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Amnesty International

Amnesty: Three Shiite IMN members die in police custody

Amnesty International has claimed that at least three members of the Shiite Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) have died in police custody while another 15 members of the group, including minors, have been detained “incommunicado for weeks.”
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Shi’ite protest: President Buhari sends delegation to family of slain police officer

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, sent a three-man delegation from the Presidency to pay condolence visit on the family of Deputy Commissioner of Police, Usman Umar, who was killed when a street protest by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) turned violent.

Shi’ites: Another Boko Haram in the making?

The incessant clashes between the police and adherents of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, known as Shi’ites, have raised fears that another conflict is about to get out of hand in the country.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

Shiites proscription order to be gazetted on Monday

The Federal Government is set to commence the implementation of the Friday’s court order proscribing the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shiites, by publishing the order in the Official Gazette Monday.
Precious Owolabi

CPJ demands investigation into Precious Owolabi’s murder

The Committee to Protect Journalists has demanded an investigation into the shooting that resulted in the death of Precious Owolabi, a reporter working with the Channels Television, on Monday.

NHRC: Shiite-Police clash may escalate

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has expressed concern over the manner the protest by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) is being handled by security agencies.
PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI INAUGURATES BOARD MEMBERS OF THE NORTH-EAST DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER STATE HOUSE. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. MAY 8 2019 3

Shi’ites: Don’t test our will to act – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday warned that the protesting members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, otherwise known as Shi’ites, were testing the patience of the Federal Government with their violent protests in Abuja.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 2

House of Reps divided over Ibraheem El-Zakzaky’s freedom

Members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday disagreed over a motion urging Kaduna State Government to obey a court order and release the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.
Precious Owolabi

Shi’ite protest: President Buhari mourns Channels TV reporter, deputy police commissioner

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with families of Precious Owolabi, a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member with Channels Television and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Usman Umar of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command, who died during the violent protest by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) in Abuja on Monday.
Frank Mba

Police confirm killing of deputy commissioner, journalist in violent Shiite protest

A Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations at the FCT Command, Usman Umar, has been confirmed killed in a clash between the Shiites and police personnel in Abuja.

Presidential inauguration: Police announce traffic diversion in Abuja

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) says there will be diversion of traffic on some major routes leading to the Eagle Square, venue of the Presidential Inauguration on Wednesday.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC retires 11 senior management staff

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has explained that the retirement of 11 of its senior management staff and others from its subsidiaries as well as the redeployment of 19 others were part of its normal replacement and back-fill process.

NNPC: Why we replaced top management cadre

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has explained the recent staff movements in the Corporation, saying it was normal replacement and backfill exercise to bridge the gap occasioned by impending retirement of some management staff of the Corporation, among others.

Full list: Massive redeployment in NNPC

There has been a massive Shake-up at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as about 20 senior personnel of the oil firm and its subsidiaries have been redeployed.
Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC)

NHRC summons FCT agency chief over nightclub raid

The National Human Rights Commission says it has summoned the Chairman of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board to appear before it on Monday in relation to alleged raids of nightclubs and relaxation centres in the Federal Capital Territory.
Some protesters on Saturday stormed the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police command at Garki over the alleged illegal arrest, detention and rape of some women for alleged prostitution.

Protesters storm police command over alleged arrest, rape of women

Some protesters on Saturday stormed the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police command at Garki over the alleged illegal arrest, detention and rape of some women for alleged prostitution.

Police arrest seven suspected kidnappers in Kebbi

The Police Command in Kebbi has arrested seven suspected kidnappers, in its renewed efforts to stamp out kidnapping and other heinous crimes in the state.
The arrested Boko Haram members as paraded by the Borno Police Command on Wednesday.

Police arrest abductors of Chibok girls, 14 other Boko Haram insurgents

The Police in Borno have arrested 22 suspected Boko Haram members including those who participated in the abduction of Chibok school girls.

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