Nigeria Takes El-Zakzaky By Suprise, Forces Him Back Home From India

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By Gideon Njoku The Nigerian government has put a lie to the story put out by the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, surrounding the sudden return,  to Nigeria, of its leader, Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, from India. The couple had arrived New Dheli , India, for a court-approved medical treatment, to a hospital specifically chosen by El-Zakzaky. But, 96 hours later, the El-Zakzakys were back to Nigeria. Trouble started when the Cleric expressed worry over the condition he and his wife were kept in India. He said…

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DSS Remands El Zakzaky Again after Botched Treatment in India

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By Uche Mbah The rushed and dramatic return of El Zakzaky to the country has been capped by the Directorate of State services remanding him and his wife in custody. It was a trip that was marred by intrigues, claims and counter claims by both the Nigerian Security Agents and the Shiite group. The Shiite leader, Ibrahim El Zakzaky, after several flouted court orders, and following pressures resulting from the mass demonstrations of his followers that resulted in loss of lives, was finally granted bail to go for treatment in…

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Breaking News: El-Zakzaky Discharges Self From Hospital;Heads Back To Nigeria

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By Gideon Njoku This must be a case of “East, West, North or South, Home is the Best.” 96 hours after the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife,  Zeenat, left Nigeria for India for a medical emergency, the couple is headed back to Nigeria. The President of the IMN Media Forum, Ibrahim Musa, said El-Zakzaky discharged himself from hospital because he couldn’t agree with the Mendeta hospital, New Dheli India, on the method of his treatment. He, also, accused the Nigerian government…

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Breaking:El-Zakzaky Refuses Treatment In India

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By Gideon Njoku Sheik El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement In Nigeria, IMN, and his wife, Zeenat, have rejected to be treated by doctors at the Modenat hospital, New Delhi, India. In an audio message, which has been authenticated to “The Cable” by the Secretary of the IMN Academic Forum, Abdullahi Musa, the Cleric said the doctors sent to examine them were strange to him, and were not the same set he had been discussing with, and who were familiar with their diagnosis. Accusing the Nigerian government of conniving with…

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El Zakzaky Caged Like A Criminal in India

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By Gideon Njoku The Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, says it is considering bringing back its leader, Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky to Nigeria, alleging that he is being treated like a criminal in India. Based on a Kaduna High Court order, El-Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat, who had been in detention since 2015, were admitted to bail on the grounds of a medical emergency. They left Nigeria on Monday on an Emirate Airline flight and arrived India. They were met at the airport by Indian hospital officials, and wheeled straight to…

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FG & DSS, Ignore El-Rufai, As El-Zakzaky, Wife Fly To India

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By Uche Mbah Using a Chartered flight, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN , and his wife, Zeenat, left Abuja today for India where they would undertake medical treatment. El-Zakzaky, Muslim Shitte leader, and his wife have been under DSS detention since 2015. At least,  two courts had granted them bail, on medical grounds but they were not released by the DSS for what the Service termed Security reasons. Trouble started for the couple in 2015 when the IMN members blocked the road in Zaria,…

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Finally, El Zakzaky Travels To India For Treatment

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By Uche Mbah Despite the appeal by the Kaduna state government over the relase of Ibrahim El Zakzaky, the embattled Shiite leader, the cleric and his wife will today travel out to ndia to receive medical treatment. Iran and some North African Countries were said to have intervened through some diplomatic channels, which may have forced the hand of the presidency, according to sources.l with a chattered flight to India, sources said Zakzaky will eventually travel with a chattered flight to India, sources said. It is not clear which Airport…

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El Zakzaky: Kaduna To Appeal Court Ruling

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By Uche Mbah The Kaduna state Public Prosecution is preparing an appeal against the ruling of the High court ordering the release of Ibrahim El Zakzaky and his wife for medical treatment in India. The Directorate of State Services, DSS, had already  said they will comply with the Court order. But the state is not happy with the ruling, particularly on the terms of agreement of the release, and will today file an appeal against the court order. DarI Bayaro, Director of public Prosecution, Kaduna, was reported to have yesterday…

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Presidency Complies With Court Order, Frees El Zaxzaky

By Uche Mbah The Directorate of State Services, DSS, has decided to release the Shiite leader, Ibrahim El Zakzaky, following court order that he and his wife should be released to go for medical treatment abroad. This followed a series of bloody protests by his followers which took international dimensions. Government was reported to have said then that people should wait for the case in court to be determined. The court ruled in El Zakzaky’s favor following an application by his lawyer, Femi Falana. This has fueled speculations that government…

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For The Umpteenth Time, Court Grants El Zakzaky Bail

By Uche Mbah A Kaduna High Court has ruled that Ibrahim El Zakzaky, the fiery leader of the embattled Shiite group, should be allowed to go for treatment in India. This is not the first time that courts will grant him bail, but the Buhari administration usually ignores court orders. During the Ministerial screening, former Attorney General of the federation, Abubakar Malami, has boldly tried to justify the government flouting of court orders contrary to the principle of separation of powers. He was cleared to be minister in spite of…

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