‘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: Where The AGF Got It Wrong

A private legal practitioner, Barrister Haruna Magashi, has faulted the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, on his position regarding the release of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, who is being illegally detained against the judgement of a Federal High Court. In an open letter written to the AGF reacting to the purported comments in the media that the continued detention of Sheikh Zakzaky was at the instance of the Kaduna state government and not the Federal…

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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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We Defeated Them, But They Won’t Abide By The Rule Of Law -Sheikh Zakzaky

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky has accused the government of Nigeria for refusing to abide by the rule of law even after the Islamic Movement in Nigeria had squarely defeated them in their courts. He revealed the main and sole weapon with which the Islamic Movement defeated the authorities in their own courts. According to the Sheikh, “our main weapon is the truth, and it is the sole weapon with which we defeated the authorities in their own courts.” “The courts judged against them…

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Third Year Anniversary Of The Landmark Judgment By JUSTICE G.O. KOLAWOLE Setting Sheikh Zakzaky, Wife Free

Today, December 2, marks the third anniversary of that historic judgment by Justice Gabriel Kolawole, then of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on the enforcement of the Fundamental Rights of the illegally detained leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenah Ibrahim. To mark the day, we present to you the full text of that historic judgment: IN THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT OF NIGERIA IN THE ABUJA JUDICIAL DIVISION HOLDEN AT ABUJA ON FRIDAY, THE 2ND DAY OF DECEMBER, 2016 BEFORE…

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We Defeated Them With Truth, But They Won’t Obey The Rule Of Law -Sheikh Zakzaky

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky has revealed the main and sole weapon with which we defeated the authorities in their own courts. The Sheikh said, “our main weapon is the truth, and it is the sole weapon with which we defeated the authorities in their own courts.” “The courts judged against them in our favour but they will not obey the rule of law. They will rather wait for their foreign paymasters’ instructions,” he said. Watch the video clip of the speech here:

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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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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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Prof Sagay Adds Voice To Free Zakzaky Campaign

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has frowned at the continued detention of the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, by the Department of State Security (DSS). The ailing Sheikh is being held by the DSS despite being reportedly very ill, with recurrent partial strokes and lead poisoning. His detention had already being declared unconstitutional and a breech of his fundamental rights by a federal high court in Abuja. But rather than release him as ordered by that…

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