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Chibok Girls: Secondary school students mark 100 days of abduction in Ibadan

Chibok Girls: Secondary school students mark 100 days of abduction in Ibadan

By Oseheye Okwuofu It was a moving scene yesterday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, as hundreds of secondary school students gathered to mark 100 days of the abduction of 276 students of Government Girls’ Secondary, Chibok by the dreaded Boko Haram sect. The programme,  “Missing: A Tale of Chibok Girls,“ was put together by Mrs Oyindamola Ige, a former lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan. The students, selected from over 15 secondary schools in the state, appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to intensify his efforts to ensure  a safe release of the abducted girls. The programme,...

Chibok girls: Ibadan cleric calls for rescue plan

Chibok girls: Ibadan cleric calls for rescue plan

By Oladele Ogunsola Archbishop of Ibadan Archdiocese of the Catholic Church, Gabriel Abegunrin, has called for a carefully designed rescue plan for the over 200 secondary school girls abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents from Chibok, Borno State, about two months ago. This is as the Nigerian government battles with the pressures to secure the release of the over 200 school girls and the cleric called for a comprehensive plan to ensure proper rehabilitation and reintegration of the abducted girls at an interactive session with journalists in Ibadan. Abegunrin noted that the post-rescue programmes “are as much important as ensuring...

Physically-challenged pupils protest abduction of Chibok girls in Ibadan

Physically-challenged pupils protest abduction of Chibok girls in Ibadan

By Oluwatoyin Malik The Special Adviser to the Oyo State governor on disability, Prince Paul Adelabu, has called on Boko Haram insurgents have pity on mothers and bring the abducted students of Federal Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State. Adelabu spoke in Ibadan on Tuesday during a protest march by physically-challenged students from different special schools in Oyo State, organized by a non-governmental organization, Star Children Development Initiative, against the abduction of the Chibok girls, in place of the usual Children’s Day celebrated worldwide. Activities on this year’s edition of the celebration of children had been suspended by states in...

Students in Ibadan join protest

Students in Ibadan join protest

Culled From Tribune CHANTING “Bring Back Our Girls”, students of Brightest Star College, Ososami, Ibadan, besieged the Tribune House, Ibadan, on Thursday, to lend their voices to the clamour for the release of the abducted schoolgirls of Chibok, Borno State. According to a teacher who led the students, Mr Balogun Monday, the visit was to express their displeasure at the continued abduction and call for urgent attention of the government to facilitate their release. One of the students, Akande Tolani questioned, “what If I was the one? I pity them. Thegovernment should tighten security in our schools and in the...

Chibok girls: Traditionalists blame Islam, Christianity

Chibok girls: Traditionalists blame Islam, Christianity

IFA priests across the country yesterday converged on Ibadan and put the blame of Boko Haram insurgents on both Christianity and Islamic religion. The Ifa adherents, who came from Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa, Edo and others offered prayers in their own ways for the release of the abducted Chibok girls. The prayers were said by Chief Yemi Elebuibon, Chief Udenta Chikeebere, Chief Ifayinka Odutolu, Chief Ifasayo Alabi and Osunkemi Bogunpe, among others. Speaking on behalf of the traditional religion believers, President of the International Council for Ifa Religion, Professor Idowu Odeyemi, said, “Nigeria is neither a Christian nor a Muslim nation....

Chibok girls: UI women protest in Ibadan

Chibok girls: UI women protest in Ibadan

Over 100 staff members and students of the University of Ibadan, on Friday, marched within the institution’s premises to join in the demand for the release of the more than 200 female students abducted last month by Boko Haram insurgents in Chibok, Borno State. The rally was kicked off with a prayer session at NISER Park around 9.30 a.m. with the participants, mostly women, including teaching and non-teaching staff, as well as pupils of International School, Ibadan (ISI) and UI Staff School, donning red-and-black dresses, chanting solidarity songs. They carried placards with inscriptions such as “Free Prospective UI Female Students,”...

Chibok Girls :Thousands protest in Ibadan

Chibok Girls :Thousands protest in Ibadan

The rally began around 9am at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, with the women wearing their traditional Buba and Iro in the wrong way. They also wore red head gears to show their anger at the abduction. Secondary school pupils turned up for the protest in their thousands. The women and children cursed the abductors of the Government Secondary School, Chibok girls. They carried placards with inscriptions such as: “Release our girls”; “234 girls why”; “Ajimobi says enough is enough”; “We demand the immediate release of our girls”; “Oyo State women says bring back our girls”; “Security of children should...