PRESS RELEASE – MYANMAR: International community must act swiftly and decisively to save Rohingya

We deplore the lack of international action against the state of Myanmar in response to its latest crackdown on the beleaguered Muslim Rohingya minority. Hundreds of civilians have been killed and tens of thousands forced to flee their homes in Rakhine State after the government launched what media reports described as a “scorched earth” policy in areas inhabited by the stateless group. Fleeing Rohingya have told reporters of children being beheaded alive and women being dragged away by soldiers to be raped. While some 75,000 victims have so far managed…

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“We have the entire picture, the courts don’t” – Minister Lai defends flouting of courts’ judgements

The Minister of information, Mr. Lai Mohammed, has scored another low for the Buhari government when he declared that they will not obey court judgements, particularly that involving the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, because their government has an exclusive fuller picture, which the courts lack. He made the assertion some time back while answering questions in the Osasuna Show when asked why the government would not obey court judgements and release Sheikh Zakzaky and others being detained against valid pronouncements by the courts of…

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THE NATION: Lai Mohammed and Amnesty International

Posted By: Our Reporter On: September 3, 2017 In: News NO one knows how well the Nigerian government bears the continuous needling of the international rights group, Amnesty International (AI). At its International Day of the Disappeared, which was marked in Abuja last Wednesday, Amnesty asserted that hundreds of Nigerians were being held in secret detention camps nationwide. Some of the relations of the alleged victims of secret detention reportedly attended the Amnesty briefing. Furthermore, the rights group restated its conclusions about the killing of over 300 Shiite members during…

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IMN Sheikh pays Sallah homage to Muslim clerics in Zaria

A prominent Scholar member of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Abdulhamid Bello, along with some other members of the Movement, paid courtesy visit to leading Muslim clerics in Zaria city on Saturday 2nd September, 2017 as part of the traditional Sallah homage. The visit, which IMN traditionally carries out during Muslim festivals such as Maulid and the two Eids, took Sheikh Abdulhamid Bello to the religious institute, Zawiyya of Shaikh Babale Bakadire as the first point of call. He then proceeded to Malam Baban Dare Limamin Haure’s place. Other…

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INTERVIEW PART 2: Stop Violating Laws, Free El-Zakzaky Now – Sagay Tells Buhari

INTERVIEW PART 2: Stop Violating Laws, Free El-Zakzaky Now – Sagay Tells Buhari SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 NEXT EDITION The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Itse Sagay, is one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s most trusted advisers and supporters. But in this concluding part of his interview with our team consisting Editor-in-Chief, VICTORIA IBANGA, Associate Editor, DOMINIK UMOSEN, Correspondent, YUSUF MOHAMMED and Marketing Executive, ASIAN NKUTT, the professor of International Law, pointedly asked Mr. Buhari to free the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky,…

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Hundreds of IMN members trooped out for Eid prayers in Zaria

It was hundreds of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria resident in Zaria that turned out for this year’s Eid prayers held today Friday, 1st September, 2017. The prayers which was led by Sheikh Abdullahi Zango, had in attendance many notable clerics and adherents including Sheikh Abdulhamid Bello. Other members in attendance were men, women and children. The prayers were held in the field of the Fudiyyah School in Zaria city which was demolished some months ago by the oppressive government of Nasiru Elrufai without just cause. Adherents prayed…

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Free Zakzaky Campaign Committee issues Eid message and prayers

On the auspicious occasion of Eid, the #FreeZakzaky Campaign Committee wishes all its followers, supporters, friends and well wishers worldwide happy Eid. Our Lord, on this day: reward our acts of worship, self-denial and sacrifice; Accept our fervent prayers; Our Lord! He who gives answers to the cries of the persecuted! He who pulls out the grief stricken from agony and anguish! He who comes to help those who shed tears in helplessness! Set us free from the clutches of these tyrants and from the pangs of their persecutions, let…

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