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PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday, finally met some of the girls who escaped from Boko Haram’s den, their parents, parents of some of those still in captivity, as well as community and opinion leaders from Chibok, Borno State
This came 99 days after the Boko Haram sect abducted about 300 girls in Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok.
Fifty seven girls and 184 parents, guardians, community and opinion leaders from the town were brought into the Presidential Villa in four long buses, where they met with the president in a closed door session for about two and a half hours.
Also in the meeting were the Senate President, David Mark; Governors Kashim Shettima of Borno and Isa Yuguda of Bauchi; ministers including Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Finance) and Ibrahim Shekarau (Education); National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (retd) and the Chief of Staff to the President, Brigadier-General Jones Arogbofa.
Former US secretary of state, Mrs Hillary Clinton, misled President Barack Obama on the enormity of the threat of Boko Haram, a situation that stopped America from coming to the Nigeria’s aid before the insurgency got out of hand.
An associate fellow of the Henry Jackson Society and the Jamestown Foundation, Mr. Jacob Zenn, made this allegation in his report, Exposing and Defeating Boko Haram – why the West must unite to help Nigeria defeat terrorism, which was released by the Bow Group on Tuesday.
Zenn said Boko Haram, which has killed thousands of people this year alone, was not labelled a foreign terrorist organisation (FTO) for a long time ─ and this allowed the group to access finances “almost unimpeded” for the first four years of its insurgency.
cananusa.org......ny--------Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans, CANAN wishes to clarify the situation surrounding the detention and harassment of one of our trustees, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, yesterday July 21 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on her way to London to be a guest on popular BBC Hard Talk program.
In doing so, we want to humbly and sincerely request the Nigerian Presidency to call to order those airport security officials involved in this unnecessary harassment of a patriotic Nigerian who has served both the nation and the world creditably as a public official.
It is puerile for government spokespersons including from the National Orientation Agency, NOA to try to mischievously focus on the person of Dr. Ezekwesili, seeking to indict her unassailable credibility, while also insulting the intelligence of Nigerians at home and abroad regarding what exactly took place at the airport.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA, July 18, (THEWILL) - There is palpable fear and tension in Dille, a village in Askira-Uba Local Government Area of Borno State, following Boko Haram’s killing of a pastor with the local parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) on Monday.
The slain clergyman was identified as pastor Taiwo Dokun.
The anxiety, according a member of the church, has been further compounded as the whereabouts of Pastor Dokun,’s wife and three children remain unknown.
“The family could have been abducted by the insurgents who took away many of the residents of the town as the family members were not found since the attack and have not called anyone.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA, July 2o, (THEWILL) - The President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, has saluted the Federal Government for setting up the Fund for Boko Haram victims
A statement issued Saturday by the CAN President said:”The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) receives with gladness and
great relief the news of the institution of a special fund to cater for the needs of victims of insurgency in parts of the country.
“On behalf of the association and the entire Christian community in Nigeria, I want to specially thank Mr. President for taking such a bold
and courageous step to care of the victims of insurgency in the northern part of the country.
Gunmen on Saturday, shot and killed 35-year-old Pastor Ayuba Moriya. They also injured his wife. The attack occurred at Dilimi Village in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
Eyewitnesses said the gunmen stormed the pastor’s house around 11pm.
Residents said the gunmen gain access to the pastor’s house through the back-door after a failed attempt to destroy the main gate made of iron. They told the pastor’s wife of their mission to kill her husband.
On Wednesday morning (16.07.2014) a German citizen was abducted in northeastern Nigeria. An eyewitness said the man, who is the head of a technical training center, was seized by masked men on motorbikes.
Speaking to DW by telephone, an eyewitness in the town of Gombi in Adamawa state in northeastern Nigeria confirmed that a German citizen had been kidnapped on Wednesday morning (16.07.2014). He said four men had waited for the German, who runs an education center in the town, at around 7 a.m. "It looked as if they wanted to ask him something," the eyewitness, Samuel Gajere Zamani, who is the deputy head at the center, said. "He wound down his car window to hear what they wanted to say. He said
Cananusa.org-NY-July 17, 2014----About two years after the Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans, CANAN launched a Relief Fund for victims of terrorism in Nigeria, the federal government has heeded the call to consider the material plight of people killed by the terrorists, their families and relatives.
CANAN President, Dr. James Fadele had in November 2012 in the US led the association to launch the Boko Haram Relief Fund for victims of terrorism and then went to Abuja five months after to announce a donation of $50,000 to the victims through the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN. Nigerian American Christians raised the bulk of the money last year.
At that announcement at the CAN Cathedral in Abuja, Dr. Fadele was joined by former Education Minister, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili among other CANAN trustees and also by CAN General Secretary, Dr. Musa Asake, who led other CAN officials.