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Iran supports Nigeria’s OPEC secretary-general nominee

June 2, 2016 Iran has expressed support for the Nigerian nominee Mohammed Barkindo for the post of the secretary-general of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). "Ten months ago, I promised the Nigerian Oil Minister Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu to support their nominee for the post," Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said, SHANA news [...]

By |June 2nd, 2016|Nigeria|

Nigeria risks losing oil buyers to Iran, S’Arabia

May 31, 2016 Nigeria, which recently lost its Africa’s top oil producer status to Angola on the back of huge decline in its output, stands a chance of losing some of its traditional buyers to rival producers such as Iran and Saudi Arabia, industry experts have said. Following the spate of production disruptions largely caused [...]

By |May 31st, 2016|Nigeria|

Iran recalls ambassador to Nigeria

Presidents Muhammadu Buhari and Hassan Rouhani May 26, 2016 There is a growing enmity between Nigeria and the Islamic Republic of Iran as Vanguard is reporting that the latter has recalled its ambassador, Saheed Kozechi. Though no reason was given for the action, it is believed that the withdrawal of the ambassador is [...]

By |May 26th, 2016|Nigeria|

Iran’s Other Shadow War Is in Africa

Iran plants spies and weapons across the continent in a bid to outmaneuver the West 2 May 2016 The Cyclone-class patrol ship USS Sirocco closed in on a small boat in the Arabian Sea. After boarding, the American warship’s sailors discovered hundreds of Kalashnikov assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenade launchers. The source — Iran. The [...]

By |May 2nd, 2016|Iran, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Western Sahara|

Iraq, Iran heavily funding Shi’ite sect in Nigeria

April 14, 2016 The Department of State Service, DSS, on Wednesday said the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, also known as Shi’ite sect get its funding from countries like Iraq and Iran. The DSS operative in charge of Sabon-Gari in Zaria, Kaduna State made the revelation when the Nigeria police force and the DSS appeared [...]

By |April 14th, 2016|Nigeria|

The Islamic Movement and Iranian intelligence activities in Nigeria

By Jacob Zenn October 24, 2013 Since the Islamic revolution in 1979, Iran has promoted “Khomeinism”[1] as one of its foreign policy tools in the Muslim world. Despite Nigeria’s geographic and cultural distance from Iran, there is no region outside of the Middle East where Iran’s ideology has a greater impact than in northern Nigeria. Nigeria’s [...]

By |October 24th, 2013|Nigeria, Sierra Leone|

Iranian Shiite terror cell in Nigeria followed a familiar pattern

Hizbullah followers of Nigerian Shiite Sheikh Zakzaky in Zaria (Northwest Abuja). By Dr. Jacques Neriah March 5, 2013 Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the fifth largest provider of oil to the U.S. More than half the population practices Islam. On February 20, 2013, Nigeria's State Secret Service accused a local [...]

By |March 5th, 2013|Nigeria|

The Iran/Hezbollah Strategic and Terrorist Threat to Africa

March 28, 2012 by Karmon, Ely (Dr.) Abstract This paper summarizes the information concerning the Iranian, and Hezbollah, presence and activities in Africa and attempts to evaluate the importance of Africa in the overall Iranian strategy to advance its “global power” ambitions, to balance the pressure of the international community on its nuclear project and [...]

By |March 28th, 2012|Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Lebanon, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan|

Nigeria Intercepts 13 Iran Missile Containers Possibly Destined for Gaza

Rocket launchers, grenades and other explosives camouflaged as building material were seized in the Nigerian port of Lagos. October 28, 2010 Nigeria's secret service said on Tuesday it had intercepted 13 containers of weapons from Iran in what Israeli defense sources believe may be part of a new smuggling route from Iran to [...]

By |November 28th, 2010|Nigeria|

Nigeria intercepts ‘Iran arms ship’

Foreign minister says Tehran will be reported to Security Council if a probe finds it violated UN sanctions. November 13, 2010 Nigeria will report Iran to the UN Security Council if an investigation shows it violated international law and UN sanctions in an arms smuggling case, Nigeria's foreign minister has said. "The consignment [...]

By |November 13th, 2010|Nigeria|