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May, 2020

January, 2020

  • 23 January

    Dasuki Appears In Court After Release From Detention

    Nigeria's former security adviser: Sambo Dasuki

    Sambo Dasuki, immediate past former National Security Adviser, has been brought before a Federal High Court in Abuja, for the first time since he was released from a four-year detention. He was brought before Justice Ahmed Mohammed over charges of money laundering and illegal possession of firearms instituted against him …

  • 12 January

    El-Zakzaky: Justice Will Prevail Soon, IMN Tells Buhari, El-Rufai

    The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has told President Muhammadu Buhari and Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, to watch their backs as justice will prevail soon over the continuous detention of their leaders, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. The group said Buhari and El-Rufai were unjustly using power and state resources to unlawfully …

  • 6 January

    How DSS Spent N164.5m Feeding IMN Leader, El-Zakzaky

    About N164.5 million has been spent by the Department of State Services on the feeding the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, PUNCH reports. El-Zakzaky has been in the custody of the DSS since December 12, 2015, till December 2019, when he was arrested. He was later …

October, 2019

  • 10 October

    EFCC Secures Court Order To Extend Maina, Son’s Detention

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has secured an order of a Federal Capital Territory High Court in Bwari, Abuja, to detain former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, and his son, Faisal, pending conclusion of investigations. The extension order was granted to the anti-graft agency …

  • 1 October

    Nigerian Man Starves To Death While In Detention In Japan

    Japanese immigration authorities on Tuesday said a Nigerian who died in detention in June starved to death while on hunger strike. “An autopsy has found the man died of starvation,” an official at the Immigration Services Agency said. The man in his forties, whose name has been withheld, died on …

September, 2019

August, 2019

  • 24 August

    Groups Petition UN, AU Over Sowore’s Detention

    At least 48 rights and press freedom organisations have petitioned the United Nations and the African Union over the detention of Omoyele Sowore. The activist, who was the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 elections, was arrested over his planned nationwide #RevolutionNow protest. He was subsequently …

  • 18 August

    I Was Detained Beside Senate President’s Residence – El-Zakzaky

    Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shi’ites, has said he was detained in the best of conditions in Nigeria, revealing that his detention facility was located near the Senate President’s residence. El-Zakzaky, who spoke in a video, had said he preferred his detention …

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