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In Indonesia, ‘Bride Kidnapping’ Tradition Fuels Child Marriage Despite New Ban

In Indonesia, ‘Bride Kidnapping’ Tradition Fuels Child Marriage Despite New Ban

Fifteen minutes into their first date, Indonesian teenager Helma Yani received a marriage proposal from a boy she had just met. He spirited her away to a relative’s house and a month later, at age 17, they were married. Yani is one of nearly 1.5 million child brides in Muslim-majority Indonesia, which has the world’s […]

Government Negotiating With Boko Haram To Free Leah Sharibu – Presidency

Government Negotiating With Boko Haram To Free Leah Sharibu – Presidency

The Buhari administration is committed to freeing Leah Sharibu and is in negotiation with the kidnappers to do so, a presidential aide said on Saturday. Garba Shehu said the Buhari administration will not give up on the safe return of Miss Sharibu. Miss Sharibu is one of the 110 students of Government Girls Science and […]

Five Years After Chibok…

Five Years After Chibok…

The mass abduction of 276 schoolgirls on April 14, 2014, from their school in northeastern Nigeria sparked an global outcry and the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign Five years after being kidnapped by Boko Haram, freed Chibok girls have nightmares about their 100 missing classmates and are burdened by guilt for surviving, while shielding parents of […]

NAPTIP Moves To Rescue 20,000 Nigerian Girls Trafficked To Mali

NAPTIP Moves To Rescue 20,000 Nigerian Girls Trafficked To Mali

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it is making efforts to rescue about 20,000 Nigerian girls trapped in different parts of Mali. Julie Okah-Donli, the Director- General of NAPTIP, who made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja, said the […]

80 Students, Principal Kidnapped In Cameroon

80 Students, Principal Kidnapped In Cameroon

Gunmen in Cameroon have kidnapped 80 students and their principal from a Presbyterian school in the country’s restive northwestern region. A video of the kidnapped children was released on social media in which the kidnappers identify themselves as “Amba boys,” a reference to the English-speaking region of Ambazonia where armed separatists are fighting for independence. […]

Pirates Kidnap 12 Crew Members Of Swiss Ship

Pirates Kidnap 12 Crew Members Of Swiss Ship

Twelve crew members of a Swiss commercial ship have been taken hostage by pirates who attacked the vessel as it sailed off the coast of Nigeria. Massoel Shipping said in a statement Sunday that the ship MV Glarus, with 19 crew on board, was attacked as it was carrying wheat from the Nigerian commercial capital […]

Buhari Meets Released Dapchi Schoolgirls

Buhari Meets Released Dapchi Schoolgirls

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari met 107 schoolgirls on Friday freed by Islamist militant group Boko Haram and promised to secure the release any of their classmates still held in the remote northeast. Their kidnapping in the town of Dapchi hit Buhari politically by undermining his claims a year before an election to have ended Boko […]

Boko Haram Returns 105 Abducted Dapchi Girls, Five Dead

Boko Haram Returns 105 Abducted Dapchi Girls, Five Dead

Exactly 33 days after they were abducted, 110 students of Government Girls Science and Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, located in Bulabulin, Yunusari Local Government area of Yobe State, were Wednesday morning returned. However, THISDAY exclusively gathered that out of the 110 students returned, five were dead already.  Speaking to THISDAY on the condition of anonymity, […]

Acting President Assures The Return Of The Kidnapped School Boys

Acting President Assures The Return Of The Kidnapped School Boys

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday assured parents and guardians of the kidnapped Lagos school kids of their safe return. He told reporters on the sideline of 60th birthday thanksgiving service of Pastor Salami Ololade in Lagos that the Federal Government was collaborating with the state’s authorities to ensure their safe return. On May 25, six […]

Kenya : CCTV Captures Horror Footage Of Nanny With 7-Month-Old Baby

Kenya : CCTV Captures Horror Footage Of Nanny With 7-Month-Old Baby

 Baby Grace (not her real name) is only seven months and has already been exposed to an unbelievable experience. It is a traumatising experience captured on CCTV footage. An adult woman is seen in the video laying on the floor with her pants halfway removed while innocent baby Grace is seen trying to support herself […]

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