The Injustice Against El-Zakzaky and the Shiites – By Abdulaziz Abdulaziz

“The most painful thing for me is the culture of silence around this. Yes, Shiites are in the minority and the most unpopular of Muslim populations in northern Nigeria. But is that enough reason for them to be hunted down in this manner? Does anybody think this is okay and normal and nothing will hunt us down the road?” Assume that they indeed blocked the road that the chief of army staff was about passing through and heckled the senior army officers in his motorcade. This was said to be…

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The Shiites and Non-Violent Protests in Nigeria: Lessons for Activists – By Donald C. Benjamin, Ph.D.

Protests are universally recognized as legitimate means of expressing grievances. It involves gathering in large numbers and marching through streets and/or converging in an area to deliver messages through codified slogans, placards, outfits and demonstrations. Governments and their agencies are usually the targets of many protests. Protests can also take the form of demonstrations, processions, rallies or gatherings. In Nigeria, protests are also known mechanisms for driving home demands of various groups across the country. However, what appears to be unique about protests in Nigeria, particularly mass protests, is that…

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Flashback: Islamic Movt Releases Some Faces of Victims of Enforced Disappearances

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has again published an e-photo album of the faces of some victims of Enforced Disappearances since that heinous Zaria genocide of December 2015 by the Buhari government. Many of these people are believed to be held in secret underground cells and detention centres across the country, but some might have been part of those who were hurriedly secretly buried in a mass shallow grave in Mando in the outskirt of Kaduna and elsewhere. As the ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda said, “the crime of enforced disappearance…

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“I’m detribalized” – Sheikh Zakzaky declares

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria described himself  as “detribalized.” Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky made this declaration in a speech on 20th August, 2012. Speaking against the irrationality of fighting on behalf of the tribe one finds himself, the revered Sheikh said, “I hate the term tribal.” “No one has chosen to belong to any tribe. He only found himself belonging to the tribe and so there is no reason one should fight on the basis of tribe,” the Sheikh stated. Sheikh Zakzaky then declared, “I am detribalized.” Evidently,…

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Throwback: Falana Calls For Prosecution Of Soldiers Who Engaged In Brutal Zaria Massacre Of Dec 2015

The renown human rights lawyer and solicitor to the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Chief Femi Falana, SAN, had called on the Kaduna state Attorney-General and Commissioner of justice to prosecute all the military men that engaged in the brutal massacre of at least 347 members (by the government’s own admission) of the Islamic Movement extra judicially in December, 2015 and buried them hurriedly in mass grave. This was contained in a letter he sent to the Commissioner of Justice of Kaduna state dated 18th July, 2016. Quoting the Commissioner who…

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What Sheikh Zakzaky Told Late Kyari During Condolence Visit In 2014

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, had spelt out the modus operandi of the Movement to the late CoS to the President, Abba Kyari, when the later paid him a condolence visit in 2014 on the ocassion of the death of his 3 sons killed during the Jonathan’s government. Sheikh Zakzaky said, while welcoming the delegation including the late Kyari, that all he does is to preach with wisdom and self-restraint, and not to use guns. “We only preach. When it comes to preaching, that’s…

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Uncouth Attacks On Islamic Movt Not Sufficient To Save Sanusi’s Crown This Time

Clearly the uncouth attacks on Shia Islam in general and the Islamic Movement in Nigeria in particular was this time not sufficient to save the just dethroned Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido from humiliation and abasement by those he tried to impress by attacking the Movement anytime he tries to save his reign on the hitherto vast Kano domain. His frequent gush of fury and vitriol against Shi’ah and the Islamic Movement and its leadership could not pacify Ganduje, as the Kano state governor dethroned him and smoked the palace…

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“We’re Heroes Of This Nation – You Seek To Kill, We Seek To Save Lives” Sheikh Zakzaky Declares

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky has publicly declared the basic difference between Nigerian leaders and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, when he observed that while Nigerian leaders always seek to kill people, members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria are always striving to save the souls of Nigerians. We are the heroes of this nation,” he declared. Sheikh Zakzaky challenged the leaders that if they want to show how good they are to the society, they should carry out services that will…

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Trial Of Sheikh Zakzaky: Court Sets Date For Commencement 2 Years After Being Charged

The much talked about trial of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife is set to commence almost two years after both were charged to a Kaduna High Court. At the last sitting of the court, February 24 and 25 were set aside for the ailing duo to appear and take a plea, officially signifying the commencement of the trial, contrary to widely held views that the trial was ongoing, and that judgment was about to be delivered. Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife…

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THAT MISADVENTURE: Trump Thought Iran is Iraq, Now He Thinks Nigeria Is Iran

He wanted to use Iran to booster his ego. He thought war is about weapons. He thought the noise they make of American invisibility was real. When his weapon defence system failed, those who knew called him into a room and gave him a bit by bit account. That Iranian missiles rain, put the living fear into him. America was about to be demystified. So, he beat a hasty retreat. Today America is still counting its casualties. Of course apart from loss hardware, America is losing its grip on the…

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