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Anxious wait for Chibok girls after Boko Haram ‘deal’

Chibok girls praying in captivity of Boko Haram

Relatives of Nigeria’s kidnapped schoolgirls on Saturday dared voice cautious hope of seeing the teenagers finally freed after officials claimed to have reached a deal with Boko Haram militants. Senior government and military officials on Friday said they had struck a ceasefire agreement with the Islamists ravaging the country’s north. The deal reportedly included the […]

News Analysis: Ahmadu, Boko Haram broker most likely an impostor

Shekau in the latest video: AFP photo

Bayo Onanuga There are indications that the man with whom Nigeria’s military and presidency officials agreed a truce over the raging insurgency in the North east of the country may be an impostor, who may not have any connection with Abubakar Shekau, the Boko Haram leader. Multiple analysts have already cast doubt on the credibility […]

Nigeria military, FG reach deal with Boko Haram on ceasefire, Chibok girls

Chibok girls praying in captivity of Boko Haram

Nigeria’s military and presidency on Friday claimed to have reached a deal with Boko Haram militants on a ceasefire and the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls. “A ceasefire agreement has been concluded between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad (Boko Haram),” Chief of Defence Staff Air Marshal […]

4000 Law Students Decry Mass Failure, Call For Review

Olarenwaju Adesola Onadeko, Director General, Nigeria Law School

Over 4000 students of the Nigeria Law School have decried the mass failure at the Bar examinations. The students who paid over N300, 000 for the one year programme lamented that over 70 per cent of them failed the examination, that is a prerequisite for them to be called to Bar The students blamed their […]

Breaking News: Court Upholds LASG Ban On Hijab In Public Schools

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Henry Ojelu A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja, western Nigeria, on Friday upheld the ban by the Lagos State Government on wearing of the Muslim headscarf popularly known as hijab by Muslim students in primary and secondary public schools in the state. The Muslim Students of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit, MSSN-LSAU, had taken […]

VOA: Boko Haram opens ceasefire talks with Nigeria

Shekau in the latest video: AFP photo

The Voice of America says that the Islamist militant group Boko Haram is in talks with the Nigerian government to release more than 200 girls abducted six months ago and also negotiate a cease-fire to a deadly insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives. An adviser to Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and a man calling […]

Over 1000 Boko Haram members in South West – Sarkin Hausawa of Lagos

Boko Haram's Abubakar Shekau

Sarkin Hausawa of Lagos, Alhaji Sani Kabir on Thursday told the Federal Government that northerners in the South West have arrested more than 1000 members of the Boko Haram insurgents in parts of the South West of Nigeria. Speaking when the Arewa Council of Chiefs in the South West paid a visit to the Minister […]

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