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August 21, 2018

INTRODUCTION TO THE IMO STATE AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITY COUNCIL ADMINISTRATION

The Emergence and Proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra

LAW OF 2012 WITH ANNOTATIONS PART III: COMPOSITION OF AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITY GOVERNING COUNCIL AND ELECTION.   5.Every Autonomous Community Council shall consist of- (a) the chairman (Eze of the Autonomous Community): (b) the Secretary (Head of Town Union): (b) the Woman Leader (d) the youth Leader; and (e) the Community Liaison Officer (CLO)   COMMENT:   S.5. Deals with the composition of the Autonomous Community Government Council which provides for the Chairman, the secretary, the woman leader, the youth leader and the Community liaison officer as members of the Community Council. The composition of the council is seemly fixed. This…

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…

INTRODUCTION TO THE IMO STATE AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITY COUNCIL ADMINISTRATION LAW OF 2012 WITH ANNOTATIONS

The Emergence and Proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra

The long Title of the Imo State Autonomous Community Councils Administration Law No.1 of 2012 instructively provides an insight to the purpose of the law which is to provide for the establishment, structure, composition, finance, functions, and administration of Autonomous Communities in the 27 Local Government Areas of Imo State. This objective is not unlike the mandate placed upon states under S. 7(7) of the 1999 constitution on the creation of Local government System. S.7 (7) provides: “The system of Local Government by democratically elected Local Government Councils is under this constitution guaranteed and accordingly, the government of every state…

TERRORISM AND ITS IMPACT ON POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN NIGERIA

“Every person shall be entitled to freedom of thought, conscience and religion,” 1999 constitution of Nigeria. There is no legally acceptable definition of terrorism to scholars or the United Nations but the definition in use is sectoral conventions. In fact there are as many definitions of the subject as are Authors on the subject. The definition of the term terrorism by a Terrorist is likely to be as unacceptable but we can establish the essential ingredients of Terrorism at least. As Lord Denning Once noted, if we cannot define an Elephant, we know an Elephant when we see One.  …

Judicial commission of inquiry into Autonomous communities in Imo state 2013

The Governor of Imo state, Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha has directed his attention to the itchy situation of Autonomous Communities in the state by setting up a judicial panel with the term of reference as follows: A. Ascertain whether all the Autonomous communities in the state where Ab initio qualified to be given Autonomous status in accordance with the law that was in force when each community was created. B. Identify Autonomous Communities that were not qualified in accordance with the law at the time they were created to be accorded autonomous status. C. Identify all traditional rulers who have…