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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IGP, AGF, Abuja CP Sued Over Attacks On Islamic Movement Members In Abuja

A fresh suit has been instituted today Wednesday 31st January, 2018 at the Abuja Federal High Court against the Inspector General of Police (IGP), the Abuja Commissioner of Police and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) over the enforcement of the fundamental rights of members of the Islamic Movement in the FCT. This followed the brutal attacks of the past few weeks by the Nigerian police when members of the Islamic Movement in carried out series of an otherwise peaceful processions in Abuja seeking for the release of the…

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Overall Interest Of The Public Must Be Considered Before Obeying Court Orders, AGF Malami Says

The Federal Attorney General, Mr. Abubakar Malami SAN, has yet again thrown another indication that he upholds tyranny and impunity over and above the rule of law and justice when he claimed that “public interest” as determined by him must be considered before obeying court orders. He made this dangerous assertions in an interview with a magazine published monthly as revealed by Premium Times recently. When asked why the Federal Government had refused to release the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, he claimed t”he overall interest…

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Daura, Malami Risk Being Jailed For Continued Detention Of The Zakzakys

Lawyer to detained leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) has moved to prove to the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Abubakar Malami that even as the Chief Law Officer, he is not above the law in a democracy. The Lagos lawyer has notified a Federal High Court in Abuja of the intention of his clients to seek the imprisonment of those who continue to hold them in custody in contempt of court order. The couple are still…

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FG Dragged To Court For Contempt In Refusing To Release Sheikh Zakzaky, Wife

A contempt of Court proceedings has been opened against the Director General of State Security Service, the Nigerian Police Force and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) for failing to obey the judgement of Justice Kolawole of the Federal High Court Abuja with regards to the continued detention of Sheikh Zakzaky. In the Notice in Form 49 filed by Counsel to Sheikh Zakzaky, Femi Falana SAN on 22nd January, 2018, referenced Appeal number: CA/A/64/2017, Suit number: FHC/ABJ/CS/247/2016 between Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, the applicant and State Security Service, the Contemnor/Respondent, The…

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