Saturday, August 23, 2014

#BringBackOurGirls - Oby Ezekwesili And Her Team Hand Out Fliers In Abuja

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Oby Ezekwesili and other advocates of #BringBackOurGirls have refused to give up, and are still having sit-ins at Unity Square in Abuja.

The group of protesters marked the 130th day after the abduction of Chibok schoolgirls by members of Boko Haram last April, by handing out fliers to motorists in Abuja.

I want to acknowledge Oby Ezekwesili for her consistency and being a hands on leader for the team and for continuing to motivate those that come out by being in the forefront of things.

Kudos maa'm!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Malala Marks Her 17th Birthday With Escaped Chibok Girls and Parents [Photos]

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Malala Yousafzai, who is currently visiting Nigeria, has pledged yesterday to help free the 219 schoolgirls being held by Boko Haram since April 15. 

Malala met with about 15 parents and five of the 57 girls who escaped from the Boko Haram custody. Some of the parents broke down in tears as Malala spoke at a hotel.

“I can see those girls as my sisters … and I’m going to speak up for them until they are released.”

Malala's 17th birthday is today and she cut a cake with some of her guests to cheer things up. She is also scheduled to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan today.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Malala Yousafzai To Visit Nigeria In Support of Campaign for Missing Chibok Schoolgirls

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Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban when she was 14 for campaigning for Girls Education in her home country of Pakistan. 

The young activist will visit Nigeria to campaign on behalf of the girls abducted from their school by terror group Boko Haram back in April.

Her visit to Nigeria comes almost 90days since the abduction of the girls and her presence is expected to add to the pressure on the Nigerian government.

Malala also turned 17 today. Happy birthday to her. Watch her talk about the missing schoolgirls below...

Monday, May 19, 2014

#BringBackOurGirls Salma Hayek, Harrison Ford Campaign on the Cannes Red Carpet

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Salma Hayek used her time on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet to remind the world that more than 200 Nigerian school girls are still missing after being kidnapped by Boko Haram. The cast of Expendables 3 led by Harrison Ford also showed some #bringbackourgirls signs before the premiere of their movie.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Pictures From Night Vigil Marking One Month Since Kidnap of Chibok Schoolgirls

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Yesterday marked one month since the Chibok schoolgirls were seized from the dormitories and taken away by armed men who turned out to be Boko Haram. The #BringBackOurGirls campaign started on twitter about a week after with accompanying street protests all around the country. The protests were led in Abuja by Dr Oby Ezekwesili.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

More Girls Identified in the Boko Haram Video - What Are The Next Steps?

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According to recent news reports, more than 50 students have been identified in the video released by Boko Haram's leader, Abubakar Shekau on Monday. Immediately after watching a clip of the video on the BBC service, Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima ordered a mass production of the video to be made available to parents for easy identification of their daughters.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

#BringBackOurGirls - Oklahoma Fitness Dancers Choreograph Personally

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Lauren Fitz, a dance fitness enthusiast in Oklahoma made this video to to help spread AWARENESS to help "Bring Back Our Girls!" This choreography was done by The Bomb Squad and Diamond Green who allowed Lauren and her team to do her choreo to Personally by P-Square.

Queen Latifah Dedicates Her Daily Show to #BringBackOurGirls Campaign

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Queen Latifah in her daily talk show today, dedicated a segment to the #Bringbackourgirls awareness campaign. On the panel was Melissa Harris-Perry, Arianna Huffington and Rita Moreno. During this time, everyone in the show including those in the production room all carried a #bringbackourgirls sign. I think it's very thoughtful of them, millions of her viewers would have been reached.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Photos - PSquare in St Lucia Beach Resort For Jazz and Arts Festival

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The PSquare brothers, Peter and Paul , are in St Lucia with their team, where they'll be performing at the 2014 St Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival. They are currently chilling out at their beach side resort in the fabulous caribbean island, but took time to show solidarity with the campaign to #bringbackourgirls, inscribing the hashtag in very large letters onto the sand. Pictures below...

Friday, May 9, 2014

Did American Woman, Rama Mosley, Try to Claim She Originated #BringbackourGirls?

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It is not Rama Mosley but Oby Ezekwesili and Ibrahim Abdullahi who actually started the trending hashtag on Twitter. However it seems the western media always prefers to give one of their own the prestige of discovering things. Mungo Park discovered River Niger, and now Rama Mosley was almost canonized for starting the #Bringbackourgirls social media campaign to free the girls abducted in Borno state.