The leader of the Shia movement in Nigeria under the umbrella of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria , Sheik Zakzaky has expressed interest in travelling to seek medical attention following the failed trip to Indian where the Islamic leader claimed sabotage by the Buhari administration.
The spokesman for the Islamic movement, Ibrahim Musa told 247ureports.com that the leader of the IMN has expressed interest in going to Turkey, Malaysia or Indonesia for medical treatment rather than Iran as popularly believed by spectators who thought Zakzaky had preference for Iran.
It was confirmed that plans are in the works to move the Islamic leader to one of the three countries. “The process is moving slowly now” says Ibrahim Musa who indicated the process has started and will soon reach completion.
The spokesman denied that the process was being frustrated by the Bihari administration or the Kaduna State Governor. “We don’t have evidence of that”.
The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, as can be recalled has suffered untold persecution under the current administration. Available statistic indicate over 515 members of the Shia movement under Zakzaky have been murdered by the Nigerian security architecture within one year span over protests by Shia youths demanding for the release of Zakzaky.
On Friday 25 July 2014, the Nigerian Army reportedly fatally shot 35 followers of Ibrahim Zakzaky, including three of his sons, after a pro-Palestinian procession in Zaria. The UK Islamic Human Rights Commission published the report Zaria Massacres and the Role of the Military in October 2014.
Sheikh al-Zakzaky was injured and…
The Edo State Commissioner for the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC), Mr. Yusuf Olatunji, has blamed acute shortage of manpower for the below-average performance of Nigeria’s anti graft agencies.
He disclosed this on Tuesday in Benin, the State capital, at a town hall meeting put together by Social Action, with support from the MacArthur Foundation, on promoting accountable governance through tracking of constituency and public projects implementation in the State.
Olatunji who spoke on the topic: “Corruption Issues in Constituency Projects Implementation; Need for Collective Engagement,” said the fight against corruption must be seen as fight for all and not for anti-graft agencies alone.
He said: “1,000 ICPC staff among 200 million Nigerians, how do we fight corruption?…
President Muhammadu Buhari has dissolved the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) as currently constituted with Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla as Chairman.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has been directed to immediately take over all outstanding investigations and other activities of the SPIP.
The panel was established in August 2017 by the then Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN to investigate specifically mandated cases of corruption, abuse of office and similar offences by public officers.
President Buhari thanks…
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has appealed to all the ministers to always respect invitations of the house.
Gbajabiamila made the appeal at the plenary on Tuesday while ruling on a Motion of Urgent Matter of Public Importance that borders on the xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
The speaker said that the House Committee on Foreign Affairs had invited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to brief the committee on the true state of Nigerians in South Africa…
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A 20-year-old security guard, Joseph Tioko, on Monday appeared in a Karu Grade I Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly stealing a cow.
Tioko, who resides in Karu, Abuja, was arraigned for a count charge of theft.
The Prosecution Counsel, Vincent Osuji, told the court that the complainant, Abubakar Rabo, a herder, reported the matter at the Karu Police Station, on Aug. 18.
He alleged that, the complainant’s son was grazing his cow within Karu, and in the process one of the female cow worth N100, 000 got missing.
He further alleged…
Justice I.N. Oweibo of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos , on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, ordered the final forfeiture of some jewellery and a customized gold Iphone valued at $40m belonging to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, to the Federal Government.
The Judge had, on July 5, 2019, granted the interim forfeiture of the properties, following an ex parte application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Justice Oweibo had also directed interested parties to show cause why the properties should not…
The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM,mni has stated unequivocally that the Federal Capital Territory is safe, secure and not under any form of siege. This assertion comes against the backdrop of recent speculations in some sections of the media, particularly the Social Media, of an upsurge in crime rate within and around the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
While observing that, like other climes across the World, the country has its security challenges, the IGP however notes that a comprehensive analysis of crime statistics on major cities across the world would reveal that Abuja has one of the lowest crime rates and remains indisputably one of the safest capital cities in the world.
The IGP further observes that the Federal Capital Territory Police Command has a robust anti-crime architecture which is continually rejigged to effectively tackle prevailing and emerging crimes. He however enjoins all law-abiding citizens and visitors alike to go about their lawful endeavours without any fear or apprehension.
Lagos, Nigeria; 16 -9 -2019; The 2019 African Freestyle Football Championship ended on a high note, with defending champion Abdul Titi Kone of Cote d’Ivoire emerging as the African Champion once again. This event marked the 2nd edition of the African Championship and the 3rd annual edition of the Nigerian Championship hosted by Feet ‘n’ Tricks International.
The final was a re-do of the 2018 championship, as Kone again defeated Egypt’s Yousef Mohamad in a head-to-head repeat of last year’s final, while Ashley Mhkize of South Africa placed third.
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An oil facility in eastern Saudi Arabia burst into flames on Saturday, sending oil prices and tensions in the Middle East skyrocketing. After it became clear that the explosions were the result of an attack, all the fingers have been pointing at Iran and its allies—and there is talk of an armed response.
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INTERACTIVE SESSION WITH MEMBERS OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ON THE
RESTORATION OF THE SOVEREIGN STATE OF BIAFRA BY MAZI NNAMDI KANU
Distinguished Members of the European Parliament
Ladies and Gentlemen
With deep respect and sincere humility, I bring you earnest greetings from the beleaguered Indigenous Peoples of Biafra. I also bring you warm felicitations from the worldwide non-violent IPOB Family.
I am here today to crave your indulgence and understanding for our cause and quest for the restoration of our sovereignty, human dignity, self-worth, self-esteem and nationhood to our homeland, the Sovereign State of Biafra. I am not here to dwell on Nigeria. An unfortunate country that is akin to a Zoo run by a irredeemably corrupt, clueless impostor and unschooled bigot.
I am here to speak on the critical consequences of misgovernance, impunity, human right abuses, deliberate strategic and systematic destruction of our region, environment and infrastructure and the unending killings of my people by the Government of Zoo Nigeria. For the benefit of those who may not know my country Biafra, we are the people that inhabit the ten core states and part of further three currently entrapped in Eastern and Southern Nigeria with a population of approximately 75 million People. My presence in this citadel of democracy where human rights, freedom and democracy are nurtured and strengthened has imbued a great sense of duty in me and deepened my expectation, responsibility and confidence in your goodselves and the vaunted institution you represent.
As you may well know, the name Nigeria when mentioned even amongst Nigerians evoke the most unwelcome distaste, aversion, resentment, dislike, trepidation, caution, apprehension, unease and downright xenophobia as is presently being witnessed in South Africa. The good people of Biafra are historically known to be industrious and hard-working people. We are NOT looters or kleptomaniacs. We are not terrorists nor jihadists. We have no sense of belonging, patriotism, nor pride in Nigeria. We do not seek something out of the ordinary: we simply seek the restoration of Biafra, our country which as we all know was once a veritable member of the comity of nations.
You will also agree with me that apart from the Jews, Igbo people in particular and Biafrans in general are today the most traumatised and dehumanised people in the world. No other people on earth have repeatedly suffered the levels of sustained genocide and pogroms as we Biafrans. No other people have been economically decapitated and emasculated like we the people of Biafra. No other people have suffered institutional marginalisation and political exclusion as we Biafrans. No other people have been denied the benefits of citizenship and perks of nationhood as Biafrans. Ewually, no other group of people have shown the willingness to survive and resilience against all odds like we Biafrans.
These heinous crimes against the people of Biafra are well documented and calls for recourse to justice. We will continue to seek redress against the tyranical and kleptomaniac regime of Nigeria at the African Union, in the European Court of Human Rights, the United States and the International Criminal Court. Nigerian leaders who have over the years perpetrated unchecked genocide against Biafrans and have since become habitual…