Haram for Release of 82 Chibok Girls

The handover began about 7 a.m. Sunday. Talks to free them had been going on for several months. The Nigerians worked with the government of Switzerland and the International Federation of the Red Cross to secure the release. On Sunday, some parents quickly departed from Chibok by road on a long journey to the capital to see if their daughters were among 194 6

May 7, 2017 5:07 PM Nigeria Chibok girls: Freed 82 meet President Buhari

The 82 schoolgirls released by Boko Haram Islamist militants have met Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. They were escorted to the reception in the capital Abuja by armed soldiers, after a check-up at a medical centre. The girls were handed over on Saturday in exchange for Boko Haram suspects after negotiations. They were from a group of 276 abducted 19

May 7, 2017 12:25 PM 82 schoolgirls freed from kidnapping arrive in Nigeria's capital

The 82 freed Chibok schoolgirls arrived in Nigeria's capital on Sunday to meet President Muhammadu Buhari as anxious families awaited an official list of names and looked forward to reuniting three years after the mass abduction. The newly released girls arrived at the Abuja airport and were met by the Buhari's chief of staff, presidential adviser Femi Adesina 24

April 14, 2017 11:02 PM British Ministers call for release of Chibok girls

The British Foreign Minister, Tobias Ellwood and his International Development counterpart James Wharton, have spoken of their commitment to tackling Islamic extremists in Nigeria as the nation marks the third anniversary of the abduction of over 250m students of the Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State by Boko Haram. Ellwood and Wharton in a joint 9