Thursday, September 20, 2018

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    Court to rule on Zakzaky’s bail application in October

Court to rule on Zakzaky’s bail application in October

A Kaduna state high court has fixed October 4 for ruling on the bail application for Ibrahim Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), and his wife, Zeenat.Zakzaky has been in detention since December 2015 when members of IMN also known as Shi’ites, clashed with soldiers in Zaria, Kaduna state.Over 300 people were said to have been killed [...]

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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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    Tension in Kaduna ahead of Zakzaky’s trial

Tension in Kaduna ahead of Zakzaky’s trial

Rumours of a planned attack by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) during resumed trial of Ibrahim Zakzaky, IMN leader, have caused panic among residents of Kaduna state.Zakzaky has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) for three years despite court orders for his release.He was arrested in December 2015 after the Shi’ites and the [...]

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    Seek justice for Zakzaky beyond Nigeria, Amnesty Int’l tells IMN

Seek justice for Zakzaky beyond Nigeria, Amnesty Int’l tells IMN

Amnesty International (AI) has advised the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) to seek justice for  Ibrahim Zakzaky, its leader, and members held in detention by the Kaduna state government, outside the Nigerian judiciary.Osai Ojigho, AI country director, who spoke in an interview on The Osasu Show with Osasu Igbinedion, asked the group not to relent until it exhausts all options [...]

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    Shi’tes cry out: El-Zakzaky will go blind except something drastic is done

Shi’tes cry out: El-Zakzaky will go blind except something drastic is done

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria has called on the federal government to release Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, its leader, from detention.The group said El-Zakzaky's "health is fast deteriorating" and could potentially go blind if urgent steps aren't taken.El-Zakzaky has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) for years despite court orders for his release.He was arrested in December 2015 [...]

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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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    Shi’ites protest prolonged detention of Zakzaky, say ‘we are losing patience’

Shi’ites protest prolonged detention of Zakzaky, say ‘we are losing patience’

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) says it is "running out of patience" awaiting the release of Ibrahim Zakzaky, its leader.Zakzaky has been in detention since the December 2015 clash between soldiers and Shi'ites in Zaria, Kaduna state.The clash reportedly led to the death of over 300 Shi'ites.Speaking with journalists on Wednesday after embarking on a peaceful protest to the [...]

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    Amnesty: There must be justice for the 347 Shi’ites ‘killed by military’

Amnesty: There must be justice for the 347 Shi’ites ‘killed by military’

Amnesty International (AI) has urged the federal government to ensure justice is done over the “unlawful killings" of hundreds of Shi'ites in Kaduna two years ago.Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) clashed with the military between December 12 and December 14, 2015.Speaking on Tuesday in commemoration of the two-year anniversary of the incident, AI regretted that “no one [...]

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    ‘IMN should be declared a terrorist organisation’

‘IMN should be declared a terrorist organisation’

A group known as The Coalition Of Civil Society Organizations has called on the federal government to declare the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) a terrorist group.The group said this in reaction to the clash between police and some members of the movement in Abuja.In a statement by Patriot Ode, its national president, the group said the IMN might turn [...]

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    ‘Two injured’ as police clash with Shi’ites in Abuja

‘Two injured’ as police clash with Shi’ites in Abuja

Two members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) reportedly sustained injured during a protest in Abuja on Friday.The IMN members staged the protest to press for the release of Ibrahim Zakzaky, their leader.They had converged on the Central Area 1 part of Abuja and later were later heading towards the Unity Fountain but were confronted by police officers who [...]

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    After Falana’s ‘rare meeting’ with Zakzaky, Shi’ites cooperate with panel probing army

After Falana’s ‘rare meeting’ with Zakzaky, Shi’ites cooperate with panel probing army

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has submitted a memo to the judicial panel set up to investigate allegations of extra-judicial killings made against the Nigerian army.The group had initially said it will not cooperate with the panel, citing "doubts" of its "independence and impartiality".In December 2015, a face-off between IMN members and soldiers led to the reported killing of [...]

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    DSS ‘foils’ Boko Haram plot to bomb three states

DSS ‘foils’ Boko Haram plot to bomb three states

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has foiled a plot by Boko Haram to attack soft targets in Kano, Kaduna, Sokoto and Borno states during Sallah celebrations.Speaking at a news conference in Abuja on Friday, an agent of the service said one Bashir Mohammed, a Boko Haram explosive‎ expert who was facilitating the attack in Kano was arrested [...]

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    Sources: Zakzaky is not dead

Sources: Zakzaky is not dead

Ibrahim El- Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), is alive, hale and hearty, according to sources.There had been rumours about his physical condition and alleged death, which is creating tension especially among some of his followers.But NAN said a security source dismissed the death rumour and described it as the handiwork of mischief makers, plotting to create tension [...]

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    We are the most oppressed community in Nigeria, say Shi’ites

We are the most oppressed community in Nigeria, say Shi’ites

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) say it is the "most oppressed community" in Nigeria's history.Qasim Umar, a leader of the movement, said this on Thursday while addressing members of the IMN, also known as Shi'ites, at a rally in Kaduna.They were subsequently dispersed by the police."The atrocities committed by the army are the first of its kind in [...]

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    Court tells DSS: Release Zakzaky or be charged with contempt

Court tells DSS: Release Zakzaky or be charged with contempt

The federal high court sitting in Abuja says the Department of State Services (DSS) should release Ibraheem Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria and Zennah Ibraheem, his wife, immediately.On December 2, 2016, the court ordered the DSS to release Zakzaky and members of his family.The court also ordered the police to get the IMN leader and his wife [...]

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    Buhari admits ‘mistakes and wrongdoings’ in the handling of IDPs

Buhari admits ‘mistakes and wrongdoings’ in the handling of IDPs

President Muhammadu Buhari says his government is "aware of some mistakes and wrongdoings in handling the affairs of IDPs".But he promised that measures to correct those mistakes and punish the culprits were already being taken.Buhari said this in his New Year message to Nigerians on Saturday — two days after TheCable's undercover investigation exposing the death of children at IDP [...]

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