Iran’s Zarif arrives in Nigeria on key Africa tour

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif July 25, 2016 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has arrived in Nigeria on the first leg of a key four-nation tour of West Africa to improve bilateral diplomatic and trade relations. Heading a high-profile politico-economic delegation, Zarif departed Tehran for the Nigerian capital, Abuja, on Sunday [...]

By |July 25th, 2016|Nigeria|

Iran’s Zarif to set off for West Africa

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Press TV  July 24, 2016 Iran's sponsored Press TV reported that Zarif will leave Tehran on Sunday at the head of a politico-economic delegation for a six-day visit. Zarif is reported that he plans to hold talks with senior officials, including presidents, parliament speakers and foreign ministers, [...]

By |July 24th, 2016|Djibouti, Eritrea, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan|

Iran moves against chief of Nigerian army staff

The chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai. July 11, 2016 The Islamic Republic of Iran is suspected to be involved in moves aimed at support the sack of the chief of army staff, Tukur Buratai. Sources within the ministry of foreign affairs said the some of the individuals who benefit from [...]

By |July 11th, 2016|Nigeria|

Iran and Hezbollah’s Exploitation of Africa

June 18, 2016 Leveraging the Lebanese Diaspora Much of the Lebanese diaspora business community in Africa is a source of donations and taxes for Hezbollah, and these individuals and businesses also send money to Lebanese charities and social service providers, many of which are run by or give their money to the terror group. This [...]

By |June 18th, 2016|Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Western Sahara|

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|