Islamic Movt Has Obtained At Least 6 Judgements Against Govt In Last 4 Years Alone

It has been revealed that the Islamic Movement in Nigeria has obtained at least 6 favourable judgements against the government in the past four years alone. This was disclosed by Barrister Haruna Magashi in a 37 paragraph affidavit sworn in support of the application seeking an order setting aside, discharging and/or vacating the ex parte order of the Federal High Court made on the 26th July 2019, proscribing the existence and activities of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria in any part of Nigeria under whatever form, either in groups or…

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Ozekhome, Falana: Shii’te Proscription Illegal, Immoral

Leading rights activists Chief Mike Ozekhome and Femi Falana, both Senior Advocates of Nigeria, on Saturday described the proscription of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) as illegal and immoral. Senior Advocates, Mike Ozekhome While Ozekhome said the proscription was “discriminatory”, Falana, who represents IMN leader Ibrahim el-Zakzaky, urged the Federal Government to withdraw the order. Ozekhome said: “The proscription by the government of the Shiites religious group is highly discriminatory, unconstitutional, as was the case of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB). “What group could be more terrorist than…

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“I Won’t Be Able To Rule On Your Case” Federal High Court Judge Tells IMN Members, Transfers Case

A judge of the Federal High Court number two in Kaduna, Justice Zainab Abubakar has openly expressed her inability to deliver judgement in the case of enforcement of the Fundamental Rights of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria resident in Kaduna. Some members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria living in Kaduna had approached the court sometimes back in 2017 seeking the court to enforce their fundamental rights to worship, assemble peacefully and to propagate or manifest their faith singly or in company of others, privately or in the…

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What Courts Need To Do Over Buhari’s Refusal To Release Dasuki, El-Zakzaky From Prison – HURIWA

A pro-democracy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, on Tuesday urged the judiciary to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to obey “subsisting” court orders. HURIWA made the appeal while lamenting the continued incarceration of former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col Sambo Dasuki and the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria also known as Shiite, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. The body called on the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, President of Court of Appeal, Mrs. Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa and Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Adamu Abdul-Kafarati…

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Fundamental Rights: Technicalities Yet Again Stalls Proceedings At FHC Kaduna

Technicalities has yet again stalled sitting of the Federal High Court in Kaduna at the resumed sitting today in the case of the enforcement of the fundamental rights of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, and had to adjourn sitting  to 21st June, 2018. When the matter came up today, it was for adoption of written addresses and processes. However, the issues and arguments that characterized the previous sitting once again cropped up, as the counsel to the eighth respondent, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), sought to use technicalities…

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Fundamental Rights Case In Kaduna, Court Adjourns Yet Again Over Technicalities

The Federal High court sitting in Kaduna, presided by Justice Saleh Shuaibu Musa, has yet again adjourned sitting in the case brought before it seeking to enforce the fundamental rights of members of the Islamic Movement over technicalities. At the resumption of sitting today, instead of hearing and adoption of all processes and written addresses, the court was entangled in the mesh of technical issues, which sought to kill the case even without hearing the substance of the case. Counsel to the 8th respondent, the Chief of Army Staff, in…

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With Which Laws Will Govt Prosecute Sheikh Zakzaky, When It Disobeyed The Laws Itself? – Pastor Buru

Pastor Yohanna Buru, the Kaduna-based Christian cleric has knocked the Nigerian government over what he called injustice and disrespect for the rule of law. The Cleric and Human rights activist was reacting to the news that government has charged the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky to court on an eight count charges including that of alleged culpable homicide. “The government that doesn’t respect the rule of law can’t use the same laws,” Buru said. According to the Pastor, with which laws will the government prosecute…

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Key Challenges In Enforcing And Protecting Minority Rights In Nigeria

Being the paper presented by Barrister Femi Falana (SAN), at the Third International Quds Conference & Book Launch held in Abuja on Saturday July 29, 2017. The Constitution does not recognize the rights of minorities or minority groups but the fundamental rights of every individual living in Nigeria. The African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights has gone further to recognize the collective rights of the African people. Since there is equality before the law which requires that there shall be equal opportunities for all citizens the concept of minority…

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Fundamental Rights: FHC Abuja Adjourns Case

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has yet again adjourned the case seeking the enforcement of the Fundamental rights of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria to 23rd May, 2018. The case had come up for mention on Thursday March 22, but one of the respondents in the case, the Attorney General of Federation (AGF) had filed an application to file out of time, and present a counter affidavit. With no objection from the plaintiffs/applicants counsels, the initial request to file out of time was granted. Consequently, a…

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Series Of Law Cases Involving Islamic Movement Comes Up Today, Tomorrow In Abuja And Kaduna

Starting from today Wednesday, 21st March, 2018 the Islamic Movement in Nigeria will be involved in a series of court cases at the Federal High Courts in Abuja and Kaduna as well as the Kaduna state high court. This morning at the Federal High Court in Abuja, the case seeking the enforcement of the fundamental rights of members of the Islamic Movement comes up for hearing. The case is challenging the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), the Inspector General of Police (IGP), the FCT Police Commissioner and the Director…

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