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July 17, 2018

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…

Cultists storm medical centre, kill 2 brothers

Suspected cultists have shot two brothers dead at the gate of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Lokoja, while another 32-year-old man was killed in his house in Ogaminana, near Okene in Kogi State by suspected gun­men. The AUTHORITY learnt that one of the slain bothers, Ogu Achem, also known as Ogwu-Araka and his brother, whose name could not be im­mediately ascertained, came to visit their sick mother at the hospital when they were killed. An eyewitness said the vic­tims were leaving the hospital at about 8.30pm on July 13, when their car was blocked by another whose occupants thereby…

An appeal to Governor Rochas Okorocha

We, the temporary staff of the various Local Governments in Imo State employed in 2007 by His Excellency Chief Achike Udenwa and who were suspended by the current administration wish to appeal passionately to His Excellency, Governor Rochas Anayo Okorocha to reinstate us as we have contributed immensely to the LG service for five years (from 2007-2012) before the current administration sacked us. More so, majority of the top government officials like the Perm Sec., HOS and Directors of the various governmental agencies were employed without waiver and later “permanented” and confirmed when waiver was released. For e.g., those who…

School prefect stabbed to death for enforcing discipline

Tragedy stuck at 13 Amphibious Brigade, Eburutu Baracks, Ikot Ansa in Calabar Municipality of Cross River State recently when the Labour Prefect of Army Day Secondary School, Boniface Odinakachukwu, 19, was stabbed to death for confiscating fellow student’s sandals. Investigations revealed that Boniface, an SS II student and an indigene of Onicha-Igboeze Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, met his untimely death penultimate week when his fellow SS II student, one Francis (surname withheld) allegedly hired a colleague, Godwin (surname also withheld), 20, to assist him in beating up the Prefect for daring to accost him (Francis) for improper dressing…