OPINION: The Case Of Zakzaky And Nigerian department Of State security

The House of Representatives was forced to adjourn plenary on Wednesday April 24, 2019 as some members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) broke into the premises of the National Assembly (NASS) forcing federal lawmakers to adjourn plenary. IMN members forced their way into the premises because the leader of the group, Sheikh El-Zakzaky, has been in the custody of the Department of State Security (DSS) since December 2015. That is four years in detention. What can possibly be the reason for this lengthy detention? Is this another case…

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A Home-Delivered WAEC Certificate, Buhari and El-Zakzaky -By Festus Adedayo

Wherever Can Themba is today in the spirit world, I have no doubt that he sees me as a fellow ecumenical spirit. Since that first day, sometime in 1989 or thereabout, as a second year Philosophy student of the University of Lagos who ‘minored’ in English, when then Dr., now Professor Karen King-Aribisala, read Themba’s “The Dube Train” short story to us in the class, Themba and I developed a strong literary affinity. A very pretty, brilliant Guyana-born scholar, King-Aribisala, who herself had written the famous Our Wife and Other…

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 “You Are Useless and A liability to Kaduna!” – Muslim Cleric Tells El-Rufai

A top Muslim Cleric in Kaduna State, Sheikh Abubakar Sadiq of the Salamatu Mosque along Bashama road, Tudun wada Kaduna has severely berated the Kaduna State Governor, Mr Nasiru Ahmed El-rufai in the pulpit while delivering a Friday sermon. This is perhaps the sternest criticism of the Governor yet from the religious circle since becoming the Governor of Kaduna state in mid-2015. The Scholar criticised the popular characteristics of arrogance by which the governor has come to be identified in his rule. “You, nobody can talk to you? No one…

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Flashback: ENEMY INFILTRATION AND PERSONAGE MANIPULATIONS: A Notice To The Youths – Prof Mshelgaru

Being an extended version of the public lecture delivered on the occasion of the 25th Imam Khomeini’s Week on 1 June 2014 to the Youths of the Academic Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria at Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria. The lecture coincided with the period of change in tactics of the Boko Haram operations, from the use of foreign operatives to the use of local youths that were abducted, conditioned and retuned to lead the destruction of their home towns and villages. The youths were targeted and they heavily borne the brunt of the fabricated disaster on all sides.

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Sheikh Zakzaky’s Unconditional Release Order: Clearing Misconceptions

As we commemorate the 2nd Anniversary of the remarkable judgment delivered on 2nd December, 2016, it is pertinent to clear some misconceptions about the historic Judgment given in favour of the oppressed Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife by the Federal High Court, Abuja presided over by Hon. Justice Gabriel O. Kolawole on 2nd December, 2016 due to the fact that most people, including journalists, public affairs commentators, writers and even some of the members of the Islamic Movement sometimes get confused about the actual orders given by the Court on…

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Scholars for Dollars

Excesses of kings made palatable by the servility of scholars As Muslims negotiate their way through a maze of conflicting information, they should keep in mind the advice offered by Imam al-Ghazzali in his masterpiece, Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Din, “Do not seek advice from scholars who stand as supplicants in the court of the ruler. Instead, seek out scholars at whose door the ruler stands in awe!” Three groups of people have caused immense damage to the Ummah in the history of Islam: the munafiqun, the Khawarij, and court scholars. The…

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A Nation That Kills Her Citizens And Justifies It

Last week, two curious events happened in Nigeria and the United States of America respectively. President Donald Trump visited Pittsburgh concerning the Jewish Synagogue shooting. Protesters blocked his way with placards that said that he was not welcome. Trump’s motorcade had to turn around and take another route. As the President of the US, Trump is the most powerful leader in the world, because he controls the strongest army and presides over the country with the strongest influence on global affairs. Even though no American has the right to stop…

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Three Years On: Buhari Has Failed Is The Unanimous Judgement

The general opinion across board is that Buhari is incompetent and clueless about how to properly guide this nation out of its numerous troubles. Others opined that Buhari has lost his integrity, while others hold the opinion that he has squandered the enormous goodwill that brought him to power with a landslide. The man who assured us he will not visit foreign hospitals before his election but spent over a sixth of his tenure in a foreign hospital cannot be a man of integrity. A man who maintained an attitude…

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Zakzaky Is A Prisoner Of Faith – Former Buhari Right-hand Man

A former President Buhari right-hand man, Buba Galadima has described Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky as a prisoner of faith. He was speaking in a television program “Focus Nigeria:Matters Arising” on AIT on the question of political detainees and the flagrant disrespect to the rule of law by his former political ally. Commenting the detention of high profile detainees against court orders, Buba Galadima said, El-Zakzaky is being detained “for not practising the kind of Islam that those in authority…want.” This, according to him, is contrary to constitutional provisions that guarantee freedom…

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Elzakzaky Is The Victor As He Did Not Bow Before Them For Freedom, Nor Did His Spirit Break

President Buhari through Kaduna State governor Nasiru Elrufa’i has finally dragged the detained leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, to a Kaduna high court over 8 alleged charges including culpable homicide of an army officer. The move was arrived at weeks after the Presidency has offered the Sheikh the tender of submission in return for an easy but conditional release together with hundreds of his followers wallowing in different prison facilities across the country. The influential cleric refused the offer sticking to his ground of popular…

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