Breaking: Court Adjourns Hearing To Sept 11 In Suit Challenging IMN Proscription

The suit challenging the exparte order proscribing the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has been adjourned till Wednesday, September 11, 2019. When the matter came up for hearing, the lawyer representing the federal government and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Tayo Akota requested for more time to enable them carefully study the affidavit of the IMN. Chief Femi Falana, SAN who is leading the team of lawyers representing the Islamic Movement proposed the 2nd of September but the government’s lawyer informed the court that on that date they would…

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August 5 D-Day: Justice Or Impunity As Kaduna High Court Decides Whether To Let Sheikh Zakzaky Seek Medical Attention Abroad Or Not

August 5th 2019 has been destined to be a historic day, when it will be decided on whose side Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna High Court be between justice or impunity as he delivers his ruling on the application brought to it by the leader of the Islamic Movement, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife to seek medical attention outside this country. If the presiding judge goes with justice, he would consider the overwhelming evidence that shows that the applicants are known to be clearly very ill in detention,…

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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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Breaking: Islamic Movt Files Motion Challenging Proscription By FG

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has filed a motion to challenge the proscription of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria by the Federal Government. In the suit, filed by Falana & Falana Chambers, members of the Movement is challenging an order of the court declaring the Movement as a terror group and urging the Federal Government to issue a gazette proscribing the Islamic Movement. The suit was supported by a 37-paragraph affidavit sworn to by their lawyer, Mr Haruna Magashi, on Friday at the Federal High Court in Abuja. The Movement…

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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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Falana Tackles Adesina: Filing Of Appeal Doesn’t Justify Court Contempt

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana, has told the Presidential Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, that merely filing of appeal does not justify contempt of the court. Adesina was reported to have said that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration refused to obey the orders of the Federal High Court for the release of Sheikh Ibraheem El-zakzaky from the ‘illegal’ custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) because it filed an appeal against the judgment of the Federal High Court delivered…

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IMN Joins The Rest Of The World To Mark International Day Of Justice Today

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria will join the rest of the world to mark the World International Day of Justice later today, Wednesday 17th July, 2019. World Day for International Justice unites all those who wish to support justice, promote rights of the victims, also help in preventing crime that threaten peace, security and well-being of the world. Clearly, there has not been any other singular person in Nigeria today that has been so deprived of Justice as the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky. Sheikh…

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Sheikh Zakzaky Must Not Be Allowed To Die,’ Falana Warns FG

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and human rights activist, Mr Femi Falana, has cautioned the Federal Government against the continued detention of Sheik Ibraheem Elzakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria. He gave the warning in a statement sent to Channels Television on Tuesday. Falana wondered why the government has continued to keep the leader of the Shiites in custody despite court judgements ordering his release. He added that medical experts have confirmed that Sheikh Zakzaky was ill and recommended that he should be flown out of the…

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Sheikh Zakzaky: Time For Freedom

Sometimes ago, four years now or thereabout, the Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Tukur Buratai, was passing by Zaria, a city in Kaduna state, when his convoy ran into a procession by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, (IMN) popularly known as Shiites, led by the incarcerated Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky. For the Nigerian military high command a motorcade transporting the Army Chief of Staff was blocked by followers of Zakzaky, who began to attack the convoy before troops responded with force. But according to the IMN, unarmed worshippers were attacked…

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Point Of Correction: Sheikh Zakzaky Was Freed By Court; Not Granted Bail

Quite a number of people erroneously talk of Sheikh Zakzaky being granted bail. The reality however is that he was entirely set free by the judgement of Federal High Court, presided by Hon Justice GO Kolawole, declaring the detention of the Sheikh as unconstitutional and a breach of his fundamental rights, and therefore ordered for his release from custody and payment of compensation. This has been contemptuously been defied by the Buhari government with impunity. In the light of the above and the constant erroneous position taken to interpret the…

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