Shi’ites Proscription: El-Rufai Cannot Amend Nigeria’s Constitution From Govt House – Counsel

Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai has again come under legal battle for allegedly taking the wrong decision on outlawing a group with population of over 25 million, which is over the size of Nigeria’s most populous state. Counsel to the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Barrister Alexander U. Ajodo is challenging his proscription of the group in the Federal High Court Kaduna. Speaking to newsmen outside the court after the matter came for mention on Monday January 15, 2018, Barrister Ajodo said the governor lacked the powers to amend…

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Fundamental Rights Case Of Islamic Movement Members At FHC Kaduna, 3 Respondents Failed To Show Up

Three of the eight respondents in the case instituted by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria seeking for the enforcement of the fundamental rights of members of the Movement at the Federal High Court, Kaduna failed to show up at all when the matter came up for mention. When the case was called, no counsels announced appearances for the sixth to eighth defendants, the Director General of Department of State Security (DSS), The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) although all were found to…

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Your Appearance On Tv Only A Proof Of Life, Not Wellness – Lagos Human Rights Lawyer Tells Zakzaky

A Lagos-based human rights lawyer, Jiti Ogunye, has called for the release of the detained leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, saying the Shi’ite leader was “not well” despite a recent public appearance. Mr. Ogunye said the detained Shi’ite leader could not be “well” having been thrown into detention since 2015 despite suffering life-threatening injuries. “You can’t be well,” Mr. Ogunye said. “Not with the killing of your children, the massacre of your sect members and the demolition of your dwellings and those of your sect members,…

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