“President Barack Obama and his officials made it very clear to me by their actions that they wanted a change of government in Nigeria and we’re ready to do anything to achieve that purpose. They even brought some naval ships into the Gulf of Guinea in the days preceding the election.
I got on well with Prime Minister David Cameron but at some point, I noticed that the Americans were putting pressure on him and he had to join them against me. But I didn’t realise how far President Obama was prepared to go to remove me until France caved in to the pressure from America.
But weeks to the election, he had also joined the Americans in supporting the opposition against me. There was this blanket accusation that my body language was supporting corruption, a line invented by the opposition but which the media and civil society bought into and helped to project to the world. That was the same thing I kept hearing from the Americans without specific allegations.”
This is according to a member of the House on the Rock church in Lagos who shared excerpts of Pastor Paul Adefarasin's teaching on the very controversial topic, Tithing, in church today. Read the excerpts as shared by Makua Eyisi on his Facebook wall below
'Today, for the first time (in my hearing), My Pastor taught us about Tithing from the New Testament point of view and it was awesome.
Here are excerpts; You don’t have to pay tithe in this new covenant.Tithing will not make you a Millionaire.You don’t pay tithe to be blessed. You are already blessed. Tithing is a faith response to the blessing. Abraham paid tithe after he was blessed not so that he would be blessed.Abraham paid tithe to Melchidezek who was a high priest. We pay to Christ who is also our High Priest after the order of Melchizedek. Tithing is an honour system. It began before the law. In the law, if you don’t pay, you are cursed. In this new covenant era, even if you don’t pay, there is no curse. There is no cur…
The issue of the case between innoson motors and GTBank with other parties like the IGP, AGF and EFCC is interestingly complicated. Reason why it might be confusing to many. My aim therefore today is to state the facts according to publicly available time-lines.
In summary, there are 5 different cases and I will divide the thread into 3 segments each with its own unique time-line. Stay with me, this will be long
1. Innoson Vs Customs & GTBank - Issue of auction of seized goods by Customs 2003 The relationship between GTBank and Innoson Started sometime in 2003
2004 Between October and December 2004, Innoson imported about 25 containers of Motorcycle CKDs, According to Innoson, it had obtained a concession certificate which allowed it to import at 5% duty. This certificate was to expire in July 2005.
Duty was paid by GTBank and receipt issue. But Customs refused to release his goods because of the existence of a circular removing Innoson from the list of companies enjoying such co…