Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tag "Ibrahim El-Zakzaky"

    El-Rufai: N3.5m NOT only for Zakzaky’s food

El-Rufai: N3.5m NOT only for Zakzaky’s food

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the N3.5 million the federal government spends every month to feed Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also covers the security around him.Last week, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, had said the federal government spends N3.5 million every month to feed El-Zakzaky.The statement had generated a controversy, with many [...]

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    Oak TV apologises to Lai for airing video about El-Zakzaky’s feeding cost

Oak TV apologises to Lai for airing video about El-Zakzaky’s feeding cost

Oak TV, an internet TV platform, has apologised to Lai Mohammed for publishing a video in which the minister of information said the government spends N3.5 million monthly to feed Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.In the trending video, the minister begged not to be quoted before making the claim about the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).However, the video was published and [...]

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    El-Zakzaky to remain in DSS custody as court denies him bail

El-Zakzaky to remain in DSS custody as court denies him bail

Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), and his wife will remain in custody as a high court in Kaduna state has refused to grant them bail.Gideon Kurada, presiding judge, denied the bail application on the ground that El-Zakzaky did not attach a medical report to it.El-Zakzaky is facing trial over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, [...]

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    Police warn against processions as El-Zakzaky’s trial resumes

Police warn against processions as El-Zakzaky’s trial resumes

The Kaduna police command on Tuesday said the ban on all forms of processions/demonstrations in the state is still in force.Yakubu Sabo, the command’s public relations officer, gave the warning in a press statement.Sabo said the police will not hesitate to deal with any person or group of persons who deliberately attempt to violate the ban.He said: “In view of [...]

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    Shi’ites hit the street as Zakzaky spends 1000 days in detention

Shi’ites hit the street as Zakzaky spends 1000 days in detention

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) staged a peaceful protest to mark 1000 days of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, its leader, in detention.The protest was staged in Abuja on Friday.Zakyzaky has been in detention since December 2015 when his followers clashed with some soldiers in Zaria, Kaduna state.The sect has held series of protests over the continued detention of its [...]

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    Banks, offices, schools shut in Kaduna over Zakzaky’s trial

Banks, offices, schools shut in Kaduna over Zakzaky’s trial

Business and commercial activities were paralysed in Kaduna on Wednesday following the resumed trial of Ibraheem Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).Shops, offices, banks and schools in the city centre were closed as residents stayed away for fear of outbreak of violence.On Tuesday, messages were circulated on the possibility of the cleric follower's causing trouble during his [...]

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    ‘I’m alive’ — Shi’ites leader El-Zakzaky speaks from detention

‘I’m alive’ — Shi’ites leader El-Zakzaky speaks from detention

Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), says he is alive and getting better.The Shi'ites leader made this known during his first public appearance in over two years.El-Zakzaky, who is in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS), spoke with journalists on Saturday in Abuja."I am getting better, thanks to all your prayers," said the [...]

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    DSS: Shi’ites leader El-Zakzaky not dead

DSS: Shi’ites leader El-Zakzaky not dead

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Friday said the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, is not dead.An official of the service who chose to remain anonymous told NAN that El-Zakzaky was hale and hearty.The Nigerian army is yet to react to reports of the Shi'ites leader's death.Sani Usman, spokesman of the army, did not [...]

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    Lai: Zakzaky not in prison… he’s in a house built by FG

Lai: Zakzaky not in prison… he’s in a house built by FG

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, is not in detention as widely perceived.He said the Islamic leader is currently staying with his family in a house built by the federal government.Mohammed made this known while speaking on a Channels TV programme on Thursday.El-Zakzaky has been in custody for years despite court orders [...]

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    Court adjourns Zakzaky’s N2bn suit against the army

Court adjourns Zakzaky’s N2bn suit against the army

A federal high court sitting in Kaduna on Thursday adjourned to June 30, a N2bn suit filed by by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader, Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), against the Nigerian army, chief of army staff and three others.El-Zakzaky had filed the suit over alleged abuse of his human right, destruction of his house in Zaria and the murder of his three [...]

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    Falana asks Osinbajo to sanction Lai, Garba Shehu over comments on Zakzaky, Dasuki

Falana asks Osinbajo to sanction Lai, Garba Shehu over comments on Zakzaky, Dasuki

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to sanction public officers who said that Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), and Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, Shia leader, would not be released.Falana made this request in a letter to the acting president.At a media chat with state house correspondents in May, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said Dasuki was [...]

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    NBA to FG: Respect court orders and release Dasuki, El-Zakzaky

NBA to FG: Respect court orders and release Dasuki, El-Zakzaky

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has demanded the immediate release of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser, and Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria.The NBA urged the federal government to respect the court orders which granted bail to both men.Dasuki and El-Zakzaky have been in the custody of the Department of State Services since December 2015 and [...]

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    Falana writes AGF, demands immediate release of Zakzaky

Falana writes AGF, demands immediate release of Zakzaky

Femi Falana,a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has told Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), to ensure the release of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Shi'ia sect, or face another legal action.Falana, who said this in a letter to Malami, had earlier sued the government for the continued detention of El-Zakzaky, and he had judgment in his favour.In December [...]

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    IMN asks world leaders to sanction Nigeria over El-Zakzaky

IMN asks world leaders to sanction Nigeria over El-Zakzaky

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), better known as the Shi’ites, has urged the international community to isolate and sanction Nigeria if it insists on keeping Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, its leader, in detention.The group said it would not take to violence in spite of government’s provocation and incitement, hence its appeal.Speaking at a news conference in Abuja on Wednesday, Abdulhameed Bello, [...]

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    On final day of ultimatum, Amnesty asks FG to release El-Zakzaky ‘now’

On final day of ultimatum, Amnesty asks FG to release El-Zakzaky ‘now’

Amnesty International has called on the federal government to immediately release Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), and his wife.On December 2, 2016, Gabriel Kolawole, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, had directed the Department of State Services (DSS) to release the detainees within 45 days.He also ordered the government to pay a compensation of [...]

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    Falana asks AGF to prosecute soldiers involved in Zaria ‘massacre’

Falana asks AGF to prosecute soldiers involved in Zaria ‘massacre’

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked the federal government to prosecute soldiers who allegedly killed members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as Shiites, in Zaria, Kaduna state, during a clash.In December, soldiers were involved in a fight with the sect members after the convoy of Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, was allegedly barricaded.Though the [...]

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