Free Zakzaky Protest Reaps Through The Heart Of Kaduna, As Police Open Fire In Abuja

Thousands of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria last afternoon took to the streets of city center, Kaduna to protest the continued illegal detention of Sheikh Zakzaky and the irresponsible comments by the Kaduna state governor, Nasiru El-Rufai, that the ailing Sheikh will never be released as long as he (El-Rufai) remains the governor. The procession, comprising men, women and young children audaciously went through the ever-busy Ahmadu Bello way in Kaduna up to the Leventis roundabout, before going tangentially off, adjacent to the Sheikh Abubakar Gumi market area.…

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Millions Of Iranians Pay Tribute To General Soleimani In Ahvaz

Millions of Iranians have poured into the streets of Ahvaz, holding massive funeral processions for the Iranian anti-terror commander, Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani, who was martyred by US terrorists in Baghdad on Friday. The bodies of the martyred commander and his companions have arrived in the southern Iranian city of Ahvaz, the main city in Iran’s eight-year battle against the forces of the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, which was the scene of braveries of General Soleimani and thousands of other Iranians. From Ahvaz, the cortege will be heading to…

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Hundreds Of Thousands Of Nigerian Muslims Protest US Terror Attack On Gen. Soleimani

Protests broke out today, Friday soon after afternoon prayers in various towns across Nigeria by hundred of thousands of Muslims condemning the US terror attacks that resulted in the martyrdom of top Iranian General, Qaseem Soleimani and a couple of others just outside Baghdad airport. Holding posters and banners with the portrait of Soleimani, the protesters chanted slogans severely criticizing the cowardly and provocative airstrike ordered by the US president. Earlier, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria issued a press statement condemning the US action.

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Islamic Movement Condemns Provocative US Strike, Commiserates With Iranians, Iraqis

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has strongly condemned the provocative airstrike ordered by President Trump that led to the death of the Iranian top general and Guards Commander, Quaseem Soleimani and the Iraqi Commander, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. These were martyred following a drone strike specially ordered by president Trump, whose action has dangerously made the world on the edge of a very destructive war. For quite sometime now, President Trump has been looking for ways to drag the Iranian nation to a senseless war. Assassination of General Qaseem Soleimani is…

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‘Free El-Zakzaky To Affirm Buhari’s Pledge To Respect Rule Of Law’ — Falana Writes Malami

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has again asked the federal government to release Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). In a letter dated January 2 and addressed to Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), Falana said he is making the request in line with the pledge of President Muhammadu Buhari to respect the rule of law. In his New Year message on Wednesday, the president promised that his government’s actions at all times would be governed by the rule of…

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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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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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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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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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