FG Gazettes IPOB Ban
After the ban comes gazetting.
The gazetting was part of the requirements imposed on the Federal Government by the court to finalise the proscription of the group.
The Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdu Kafarati, had, on September 20, issued the proscription order upon an ex-parte application by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).
Justice Kafarati, who heard the AGF’s motion in chambers, had, in addition to directing the Federal Government to gazette the order, ordered it to publish it in two national dailies.
With the gazetting, it is left for the Federal Government to publish the proscription order in two newspapers.
Following the gazetting of the proscription order, the Federal Government, through the Central Authority Unit of the Federal Ministry of Justice, had commenced moves to notify banks, Nigerian embassies abroad and foreign missions operating in Nigeria from further relating with IPOB.
Meanwhile, IPOB, through its lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, had, barely 48 hours after the court’s proscription order was issued, filed a motion on September 22 (Friday) before the same court, seeking the nullification of the said order for being made by the court without jurisdiction, among other alleged defects.
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