‘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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Sheikh Zakzaky’s Fate Not In The Hands Of El-Rufai -IMN Tell AGF

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has reacted angrily to the comments credited to the Federal Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN, that Sheikh Zakzaky could not be freed along with the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki and activist Sowere because, he, Sheikh Zakzaky was being held by Kaduna state and not the federal government. In a swift reaction however, the President of the Media Forum of the Islamic Movement, Malam Ibrahim Musa in a statement, accused the AGF of being economical with the truth in…

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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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FGN Resorts To Propaganda: AGF Paid N2m To Each Select Journalist To Make IMN False News Hit Front-Page

The office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) assembled a select team of journalists from some major Nigerian print and online media houses and gave them two million Naira (N2m) each to ensure that the cooked up story about Iran’s alleged support for the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) hits the front-page of their respective dailies. Our impeccable source, who was one of the beneficiaries told our correspondent on condition of anonymity, that the AGF was keen on pushing the story and giving it a preeminent place across the…

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Flashback: Sheikh Zakzaky’s Only Surviving Son Petitions NBA Against Former AGF Malami

The only surviving son of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Muhammad Ibrahim Zakzaky, petitioned the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), urging them to uphold punitive measures against the immediate past Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Malami Abubakar, SAN for what he described as the “gross misconduct” displayed by the former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of justice, Malami Abubakar SAN for failing in his duties to enforce the judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja that ordered…

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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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National Disgrace: Police Forcibly Deprive Thousands Of Rights But Couldn’t Stop Handful Thugs Stealing Mace

What a week in Nigeria! In one swoop, we saw the Nigerian security apparatus demonstrating to all to see that their strength is only against the weak, unarmed citizens demanding that the government obeys its own laws, while the same security apparatus couldn’t help stop a handful of thugs storming the National Assembly to “steal” the mace, their symbol of authority. The security were there in their multitudes, battle ready to stop thousands of unarmed civilians delivering a petition to the same lawmakers, but were nowhere close to stop less…

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Falana, Others Electrify Free Zakzaky Protest In Abuja

Today’s Free Zakzaky campaign procession and rally took a different colouration as foremost human rights activist and lead counsel to Sheikh Zakzaky, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) was among those who gave an exciting address to the mammoth crowd that participated in the rally in front of the Federal Ministry of Justice in Abuja.

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AGF Malami To Be Drilled At ICC Over Zaria Genocide, Zakzaky

The newly elected President of the International Criminal Court, ICC, Nigerian-Born Chile Eboe-Osuji is scheduled to meet with Nigeria’s Attorney General/Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami Over Sheik Ibrahim Zakzaky, leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria. The president will be meeting with Nigerian Attorney-General over Sheik Ibrahim Zakzaky who has been arbitrarily detained by the Nigerian Government for over 2 years against a valid court that says he should be released and rehabilitated. You would recall that the Nigerian Army had on December 12th 2015 launched a coordinated attack against…

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ICC Concludes Preliminary Investigation Into Shiites Massacre; Continue Probe Of IPOB Killings

The International Criminal Court is moving gradually towards prosecution of Nigerian officials involved in the December 2015 massacre of members of Islamic Movements of Nigeria. The office of the prosecutor at the war crimes tribunal reached its preliminary conclusion into the killings in December 2017, submitted its findings to the Nigerian government and demanded explanations about the incident. The ICC said the attack on IMN members, which was carried out by the Nigerian Army and condemned by human rights voices across the world, violated international statutes on human rights. Also…

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