About 200 Shiite Muslims arraigned in Kaduna


FILE PHOTO: Shiite members on the day they clashed with the military Nigerian prosecutors on Wednesday charged nearly 200 members of a pro-Iranian Shiite group with illegal possession of firearms following December clashes with troops that led to claims of hundreds of deaths, their lawyers said on Wednesday.

Army-Shiites Clash: Groups Condemn Clash, Say ‘It Is Avoidable’


A coalition of Civil Society Groups have condemned the December 2015 clash between members of the Shiites sect and the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur  Buratai, saying ‘it is an avoidable act’. Addressing a news conference on behalf of the coalition in Abuja on Wednesday, the Organising Secretary

Shiites Say Clash With Army Was Premeditated


Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (Shiites), have said that the group’s clash with the Nigerian Army in last December, was premeditated. The group made a presentation to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), in Abuja on Tuesday, to tell its side of what happened on December 12, 2015

Public Complaints Commission cautions commercial banks against extortion


The Public Complaints Commission on Tuesday cautioned commercial banks in Kaduna State against extorting innocent customers through unfair service and interest rate charges. The commission’s Commissioner in the Kaduna State, Alhaji Muhammad Maude, gave the warning at a news conference in Kaduna.

Air Force Commences Three Months Training For Student Pilots


The Nigerian Air Force Training Command in Kaduna State, North West Nigeria, has commenced a three months flying training for 28 student pilots. The students who commenced training initially at the 301 Training School in Kaduna, have been deployed to the Air Force Training School in Makurdi, Benue State, following

Shiite Leader Debunks Human Rights Abuse Claims


One of the leaders of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Abdulmumi Giwa, has denied allegations of human rights abuse levelled against their members by residents of Zaria. Speaking in an interview on Tuesday, Mr Giwa described the allegation by the Gyullesu elders as a propaganda sponsored by government.

Residents Urge Government To Ban Shiite Sect In Zaria


Residents of Gyellesu Community in Zaria, Kaduna State, have called on the Federal Government to ban the Islamic Movement of Nigeria because of the harassment and intimidation of innocent people in the area allegedly by members of the sect. Citing alleged hardship caused by the sect in the last 20 years, the Zaria

Kaduna APC Suspends Senator Shehu Sani


The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State has suspended the Senator representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, Shehu Sani, for a period of 11 months over his alleged constant criticism of policies of the APC-led government both at the state and federal level. The suspension was contained in a letter

Senator Shehu Sani Adopts An Entire Orphanage In Kaduna


Senator Shehu Sani adopts orphanage A senator representing Kaduna state in the National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, made it a holidays to remember for 60 orphaned children as he adopted all of them. Senator Shehu Sani adopts orphanage The children were residents of the Adonai Orphanage, Kaduna, and Sani had

Army Nabs 7 Boko Haram Bomb Experts

Nigerian Army troops in Kaduna State have foiled another insurgent attack, with the arrest of seven suspected Boko Haram members who specialise in bombs and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). A statement by the Army spokesperson, Colonel Sani Kukasheka, said from all indications, the suspects were in Kaduna to coordinate suicide

Army/Sect Clash: Northern Governors Meet to Checkmate Escalation of Violence


Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima. The governors of the 19 northern states on Saturday held an emergency meeting in Kaduna to deliberate over the recent bloody clash between soldiers and members of the Isamic Movement of Nigeria, that left scores killed.

NEMSA Warns DISCOs To Adhere To safety Standards


All Electricity Distribution Companies in the country have been warned to adhere to standards in the procurement and installation of electrical facilities to avoid being sanctioned. Managing Director,  National Electrical Management Services Agency, (NEMSA) Mr.

Army-Shiites Clash: Army Chief Defends Officials’ Action


The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has said that the Nigerian Army acted within the law in the clash with the Shiite sect members in Zaria over the weekend. Lieutenant General Buratai spoke at a meeting with officials of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs on Thursday.

JNI Cautions Military Against Excessive Use Of Force


The Jamatu Nasril Islam (JNI) led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, has cautioned the military against the excessive use of force against unarmed members of the public in order to avoid colossal loss of lives and property. This is in reaction to the bloody clash between members of

Shi’ites/Soldiers Clash: El-Rufa’i Visits Zaria, Appeals For Calm


Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has visited the city of Zaria, where a clash between soldiers and members of the Shi’ites sect left several people dead. The spokesman of the governor, Samuel Aruwan, also said El-Rufai appealed for calm and spoke with the leader of the Shi’ite sect, Sheikh

Army Arrests Sheikh Zakzaky In Zaria


The leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, has been arrested by soldiers after long hours’ siege on his residence in Zaria. One of his followers confirmed his arrest to Channels Television.

Army Arrests Sheikh Zakzaky In Zaria


The leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, has been arrested by soldiers after long hours’ siege on his residence in Zaria. One of his followers confirmed his arrest to Channels Television.

Shiite Spokesman Shot During Raid Of Sheikh Zakzaky’s Residence


A spokesman of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim Usman, was on Sunday morning shot after soldiers invaded the residence of the group’s leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky in Guillesu area of Zaria. An eyewitness told Channels Television’s correspondent that the soldiers allegedly stormed the area to arrest Sheik Zakzaky and