• Zakzaky’s lawyer reacts to court judgment, says they may challenge Kaduna govt. soon

    Zakzaky’s lawyer reacts to court judgment, says they may challenge Kaduna govt. soon

    Im a reaction to the judgment releasing the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, one of the Counsels to the group, Barrister Festus Okoye, told newsmen that he was confident that the government would obey the court order.

    “Well, I think the judgment was well reasoned. The trial judge advised the government to find a way of deescalating the rising tension between it and the members of the IMN. I believe that the court has given the […]

  • El-Rufai maintains position on Zakzaky, says IMN is a dangerous group

    El-Rufai maintains position on Zakzaky, says IMN is a dangerous group

    Only last Sunday, Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai of Kaduna State, reinforced the position that if the El-Zakzaky-led group was allowed to exist, it was capable of threatening the corporate existence of Nigeria, insisting that the group has an agenda to cause a religious conflict in Nigeria for political relevance.

    Explaining to journalists ate the Government House Kaduna on why the group was outlawed by the State government, El-Rufai, said “the IMN does not recognise the constitution of Nigeria, they do not […]

  • Why DSS may not release Zakzaky

    Why DSS may not release Zakzaky

    There are fears that a fresh charge may be filed against Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, within the 45 days window given by the court, within which he should be released.

    The DSS as well as other security agencies have never been known to obey court orders in that regard, examples of persons who had been granted bail by the court, but which DSS refused to let go include: Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), Nnamdi Kanu and retired Air Commodore Umar Mohammed, among others.

    Apart […]

  • Fayose praises judiciary for ordering Zakzaky’s release

    Fayose praises judiciary for ordering Zakzaky’s release

    Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has hailed the judgment of the Federal High Court,  which ordered the release of the leader of the Shi’ite Muslim sect, Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife, as well as payment of payment of N50 million damages by theDepartment of State Service (DSS).

    Fayose, had earlier called for the release of El-Zakzaky, but said he won’t be surprised if the federal government does not adhere to the judgment, adding that; “The judgement will be for posterity […]

  • Zakzaky may get bail Dec 1

    Zakzaky may get bail Dec 1

    A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed December 1 for ruling on the bail application by leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim Zakzaky.

    Justice Gabriel Kolawole yesterday rescheduled the judgement after the settlement which he advised the parties to explore, failed.

    Zakzaky was arrested following a confrontation between the group and soldiers, which resulted in the death of scores and destruction of properties on December 12 and 14, 2015.

    Zakzaky is demanding an order of court directing his immediate […]

  • Zakzaky Has Lost His Left Eye, Left Hand Is Paralysed, Says Shiite Counsel

    Zakzaky Has Lost His Left Eye, Left Hand Is Paralysed, Says Shiite Counsel

    Counsel to the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as Shiites, wednesday disclosed that the leader of the movement, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, was being detained at the Headquarters of the Department of State Security (DSS) in Abuja.

    At a news conference in Kaduna, the IMN counsel led by Mr. Festus Okoye, said El-Zazzaky has lost his left eye while his left hand is partially paralysed, adding that they could hardly recognise him when they met him in detention.

    According to him, […]