PRESS STATEMENT IMN REPLIES LAI MOHAMMED: Nobody can absolve Buhari from complicity in the continued detention of Sheikh Zakzaky

Nobody can absolve Buhari from complicity in the continued detention of Sheikh Zakzaky In a recent interview with the Hausa service of BBC, Minister of information, Lai Mohammed, insisted that the federal government’s continued illegal incarceration of our leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, against a valid subsisting court order is for some undefined “security concerns.” He went further to say that the security concerns of the nation are far above the fundamental human rights of any citizen. He further exonerated the President from responsibility for the continued detention of the Sheikh…

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Political Repression Among Northerners – Aliyu Tilde

Political Repression Among Northerners Populist governments throughout history are the most intolerant, brutal and repressive. Remember the communist regimes before in Eastern Europe, Russia, China and even Venezuela today. They are constructed on a raison d’être of a self-acclaimed virtue in defense of the masses. This false premise imbues them with the notion of a divine mission which mandates them to crush any opposition. Speaking against them becomes taboo, and criticizing them an open invitation to unending reproach. Stalinist dictatorship sets in and deaths follow. I am beginning to see…

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Reflection: Successful and peaceful completion of Ashura processions has put to shame Nigerian government

Successful and peaceful completion of Ashura processions has put to shame Nigerian government This year’s Ashura procession is unique in many ways than one. The most obvious of course is that the successful and peaceful completion of the procession in all the places it was carried out in Nigeria exposes the lie that the activities of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria are prone to violence. The processions this year held in more than sixty (60) different towns and villages. This in itself is another reason why this year’s Ashura procession…

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