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14 Apr

Students from various secondary schools in Abuja today held a rally to commemorate the one year anniversary of the abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls.

The students who identify as the Chibok Girls Ambassadors converged at the Unity Fountain, Abuja, from where they marched to the Federal Ministry of Education, seeking audience with the Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau.

One of the students, Ms Esther Dauda thanked the Bring Back Our Girls group for sustaining the agitation for the rescue of the Chibok girls.

“I thank all the members of Bring Back Our Girls for service to us, the Chibok people, for without this group, this matter would have been dead,” she said. “So I urge us all not to relent in our effort and continue to have the faith that our daughters, sisters, and future mothers will return back to us.”

The Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Dr Chidi Odinkalu, who earlier led the group in the recitation of the National Anthem, expressed dismay at the treatment meted on the group.

“We came here and the Public officers shut the gate on their Children. It is unacceptable. This should never happen again,” he said.

The march by the Chibok Girls Ambassadors was part of a week-long schedule of activities to mark the anniversary of the abduction of the Chibok girls.

 

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12 Apr

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that 66 cases of violence were recorded during the conduct of the  governorship  and House of Assembly elections across the country on Saturday, April 11.

A statement today by INEC said that the states affected include Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ebonyi and Ondo.


"INEC’s records show that there were 66 reports of violent incidents targeted at polling units, the Commission’s officials, voters and election materials," the statement said.

"These were in Rivers State (16 incidents), Ondo (8), Cross River and Ebonyi (6 each), Akwa Ibom (5) Bayelsa (4), Lagos and Kaduna (3 each), Jigawa, Enugu, Ekiti and Osun (2 each), Katsina, Plateau, Kogi, Abia, Imo, Kano and Ogun (1 each)," it added.

It further stated that investigation into the incidents are ongoing and that the culprits will be brought to justice. 

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