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Boko Haram girls were not freed in heroic mission after all, Nigerian officials admit

Added: 24.02.2018 6:26 | 0 views | 0 comments


Nigerian officials have apologised after falsely claiming to have staged a dramatic rescue of a group of schoolgirls taken in a mass abduction by Boko Haram on Monday night. Officials in northern Yobe State had claimed on Wednesday to have rescued at least 50 of the girls, in what they described as a "gallant" mission by the Nigerian army. But late on Thursday night, they told families of the missing girls that there had in fact been no rescue at all, saying that the claims had been based on "unreliable" information from the security forces. "We have now established that the information we relied on to make the statement was not credible," said Yobi state spokesman Abdullahi Bego. "The Yobe State government apologises for that." The admission came amid claims from parents that four days after the initial kidnapping in the town of Dapchi, more than 100 girls remain unaccounted for.  At least five parents who were present fainted with the shock upon being told at an official briefing that their daughters were still missing after all. Boko Haram oppression in Nigeria, in pictures One parent, Kundiri Alhaji Bukar, told BBC Hausa language service: ''[The governor] said soldiers were dispatched but the military commander told him they could not locate the girls with the Boko Haram militants. He said no-one is really sure whether the girls were taken away by Boko Haram. But we on our part, we believe Boko Haram abducted the children." The backtracking by the Yobe state officials comes amid growing concerns about the government's handling of the incident. When reports of the attack on the school first surfaced earlier this week, officials initially claimed there had been no abductions at all, and that the missing girls had simply fled to surrounding villages. Critics have drawn comparisons with the government's handling of the notorious Chibok school abduction case in 2014, where officials likewise made a series of denials and contradictory statements before admitting that some 276 children had gone missing. As of Friday morning there was still no solid information on the number of girls believed to be missing. While some are thought to have been abducted, others may have fled to safety in surrounding villages and simply not yet contacted their parents. Mobile phone reception is limited in much of Nigeria's remote rural north. Sandals are strewn in the yard of the Government Girls Science and Technical College staff quarters in Dapchi, Nigeria, on February 22, 2018  Credit: AMINU ABUBAKAR/AFP/Getty Images On Wednesday, government officials told the Reuters news agency that around 50 girls were still missing. But one parent, Bashir Manzo, told the Associated Press news agency that parents had presented the state governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, with a list of 101 missing children at Thursday's official briefing. “[Mr Gaidam] told us the girls have not been found and we should continue to pray for their safe return,” another parent, Rabiu Sani, told the AP.   The flow of official misinformation over the case is likely anger President Muhamamdu Buhari, who was critical of his predecessor Goodluck Jonathan's handling of the Chibok case. Earlier this week, he despatched a team of ministers to the area in an attempt to demonstrate that he was responding quickly to the situation. “I share the anguish of all the parents and guardians of the girls that remain unaccounted for,” Mr Buhari tweeted on Wednesday evening. “I would like to assure them that we are doing all in our power to ensure the safe return of all the girls.”

Justin Trudeau tried way too hard in India, and it backfired spectacularly

Added: 24.02.2018 6:26 | 0 views | 0 comments


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau can't stop being the worst version of himself while touring India. During an official visit this week, Trudeau has once again dipped back into his charisma well to inspire good headlines, and global affection. Only this time, it looks like he's drowned. Every day of his trip, Trudeau opted to don grand, ceremonial outfits traditional for India. It can be presumed that he wanted to show respect and "fit in" with the people of the country. In reality, most saw it as trying to hard at best, or as cultural appropriation at worst.  SEE ALSO: Everything you need to know to enjoy curling, the Winter Olympics' best obscure sport Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Amritsar's Golden Temple, February 21, 2018. Reuters photos by @AdnanAbidi #TrudeauInIndia pic.twitter.com/AMb9B7Et55 — Reuters India Photos (@IndiaPhotos) February 21, 2018 Of course, this is nothing new for Trudeau. He's continually stuck his Disney Prince face into whatever photo op continues to build his brand as the good guy ally, the nerdy man of the people, and super hunk statesman.  Well, the headlines that have come out of Trudeau's India visit have unraveled a bit of that perception. Press in the asian country and abroad have called out his embarrassing over-the-top dress as reeking of overcompensation.  India's message to Justin Trudeau: stop trying so hardhttps://t.co/5p0mAKjhgX pic.twitter.com/pCOGN1i8iH — NDTV (@ndtv) February 23, 2018 Justin Trudeau can't stop being an embarrassing tourist in India https://t.co/5jW1N6YLwE pic.twitter.com/JAyaD8BJ1y — Travel + Leisure (@TravelLeisure) February 23, 2018 Canadian PM Trudeau roundly mocked for political, fashion blunders during disastrous trip to India https://t.co/zdh69Ia0Qm pic.twitter.com/VFPki96Olw — INSIDER (@thisisinsider) February 23, 2018 And so, the internet dragged him for it.  Is it just me or is this choreographed cuteness all just a bit much now? Also FYI we Indians don’t dress like this every day sir, not even in Bollywood. pic.twitter.com/xqAqfPnRoZ — Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) February 21, 2018 I love the Trudeau but cannot understand why he’s dressed like he’s at his own Indian wedding. https://t.co/lBdoLJNtQr — Angela Saini (@AngelaDSaini) February 21, 2018 Just chill, Justin. Just chill.  WATCH: Boston Dynamics tried to prevent ‘SpotMini’ from escaping, but the robot outsmarted them

From: www.yahoo.com

Facebook Jumps $13 Bil Since Kylie Jenner's Snapchat Slam

Added: 24.02.2018 4:24 | 0 views | 0 comments

Kylie Jenner's good for business ... if you're in the Facebook business. Sorry, Snapchat. As we reported ... Snapchat's value plummeted a whopping $1.3 billion the day after Kylie tweeted 18 simple words to bash the app. And, as of Friday's market...

From: www.tmz.com

Justin Trudeau tried way too hard in India, and it backfired spectacularly

Added: 23.02.2018 20:34 | 0 views | 0 comments


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau can't stop being the worst version of himself while touring India. During an official visit this week, Trudeau has once again dipped back into his charisma well to inspire good headlines, and global affection. Only this time, it looks like he's drowned. Every day of his trip, Trudeau opted to don grand, ceremonial outfits traditional for India. It can be presumed that he wanted to show respect and "fit in" with the people of the country. In reality, most saw it as trying to hard at best, or as cultural appropriation at worst.  SEE ALSO: Everything you need to know to enjoy curling, the Winter Olympics' best obscure sport Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Amritsar's Golden Temple, February 21, 2018. Reuters photos by @AdnanAbidi #TrudeauInIndia pic.twitter.com/AMb9B7Et55 — Reuters India Photos (@IndiaPhotos) February 21, 2018 Of course, this is nothing new for Trudeau. He's continually stuck his Disney Prince face into whatever photo op continues to build his brand as the good guy ally, the nerdy man of the people, and super hunk statesman.  Well, the headlines that have come out of Trudeau's India visit have unraveled a bit of that perception. Press in the asian country and abroad have called out his embarrassing over-the-top dress as reeking of overcompensation.  India's message to Justin Trudeau: stop trying so hardhttps://t.co/5p0mAKjhgX pic.twitter.com/pCOGN1i8iH — NDTV (@ndtv) February 23, 2018 Justin Trudeau can't stop being an embarrassing tourist in India https://t.co/5jW1N6YLwE pic.twitter.com/JAyaD8BJ1y — Travel + Leisure (@TravelLeisure) February 23, 2018 Canadian PM Trudeau roundly mocked for political, fashion blunders during disastrous trip to India https://t.co/zdh69Ia0Qm pic.twitter.com/VFPki96Olw — INSIDER (@thisisinsider) February 23, 2018 And so, the internet dragged him for it.  Is it just me or is this choreographed cuteness all just a bit much now? Also FYI we Indians don’t dress like this every day sir, not even in Bollywood. pic.twitter.com/xqAqfPnRoZ — Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) February 21, 2018 I love the Trudeau but cannot understand why he’s dressed like he’s at his own Indian wedding. https://t.co/lBdoLJNtQr — Angela Saini (@AngelaDSaini) February 21, 2018 Just chill, Justin. Just chill.  WATCH: Boston Dynamics tried to prevent ‘SpotMini’ from escaping, but the robot outsmarted them

From: www.yahoo.com

Snapchat's $1.3 Billion Drop In Value Is Linked To A Kardashian

Added: 23.02.2018 20:23 | 0 views | 0 comments

Following a negative tweet made by Kylie Jenner about the new Snapchat update, the value of its parent company Snap dropped $1.3 billion.

From: www.forbes.com

Justin Trudeau tried way too hard in India, and it backfired spectacularly

Added: 23.02.2018 18:44 | 0 views | 0 comments


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau can't stop being the worst version of himself while touring India. During an official visit this week, Trudeau has once again dipped back into his charisma well to inspire good headlines, and global affection. Only this time, it looks like he's drowned. Every day of his trip, Trudeau opted to don grand, ceremonial outfits traditional for India. It can be presumed that he wanted to show respect and "fit in" with the people of the country. In reality, most saw it as trying to hard at best, or as cultural appropriation at worst.  SEE ALSO: Everything you need to know to enjoy curling, the Winter Olympics' best obscure sport Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Amritsar's Golden Temple, February 21, 2018. Reuters photos by @AdnanAbidi #TrudeauInIndia pic.twitter.com/AMb9B7Et55 — Reuters India Photos (@IndiaPhotos) February 21, 2018 Of course, this is nothing new for Trudeau. He's continually stuck his Disney Prince face into whatever photo op continues to build his brand as the good guy ally, the nerdy man of the people, and super hunk statesman.  Well, the headlines that have come out of Trudeau's India visit have unraveled a bit of that perception. Press in the asian country and abroad have called out his embarrassing over-the-top dress as reeking of overcompensation.  India's message to Justin Trudeau: stop trying so hardhttps://t.co/5p0mAKjhgX pic.twitter.com/pCOGN1i8iH — NDTV (@ndtv) February 23, 2018 Justin Trudeau can't stop being an embarrassing tourist in India https://t.co/5jW1N6YLwE pic.twitter.com/JAyaD8BJ1y — Travel + Leisure (@TravelLeisure) February 23, 2018 Canadian PM Trudeau roundly mocked for political, fashion blunders during disastrous trip to India https://t.co/zdh69Ia0Qm pic.twitter.com/VFPki96Olw — INSIDER (@thisisinsider) February 23, 2018 And so, the internet dragged him for it.  Is it just me or is this choreographed cuteness all just a bit much now? Also FYI we Indians don’t dress like this every day sir, not even in Bollywood. pic.twitter.com/xqAqfPnRoZ — Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) February 21, 2018 I love the Trudeau but cannot understand why he’s dressed like he’s at his own Indian wedding. https://t.co/lBdoLJNtQr — Angela Saini (@AngelaDSaini) February 21, 2018 Just chill, Justin. Just chill.  WATCH: Boston Dynamics tried to prevent ‘SpotMini’ from escaping, but the robot outsmarted them

From: www.yahoo.com

Gothamist Properties Will Be Revived Under New Ownership: Public Media

Added: 23.02.2018 18:04 | 0 views | 0 comments

WNYC will buy Gothamist, KPCC will acquire LAist, and WAMU is taking over DCist. The move is funded by two anonymous donors "who are deeply committed to supporting local journalism initiatives."

Tags: PC
From: www.npr.org

The DCEU Needs to Stop Swiping the Arrowverse Villains

Added: 23.02.2018 18:01 | 0 views | 0 comments

The DCEU Needs to Stop Swiping the Arrowverse Villains
The Flash's upcoming solo movie may feature characters who also exist in the Arrowverse. This is a major problem for the DCEU.

Tags: EU, PC
From: www.cbr.com

Justin Trudeau tried way too hard in India, and it backfired spectacularly

Added: 23.02.2018 16:35 | 0 views | 0 comments


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau can't stop being the worst version of himself while touring India. During an official visit this week, Trudeau has once again dipped back into his charisma well to inspire good headlines, and global affection. Only this time, it looks like he's drowned. Every day of his trip, Trudeau opted to don grand, ceremonial outfits traditional for India. It can be presumed that he wanted to show respect and "fit in" with the people of the country. In reality, most saw it as trying to hard at best, or as cultural appropriation at worst.  SEE ALSO: Everything you need to know to enjoy curling, the Winter Olympics' best obscure sport Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Amritsar's Golden Temple, February 21, 2018. Reuters photos by @AdnanAbidi #TrudeauInIndia pic.twitter.com/AMb9B7Et55 — Reuters India Photos (@IndiaPhotos) February 21, 2018 Of course, this is nothing new for Trudeau. He's continually stuck his Disney Prince face into whatever photo op continues to build his brand as the good guy ally, the nerdy man of the people, and super hunk statesman.  Well, the headlines that have come out of Trudeau's India visit have unraveled a bit of that perception. Press in the asian country and abroad have called out his embarrassing over-the-top dress as reeking of overcompensation.  India's message to Justin Trudeau: stop trying so hardhttps://t.co/5p0mAKjhgX pic.twitter.com/pCOGN1i8iH — NDTV (@ndtv) February 23, 2018 Justin Trudeau can't stop being an embarrassing tourist in India https://t.co/5jW1N6YLwE pic.twitter.com/JAyaD8BJ1y — Travel + Leisure (@TravelLeisure) February 23, 2018 Canadian PM Trudeau roundly mocked for political, fashion blunders during disastrous trip to India https://t.co/zdh69Ia0Qm pic.twitter.com/VFPki96Olw — INSIDER (@thisisinsider) February 23, 2018 And so, the internet dragged him for it.  Is it just me or is this choreographed cuteness all just a bit much now? Also FYI we Indians don’t dress like this every day sir, not even in Bollywood. pic.twitter.com/xqAqfPnRoZ — Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) February 21, 2018 I love the Trudeau but cannot understand why he’s dressed like he’s at his own Indian wedding. https://t.co/lBdoLJNtQr — Angela Saini (@AngelaDSaini) February 21, 2018 Just chill, Justin. Just chill.  WATCH: Boston Dynamics tried to prevent ‘SpotMini’ from escaping, but the robot outsmarted them

From: www.yahoo.com

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