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THE DIVINE LAWS IMPERATIVES: IT'S CHARACTERISTICS IN THE SOCIETY

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THE DIVINE LAWS IMPERATIVES: IT'S CHARACTERISTICS IN THE SOCIETY

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This is a field research work on the divine laws imperatives using Ogba Land among the Niger Delta of Rivers State, Nigeria as a case study. Divine law is said to be supernatural because it emanates from God, the Supreme Being. In this sense it stands above every other laws in the Land no matter its source of judicial process. Often man is confused and unable to distinguish between the divine laws and the mundane laws which has been legislated for him through the judicial process of the Land, more especially when he is confronted with secular problems. It is therefore the main thrust of this paper to do so by explaining the characteristics of the divine Laws. Divine laws enforce the principle of morality in all Lands. It emanates from the peoples religion and has the attributes of natural justice. These components as characteristics of the Divine Laws were fully explained in this work. The research therefore hold that for man to enjoy peace, health, happiness, prosperity and Long life in the society today and tomorrow he must as a necessity abide by the Divine Laws operative principle. The same it further submit is applicable to the collective will of the society were further civilization is desired.

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