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Nigerian Government Begins Ceasefire Talks With Boko Haram

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Contrary to earlier stance of the Nigerian government, latest reports inform that it has begun talks with the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, to release more than 200 girls abducted six months ago.

According to a report published by the Voice of America today, Friday, 17 October, 2014, it was gathered that the Federal Government has started negotiating the militant group for them to stop the deadly insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives across Nigeria.

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It was gathered that an adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan and a man calling himself the secretary-general of Boko Haram confirmed that discussions are under way in Saudi Arabia.

They explained that the current negotiation between the FG and the Boko Haram was aided by high level officials from Chad and Cameroon.

A member of the terrorist group in Saudi Arabia, who identified himself as Danladi Ahmadu, added that the abducted Chibok girls are “in good condition and unharmed.”

Ahmadu did not explain the conditions under which the girls would be freed.

However, he explained that Riyadh is not involved in the negotiations and there is no independent confirmation by Nigerian government.

It would be recalled that no fewer than 270 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents at a secondary school in the remote northeastern village of Chibok in Borno State on 14 April, 2014.

At least 57 of the abducted schoolgirls have been reported to have escaped from the Sambisa forest where they are believed to be kept.

The leader of the terrorist sect, Abubakar Shekau had since threatened to sell the remainder as slave brides, vowing they would not be released until his members captured by the Nigerian military are freed from jail.

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Meanwhile, President Jonathan has been criticised both home and abroad for his slow response to the kidnapping and for the inability of Nigerian troops to quell the insurgency being perpetrated by the Boko Haram militants.

No fewer than 10, 000 people are believed to have been killed from terror attacks staged by the Boko Haram insurgents across Nigeria.

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  1. muyi

    October 17, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Interesting! I have always suspected that this insurgency / girls’ kidnap matter was purely orchestrated. After having been advised to negotiate all these while, our govt. refused. But now the negotiations have started. The next thing to happen now is that the negotiations will succeed and the girls will be released unhurt(it was never an authentic abduction anyway). After that, GEJ will be or should be seen as the heroic messiah that has helped brought back our girls who deserves to be allowed to continue his good works. I think one of the hollywood film writers would have been good as their chief strategist; at least, there would have been a little bit of suspense. The way it appears, the scriptwriters here are a bunch of numskulls + including the producer.

  2. muyi

    October 17, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    As already speculated, a ceasefire agreement has just been reached between Nigerian military and BH (breaking news on channels tv). Meeting to continue next week. Aa already suggested, the issue of the girls will be discussed next week. There will be prisoners swap, the ogwuche aminu guy and some others will be released, and eventually, those girls that have been on excursion ever since will return home. There will then be this supposed happy mood. We are all expected to go for thanksgivings in the churches and the mosques. Also we are to thank God for a leader like GEJ.

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I don’t mind being a second wife to a rich man: Nigerian Actress

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I don’t mind being a second wife to a rich man: Nigerian Actress

Ruth Eze, Nigerian actress has revealed that due to family pressure, she doesn’t mind to be a second wife to a rich man.

Eze made this known in an exclusive interview with Inside Nollywood.

She expressed that due to her mother’s pressure on her to marry, she wouldn’t mind being a second wife as long as the man is rich and agrees to a white wedding.

“My mother is on my neck to get married but I can’t afford to marry a poor man, truth be told. So, I have been calming my mum down. I told her if I don’t look well and rush into marriage, I might rush out before she knows it.

For now, I’m here waiting for true love and without money, love can’t be true and sweet. I also don’t mind being a second wife as long as he agrees we have a white wedding,” she said.

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James Bond actor, Sean Connery dies at 90

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James Bond actor, Sean Connery dies at 90

Scottish actor, Sir Sean Connery, has died at the age of 90.

He was best known for his portrayal of James Bond, being the first to bring the role to the big screen and appearing in seven of the spy thrillers.

He was largely regarded as being the best actor to have played 007 in the long-running franchise, often being named as such in polls. His acting career spanned decades and his many awards including an Oscar, two Bafta awards and three Golden Globes.

Sir Sean’s other films included The Hunt for Red October, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and The Rock.

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Ned Nwoko, Laycon sign partnership deal (Photos)

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Ned Nwoko, Laycon sign partnership deal (Photos)

Ned Nwoko, actress Regina Daniels husband has signed new partnership deal with winner of BBNaija 2020 winner, Laycon.

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Nwoko made this known on Friday, October 30, via the official Twitter handle of his foundation, the Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation.

Ned Nwoko in partnership with Laycon

Ned Nwoko invited Laycon to share his dream for his anti-malaria project and the rapper cum reality TV star pledged support to join hands with the billionaire in his fight against malaria in Africa.

Ned Nwoko in partnership with Laycon

Ned Nwoko’s foundation tweeted, “Prince_NedNwoko hosts @itslaycon and share his dream for @Ned_malaria with the winner of Big Brother Naija (Lockdown) who in return pledged his support to put an end to the scourge of malaria in Africa.”

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