Sheikh Zakzaky: Where The AGF Got It Wrong

A private legal practitioner, Barrister Haruna Magashi, has faulted the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, on his position regarding the release of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, who is being illegally detained against the judgement of a Federal High Court. In an open letter written to the AGF reacting to the purported comments in the media that the continued detention of Sheikh Zakzaky was at the instance of the Kaduna state government and not the Federal…

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Breaking: One Martyred, Many Others Injured As Police Fire At Free Zakzaky Protest In Sokoto

At least one man, Yahuza Umar Kalabaina, was killed today Friday in Sokoto when policemen opened fire at a peaceful Free Zakzaky procession. Several others were injured in the shameful police frenzy. Martyr Yahuza Umar was shot at pointblank range, without warning, by the police on his head. Many others escaped with varying degrees of injuries, including someone who was trying to capture the scene of this police brutality with his phone camera.

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Islamic Movt Preaches Interfaith Harmony In Message Read Across Churches On Xmas Day

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has preached the spirit of interfaith harmony in a message read to Christians during services across Churches in Nigeria. It called on Christians to partner with them to fight against tyranny and oppression, in the same manner that Jesus and Imam Mahdi would on their return. The full text of the message can be read below: CHRISTMAS MESSAGE TO BE DELIVERED AT CHURCHES ACROSS NIGERIA BY MEMBERS OF THE ISLAMIC MOVEMENT IN NIGERIA The leaders and worshipers of this and all other Churches, I greet…

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Free Zakzaky Too, Falana, Ozekhome Tell FG

Chief Femi Falana and Mike Ozekhome, both human rights lawyers and senior advocates of Nigeria (SAN), have asked the federal government to release Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). They made the demand separately while reacting to the release of Omoyele Sowore, convener of Revolution Now Movement and a former National Security Adviser (NSA). The Department of State Services (DSS) had refused to free Sowore despite court orders until Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), ordered that Sowore should be released alongside Sambo…

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Islamic Movement Wishes All Christian Friends Worldwide Merry Xmas

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has sent a Merry Christmas message and best wishes for the New Year to all its Christian Friends worldwide. The message was contained in a designer card sent in both soft and copies to Christians across the globe. The card has the message “Fellow Christian friends, we wish you well and share your joy this day, and we hope you accept our heartfelt warm wishes and prayers. Merry Christmas and a happy Prosperous New Year in advance!” The message further said, “With sincere appreciation for…

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Six US Lawmakers Urge Nigerian Govt to Respect Rule of Law

Six United States lawmakers, including Senate Minority Leader, ranking Senator Charles Schumer, have cautioned Nigeria’s Department of State Services (DSS) against the disregard of the rule of law under civilian Dictator Muhammadu Buhari’s regime. The position of the US legislators was contained in a letter addressed to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami. This is coming at a time the American government has also placed Nigeria under a special watch list of countries with religious persecution. The other lawmakers who signed the letter were…

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Buhari’s Government, Not Sheikh Zakzaky Deserves Criminal Trial

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has reacted angrily at a statement credited to Nigeria’s Information Minister, Mr. Lai Mohammed in response to the inclusion of Nigeria in the US Watch List of countries that engage in or tolerate severe forms of violations of religious freedom. Mr. Lai was quoted as saying that the detained leader of the Islamic Movement is being held for criminal offences and not for religious reasons. But in a swift reaction to the Minister’s comments, the President of the Media Forum of the Islamic Movement, Malam…

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Sheikh Zakzaky, Followers The Most Oppressed In The History Of Nigeria – Human Rights Activist

A human rights Activist, Dr. Clement Peter, has warned Tyrant Major General Buhari that nothing he will do will intimidate Nigerians. He made this assertion in a series of tweets this evening using his Twitter handle, @DrClementPeter1 this evening. Dr. Peter particularly made reference to the oppression of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his followers, “who are the most oppressed in the history of Nigeria.” According to the Human Right Activist, there is no one in the world who is as victimized as…

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Religious Intolerance: US Places Nigeria On Special Watch List

The United States government has placed Nigeria on the special watch list of states that had engaged in or tolerated the severe violation of religious freedom. This was made known to the public by the US Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo in a statement in Washington on Friday. This followed the release of the 2018 report of the United States Commission for International Religious Freedom, which recommended Nigeria’s designation as a country of particular concern. The report noted that the Federal and State governments in Nigeria have continued to suppress…

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Breaking: Kaduna High Court Delays Judgement

The Kaduna State High Court has delayed the passing of judgement in the “no-case” submission entered by the defence lawyers in the case filed by the Kaduna State government against the last batch of members of the Islamic Movement being detained since December 2015 following the heinous attacks by the Nigerian Army in Zaria. Reason given for the delay is that the Judge has not completed the writing of her judgment and would therefore not sit today. The 100 members of the Islamic Movement, who had earlier been brought to…

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