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End SARS Promoters Whose Accounts Were Frozen, Drag CBN To Court

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End SARS Promoters Whose Accounts Were Frozen, Drag CBN To Court

CBN has been dragged to a Federal High Court in Abuja over the freezing of accounts of alleged End SARS promoters. 

NAIJA NEWS NG reports that fourteen out of the twenty alleged promoters of the End SARS protest have headed to court for the unfreezing of their accounts.

 

Those affected by the ban include Bolatito Oduala, Chima Ibebunjoh, Mary Kpengwa, Gatefield Nigeria Limited, Saadat Bibi, Bassey Israel, Wisdom Obi, Nicholas Osazele, Ebere Idibie, Akintomide Yusuf, Uhuo Promise, Mosopefoluwa Odeseye and Adegoke Emmanuel. Others include Umoh Ekanem, Babatunde Segun, Mulu Teghenan, Mary Oshifowora, Winifred Jacob, Victor Solomon, and Idunu Williams.

The Femi Falana led team of Lawyers in a 27-page motion suit told the court that they were not given fair hearing by the court after the Godwin Emefiele led CBN blackmailed them as suspected terrorists. They also told the court that the CBN engaged in gross abuse of the judicial process.

They contended that the freezing order the court issued against them on November 4, was “anchored on misrepresentation of material facts and based on suppression of material facts” by the CBN.

 

Listing 13 grounds the court should consider and unfreeze their accounts, the Applicants, argued that

“the ex-parte order made on the 4th day of November, 2020, by this Honorable Court was made to validate an illegal act.

The Plaintiff/Respondent unlawfully froze the accounts of the Defendants/Applicants before seeking and obtaining the orders of this Honourable Court on November 4, 2020.

This Honorable Court on the 4th day of November, 2020 pursuant to an ex parte application brought by the Plaintiff/Respondent, made a mandatory order, inter alia, empowering the Plaintiff/Applicant to direct the head of Access Bank of Nigeria Plc, Fidelity Bank Plc, First Bank Plc, Guarantee Trust Bank Plc, United Bank Plc and Zenith Bank Plc to freeze forthwith all transactions on the 20 Bank Accounts of the Defendants/Applicants for a period of 90 days pending the outcome of investigation and inquiry currently being conducted by the CBN without affording the Respondents/Applicants the right of fair hearing.

The said order of the Honorable Court permitting the Plaintiff/Respondent to freeze the Applicants account for a period of 90 days (renewable for another 90 days) breached the fundamental right of the Defendants/Applicants, to fair hearing guaranteed by Section 36 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and Article 7 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Ratification and Enforcement) Act, Laws of the Federation, 2004 in that no fair hearing was granted the applicant/respondent before the order was made.

The order permitting the Plaintiff/Respondent to freeze the Defendants/Applicants account violates Order 26 Rules 5, 10 And 11(1) and (2) Of the Federal High Court Civil Procedure Rules, 2019 which prescribes a maximum period of 14 days as the duration of an ex parte order.

The Plaintiff/Respondent is neither one of the investigative agencies nor prosecuting agencies recognized under the Terrorism Prevention Act, 2011 and the Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Act, 2013.

The said order violated the rights of the Defendants/Applicants to own movable property.

There was no urgency warranting the grant of the order exparte.

No Motion-on-Notice was filed together with the Motion Ex Parte.

The Ex Parte order made by the Honorable Court has determined the fundamental right of the Defendants/Applicants without affording them fair hearing. “No undertaking was made as to damages.

The order Ex Parte was anchored on misrepresentation of material facts and based on suppression of material facts.

The order ex parte constitutes a gross abuse of the process of this Honorable Court”

 

They told the court the Central Bank of Nigeria led by Godwin Emefiele froze their respective bank accounts before even going to court to obtain an order to freeze their accounts.

“That on October 15, 2020, the accounts of the Defendants/Applicants were frozen by their respective banks on the orders of the Plaintiff/Respondent without notice and lawful justification.

That the Plaintiff/Respondent approached this honorable court by way of motion ex-parte to legalize the illegal freezing of the Defendants/Applicants accounts.

That an ex-parte order was made on the 4th day of November 2020, by which this Honorable Court froze the Respondents/Applicants’ accounts based on the allegation (s) bordering on terrorism.

That the Plaintiff/Respondent failed and or neglected to furnish this Honourable Court the ground for such belief.

That the Plaintiff/Respondent’s motion ex parte did not disclose any fact capable of linking the Defendants /Applicants to any terrorism activity”.

They explained that if the order to freeze their accounts is not vacated , they experience economic hardship.

“Unless the order by this Honourable Court made on the 14th of October, 2019 freezing all transaction in the Respondent/Applicant accounts is set aside or discharged in its entirety, the respondent/Applicant’s business in Nigeria will be completely ruined”they averred

 

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Gbajabiamila is pride to Lagos, face of effective legislature – Lagos Assembly

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Gbajabiamila is pride to Lagos, face of effective legislature - Lagos Assembly

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa, and members of the House on Monday showered encomium on Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, who recently clocked 60.

The members of the House spoke during plenary describing Gbajabiamila as one who has brought pride to Lagos State.

Speaking about Gbajabiamila’s legislative acumen, Rt. Hon. Obasa described the Speaker of the House of Representatives as “a legislator who carries out his duty with passion and dedication. He has sacrificed his own personal interest in the interest of the people.

“You will recall during the reign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); he was awarded a national honour, but because he had reservations the way and manner the country was being managed then, he rejected the offer.

“This shows that he has always been with the people and serves in the interest of the people. He has also contributed a lot to the development of legislative institutions in this country.”

The Speaker thereafter directed the Clerk Barr. Olalekan Onafeko to transmit a congratulatory letter to the celebrant.

The Deputy Speaker, Hon. Wasiu Eshilokun-Sanni, in his congratulatory message described Rt. Hon. Gbajabiamila as an example of what a legislator should be .

“He has shown that the older the wine, the better the legislature,” he said.

Majority Leader of the House, Hon Sanai Agunbiade, described Gbajabiamila is a man that is charismatic of the office he occupies.

“He is calm, composed and each time you watch him preside, you would know an experienced legislator is presiding,” he said.

The Deputy Whip of the House, Hon. Mosunmola Sangodara, described Rt. Hon. Gbajabiamila as a great leader who has brought developmental projects to Surulere constituency.

“He is a very outstanding man. His success cannot be far-fetched as this trait can be seen in his mother who was once a Local Government chairperson and performed very well during her time,” she said.

In his contribution, Hon. Temitope Adewale from Ifako-Ijaye said Speaker Gbajabiamila had shown to the world that there is credence in legislature .

“We are celebrating a man from Lagos who has rose from the ranks to become the ‘number four citizen’ in the country,” he said.

While lending his voice to the debate, Hon. Sa’ad Olumo opined that “Gbajabiamila had done everything in terms of quality representation. He has great impact on us in his capacity and representation.”

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Grace Nation: Thanksgiving is a Prophetic Application for More blessings from God – Dr Chris Okafor

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Thanksgiving is a testimonies address to God that qualify you for more mind blowing miracles, when you give thanks you challenge God to do more

This and more are the declaration of God servant and the Senior Pastor of Grace Nation International aka Liberation city Dr Chris Okafor at the Thanksgiving service of the just concluded Mid year Cross over Conference held at the international Headquarters of the church in Ojodu Berger Lagos Nigeria

The Oracle of God as he is fondly called by faithful said anytime you did not give God thanks his glory, it seem as if you eat what belongs to him and when you do that the blessings you are entitled to will not come but when you do, your abundance blessings is quaranteer

In his sermon with subtitles The Powers of Thanksgiving, the Generational prophet of God said Thanksgiving Ginger Almighty God to put you in the Book of breakthrough, he said whatever condition you meet yourself gives thanks

More than 42 families dedicates there miracle babies across the world at the special Thanksgiving service, among them was a family who has been married for over 16 years without the fruit of the womb they dedicates there miracle baby at the services,saying it can only be the God of Dr Chris Okafor who have bless them with a baby

The Special Thanksgiving service came to close as famous Nigeria popular Gospel Artiste Gabriel Peters treated participants to melodious Praise and worship songs.

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Grace Nation Mid-year Cross Over : The Remaining 6 Months of The Year Will be Harvest In All Side For Kingdom Promoters – Dr Chris Okafor

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Grace Nation Mid-year Cross Over : The Remaining 6 Months of The Year Will be Harvest In All Side For Kingdom Promoters - Dr Chris Okafor

It is the Spirit of God that gives inspiration to make wealth and be successful in Life, Although when God Position you for greatness you will definitely meets obstacles but when you understands the Legal technicality and The Principles of the Almighty God in the place of service, you exile in your endeavours

Speaking at the Day 3, of the ongoing Mid year Cross Over Conference at Grace Nation International Headquarters in Ojodu Berger Lagos Nigeria, The Senior Pastor of the Church Popularly known as The Generational Prophet of God Dr Chris Okafor said, the remaining second half of the year according to what he hears from God shall be, Months of Harvest for those who Promotes God’s Kingdom, the Man of God started further that the Kingdom is not about sentiment but Principles, he added in as.much as you understand the Methodology and the Legal Technicality of Give and take, you will definitely harvest in Multiples

In his sermon with theme “Breaking The Limit” Dr chris okafor Emphasised that when God assign you for greatness the enemies will like to limit you, but it is good you know which weapon you can deploy to battle the limit,

The man of God Continue that, there are various kind of Limit Projected by the Enemies, he said some limits are Poverty, sickness, barrenness, altars and barriers, but when you understand the source of such Limit, to tackle it now become something with else, Prayers and fastings is good but when you Practices Kingdom Partnership, when you partner with God, in return God too will Partner with you, therefore you break out of any Limits, God does not give to those who are not into Partner with him, the Apostle of God remarked

There is an antidote to escape death and the simple but hard to abide is by worshiping God in Truth and in Spirit, when you uses what God gave you to worship him, he marked you with the blood and when the Death come and see your mark, Death pass over, i am a commited kingdom promoter, i service God like no Tomorrow this is the reason, anytime death came knocking, My families and myself Escape, No matter how far they have gone in there conclusion we escape, Dr chris Okafor Concluded

It was a praise and worship jamboree at the Conference (Night Vigil) As foremost Popular Gospel Act with wonderful Solo Voice Who is also a Son of the Prophet Gabriel Peters dazzles faithfuls with his popular latest track and many more, as faithfuls dance to there next Level and to Harvest bountifully in the second half of the year

The Realms of the Prophetic witness another tsunami in the kingdom of Darkness as acclaimed strong man behind many family predicaments were smoke out, Leaving many demonic altars empty,,

One of the interested scenero was that of a woman who was fires a spiritual arrow on her leg, she could not walk to church but after prayers and deliverance by God servant the arrow give way and the swollen leg come back to normal,
So many mind blowing testimonies, meanwhile 64 woman receives their miracle babies at the conference on Day 3, Over 1000 Participants gave there lifes to christ, this is the most important aspect of the conference, ,

The Special thanksgiving service for the annual conference Continue on 26th June 2022 at the international Headquarters of the church in Ojodu Berger lagos Nigeria,

The sunday program is also tagged as the Cultural Sunday Service of the church where faithfuls and Participant are expected to Dress in the Native Attires

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