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Adelani Adepegba, Ade Adesomoju, Leye Aluko and Godwin Isenyo The Federal Government has obtained a court order to proscribe the Shiites’ organisation formally referred to as the Islamic Movement in Nigeria. The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday ordered the proscription of the Shiites’ movement as protests by the Islamic organisation rock Abuja. Saturday PUNCH reports that Justice Nkeonye Maha issued the order in a ruling in which she also designated the activities of the Shiite organisation in any part of Nigeria “as acts of terrorism and illegality.” The court restrained “any person or group of persons” from participating…

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Activities at the Iranian Embassy in London were on Friday paralysed by angry Nigerians over the alleged involvement of the Asian country in the protests and actions of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, otherwise known as Shiites. The protesters, under the aegis of Concerned Nigerians in the United Kingdom, were seen chanting songs and displaying placards with various inscriptions, warning Iran to stop sponsoring terrorism in Nigeria. The action came following the demand by the Iranian government for the release embattled Ibrahim El-Zakzakky for treatment in the middle east. Addressing the protest on behalf of Concerned Nigerians in the United…

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The Ambassador Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran 16 Princes Gate, Knightsbridge London SW7 1PT, UK Your Excellency, STOP SPONSORING TERRORISM IN NIGERIA Concerned Nigerians in the United Kingdom have been following development in Nigeria with concerns. The concerns arise from the rapidity with which Shia group, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has evolved into a full blown terror group, a development which security experts and organizations in our home country have attributed to support from the Islamic Republic of Iran. In the month of July alone, IMN members, reportedly radicalized by Iran, have precipitated two major incidents…

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The Ekiti State Commissioner for Local Government and Community Development, Prof. Adio Folayan has described Governor Kayode Fayemi as a man of his words. Prof. Adio Folayan said this while playing host to Imo State Community Social Development Agency Project team and their Ekiti state counterpart, EKCIDA in Ado-Ekiti. According to the commissioner, since Governor Fayemi’s assumed office for his second tenure, he has been working round the clock to abate poverty in the state through his people oriented projects. The Commissioner highlighted various achievement of Governor Fayemi to include payment of counterpart fund for the Ekiti State Community Development…

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The Ekiti State Commissioner for Works Transportation, Hon. Adesola Adebayo has expressed the commitment of the Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi to completing all ongoing developmental projects across the State. Hon Adebayo made the statement during an inspection tour of some projects in the state, saying the present administration gives top priority to projects that will have meaningful impact on the socio-economic status and wellbeing of the people. Hon Adebayo narrated that the 13 streets roads that were repaired in Ado-Ekiti, the State Capital, the ongoing dualized New Iyin Road, Civic Centre at Fajuyi, Ekiti Parapo Pavilion, New Oja…

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Application Forms for Ekiti State Scholarship and Bursary Awards scheme for the 2018/2019 academic session are now available online on the Ekiti State Scholarship Board website: www.scholarship.ekitistate.gov.ng A statement made available to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti by the Acting Executive Secretary of the State Scholarship Board, Mr. Sola Ogunmiluyi urged interested students of Ekiti State origin in government approved institutions to access the Board’s website as from 1st July to 30th August, 2019 for the forms and other relevant information. The statement listed eligible category of students to include university undergraduates as well as students of Polytechnics, Colleges of Education, Schools…

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