The visit was in continuation of her advocacy for girl-child education.
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Mufti Noor, Wali Mehsud, leader of the most powerful faction within the Taliban, would now head the militia, spokesman Mohamed Khorassani announced in a statement.
Roads leading to the 20-year-old education activist’s childhood home in Mingora were blocked earlier in the day, and a helicopter was seen landing at a government guest house about 1 km from her house.
Since the UBEC amendment passed at the Senate, the Upper Chamber has received commendations from various domestic and international advocacy groups and individuals, including Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate, who commended the 8th Senate and thanked Saraki for working to extend the right to free education in Nigeria
Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize when she was 17, said she had been accepted at Oxford to study Politics, Philosophy, and Economics.
In a tweet on her personal Twitter handle: @Malala, Yousafzai stated on Friday: “Good news from Nigeria. Thank you to @bukolasaraki and the Senate!”
Malala met with some selected students of the post-basic school set up by the UNICEF at the camp in Maiduguri on Tuesday.
Yousafzai, made the call shortly after meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo in the Presidential Villa on Monday
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the 20-year-old Malala, who was accompanied by her father, Yousafzai, and other members of the Malala Foundation, arrived at the Presidential Villa at about 5.30pm.
Responding to a letter written to him by Malala Yousafzai, the Co-Founder of the Malala Fund, President Buhari said while he cannot divulge the details of ongoing negotiations to secure the release of the girls due to the sensitive nature of the negotiations, ”rest assured, however, of the doggedness, commitment and sincerity of the Nigeria’s Federal Government towards ensuring the safe return of the Chibok girls, and indeed all others still in captivity”
Malala Yousafzai would not sit down and watch how the Pakistani radical Muslims deprived girls the right to formal education. For years, the Taliban blew up schools, where girls studied almost on a daily basis
Ataullah Khan, a 23-year-old militant, was identified by a police report at the time of the shooting – but he did not appear in the list of 10 men convicted on Thursday
But addressing newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, Dauda Iliya, the spokesperson of Chibok community in Abuja, under the umbrella of Kibaku (Chibok) Area Development Association, said the visit of the parents of the kidnapped girls to Abuja was on the invitation of Malala and not Jonathan
The President met with Malala on Monday in Abuja
Malala, who commenced a three-day visit to Nigeria on Saturday, celebrated her 17th birthday in Abuja at a dinner held in her honour