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Catholic Priests Rise Against Abortion Law In Imo

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Meetings and consultations have commenced among priests of the Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Owerri on how best to tackle the anti-life legislation recently signed into law by Governor Rochas Okorocha.

The Catholic priests held their first meeting last Thursday at Maria Assumpta Cathedral, Owerri, according to sources.

Sources say one of the major issues discussed in the meeting chaired by His Grace, Dr. Anthony J. V. Obinna, was the controversial abortion law foisted on the people by the state.

“We met to properly position ourselves to effectively battle the controversial abortion law recently signed by Governor Rochas Okorocha,” one of the priests was quoted as saying.

Meanwhile, Archbishop Obinna has called for immediate abrogation of the state laws containing what he termed “anti-life legislation” signed by Okorocha and his predecessor, Chief Achike Udenwa in 2012 and 2007 respectively.

“We are calling for immediate abrogation of all anti-life legislations in the state. Although the church will not be mired in the nation’s murky waters of partisan politics, it will, however, continue to demonstrate interest in the nation’s democratic process for the common good of the citizenry.”

He expressed regret that after beating a regret that followed public outcry in 2010, the State House of Assembly eventually legalized the evil of abortion, Governor Rochas Okorocha quietly signed the state Law number 12 of 2012.

According to the fiery Archbishop, this new law, which was signed May 29, 2012, Nigeria’s Democracy Day, contains obnoxious and lethal provisions.

“This new law contains obnoxious and lethal provisions. This law threatens many conceived but unborn children with imminent death. This is unacceptable, anti-life and unchristian,” Obinna said.

Obinna also took a swipe at former Governor Udenwa for assenting to “the Gender and Equal Opportunity Law Number 7 of 2007”.

The cleric noted that some sections of the law also legalized abortion without considering the right of the conceived, unborn child or the helplessness of the unborn baby.

He said: “Since abortion amounts to murder of the helpless, hapless child, we as God fearing people in Imo State, cannot standby and allow this law to rampage our society in the name of Women’s Reproductive and Gender Rights.”

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  1. MoFe

    September 2, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Is everybody in Imo a catholic?
    Let them be sincere and truthful to themselves, they will find out they are being hypocritical. Religious virtues are best taught by moral suasion in a secular society in order not to do it like boko haram.

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

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The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State, Philip Shekwor, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

According to reports, Shekwor was abducted on Saturday night at his residence along Dunamis church, Bukan Sidi in Lafia.

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Confirming the incident, Police Commissioner Bola Longe said the unidentified gunmen in large number stormed the residence of the APC chairman in Lafia around 11 pm and took him away to an unknown destination.

According to him, security agencies had reacted swiftly by deploying personnel to different forest locations to ensure the safe release of the APC chieftain.

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