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Pres. Jonathan Signs Two Bills into Law: Violence Against Persons Act & Immigration Act



Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has signed two bills recently passed by the National Assembly into law.

The new Acts are the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act 2015 and the Immigration Act 2015.

Presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, confirmed the development to State House correspondents on Tuesday.

The Senate had on May 4th passed the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Bill 2015.

The Act seeks to prohibit female circumcision or genital mutilation, forceful ejection from home and harmful widowhood practices. It also prohibits abandonment of spouse, children and other dependents without sustenance, battery and harmful traditional practices.

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  1. omg

    May 25, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    tools is engaged guys

  2. Diddy

    May 25, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    signing the bill is not what matters but implementing it,and moreover hope this bill signed is not only restricted to the under priviledge,the rich citizens will always have their way,but in all is a good development,at least 9ja is moving towards the right direction,so with this new law signed lawyers and human rights activist should please take take note so as to educate the uneducated citizens.

    • Ruby

      May 25, 2015 at 11:17 pm

      It is still a start, Diddy! Is it not better than having laws made 100years ago by our colonial masters which was what was in place! Jeeze!

    • trunigerian

      May 25, 2015 at 11:26 pm

      A journey of a thousand miles starts with a step.

  3. trunigerian

    May 25, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    By the way what is buhari still doing in London? Handout collection?

    Same way obj was globe throttling?

    80 years seeking a less than 50 Cameroun for advice?

    • Hian

      May 25, 2015 at 11:49 pm

      You mean Globetrotting? If he was throttling the globe, that would mean he would be “attacking or killing the globe” Until May 29th, his movement is not of any concern to any of us. If he is humble enough to seek the advice of a nation that is functioning then kudos to him. We don’t use pride to fix problems. That is called stupid pride and it has gotten our continent no where.

  4. apc lies

    May 26, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Meaning we voted a learner? At old age?

    • CovertNigerian

      May 26, 2015 at 3:22 am

      If you believe that we ever finish learning, then you don’t understand how learning works.

  5. apc lies

    May 26, 2015 at 12:14 am

    He is not the president but his inauguration is on going so why running around?

    Grand pa went to top up oxygen!

    God save us from Tinubus fraud on Nigeria. Can Buhari lead a modern Nigeria? Time shall tell.

    An F 9 in Maths? No certificate rule modern Nigeria ? Pa don’t faint cos Jonathan abuses will be a Childs play. Come back soon and give us 24hrs electricity, mandate fuel to be sold at 45 naira, give a decree on exchange rate to be 1# -1$.

    From Uk touch Holland,Germany,USA, SA,Kenya, Iraq,Libya,bring in their file for understudy and read/rule from their format.

    Heard you where ready kept at the door of downing street.

    Pa Buhari level of intelligence is antiquated and never been upgraded. Unfortunately here is your president Nigerians.

    • Jaygirl

      May 26, 2015 at 6:03 am

      Oh please be quiet. F9 in maths indeed….look at the state ur PhD holder has left the country in. Our prayer is that GMB strives towards fixing our dear country……he’s NOT a magician. Besides you sound high from nitrogen oxide top-up.

  6. hushhush

    May 26, 2015 at 12:17 am

    I tire on the run of Buhari. O ga ju!

    Hope he is healthy?

  7. John

    May 26, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Smart and amazing way Nigerians twist and change words to mean different things.

    You guys nailed Jonathan for learning but praise Buhari for learning?

    Difficult to please Nigerians!

  8. Heeba

    May 26, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Why can he not sign the bill of constant Power supply and constant Petroleum products….I am not interested in immigration and rubbish,Effeeed up priorities rubbish Government

    • iphie

      July 4, 2015 at 5:26 am

      You think it’s eeffed up? Asides. From you not understanding the whole mechanism of law making….Immigration is central to any nation’s economy and security!

  9. lol

    May 26, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    I don’t think you know how deadly politicians are. Why wouldn’t he be in London. If he was in Nigeria they would probably attempt to kill him. Gej thank you we have heard. I still Dont like you but just carry go.

  10. bunmi

    May 26, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    E don tey wey day break

  11. Concerned_Boyfriend

    May 26, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    So what was the immigration bill about ?. How do you report on one bill and conveniently leave the other out ?. ..How folks failed to pick up on this still amaze me.

    • Burma

      May 27, 2015 at 11:29 am


  12. reformer

    May 27, 2015 at 8:06 am

    We are in a state of dilemma and all we could think and say is sentimentally ordered attacks.
    Wake up Nigerians………

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