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Dapchi girls: FG lied over ransom payment – UN
Fri, 17 Aug 2018

Contrary to claims, the Federal Government paid ransom for the release of the schoolgirls that were kidnapped by Boko Haram in Dapchi, Yobe State on February 19, 2018, the United Nations Security Council has revealed.

In March 2018 after the girls were released, Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed had told State House correspondents that no money was paid for the release of the schoolgirls nor was there a prisoner swap, while refuting leaked media reports that government paid the terrorists five million euros for the release.
He had told reporters that the girls who were freed were released unconditionally and the government did not pay any ransom to the terrorists neither was there any prison swap.

“No money changed hands.” He said the only condition given by the terrorists was that they would return the girls to where they picked them.

But in a recent UN report submitted to its security council, though no specific amount was quoted, it was revealed that the government paid ransom for the release of the girls, noting that such payout was partly responsible for the sustenance of Boko Haram and other terrorist organisations in Africa. However, the Federal Government insisted that it did not pay any ransom to secure the freedom of the girls.

Alhaji Mohammed, in a statement by his media aide challenged anyone with any evidence of payment to publish it.

‘’It is not enough to say that Nigeria paid a ransom, little or huge. There must be a conclusive evidence to support such claim. Without that, the claim remains what it is: a mere conjecture,” he said.

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People think I’m illiterate ‘cos I do street music ‘ CDQ
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
Recently, CDQ dropped Jabbing, believed to be part of his forthcoming EP, which promises to comprise some hit tracks. He spoke to TS Weekend Ayo Alonge A-list rapper, Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf popularly known as CDQ, is reputed for always dishing out party beats to his fans, having released hit singles such as Gbayi ft. Kiss…The post People think I’m illiterate ‘cos I do street music ‘ CDQ appeared first on – The Sun News.
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Iwobi, Musa react to Victor Moses’ retirement
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
In the light of Victor Moses’s sudden retirement from the Nigeria’s national team, three membersThe post Iwobi, Musa react to Victor Moses’ retirement appeared first on – The Sun News.
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D’Tigress captain charged to court by team mate in camp
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
Why Aisha Mohammed was dropped as DTigress captain Like the abrupt termination of duties ofThe post DTigress captain charged to court by team mate in camp appeared first on – The Sun News.
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Agriculture, real sector to get CBN, banks’ CRR lending at 9%
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
Anytime a bank lends to manufacturing or agricultural business at a rate that the CBN has prescribed,The post Agriculture, real sector to get CBN, banks’ CRR lending at 9% appeared first on – The Sun News.
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Electioneering activities may encumber PIGB implementation timelines ‘ Stakeholders
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
Nigerians have to persuade the Federal Government to act on the PIGB as we are in an electionThe post Electioneering activities may encumber PIGB implementation timelines ‘ Stakeholders appeared first on – The Sun News.
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Dapchi girls: FG lied over ransom payment ‘ UN
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
A UN report submitted to its security council, though no specific amount was quoted, revealed that theThe post Dapchi girls: FG lied over ransom payment ‘ UN appeared first on – The Sun News.
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NASS invasion: Senate mulls motion demanding probe
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
One of the priority assignments of the Senate on resumption would be a motion on the floor in which theThe post NASS invasion: Senate mulls motion demanding probe appeared first on – The Sun News.
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2019: Buhari promises free, fair polls
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
Today, I pledge to Nigeria, my country, to promote free, fair and credible election, devoid of anyThe post 2019: Buhari promises free, fair polls appeared first on – The Sun News.
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Kalu to be turbaned Dan Baiwan Hausa in Katsina
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
I’ve the pleasure to write and inform you about the conferment of traditional title of Dan BaiwanThe post Kalu to be turbaned Dan Baiwan Hausa in Katsina appeared first on – The Sun News.
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Governors raise issue of minimum wage
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
The committee working on minimum wage is almost concluding negotiations on the matter while Federal GovernmentThe post Governors raise issue of minimum wage appeared first on – The Sun News.
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Normalcy returns in Anambra as IPMAN calls off strike
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
Chief of Staff to Governor Willie Obiano who led government’s delegation to the negotiations with IPMAN,The post Normalcy returns in Anambra as IPMAN calls off strike appeared first on – The Sun News.
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INEC receives sensitive materials for by-election in Rivers
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
NAN The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Rivers State, Mr Obo Effanga, said on Thursday that the commissionThe post INEC receives sensitive materials for by-election in Rivers appeared first on – The Sun News.
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PDP Apapa LG Chairman murder: Court to hear bail application
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
NAN A Lagos High Court on Thursday fixed Aug. 23 to hear a bail application filed by five members ofThe post PDP Apapa LG Chairman murder: Court to hear bail application appeared first on – The Sun News.
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Rising tide of ethno-regional populism in northern Nigeria
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
This provincial triumphalism will degenerate into ethno-regional populism as soon as the other sectionsThe post Rising tide of ethno-regional populism in northern Nigeria appeared first on – The Sun News.
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How parenting makes or mars destiny
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
Millions of youth are suffering in the world today because of bad parenting. Many couples have childrenThe post How parenting makes or mars destiny appeared first on – The Sun News.
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Unnecessary controversies
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
There is the unnecessary argument over the fate of Bukola Saraki as Senate President. Ordinarily, sinceThe post Unnecessary controversies appeared first on – The Sun News.
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PDP and its presidential aspirants
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
By the number of aspirants, PDP has a handful. The party, therefore, has an arduous task to pick a candidateThe post PDP and its presidential aspirants appeared first on – The Sun News.
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The unseen benefits of okada ban in Anambra
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
It will be difficult at this time for many people to appreciate the benefits in government’s policyThe post The unseen benefits of okada ban in Anambra appeared first on – The Sun News.
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Improper e-waste disposal: Nigeria’s deadly time bomb
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
The challenge that e-waste poses to the environment and Nigeria can no longer be ignored: e-wasteThe post Improper e-waste disposal: Nigeria’s deadly time bomb appeared first on – The Sun News.
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Overhauling the SARS
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
While the overhaul of SARS is commendable, government should take a step further towards overhaulingThe post Overhauling the SARS appeared first on – The Sun News.
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2019: Nigerian democracy and the media
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
Media practice in Nigeria has seenpower gone the wrong way but assumed it’s the right thing The post 2019: Nigerian democracy and the media appeared first on – The Sun News.
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IBB: Celebrating the People’s General at 77
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
Today, Nigeria, Africa and the world celebrate you. You are a true and unique leader. The People’sThe post IBB: Celebrating the People’s General at 77 appeared first on – The Sun News.
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T.A. Orji and his empty threat against Otti
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
When I first heard and read about the threat by ex-Abia State governor, Senator T.A. Orji, to sue Dr.The post T.A. Orji and his empty threat against Otti appeared first on – The Sun News.
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The 9 historical gates of Bauchi
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
The nine gates were fixed to the mud wall, three metres both inside and outside, surrounding the city.The post The 9 historical gates of Bauchi appeared first on – The Sun News.
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The Zimbabwe election
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
Although the two presidential candidates are now in court, the Zimbabwean general election, after 37The post The Zimbabwe election appeared first on – The Sun News.
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Life, times of Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
Trump said: ‘The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, is dead. She was a great woman, with a wonderful giftThe post Life, times of Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin appeared first on – The Sun News.
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