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Shi’ites Issue Ultimatum To Human Rights Commision To Probe Killing Of 48 Members

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The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has marched before the Nigerian Army and Nigeria Police Force before the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to demand justice for 48 of its members killed during a procession in Abuja. Speaking on behalf of the group, during a protest by the Sisters Forum of the movement at the commission's headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday, Firdausi Ali asked the commission to investigate the "gruesome murder of children and women by the security operatives and bring the perpetrators to justice". According to Ali, the action has further exposed the "tyrannical tendency of the present administration". Her words: "These crimes against humanity were committed by the Military and Nigerian Police during the annual Arbaeen Symbolic Trek. These attacks on i...

Corruption As An Economy By Olorunfemi Adeyeye

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  Any serious political leader who wants to fight corruption sincerely must first be intellectual enough to understand that corruption is an economy, just like poverty is an idea created by the ruling class. In fact, corruption is a trillion dollar economy especially in Nigeria. It has a long chain of distribution and I would try to transcribe it the way I have it in my ever-busy head. There is a civil servant who has had to falsify his age so as to elongate his stay in the civil service in almost every family in Nigeria. Anyone is free to contest this, but I know many of my lecturers who sit in class because they are already weak due to old age. They are 70+ physically but 60 on paper. There is this contractor who collects mobilisation fee for a job but does not mobilis...

BREAKING: Buratai’s Car Involved In Accident In Kaduna

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An official staff car belonging to Lieutenant General T.Y. Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, has been involved in an accident. According to the Army, the accident occurred at Jere town, on the way to Kaduna, on Sunday evening. The car was in a convoy alongside other vehicles, when a lone civilian vehicle veered off its lane and rammed into the car. Although Buratai wasn't in the car, the ADC sustained minor injuries and was rushed to the hospital for treatment.BREAKING:The COAS' official staff car had an accident at Jere town on the way to Kaduna today 11 November 2018 at about 6.00 p.m. The staff car was in a convoy along with other vehicles when a lone civilian vehicle veered off its lane and rammed into the staff car. pic.twitter.com/WXCovfXdBI— Nigerian Army (@HQ...

‘Police Afraid Of Attack’ As ‘Herdsmen’ Kill Seven Farmers In Kaduna

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Seven people have been allegedly murdered by suspected herdsmen while working on their farms in Kaduna. The incident occurred on Friday evening at Jan Tsani, behind Kurgi Sabon Layi Kakangi ward in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State. According to a relative of one of the victims, who preferred not to be named, the attackers overpowered the victims while they were working on their farms and fled the scene immediately they sighted the security guards in the community (Yan Sakai) who chased them into a nearby bush. The locals were said to have arrived the scene shortly after the incident, and they made frantic efforts to apprehend the attackers. The hoodlums eventually escaped through a forest in the area. The source said the Police could not go to the area becaus...

Delta Residents Accuse Police, Contractor Of Intimidation, Unlawful Arrest

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For participating in a protest alongside indigenes of Ikpide-Irri riverine community in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State in August against the N736.4 million road contract awarded his marine company, Portplus Limited, by the Delta State Government, Immanuel Emoefe, Chairman of Portplus, has ordered the rearrest of one Endurance Ukpethu. Following the Wednesday rearrest of Ukpethu, it was gathered that a renewed crisis is said to be brewing as youth in the community have vowed to stop the controversial project until the suspect is released. They have also issued a strong warning to the contractor and his elder brother, who is the President General of the community, Michael Omojefe, to desist from oppressing and intimidating members of the community. In July 201...

When An Already Armed IMN Wants More Arms By Philip Agbese

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_“They continue to say that we are armed. This is a blatant lie. If we are armed, Nigeria Army cannot face us. If we have weapons with us, Nigeria Army is too small to face us. With our courage, braveness and bare hands, they are running away, talk more of when we have arms. They are cowards.”.” - Abdullahi Zango IMN Leader, November 5, 2018_ _"A stone-thrower is a terrorist and only a fitting punishment can serve as a deterrent and just punishment." - Ayelet Shaked, Israeli Minister of Justice_ Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) is definitely being buoyed by a misreading of the situation surrounding its running confrontations with the military and police without reading between the lines to appreciate the enormity of the suicide mission on which its members have embarked. Abd

Atiku Needs Crash Course On Economy, Says Oduduwa Group

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The Oduduwa Vanguard (ODV) has tackled the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, for attacking President Muhammadu Buhari over the Federal Government’s $500,000 donation to Guinea Bissau. Atiku had slammed the Federal Government’s $500,000 donation to Guinea Bissau as wasteful, saying it was one of the ways the Muhammadu Buhari administration brought a once thriving economy to its knees. However, the Oduduwa Vanguard described Atiku’s comment as "irresponsible on many levels".Kunle Adewole, President of the group, said Atiku was not qualified to be entrusted with making decisions for Nigerians because he lacks the patience to fully understand issues before reacting. Adewole said the PDP presidential candidate needs a crash course on t

IMN Threat And The State’s Monopoly Of Violence By Richard Murphy

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Shiite Protesters Shiite Protesters Vanguard Newspaper There must be a limit to deluding ourselves. Metamorphosis is real. The process moves from egg to larva to pupa and finally the adult insect emerges to do good or unleash evil. The Islamic Movement in Nigeria is at the verge of evolving to the adult stage of destruction – having gone through the pupa stage of relative inaction until it began a campaign of violence in the last few days. Boko Haram went through similar stages with different acceleration in time past. It began as a collection of youths that are intolerant of the liberties of others. They will embarrass and later harass women they deemed as wearing revealing clothes. They later became bold to the point of pressuring authorities to adopt Sharia law. The political

BREAKING: Labour Calls Off Nationwide Strike At The Eleventh Hour

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The organised labour has called off its industrial action originally scheduled to begin at 12am on Tuesday in the final lap of its agitation for the raising of the national minimum wage from N18,000 to N30,000. Ayuba Wabba, National Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), made the announcement in Abuja very late on Monday night — minutes before the industrial action was to kick off — after the second leg of the marathon meeting of the tripartite committee constituted by the Federal Government to decide a new national minimum wage. See Also Breaking News BREAKING: First Part Of FG’s Meeting With Labour Ends In Stalemate 0 Comments 9 Hours Ago "The tripartite negotiating committee, as rightly put by the chairperson, has, this period, concluded its assignment; agreement

Tiwa Savage Becomes First Female To Win MTV Best African Act

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Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage, has emerged the 2018 Best African Act at the MTV European Music Awards. The singer who was at the venue of the event in Bilbao, Spain on Sunday, clinched the award after beating fellow Nigerian, Davido, and other African acts. She is the first African female to win the award. A few days ago, Tiwa Savage went viral on social media internet recently when she featured as a video vixen for the music video, 'Fever' by Nigerian singer Wizkid.  See Also Entertainment 'He Was Just Touching Everywhere' — Nigerians React To Wizkid's Raunchy Video WIth Tiwa 0 Comments 1 Week Ago The MTV EMA is an event which seeks to honour pop artistes. Entertainment News AddThis :  Featured Image :  Original Author :