Nigerian girls

We will never forget you: Malala Yousafzai writes to kidnapped Nigerian girls

We will never forget you: Malala Yousafzai writes to kidnapped Nigerian girls

Pakistani teenager and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday told Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped a year ago by Boko Haram militants they will never be forgotten and to never lose hope.

Apr 15, 2015, 05:19 AM IST

Boko Haram says kidnapped schoolgirls `married off`

Boko Haram has claimed the 219 schoolgirls it kidnapped in Nigeria earlier this year have converted to Islam and been married off, according to a new video obtained by AFP on Friday.

Nov 01, 2014, 10:33 AM IST

UN envoy Brown vows new school for kidnapped Nigerian girls

UN education envoy Gordon Brown has pledged that a school from where more than 200 girls were kidnapped by Islamist militants will be rebuilt, as he visited Nigeria for talks on boosting security. Britain`s former prime minister met President Goodluck Jonathan and Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as part of his "Safe School Initiative" unveiled in May, which aims to help hundreds of schools hit by the Boko Haram insurgency.

Jun 18, 2014, 04:16 AM IST

`Time running out` for Nigeria over Boko Haram threat

Nigeria faces a race against time to tackle its worsening security situation, which has spread in scale and scope affecting all walks of life, an influential governor has said.

May 28, 2014, 19:07 PM IST

Nigerian defense chief says abducted girls located

Nigeria`s military has located nearly 300 school girls abducted by Islamic extremists but fears using force to try to free them could get them killed, the country`s chief of defense has said.

May 27, 2014, 09:32 AM IST

US adds UAV to search Nigerian girls

The US Defence Department`s addition of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and 80 Air Force troops to US efforts supporting Nigeria`s search for over 200 kidnapped girls has turned the mission into an air operation, a Pentagon spokesman said Thursday.

May 23, 2014, 08:55 AM IST

Michelle Obama outraged over kidnapping of Nigerian school girls

US first Lady Michelle Obama today expressed her outrage over the kidnapping of 200 Nigerian schoolgirls and called on nations around the globe to fight for ensuring that every girl receives education.

May 10, 2014, 16:21 PM IST

UN Security Council threatens action over girls abduction in Nigeria

The UN Security Council on Friday expressed outrage at the abduction of hundreds of Nigerian school girls in two attacks by Islamist militants, demanding their immediate release and threatening to take action against the insurgents.

May 10, 2014, 03:01 AM IST

Michelle Obama to speak out against kidnapping of Nigerian girls

First Lady Michelle Obama is to speak out against the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by Islamic militants when she gives the weekly presidential address instead of her husband, the White House said Friday.

May 10, 2014, 02:59 AM IST

Boko Haram wants exchange of abducted Nigerian girls for its jailed members

Boko Haram former negotiator Shehu Sani on Friday warned against the rescue of the 284 abducted school girls and said that the militant group is planning to exchange the hostages with its jailed comrades.

May 09, 2014, 20:17 PM IST

Kidnapped Nigerian girls likely separated, taken out of country

Authorities have said that they suspect Nigerian militant group Boko Haram may have separated the nearly 300 girls it has abducted and taken them out of the country.

May 09, 2014, 10:36 AM IST

China, Britain to track abducted Nigerian girls

China and Britain have offered to deploy their advanced tracking technologies to support Nigeria`s security agencies engaged in the search and rescue operation of abducted schoolgirls, a spokesperson said Wednesday.

May 08, 2014, 06:14 AM IST

US is helping find over 200 kidnapped Nigerian girls: White House

The US is assisting the Nigerian government to find and free more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by militants, the White House said Monday.

May 06, 2014, 07:53 AM IST

`Around 40,000 Nigerian girls trafficked to Mali`

The trafficking has repeatedly drawn the scrutiny of rights organisations.

Sep 30, 2010, 09:44 AM IST