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Monday, October 20, 2014

#BringBackOurGirls: MEET THE MAN WHO NEVER GAVE UP HOPE – Alashock BLOG’s Interview With CNN

By Jareen Imam, CNN
October 20, 2014 -- Updated 1156 GMT (1956 HKT)


STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • #BringBackOurGirls was a response to the April 14 kidnapping of Nigerian girls
  • The cries of worried families inspired people worldwide to participate in the campaign
  • Alasholuyi Kehinde from Lagos, Nigeria, kept up the campaign as its popularity faded
  • He demanded the release of the Chibok girls every day for more than 180 days
(CNN) -- Six months after more than 200 schoolgirls vanished into the night in Chibok, Nigeria, the #BringBackOurGirls campaign has faded.
When the social media phenomenon of signs calling for the release of the missing girls took off in May, celebrities like first lady Michelle Obama and Nobel Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai posted their photos, joining people from around the world. But as weeks became months and prospects of the schoolgirls' release seemed slim, the social media campaign slowly dwindled.

Nigeria Is Now Officially Ebola Free...Says WHO

A school official takes a pupil's temperature using an infrared digital laser thermometer in front of the school premises, at the resumption of private schools, in Lagos, Sept. 22, 2014.
Akintunde Akinleye—Reuters
It's been 42 days since the last new case…

The World Health Organization declared Nigeria free of Ebola on Monday [Oct. 20], a containment victory in an outbreak that has stymied other countries’ response efforts.

FAB PICS: Kim Kardashian Dons Bizarre Ensemble Of Denim Bermuda Shorts, Open-Back Top and Heels On Date With Kanye West

Date time: Kim Kardashian stepped out with husband Kanye West in Calabasas, Los Angeles on Sunday
Date time: Kim Kardashian stepped out with husband Kanye West in Calabasas, Los Angeles on Sunday
Kim Kardashian may have gone a bit overboard as she stepped out with husband Kanye West in Calabasas, Los Angeles on Sunday [Oct. 19]. The 33-year-old reality star left little to the imagination in an open-back top, denim Bermuda shorts and heels for the outing.

FAB PICS: North West & Her Parents Kanye & Kim Have Some Holiday Fun At Underwood Family Farm

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The West/Kardashian families threw on their best leather pants and headed to Underwood Family Farm for some family time over the weekend.  See their photos inside...

2015 ELECTION: Muhammadu Buhari Will Serve Only One Term Of Four Years Like Nelson Mandela — Says APC Chieftain

Rotimi Fashakin
Mr. Rotimi Fashakin, a chief of the All Progressives Congress, said Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) has pledged to serve only one term of four years if he emerged as President in 2015. Fashakin, who was the national publicity secretary of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change, told PUNCH on Sunday that Buhari would do for Nigeria what the late Nelson Mandela did for South Africa.

#BringBackOurGirls: Nigerian Govt Says Boko Haram Will Keep Promise To Release Chibok Girls, As Negotiations Continue Today [Oct. 20]

Negotiations between the Nigerian Government and representatives of the Boko Harm Islamic sect on the release of 219 abducted Chibok girls will continue today [Oct. 20] in Chad, Vanguard reports.
This came as Nigerian government declared that it had no reason to doubt the sect’s promise to release the girls against the backdrop of alleged breach of ceasefire agreement by the sect.
Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, last Friday, announced that Boko Haram had agreed to a ceasefire and instructed all the field commanders of the troops to observe the ceasefire.
A top military source, who confided in Vanguard, said: “It is true that the sect demanded the release of some of their fighters and the Federal Government is ready to meet some of their conditions to secure the girls’ freedom. There are high hopes that the girls will be released; the military is ready to move in and bring out the girls when this is done. Already, the Federal Government has put machinery in motion to receive the girls once they are released”.
On the ceasefire agreement reached by the terrorists and Military, the source said that so far, the military is maintaining its part of the agreement, adding that the attacks allegedly carried out by the group in Borno and Adamawa at the weekend were being investigated to ascertain those responsible.
Following the ceasefire agreement announced by the Chief of Defence Staff, the Defence headquarters has put Commanders of troops in the epicenter of the insurgency on standby as there were  indications that the over 200 girls of the Government Girls Secondary School Chibok, Borno State, abducted in April 2014, by the terrorists group would be released tomorrow.
Coordinator of the National Information Centre, Mr. Mike Omeri, at the weekend, confirmed that negotiations were going on with Boko Haram “especially as it concerns release of the Chibok girls and the general insecurity in the North East and also the need to rescue all other captives of the terrorists. Already, the terrorists have announced a ceasefire in furtherance of their desire for peace. In this regard, the government of Nigeria has, in similar vein, declared ceasefire”.




Stolen Electronic Goods From South African Malls ‘Heading To Nigeria’

Nigeria has emerged as the destination for many of the electronic devices stolen during the recent spat of mall robberies across the country. “The service providers have confirmed that the majority of the items are activated in Nigeria,” Lieutenant-General Solomon Makgale said on Saturday [Oct. 18].

Sunday, October 19, 2014

TRIO OF FUN: Leggy Beyonce & Jay Z Party With Adele In London...Till 4AM [FAB IMAGES]

1950s pin-up model! Beyonce turned heads when she arrived at Harry's Bar in London on Friday evening

Beyonce channelled 1950s pin-up model Bettie Page on Friday evening...The statuesque star was unable to hide her smile when she was pictured heading to Harry’s Bar in London with husband Jay Z and fellow songstress Adele. The 33-year-old showed off her fashion credentials in a floral printed playsuit, while she added some height to the proceedings with an envy-inducing pair of black strappy heels.

I Am A Born-Again Christian; I Answered The Altar Call In 2006 – Ex BBA Winner Uti Nwachukwu

Ex BBA Winner Uti Nwachukwu 
It is really difficult task to fix former Big Brother Africa winner, Uti Nwachukwu, in any particular setting. Just when you think you have got the guy all figured out, there is always a part of him sticking out for you to put a tag on.

2015 ELECTION: APC Considers Buhari-Fashola Ticket

There were strong indications at the weekend that the All Progressives Congress (APC) may have decided to pair incumbent Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola, with the party’s front-runner in next month’s presidential primaries- General Muhammadu Buhari.

CHIBOK GIRLS: Why Chad Republic Spearhead Ceasefire With Boko Haram...PLUS...Five Conditions Tabled For Peace To Reign

According THE NATION, fresh facts emerged yesterday [Oct. 18] that the high number of Chadian mercenaries in the Boko Haram sect made Chad to spearhead the ceasefire with the group. It was also learnt that five conditions were tabled at the negotiation session for peace to reign in the North-East.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Man Strips Wife Naked In Public, In Lagos For Dating Friend

An angry man in Amukoko area of Lagos State yesterday [Oct. 17] stripped his wife completely naked in public for dating his friend, LEADERSHIP reports. The husband identified as Musibau was said to have trailed the love birds to their nest at a beer parlour, along Alaba Oro Road and pulled the wife, Mulikatu out from the place.

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