Flashback: Lack Of Consideration Of Nigeria Religious Minority Rights

Exactly a year ago, Human Rights Defenders, a conglomerate of international human rights organizations, published a joint memo it wrote to the Secretary General of the United Nations Human Rights Council, during its thirty-sixth session on the lack of consideration for Nigeria’s religious minority rights. Joint written statement submitted by the Agence pour les droits de l’homme, the Islamic Human Rights Commission, non-governmental organizations in special consultative status GE.17-16857(E) Human Rights Council Thirty-sixth session 11-29 September 2017 Agenda item 4: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention. The Secretary-General…

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Flashback: How Sheikh Zakzaky Thwarted Osibanjo’s Attempts At Burying The Truth

It is about a year ago now when the Vice President, then acting President, Barr Yomi Osibanjo SAN tried unsuccessfully to bury the truth about the infamous Zaria massacre through a crafty design of secret trial of Sheikh Zakzaky. Fortunately, the Sheikh saw through that evil design and thus insisted that what the Nigerian army did in Zaria was openly done, and he would never entertain anything about it in camera. We therefore reflect on that report here: Sheikh Zakzaky refused giving testimony in camera after meeting with Presidential Investigation…

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Hizbullah Legend’s Mother, Imad Mughniyeh, Goes To Rest

The mother of martyrs, who has been widely known for her patience and power, died yesterday and would be laid to rest today, Tuesday (October 9) afternoon, near Hajj Radwan’s grave in the Rawdat al-Shahidain cemetery in Beirut’s southern suburb, Dahiyeh. Hajjeh Amina Salemeh is the mother of late Hezbollah senior commander who was assassinated in February 12, 2008 in a car bomb attack orchestrated by Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad. Mughniyeh, whose nom de guerre was Radwan, was one of the main founders of Hezbollah in the 1980s. He has…

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Nigerian Challenges Worsened Under Buhari Administration – AA Yola

Nigeria is celebrating 58 years of existence and following are the thoughts of Abdulrahman Abubakar, one of the chief disciples of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) on issues bordering about Nigeria and her continued existence as a nation, in an exclusive interview with O’star Eze. He is of the view that Nigeria is being controlled by a small group of elites who pay allegiance to the colonialists and that Ndigbo deserve more honour than they receive in the country Nigeria’s independence anniversary celebration is supposed to invoke special feelings amongst the…

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First Lady Knocks Husband, Advises Citizens To Vote Wisely

Aisha Buhari, the first lady has knocked her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, decrying the impunity that has characterized his regime and party. Using her Twitter handle for the swipe on the way their party was conducting its affairs, as she said, despite the party’s “cardinal principle (of) change” and headed by a “comrade/activist” whose major concern should have been the common man. Turning particularly to address her husband’s inadequacies, she criticized the lack of basic amenities as she wrote, “It is important for the populace to rise against impunity and…

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Katsina Stood Still For Sheikh Zakzaky

Thousands of peaceful protesters today held Katsina, the home state of the President to a standstill as they demanded the immediate and unconditional release of Sheikh Zakzaky. The Free Zakzaky procession started soon after the Friday prayers at the Central Juma’at mosque, a day after the authorities refused to bring the Sheikh to court in order to stifle the possible granting of bail to the ailing Sheikh.

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The Real Reasons Government Was Afraid To Present Sheikh Zakzaky In Court Today

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky was today not brought to the court as earlier scheduled, necessitating a further adjournment and delay in the court’s ruling on his bail application for another one month. Despite the tight security mounted in most parts of Kaduna metropolis with its attendant public inconveniences, the prosecution told the court that they were unable to bring the Sheikh to court because they don’t have enough security personnel due to the expected visit of the Vice President to Kaduna. It was…

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Another Free Zakzaky Procession In The Heart Of Kaduna Today

On the eve of the much anticipated court sitting tomorrow in the case brought against Sheikh Zakzaky and 3 others, a phenomenal free Zakzaky procession reaped through the heart of Kaduna today. It is expected that the court is to deliver a ruling on the bail application brought by the defense lawyers, although it is not clear whether the Sheikh would be brought to court tomorrow for the sitting. It will be recalled that the Sheikh was not brought to court during the last session despite mounting a very tight…

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Sheikh Zakzaky’s Case Tomorrow: The Possibilities, The Likely Scenarios

Tomorrow the 4th of October, 2018 is destined to yet again be a historic day as the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his spouse will again appear in court to learn whether or not the court will grant them bail or not. The duo are standing trial in Kaduna state high court for sundry trumped up charges, including that of aiding and abetting culpable homicide. The trial, which came up as an afterthought, has largely stalled because of non appearance in court of two…

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Shameless AGF: Displays Hypocrisy Pretending Commitment To Rule Of Law

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami has shamelessly stood in Kaduna on Tuesday to falsely declare what he called the Federal government’s commitment to the rule of law and respect for human rights. Malami made the remarks at the opening of the North West Zone Consultation Meeting on the National Action Plan for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in Nigeria. The meeting, holding in collaboration with the National Human Right Commission (NHRC), would review a draft of the Action Plan to cover…

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