Few Days To Handover: President Jonathan Signs Two Bills Into Law

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President Goodluck Jonathan, Monday, signed two bills into laws.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati told state House Correspondents that the two bills include the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act 2015 and the Immigration Act 2015.

It would be recalled that the Senate on May 4 passed the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act 2015 into law.

Among other things, the Act prohibits female circumcision or genital mutilation, forceful ejection from home and harmful widowhood practices.

 

By the provosions of the new Act, it is an offence for a husband to abandon his spouse, children and other dependents without sustenance.

The Bill also criminises battery and other harmful traditional practices.

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