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Feb 1st, 2011
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LAGOS — A Nigerian court on Tuesday set a new trial date for later this month for an alleged Iranian Revolutionary Guard member charged over an illegal arms shipment seized in October in the West African country. Azim Aghajani and Nigerian suspect Ali Abbas Jega pleaded not guilty to three counts rel...
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Jan 18th, 2011
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A United Nations panel of experts on sanctions on Iran on Tuesday probed an illegal shipment of weapons seized in Nigeria last October sent from an Iranian port, the Nigerian foreign minister said. The team was in Nigeria to “meet with relevant government officials as part of a neutral fact-fin...
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Nov 26th, 2010
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An Iranian man has been charged with arms trafficking in a Nigerian court, in connection with a shipment of weapons intercepted last month. Azim Aghajani appeared in court in Abuja, but did not enter a plea. Court documents reportedly identified him as a Tehran businessman, and also a member of Iran&...
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Nov 25th, 2010
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The illegal arms shipment intercepted this week at Nigeria’s busiest port came from Belgium through Germany, a navy spokesman said Thursday. “I can confirm to you that the origin of the impounded consignment of arms, military equipment and vehicles is Belgium. The vessel came to Nigeria v...
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Nov 16th, 2010
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The story of the tension between Iran and Nigeria started on October 26, when Nigeria’s State Security Service (SSS) discovered 13 containers of illegal weapons at its Lagos seaport. The company which shipped the containers announced that it was a victim of fake declaration, claiming the arms w...
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Nov 11th, 2010
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Nigerian intelligence officials and diplomats have concluded that the Iranian government was behind a secret shipment of weapons discovered last month in shipping containers, according to internal documents seen Thursday by The Associated Press. Immediately after the arms seizure, Israeli officials a...
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Nov 3rd, 2010
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Named importers: Sheikh Ali Abbas Othman; Mr. Azimi Agajany; Mr. Sayed Akbar Tahmaesebi and Mal. Aliyu Oroje Wamakko. Sheikh Ali Abbas Othman Hassan, better known in Nigerian activist Muslim circles as Sheikh Abbas Jega, was the man who facilitated the importation of the controversial arms consignmen...
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Oct 31st, 2010
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The shipping containers filled with illegal weapons seized in Lagos, Nigeria, earlier this week came from Iran, a leading global shipping company said Saturday. The company, CMA CGM, said it was a victim of false cargo declaration. The shipper — who the company identified as an Iranian trader &...