Nigeria

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  • Sheikh Zakzaky Yesterday 12:00

    By Najeeb Maigatari

    Why Sheikh Zakzaky Should Be Released?

    NIGERIA/ JIGAWA - "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” -Martin Luther King Jr. 

  • Qom Seminary slams Nigeria for mistreatment of Sheikh Zakzaky 2019-07-15 20:38

    Qom Seminary slams Nigeria for mistreatment of Sheikh Zakzaky

    TEHRAN – The Society of Qom Seminary Teachers has strongly denounced the Nigerian government for its mistreatment of Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky, a top Shiite cleric and leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).

  • Nigerian seminary students in Qom show solidarity with Sheikh Zakzaky 2019-07-13 23:52

    Nigerian seminary students in Qom show solidarity with Sheikh Zakzaky

    TEHRAN – Nigerian seminary students in Qom have expressed their solidarity with the imprisoned leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky.

  • Sheikh Zakzaky 2019-07-10 12:16

    By Mohammed Ibraheem Zakzaky

    Assassination of my father Sheikh Zakzaky is almost done

    NIGERIA/ ZARIA - “... An assassination in progress and it is almost done. And the assassins are clearly determined to see it through.”

  • Ambassador: Good measures taken for release of Sheikh Zakzaky 2019-07-09 19:36

    Ambassador: Good measures taken for release of Sheikh Zakzaky

    TEHRAN – Iranian Ambassador to Nigeria Morteza Rahimi has underlined the efforts made by the Islamic Republic for the release of top Shiite cleric and leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky.

  • Nigerian envoy to Tehran summoned over Sheikh Zakzaky’s conditions 2019-07-08 22:23

    Nigerian envoy to Tehran summoned over Sheikh Zakzaky’s conditions

    TEHRAN – The Foreign Ministry has summoned Nigeria’s envoy to Tehran to voice the Islamic Republic’s concerns over the conditions of top Shiite cleric and leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky.

  • Sheikh Zakzaky 2019-06-30 13:48

    Sheikh Zakzaky in dire health condition: report

    TEHRAN – Top Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, who has been held for four years on trumped-up allegations by the Nigerian government, has been reported to be in poor health.

  • Three Years after the unjustifiable Zaria massacre 2019-06-03 13:55

    By Ammar Muhammad Rajab

    International Qud’s Day, Zaria massacre, Nigerian Army and Wahabism in Nigeria

    NIGERIA/ ABUJA - This year’s annual International Qud’s day comes with special processions around the world due to the continued aggressive responses of the illegal state of Israel against Palestinians. People who choose humanity above all labels, came out en masse around the world to show their solidarity to the oppressed Palestinians and woes to Israel. In Nigeria, over 20 cities including the federal capital territory, Abuja members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria under the leadership of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky held this year Qud’s procession. This year's procession ended peacefully except in Kaduna, where the Nigerian Police use live ammunition on the protesters were they injured 3 and arrested 12 protesters.

  • Muhammad Buhari 2019-05-27 12:16

    By Sadeq Aliyu

    Buhari invited Netanyahu as IMN Members pressure at Juma'at mosque

    ABUJA/ NIGERIA - President Muhammad Buhari has sent a letter inviting Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel to Nigeria, few days after returning from Saudi Arabia, as on Friday 24/05/2019 he was pressured to free sheikh Zakzaky by thousands of members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria in the national mosque Abuja.

  • Sheikh Zakzaky 2019-05-21 11:52

    By Ammar Muhammad Rajab

    How Sheikh Zakzaky distributes foodstuffs to the needy for fasting for the past 20 years        

    NIGERIA/ ABUJA - The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria has distributed foodstuffs worth millions of naira to the needy on the occasion of this year’s fasting season to help mitigate the suffering of the poor and the needy in Zaria as it have been his tradition. The distribution started on Saturday the 29 Sha’aban 1440, which is equivalent to 4/5/2019 and ended on 1st Ramadan.

  • Sheikh Zakzaky 2019-05-20 11:30

    By Ammar Muhammad Rajab

    Dissecting Bin Salman’s utterances on Sheikh Zakzaky

    NIGERIA/ ABUJA - The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Muhammad Bin Salman, also known as MBS, during his interview with the American Time Magazine last year declared that they have succeeded in altering what he termed as; “attempt to overthrow the government by Al-Zakzaky in Nigeria.”

  • زکزاکی 2019-05-18 19:46

    Nigerian army opens fire on protesters demanding release of Zakzaky

    TEHRAN - The Nigerian army has opened fire on protesters demanding the release of top Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, who has been held for four years on trumped-up allegations.

  • Imrana Sheme Umar 2019-05-05 10:51

    By Imrana Sheme Umar

    United states of Africa for the great good

    Nigeria/ Katsina - The first come in mind is the border, religious sects, tribalism, language diversity, political affiliation, and other potential conflicts. Just by so mentioning “United States of Africa”. Let take a look at the current situation of our country individually in more details;

  • Iran’s growth in science and technology ‘notable’: Nigerian minister 2019-05-03 15:24

    Iran’s growth in science and technology ‘notable’: Nigerian minister

    TEHRAN – Despite sanctions, Iran experienced a notable growth in science and technology and is a great example for the nations which sought self-sufficiency and independence, the Nigerian Minister of Education Adamu Adamu said, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

  • Iran hails Nigeria’s move to provide health services for Sheikh Zakzaky 2019-04-27 20:06

    Iran hails Nigeria’s move to provide health services for Sheikh Zakzaky

    TEHRAN – Tehran on Saturday welcomed the Nigerian government’s “positive” move to allow a medical team to visit and examine Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, leader of Nigeria’s Shiite community, and his wife, the Iranian Foreign Ministry website reported.

  • Sheikh Zakzaky and the Nigerians 2019-03-16 10:51

    Sheikh Zakzaky and the Nigerians

    ZARIA - History has recorded so many men and their great works, floating on the pages of books events has unfold some are ceremonious and some are brutal. The event of karbala to some people with shallow perceptions takes it as an historical illusion.

  • Tehran felicitates Senegal, Nigeria on successful polls 2019-03-02 22:11

    Tehran felicitates Senegal, Nigeria on successful polls

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Friday offered congratulations to Senegal and Nigeria on holding presidential elections successfully.

  • Ahmad Salkida 2019/01/07

    By Ahmad Salkida

    Why troops are losing ground to ISWAP

    ABUJA - In the few days leading to the eclipse on 2018, reports from the warfront in North East Nigeria provoked huge concerns, fiercely stirring panic within communities in and around Maiduguri, Borno state. Governor Kashim Shettima, within this period, quickly called an emergency security meeting to receive briefs from different security commands in the state. At the Executive chambers of the Government House, Maiduguri, the seat of power in the state, the situation was grim and faces drawn.

  • Professor Dahiru Yahya 2018-12-25 11:07

    Islam is at stake in Northern Nigeria

    Professor Dahiru Yahya delivered a speech at the Conference on Opportunities and Challenges in Nigeria in which he called on the international community to demand accountability from the Nigerian Federal Government for atrocities it has committed in Nigeria.

  • Ali Isah Omogbai 2018-12-15 17:20

    By Ali Isah Omogbai

    Nigeria's Buhari rattled by Boko Haram attacks as election approaches in 2019

    TEHRAN - Insecurity is a major electoral issue for President Muhammadu Buhari as he seeks re-election in 2019 polls. When Buhari won the presidential election in 2015 among the promises made was to restore the country back to peace and to ensure total security in the state, creation of job opportunities, better and easy life for the masses. 

  • Nigeria 2018/11/15

    By Mahdi Garba

    Nigeria, persecution of Shia Muslims and the continued quest for justice

    TEHRAN _ Come December 12, people of conscience around the globe would be joining members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria to commemorate the third anniversary of the premeditated attack on armless citizens using armed-to-the-teeth security operatives while bracing up to hoist a flag on the dome of the Hussainiyya Baqiyatullah, Zaria.

  • Nigeria 2018-11-06 07:50

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    “There is no justification for Nigerian Army to shoot at and kill unarmed Shiite protestors”

    TEHRAN - Last week, on the day of Arbaeen, thousands of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) supporters took part in a series of peaceful protests in the Nigerian capital Abuja to demand the release of their incarcerated leader Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky. Nigerian security forces used live ammunition to crush the protest, leading to the death of at least 50 people.

  • Iran denounces killing of Shiite mourners in Nigeria 2018-10-31 08:26

    Iran denounces killing of Shiite mourners in Nigeria

    TEHRAN – Iran has strongly denounced the recent deadly incident in Nigeria in which several Shiite mourners were killed by security forces.

  • Zakzaky 2018/09/10

    By Yusuf Abdullahi

    Zakzaky’s 1000 days of wrongful incarceration

    TEHRAN - It’s been 1000 days of Sheikh Ibraheem el-Zakzaky’s wrongful incarceration along with his wife and other associates since the Zaria massacre where about 1000 innocent Nigerians were killed in cold blood by those constitutionally mandated to protect them. Programs and protests were organized all across the world to demand justice for Zakzaky and to draw the attention of Nigerian authorities towards the repercussions of tyranny and injustice meted against the Islamic Movement of Nigeria.

  • Abdul Mumin Giwa 2018/09/02

    By Abdul Mumin Giwa

    Who is the terrorist? IMF, Buhari regime or faceless groups

    TEHRAN - I was shocked when my attention was drawn to a false claim by a faceless NGO ‘Coalition of Arewa CSO for Progress and Change’. The group claimed that the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) paid N250 million to a person named Dr. Idris Ahmad, who is yet to be identified. The story was reported and given special coverage in the media in utter disregard of the journalistic ethics.

  • Zakzaky 2018-07-10 10:11

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    'Zaria massacre was orchestrated in Israel, bankrolled by Saudi, executed by Nigerian government'

    TEHRAN - Ibrahim Musa is the President of Media Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). In this interview with Tehran Times, he talks about the illegal incarceration of IMN leader Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and brutal clampdown on the movement by the Mohammad Buhari government.

  • Zakzaky 2018-06-23 11:56

    IHRC condemns police killings of peaceful pro-Zakzaky protestors

    KADUNA, NIGERIA - IHRC strongly condemns the killings by armed police yesterday of two protestors in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna.

  • شیخ زکزاکی 2018-04-27 13:36

    Nigeria's failure to comply with its human rights obligations towards Sheikh Zakzaky

    INTERNATIONAL - The decision by Nigerian authorities to charge the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky, after illegally holding him in detention for two years demonstrates the desperation of the government and is yet another slap in the face of due process in the country.

  • Zanganeh 2017-09-26 09:49

    Nigeria, Libya should be included in cuts pact: Zanganeh

    TEHRAN – Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said although OPEC’s compliance with the deal to reduce output has been acceptable some changes are needed if participants seek to balance the market.

  • Nigerian aircraft lands in Tehran for Hajj flights 2017-08-27 09:38

    Nigerian aircraft lands in Tehran for Hajj flights

    TEHRAN – A passenger aircraft that Iran Air has leased from a Nigerian airline landed in Tehran on Saturday to carry Iranian pilgrims visiting Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj rituals.