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US Senator Ben Cardin slams Buhari regime, urges Trump not to sell them weapons

Senator Ben Cardin of the Democratic Party, representing Maryland, said on the floor of the Senate on Thursday that the the appalling human rights record of the Nigerian military should deter the new Donald Trump administration from selling fighter planes to Nigeria. President Trump spoke to President Muhammadu Buhari on the phone on Monday last week and according to the White …

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Time to slap a Trump-style travel ban on Buhari

US President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel to the US from seven countries has kicked up a worldwide storm.  Following on from that decision, 1.3m people in the UK signed a petition asking the UK government to call off Trump’s state visit to the country because of his potential to cause embarrassment to their Queen.  It is now being …

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Nigeria must comply with court order to release Zakzaky

The Nigerian authorities must immediately comply with a High Court order and release the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife from detention, said Amnesty International. El-Zakzaky, and his wife Malama Zeenah Ibraheem, have been in detention without charge for more than a year following a clash between his supporters and the Nigerian military …

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Nigerian govt should end repression of Shia group – Human Rights Watch

Nigerian authorities should end their violent repression of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), a minority Shia group, that began with a three-day lethal crackdown on December 12-14, 2015, and free its leader, Human Rights Watch said yesterday (14 December). Sheik Ibraheem El Zakzaky, leader of the IMN, and his wife, Zeenatudeen, have been detained without trial for a year. …

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UK High Commission in Abuja calls on Buhari to act on Shia massacre in Zaria

The British High Commission in Abuja has intervened following the inaction of the Nigerian federal government to take any steps to prosecute the soldiers that massacred over 300 Shia Muslims in Zaria, Kaduna State in December last year. In a statement, the High Commission wrote: “It’s been a year since the tragic event in Zaria, which reportedly resulted in the …

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Islamic Human Rights Commission gives qualified welcome to court order to free Zakzaky

PRESS RELEASE – Nigeria: IHRC gives qualified welcome to court order to free Islamic Movement leader FRIDAY, 02 DECEMBER 2016 IHRC welcomes today’s order by Nigeria’s High Court for the release of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky, after almost a year in detention. The court in the capital Abuja ordered that the state …

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Finally, the US condemns killing of Shiites in Nigeria

See full statement By John Kirby, Spokesperson – Nigerian Deaths in Kano Clashes (November 17, 2016) U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson | November 17, 2016 The United States is deeply concerned by the deaths of dozens of Nigerians during clashes between individuals participating in a Shia procession and the Nigerian Police Force in Kano State on November …

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The Shia hypocrisy of Nasty Nasir el-Rufai

The government of Kaduna State headed by Nasir el-Rufai has declared the Shia sect’s Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) as unlawful. The IMN came to prominence when its members clashed with the army in the northern city of Zaria, Kaduna state, in December 2015. A judicial inquiry in August concluded that the army killed 348 of the sect’s members, indicting …

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Comical Lai Mohammed v Congressman Tom Marino: Lies v Reality

Congressman Tom Marino, representing Pennsylvania’s 10th congressional district, wrote to US Secretary of State John Kerry on 1 September highlighting what he called “warning signs” about the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Marino’s letter prompted an almost immediate response from Nigeria’s propaganda minister Comical Lai Mohammed, who claimed in a statement yesterday that the congressman was “out of tune with …

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