Tomorrow’s Ashura Mourning Procession Not A Threat To Peace

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria vehemently discountenance some alarmist messages that have gone viral on the social media insinuating that the Shi’a solemn annual religious mourning procession, popularly known as Ashura, will be violent in Abuja and other cities across the nation, with some saying people should stay indoors to avoid eminent clash with the mourners. This message to say the least is mischievous and is aimed at causing unnecessary hysteria among citizens. How can one rationalise this blandishment based on the notion that the Shi’as would hold a protest…

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Nigerian Army Sniff Sheikh Adamu Tsoho’s Residence Preparatory To Attack

Just a little over an hour ago, soldiers of the Nigerian Army cordoned off the residence of Sheikh Adamu Tsoho Jos, a cleric of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, preparatory to an expected attack of the Ashura procession on or about Thursday. After a brief appearance, the soldiers left without an incident. Report has it that the Nigerian army had secret meetings for two days before this intimidating tactics with some rival religious groups and thugs in Jos. A similar attack took place during the Ashura event in 2016 in…

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Islamic Movement Moves Voluntary Blood Donation Campaign To Zaria

Members of Islamic Movement in Zaria joined in the voluntary blood donation campaign currently being undertaken across the country as part of the Ashura mourning sessions yesterday. Under the umbrella of the Academic Forum, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria chapter, tens participated in the donation drive, which took place at the blood donation Bay of the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH, Shika). This year’s donation campaign had to be done in the bleeding bay of ABUTH because the tyrannical government of Kaduna state led by Nasiru El-Rufai could attack even…

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Nigerian Authorities Has Completely Failed To Address Zaria Massacre – Activist At The UN

Head of Advocacy Islamic Human Rights Commission, has seriously denounced the Nigerian authorities for their complete failure to address the matter of the horrendous Zaria genocide of December, 2015 while speaking on “Human Rights in Nigeria: The Case of Sheikh Zakzaky” on the sidelines of the 39th session of the United Nations on Tuesday. He said there is a complete failure on the part of the Nigerian authorities to address or deal with what happened on December 12 to 14, 2015 and denounced the fact that Sheikh Zakzaky remains in…

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Hundreds of Islamic Movement Members Voluntarily Donate Blood

It was hundreds of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria that turned up to voluntarily donate blood to save the lives of the needy in Kano, all as part of the solemn occasion of this year’s Ashura mourning session. Similar blood donation campaigns are earmarked in many other places across the country. It has been the practice to voluntarily donate hundreds of pints of blood during Ashura and other programs of the Islamic Movement to the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) for onward use for needy Nigerians in hospitals.

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All Is Set For This Year’s Ashura Mourning Procession Across The Country

All is set for this year’s solemn religious duty of Ashura mourning procession in various towns and cities across the country on Thursday. The Ashura procession is held annually on the 10th of the first Islamic calendar month, Muharram, to commemorate the martyrdom of the third rightly guided Imam, Hussein (as), and scores of his companions who were mostly members of the Prophet’s family. Ashura campaign has been happening in Nigeria since time immemorial in various forms. Most notable of which is the one marked by members of the Islamic…

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Tehran Stands Still As Massive Free Zakzaky Procession Rocks Iranian Capital

A huge Free Zakzaky procession was today staged in Tehran, the Iranian capital, to commemorate the one thousandth day since the brutal Zaria massacre and the unlawful detention of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky. The procession, which was attended by thousands of people including several Nigerian students studying in Tehran university, took place soon after the Friday prayers and was led by Professor Shoja’e Fard of Tehran University.

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Kaduna Traders Issue Disclaimer: No Reason To Purchase Form For Governor Whose Tenure Was Never Helpful To Us Other Than Inflict Hardship

The Kaduna Market Traders’ Association, have issued a strongly worded disclaimer over what it called “political scam” by governor Nasiru El-Rufai and his associates that they had purchased nomination form for the governor worth N20m. The disclaimer was signed by the association’s leaders, Alhaji Falalu Musa Maidoya, Alhaji Gafai Boska and Mr Thomas Yakubu (JP). It also called on the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to investigate this scam. Read the full text of the disclaimer below: DISCLAIMER ON THE PURCHASE OF N22 MILLION NAIRA FORM IN THE NAME…

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Falana Demands Names Of 294 Citizens In DSS Detention

A human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), on Tuesday wrote to the Acting Director-General of the Department of State Services (also known as State Security Service), Matthew Seiyefa, demanding the names of 294 Nigerian citizens allegedly held in the agency’s custody illegally. Falana, whose request relies on the provision of the Freedom of Information Act, threatened to sue the agency if his demand was not met within seven days. Although he thanked Seyeifa for honouring his earlier letter dated August 20, 2018 by releasing some persons who had been…

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Islamic Movement Members Start Annual Mourning Sessions Nationwide

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria have started the annual mourning sessions to commemorate the brutal massacre of the grandson of the Prophet (S), Imam Hussein (AS) along with scores of his followers, most of whom were also members of the Prophet’s family on the plains of Karbala 14 centuries ago. During this solemn religious duty, members would be clad in black attire and be in mourning mood generally. Special mourning sittings would be conducted at schools and mosques across the country, where someone reads the story of Imam…

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