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August 14, 2018

INTRODUCTION TO THE IMO STATE AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITY COUNCIL ADMINISTRATION LAW OF 2012 WITH ANNOTATIONS 2012, LAW NO. 1

The Emergence and Proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra

  ENERAL PROVISIONS A Law to provide for the establishment, Structure, composition, finance, functions and administration of Autonomous communities in the local Government Areas of Imo State. BE IT ENACTED by the House of Assembly of Imo State of Nigeria as follows:   PART 1 – PRELIMINARIES 1.This law may be cited as the Imo State Autonomous Community Councils Administration Law No. 1 of 2012.   COMMENT: This section provides the citations by which the law is known. It was one of the laws made in the early life of the administration of Governor Anayo Okorocha. This Law is the…

Pope Francis denounces abortion as ‘horrific – Demands respect for Senior citizens

Pope Francis has denounced abortion as “horrific”, describing it as part of a “throwaway culture” that has grown to encompass human beings themselves. Addressing diplomats in the Vatican on Monday, the Pope said “it is horrific even to think that there are children, victims of abortion, who will never see the light of day”. Abortion, he said, was part of a throwaway culture that wastes people as well as food, saying such a mentality is a threat to World Peace. “Unfortunately, what is thrown away is not only food and disposable objects, but often human being themselves who are discarded…

Okorocha Finally Abrogates Imo Abortion Law 2012

The controversial Imo State of Nigeria Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Law No. 12 of 2012 has been finally scrapped as the State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha signed the bill repealing the “Abortion Law”. In a brief ceremony held at the Multi-Purpose Hall, Government House Owerri, October 2, Governor Okorocha noted that he had to repeal the law in obedience to the wishes of the church and the masses. He tendered what he called “collective apology”, adding that the repeal of the law within 27 days the bill was presented to the House of Assembly was a strong indication that both…

IMO ABORTION LAW: The crux of the matter

The Violence against Persons Prohibition Law which was signed exactly on the 2nd anniversary of Governor Okorocha’s Administration (i.e. 29th MAY, 2012) has been a subject of intense acrimony and recrimination among the citizenry in the last few weeks in Imo State. It is pertinent to emphasize that it took the people of IMO state over a year to know that a Law authorizing abortion was existing in the State. After laboring secretly to get the vexatious Bill signed into Law, both the Executive and the Legislature hid it from the prying eyes of the various segments of the society….

Imo House of Assembly Repeals Abortion Law – As Anti-life Group Campaigns in Abuja

Bowing to unprecedented pressure and public outcry from Imo indigenes, the Imo State House of Assembly on Thursday, Sept. 26, repealed the controversial  Imo State of Nigeria Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Law No 12 of 2012 (aka Abortion Law). The Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, recently brought an amendment bill to the controversial Law to the House of Assembly, asking them to either amend or repeal the entire Law. The Committee set by the House had recommended that the entire Law which has generated much furor in the State be repealed.  The Leader gathered reliably that the House felt…

Reject anti-life Laws – Catholic Bishops tell Nigerians

-Wade into ASUU/FG impasse The Catholic Bishops of Nigeria rose from their Second Plenary Meeting at Otukpo, Benue State, Sept. 5-13, with total condemnation of the “continuous attempts by foreign agencies to introduce unwholesome values to our society in their campaign for abortion, supply of condoms and promotion of same-sex unions”. In a communiqué issued at the end of the conference, the prelates appealed to “the good people of Nigeria to also reject such moves lest we stand to lose our faith, cultural identity and pride.  We reiterate our commitment to the sanctity of human life from the very moment…

Communiqué – Ladies of St. Mulumba cry out against Abortion Law in Imo State

Editor’s Note: The Imo State of Nigeria Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Law No. 12, 2012, (a.k.a. Abortion Law) has continued to attract condemnations by the people of the state, who consider Section 40(1) of the Law as obnoxious.  The contentious section states that: “Every woman shall have the right to enjoy reproductive rights, including right to medical abortion, in cases of sexual assault, rape, incest and where the continued pregnancy endangers the life or physical, mental, psychological or emotional health of the mother….”    Worried by the implication of this law, the Ladies  of St. Mulumba, Owerri Metropolitan Council, comprising all…