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Don’t desecrate the courts while fighting corruption, anti-graft CSOs caution EFCC, others

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Don’t desecrate the courts while fighting corruption, anti-graft CSOs caution EFCC, others

. Say ‘rush to arrest ex-Kogi Gov despite pending Appeal Court hearing suggests political persecution’

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. Warn against ‘breaking a law to enforce another’

 

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Anti-Corruption Civil Society Organisations have advised the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission not to desecrate the courts in the course of carrying out its constitutional role of fighting corruption.

The CSOs and human rights crusaders cautioned the EFCC and other anti-graft agencies against trampling on the rights of supposed suspects of corruption in order to avoid breaking a law to enforce another law.

The activists, who spoke at an emergency press briefing in Lagos on Thursday, noted specifically that the recent public face-off between the EFCC and a former Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello in Abuja, was “both unnecessary and unfortunate.”

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The Executive Chairman of the Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL), who addressed the press, suggested that the rush
by the EFCC to make an arrest, when the Court of Appeal hearing on its application to vacate the restraining order was just in a few days, might give credence to allegations of political persecution.

“Mr. Olukoyede is my friend. But if he begins to trample on the rule of law, then that’s the terminal point of our friendship,” Adeniran said.

The CSOs noted that the EFCC’s action on Wednesday was “tantamount to the agency preempting the outcome of its appeal and also violating a subsisting and valid court order to pause action pending the determination of the case before it.”

“Our layman’s understanding is that a Court of coordinate jurisdiction cannot assume superiority over another,” they noted.

Gbenga Soloki of the Centre Against Injustice and Domestic Violence, who also spoke, said civil societies in Nigeria would protest vehemently against any attempt to use the military to arrest an individual who had not been accused of treason.

“It is extremely disappointing to hear this afternoon that EFCC is threatening to involve the military in their desperation to forcefully or violently arrest an individual who has not been alleged of treason.

“Should that happen, we will be a laughing stock globally. Civil society will be active in protesting against such unforgivable infraction on our democracy should it happen as threatened. It should better not happen,” he said.

Adeniran stated, “We do not consider Yahaya Bello a saint, but even the devil deserves his rights under the law. Court documents at our disposal show that the former Governor had obtained a High Court restraining order on the EFCC not to arrest or prosecute him pending the determination of a case of the enforcement of his fundamental human rights, which the Commission has rightfully appealed with the intention of vacating.

“The Commission has done very well up to this point following the due processes of law because without vacating that order, it cannot proceed with arresting the suspect.

“According to available court documents, hearing on the appeal has been slated to come up on Monday April 22nd in Abuja. However, suddenly yesterday (Wednesday) the news of the foiled arrest of the former Governor by the Commission went viral. One would have expected the Commission to wait for the determination of its own appeal before going after the suspect.

“We think it is an abuse of court processes to ignore a court order still on appeal at the instance of the Commission and to obtain a warrant of arrest from another court on the same suspect.”

The CSOs urged the EFCC to fight, prevent and prosecute corruption cases strictly within the ambit of the law set up to regulate the interaction between them and corruption suspects.

They noted that laws, including the Nigerian criminal justice system regulations and court processes, were meant to be obeyed non-selectively by both state and non-state actors.

The CSOs recalled that when the current Chairman of the EFCC, Ola Olukoyede, came on board last year, one of his promises was to operate strictly within the rule of law.

“For those who are likely to misinterpret this intervention as it is their regular trademark, this goes beyond Yahaya Bello. Injustice to anyone should not be allowed to stand because it may be your turn tomorrow,” they noted.

The activists therefore urged the EFCC to revert to status quo antebellum pending the determination of its appeal and a vacation of the restraining order placed on it, saying “that is the way and dictate of the law.”

The press conference was attended by Comrades Debo Adeniran, Executive Chairman, Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership CACOL); Sina Loremikan, (Campaign Against Impunity); Declan Ihekhaire, (Activists for Good Governance); Gbenga Soloki, CADOV; Ochiaga Ohaneze, (Ohaneze Youth Council); Funmi Jolade, (Women Democratic Vanguard); Kola Abe, (Centre for Socioeconomic Rights); Ologun Ayodeji, (Transparency and Accountability Group); Femi Lawson, (Centre for Public Accountability) and Gbenga Ganzallo (Media Rights Campaign), among others.

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Harmony Gardens & Estate Development Unveils Lekki Aviation Town Amidst Glitz & Glamour

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Sahara Weekly Reports That In a spectacle of jubilation and festivity, Harmony Gardens and Estate Development LTD made a resounding mark on the real estate landscape with the grand launch of Lekki Aviation Town in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos. The unveiling took place within the confines of the estate, blending urban sophistication with the charm of a vibrant neighborhood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harmony Gardens & Estate Development Unveils Lekki Aviation Town Amidst Glitz & Glamour

 

 

 

 

The event, graced by esteemed personalities including traditional rulers, dignitaries from government parastatal and renowned celebrities, saw Harmony Gardens and Estate Development LTD ambassadors, 9ice, Nancy Isime, Small Doctor, Iyabo Ojo, and Anita Joseph, taking center stage as the faces of the brand, adding a touch of glamour to the occasion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adding to the allure of the festivities, the presence of popular Fuji musician, The Ibile master in person of Sefiu Alao and King Saheed Osupa, infused the atmosphere with rhythm and melody, enhancing the celebratory ambiance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hon. Dr. Audullahi Saheed Mosadoluwa, the visionary CEO of Harmony Gardens and Estate Development LTD, delivered an impassioned opening speech, articulating his mission in developing Lekki Aviation Town, Granville Estate and Majestic Bay Estate by Harmony Gardens and reaffirming the company’s commitment to delivering properties of unparalleled quality. Assuring prospective buyers, he emphasized the authenticity of the company’s titles, instilling confidence in their investments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amidst a plethora of activities aimed at creating unforgettable memories, the day held additional significance as it marked the birthday of Hon. Dr. Audullahi Saheed Mosadoluwa. The celebration took place in grand style at his residence, where discussions were held about the progress of various partnerships, including the Seyi Vodi-tagged Vodi Cottage, NancyVille Estate, and the recently finalized Maitakobi Emirate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the event, it was announced that these three projects would feature prominently in the upcoming Lekki Aviation Town grand launch. Additionally, the Seminar on Bridging the Housing Deficit in Nigeria, scheduled for July 2, 2024, was highlighted. This seminar will gather 7,000 industry leaders and stakeholders to discuss solutions for the country’s housing challenges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The event not only showcased the grandeur of Lekki Aviation Town but also underscored Harmony Gardens and Estate Development LTD’s unwavering dedication to redefining secured, affordable luxury living in Nigeria’s real estate landscape. As the sun set on a day filled with joy and revelry, the promise of a bright future for Lekki Aviation Town shimmered on the horizon, beckoning investors and homeowners alike to embark on a journey of opulence and prosperity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Grace Nation Root and Foundation Teaching Service – The Word of God Is the Spiritual Diet for Growth – Dr Chris Okafor

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…. What makes Man grow is the Bread of Life

…. Grace Nation Lekki church Construction began in Earnest

 

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When you are born again, you are a new creator in Christ and everything about your life becomes News, so therefore your life depends on spiritual Diet and God words is that bread of Life.

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This and more are the foundation raised by the Generational Prophet of God Dr Chris Okafor at the week 3 of the 10 weeks of Rooted and foundation Teaching Services held at the international Headquarters of Grace Nation world-wide in Ojodu Berger Lagos Nigeria.

Teaching on the Topic, Spiritual Diet for the New Creation, the Senior Pastor Grace Nation international aka Liberation City Dr Chris Okafor said the word of God is the spiritual Diet for Growth, the Man of God said to Grow spiritually, you needs the words of God to Guides you in all you do, and the spiritual of God is the Bread of Life that contact supernatural words of Elohim.

The Popular Lagos Clergyman continue that when you are born again, you are like a little baby that was just given birth to, Babies eat milks to grow but as a born again christians you need the words, the words of God becomes your bread to grow in Christ.

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Highlighting some characters or behaviors that will not allow the spiritual Diet works in your life, The Televangelist Preacher said Bitterness, Gambling, speaking evil of your Prophet, Keeping Malice and back biting are some of the exhibited characters of some People that will not allow spiritual Diet to Grow there Christian Life. When you keep bitterness, when your heart is always bitter about the things of God, you cannot grow spiritually, also when you Gamble thinking there is a shot cut to wealth without working, it will not allow you Grow spiritually also the Apostle of Altars mentioned that when you speak evil of your Prophet or your fellow members or backbite, the spiritual Diet will not manifest in your life, the Generational Prophet of God Dr Chris Okafor explained.

The Root and Foundation Training class , recorded another blessings today as another set of 3 Participate take home Bible gift after they answer correctly, Question asked on Last weeks Teaching, today is the 3 week of the 10 week training session, Member of the Mighty Men of Grace Nation anchor the section.

Evil chains broken, various evil altars keeping the destiny of people from manifesting destroy as God blessed a Man who has been under bondage for over 20 years with 1million naira through the Chris Okafor Humanitarian Foundation, The Man of God located the Man in his 70’th, he was prayed for, his case file was visited by God and Elohim directed the Generational Prophet of God Dr Chris Okafor to bless him with 1million after he was directed to bring sand from his 20 years uncompleted building in his home town.

Meanwhile the Preparation for the construction of the Grace Nation Lekki church has began in earnest with Prayers to make the project a successful.

 

Grace Nation Root and Foundation Teaching Service - The Word of God Is the Spiritual Diet for Growth - Dr Chris Okafor

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Nigeria will overcome security challenges — Ex-army chief, Buratai

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Nigeria will overcome security challenges — Ex-army chief, Buratai

 

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Sahara Weekly Reports That A former Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai (rtd), has predicted an end to the security challenges Nigeria is presently passing through saying it will soon be a thing of the past.

 

 

 

 

 

Nigeria will overcome security challenges — Ex-army chief, Buratai

 

 

 

 

General Buratai spoke at the public presentation of books written by the Director Academic, Planning and Quality Assurance, Nigerian Army University, Biu, Borno State, Brigadier General Mogbekeloluwa Oluyinka Fakokunde, which was held at Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja on Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The former army chief commended the efforts of the Nigerian military in the war against insecurity saying they have given their best within the circumstances they have found themselves. He however expressed optimism in the ability of the military to nip the security challenges in the bud very soon saying insecurity is a global occurrence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I want to commend them (the military). They are doing well. They are doing their best within the circumstances they find themselves and what is happening. It (insecurity) is not only in Nigeria, it is global. What is happening is Nigeria is not an exception. Within our neighbours, we see what is happening and globally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We see what is happening in Sudan, Ukraine, in the Middle East and so on. They (the military) need to remain resolute, remain focused and continue the project they are doing and surely they will succeed. For sure it (insecurity) cannot be permanent, there must be a solution and we can get out of it one day,” General Buratai told media

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The author, Brigadier General Fakokunde, while speaking with Tribune Online, said the books were written with the intention to solve societal problems such as stress, drug abuse and addiction as well as providing the leeway for teachers to manage stress associated with their profession.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He said as builders of talents, teachers need the required skills and qualifications to excel and impart knowledge on their students as leaders of tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“If you look at these books, they are not just ordinary books, they are also working instruments addressing the problems of the society like problem of drug addicts, problem of occupational stress and others ravaging the workforce now. These are competencies they need to imbibe so that they can manage their stress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The rate of drug abuse is a serious thing now and is prevalent among the students and the youths. With these publications, we have instruments that can be used to manage drug abuse among our youths, our workforce and every strata of the society. The intention is to solve problems of the society and that is what we have done by unveiling these books.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The books’ reviewer, Professor Mary Ogechi Esere, of the University of Ilorin, while commending the author for his efforts said the books describe Nigeria’s current realities and provide solutions for the way out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She said the books could not have come at a better time describing them as tools for stress management and to tackle the menace of drug abuse especially among the youths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The author has deemed it fit to give us tools that we can use to manage the stress and tackle drug abuse which is prevalent among our students right from primary schools. The books are apt, written at the right time. It is scholarly and the writing style is unique,” she said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The books presented are Handbook of Occupational Stress Management for Teachers, Psychological Testing and Technique in Continuous Assessment for Colleges and Universities, Drug Abuse Awareness Scale (DAAS) and Drug Abuse Awareness Scale (DAAS) Manual.

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