Tag: boko haram

Malala, a Taliban victim, finds sisterhood with Nigeria’s missing girls

Malala, a Taliban victim, finds sisterhood with Nigeria’s missing girls

| July 23, 2014

(GIN)–A Pakistani teen who survived certain death from a terrorist’s gunshot to her face has met with the mothers of Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by elements of the group Boko Haram. On the first leg of a three day visit, Malala Yousafzai, now 17, and her father, Ziauddin, spoke with some of the mothers, telling them […]

Read More

Child marriage–Nigeria’s other scourge

Child marriage–Nigeria’s other scourge

(GIN)–Nearly 300 school-age girls are still in the hands of Boko Haram, a Nigerian terrorist group, but they’re not the only group of young women yanked from school against their will and made to work at the beck and call of husbands they did not choose. A new exposé rips Nigeria for its record number […]

Read More

‘Hashtag’ campaign for kidnapped girls sparks dispute

‘Hashtag’ campaign for kidnapped girls sparks dispute

| June 10, 2014

(GIN)—Is the social media campaign to bring back the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls an effective tool to win their freedom or just trending until the next big thing comes along? That’s the question heating up the news wires with rescue efforts at an apparent standstill and new dramas coming on the media stage. Staff writer Joshua […]

Read More

Nigeria tries to stem protest over abducted girls

Nigeria tries to stem protest over abducted girls

(GIN)—Police in Nigeria have issued a ban against further protests by Nigerian citizens, mostly women, who are demanding that government rescue the nearly 300 kidnapped schoolgirls whose whereabouts government claims to know. National anger and frustration has turned on the government for its failure to rescue the teenage students and many others being targeted around […]

Read More

Nigeria says it has found missing girls – The Washington Post

Nigeria says it has found missing girls – The Washington Post

| May 26, 2014

Not to doubt the veracity of the Nigerian government’s claims to know the whereabouts of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, but we choose to reserve judgment on this report until the girls are returned. One reason is the conflicting reports that have come from Nigeria’s government in recent weeks regarding this tragedy. The nation’s […]

Read More

African leaders pledge ‘total war’ against Islamist group

African leaders pledge ‘total war’ against Islamist group

(GIN)—Unable to account for the over 276 teenage girls kidnapped in Nigeria almost a month ago, the government of President Goodluck Jonathan has agreed to step up the fight against the Boko Haram militants with regional and international support. At a summit recently in Paris, the Nigerian president met with African leaders and where they […]

Read More

CIA used vaccine program to cover spy operations

CIA used vaccine program to cover spy operations

| May 20, 2014

Many folks long have suspected the CIA of doing ominous things through vaccines—such as poisoning populations in other parts of the world. While this isn’t exactly a “smallpox blankets” operation, it does raise moral questions about the nature of not just ours, but the world’s spy operations. Though some might say the means justifies the […]

Read More

No deal for kidnapped girls, seen in new video

No deal for kidnapped girls, seen in new video

(GIN)—Attempts to broker the return of the missing school girls held in a rebel camp somewhere in northern Nigeria were apparently quashed recently when a government minister forcefully rejected any deal. The offered deal, from Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram rebel group of kidnappers, would have released the girls in exchange for prisoners […]

Read More

Nigerian government fails our missing girls—and our country

Nigerian government fails our missing girls—and our country

| May 14, 2014

By Oluwa Tosin Adegbola NNPA Guest Columnist The cold facts stare us in our face: Fact 1: More than 300 girls were abducted from the rural northeast region of Nigeria on April 15 while attending secondary school; 276 are still believed to be held captive. Fact 2: The federal government has yet to forcibly intervene to […]

Read More

The tyranny, violence of religion

The tyranny, violence of religion

| May 11, 2014

By Brenda Robinson There once was a black family in Kentucky who defied the norm in terms of intellect. The family head was a single mom, high school dropout, rearing two sons and earning whatever the minimum wage was in the 1960s. The children were victims of educational deprivation, due to the racism, prejudice and […]

Read More