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Nigeria’s deadly crackdown on Shias is on a “contract” with Saudi Arabia – IMN spokesman

2 November 2018 Ibrahim Musa, a spokesman for the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) said on Iran’s Press TV yesterday that Mohammed Bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, gave Nigeria a “contract” to deal with the Shia-dominated movement. Saudi Arabia and its ruling family belong to the Sunni Islamic sect.  Musa was speaking as a guest on the Iranian state-owned …

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Nigeria: Another Boko Haram in the making?

30 October 2018 Deadly clashes between government troops and Shiite Muslims have raised fears that another conflict is about to get out of hand in Nigeria. Civil society is calling on the central government not to repeat past mistakes. President Muhammadu Buhari’s government stands accused of abusing human rights and oppressing a minority group after clashes over the weekend and on …

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The Archbishop of Canterbury needs to come clean about his relationship with Buhari

14 October 2018 Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, had dinner with President Muhammdu Buhari last night at the presidential villa in Abuja. President @MBuhari hosts his friend, @JustinWelby, the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury and the most senior bishop in the Church of England, to a dinner tonight at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. pic.twitter.com/s5DJ6sSdLJ — Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) October 13, …

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Shias demonstrate in Abuja demanding Zakzaky’s release

7 October 2018 Shia Muslims in Nigerian capital of Abuja have once again staged a protest rally to call for the release of their leader Ibrahim Zakzaky, who is still in prison despite a 2016 high court ruling. The protest was held in front of the Federal Ministry of Justice. Spokesman for Zakzaky’s Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Abdullahi Muhammad, …

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Nigeria sleepwalking to disaster with Shia Muslims

President Muhammadu Buhari suggested that Nigerian youths are lazy during a recent trip to the UK.  But it appears that Nigeria’s current teetering from one crisis to the next is down to his intellectual laziness and shockingly poor understanding of how his action and inaction contribute to escalating already dire situations. Nothing proves this more than the response of the …

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Trump issues stark warning to Buhari: “We can’t allow the murdering of Christians to happen” in Nigeria

US president Donald Trump triggered a major diplomatic incident today when he dispensed of all traditional niceties that go with meetings of Heads of State to go for the jugular in an Oval Office meeting with Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari and address the endless spate of killings in his country. Trump said he was concerned about religious violence in Nigeria, …

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Iranian TV airs allegation of Saudi involvement in Zakzaky’s detention in Nigeria

Press TV, the Iranian international news network, broadcasting in English, discussed “The Fate of  Islamic Movement in Nigeria” during its “The Debate” programme last night.  The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) is a Shia movement led by Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, who has been detained by Nigerian authorities since his residence was raided by soldiers in December 2015. Yesterday, Zakzaky was charged …

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US State Dept Human Rights Practices Rept on Nigeria

On Friday, the US State Department published its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (The Human Rights Reports) for 2017.  The State Department states that: “These reports are required by U.S. law and are used by a variety of actors, including the U.S. Congress, the Executive branch, and the Judicial branch as a factual resource for decision making in matters ranging …

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Will Buhari learn this leadership lesson from Cyril Ramaphosa?

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari and his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa were in London with other rulers of the Commonwealth for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, which is meant to run from 16 to 20 April (ending later today). Ramaphosa has had to cut short his attendance of the summit to return home to deal with violent protests.  Clashes have …

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