Court Grants Sheikh Zakzaky’s Pleas To Seek Medical Care From Experts Of His Choice

Today the Kaduna state High court has granted the plea by the legal team of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, led by Barrister Femi Falana SAN that both Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife be allowed to seek medical care from experts of their choice within or outside as the state has been incapable of providing them with the care their ailing health condition demands. The court had earlier in November 2018 denied bail to the Defendants despite their visible ill health. However, at the hearing today, the Counsel for the…

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What Stirred Buhari’s Anger Against CJN Onnoghen

CJN REPRIMANDS BUHARI TO HIS FACE: LEARN TO OBEY COURT JUDGMENTS AND ORDERS The Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen, has strongly reprimanded President Muhammadu Buhari over the President’s now legendary serial disobedience of court orders. Justice Onnoghen reproached the President to his face at the opening session of the 2017 All Nigeria Judges’ conference. Justice Onnoghen told Buhari to learn from countries like Kenya and the United States where “Rule of Law in practice” was evident. He pointed out that in those two countries recently, their Presidents…

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Culpable Homicide: Chief Investigating Police Officer Seeks To Change Key Evidence

It was mild drama today in Kaduna state High Court being presided by Justice Gwada in the continuation of trial in the case of culpable how leveled against close to a hundred members of the Islamic Movement arrested about three years back during the Zaria massacre, as the Chief Investigating Police Officer tried to deny a previous evidence he gave in a similar case earlier. At the resumption of hearing today, the prosecutor, Barr Bayero Dari had told the court that he is prepared to present one of his witnesses,…

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A Day To Court Ruling On Zakzaky Bail, Govt Desperately Seeks Ways To Avoid Sitting

It is barely twenty four hours before the much expected court appearance of Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife before a Kaduna High Court presided by Justice Kurada, during which he is expected to rule on the bail application put forward by the defence counsels, led by Femi Falana, Senior Advocate of Nigeria. The court could not sit in about three different occasions previously as the government through its prosecution counsels seeks to frustrate progress in the case, thereby denying possible granting of bail to the sick duo. During the last…

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Sheikh Zakzaky’s Case Tomorrow: The Possibilities, The Likely Scenarios

Tomorrow the 4th of October, 2018 is destined to yet again be a historic day as the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his spouse will again appear in court to learn whether or not the court will grant them bail or not. The duo are standing trial in Kaduna state high court for sundry trumped up charges, including that of aiding and abetting culpable homicide. The trial, which came up as an afterthought, has largely stalled because of non appearance in court of two…

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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 Case: FHC Kaduna Adjourns For The Umpteenth Time, As Police Demonstrated Abuses

Yesterday Thursday the 21st of June, 2018 will remain a landmark day in the history of subterfuge and rights abuses in Kaduna, as the Federal High Court in Kaduna for the umpteenth time adjourned sitting in the case brought before it seeking the enforcement of the fundamental rights of members of the Islamic Movement over technical issues, even as the police demonstrated worst practices in rights abuses. The case had dragged on for over six months without definite hearing of the substantive suit on its merit, as counsels to the…

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Court Sets July 31st For Ruling On No Case Submission In Respect Of Alleged Culpable Homicide Against Members Of The Islamic Movt

Today the Kaduna State High Court presided by Justice Nyoms, sitting in Kaduna has set July 31st, 2018 for ruling on the “No case submission” posited by the defense lawyers in respect of an alleged culpable homicide against some members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria arrested since December, 2015 following the brutal massacre of members of the Movement. This followed a very brief sitting today, during which counsels adopted their written submissions and responses in respect to the matter. The case, which involves over 90 of the members of…

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Defense Lawyers To Enter No Case Submission Tomorrow In Case Of Culpable Homicide Against Members Of The Islamic Movt

Tomorrow Wednesday 20th June 2018, the defence lawyers are expected to enter a “no case submission in the case against members of the Islamic Movement who were being charged at the Kaduna State High Court for an alleged culpable homicide of one Dan Kaduna on 12th December, 2015. The case was adjourned at the last sitting for the defence to deliver its “No case Submission” address because the prosecution pleaded for two more weeks to reply the “no case submission” filed by the defence lawyers, having gone through over seventy…

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The Trial Of Sheikh Zakzaky Is A Travesty Of Justice

The much talked about case mischievously brought against the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and three others by Kaduna state government comes up next Thursday June 21st 2018 at the Kaduna state High Court. Not only that Kaduna state government came up with some phoney charges against Sheikh Zakzaky, his wife and two others, there are pointers to the fact that they are bent on a secret trial with a view to convicting the Sheikh unjustifiably. To put some context to this case, it will…

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