PHOTOS: Shiite Leader, El-Zakzaky Awarded Honorary Doctorate

THE embattled leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, popularly known as Shiites, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Peace and Conflict Resolution from an Iranian University.

Zakzaky, who carries the title of Ayatollah, is an outspoken leading Shi’ite leader and Islamic cleric in Nigeria.

The Shiite leader donned a ceremonial robe to receive the honorary doctorate as his family witnessed the occasion.

Zakzaky launched the Islamic movement in the 1980s to copy Iran’s Islamic revolution that led to the downfall of the pro-West monarch, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, in 1979.

See photos from the ceremony below;

El-Zakzaky, Wife Get New Passports Years After Court Order

Meanwhile, El-zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, were recently issued new International Passports.

Naija News reports that El-Zakzaky confirmed the development in a video clip released on Monday, 3rd October, which captured moments some people visited him during the Eid-ul-Maulud celebration in Abuja.

This means that the Shiite leader and his wife can now travel out of the country for medical treatments as they so wish.

Speaking in the Hausa language, Sheik El-Zakzaky said: “I am happy to tell you that they have given us our new passports. The officials came to our house to take our data, and they have brought the passports to us.”