As Nigeria marked a year since the abduction of 276 schoolgirls from the northeastern town of Chibok by terrorist group Boko Haram, President-elect Muhammadu Buhari said he could not promise that his government would be able to find and rescue those still in captivity.
But he said if they were alive, his government would do its best to save them.
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On Monday night, the Somali embassy said it was trying to trace its citizens and help them escape the violence. It has demanded urgent assistance from the Department of International Relations and Co-operation.
Oronto Douglas, the Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Research, Documentation and Strategy, is dead.
Mr. Douglas, 49, a presidency source said, passed on at the State House clinic at 4:58 a.m. Friday.
The real cause of his death is unknown at this time, but the presidential adviser is said to have managed a terminal illness for sometime, and had, from time to time, sought treatment abroad for prolonged periods.
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Barely one week after an attack on a branch of Living Faith Church popularly called Winners Chapel in Giwa, Headquarters of Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State by two unidentified arsonists, the Baptist Church at Gidan Maso village in Rogo Local Government Area of Kano State has been set ablaze and the residence of the Pastor, Rev Habila Garba, burnt by irate youths.
South Africa’s Home Affairs minister Melusi Gigaba has acted as a respectable leader and apologised to foreigners attacked on South African soil, a day after the Inkhata Freedom Party(IFP) leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi apologised. Several foreign nationals were attacked in Isipingo and Umlazi, South of Durban last week.
At least 147 people have been killed and 79 wounded in the Thursday’s attack on a Kenya university, according to the Kenya National Disaster Operation Centre. The centre says security forces have rescued more than 500 students from the Garissa University College campus but fighting is still going on.
“I can confirm that the commission has received a complaint following the alleged utterances made by President Jacob Zuma’s son," SAHRC spokesperson Isaac Mangena said.