Gun Possession in Nigeria and the Laws Regarding Them

Humans have an innate tendency for safety in the face of danger. Little wonder self-defence is a plea that has successfully availed many accused in different criminal jurisdictions in the world. This phenomenon is the same in our country Nigeria. Thus, as the rate of insecurity increases in Nigeria, Nigerians currently seek legal ways to … Continue reading Gun Possession in Nigeria and the Laws Regarding Them

Know Your Constitution: Part 1 – Section 31 and 32

Know Your Constitution

The 1999 Constitution SECTION 31 For the purposes of this Chapter, a parent or grandparent of a person shall be deemed to be a citizen of Nigeria if at the time of the birth of that person such parent or grandparent would have possessed that status by birth if he had been alive on the … Continue reading Know Your Constitution: Part 1 – Section 31 and 32

Know Your Constitution: Part 1 – Section 29 and 30

Know Your Constitution

The 1999 Constitution SECTION 29 (1) Any citizen of Nigeria of full age who wishes to renounce his Nigerian citizenship shall make a declaration in the prescribed manner for the renunciation.  (In essence, an adult Nigerian can cancel their citizenship by making the appropriate declaration in the proper manner) SECTION 29 (2) The President shall … Continue reading Know Your Constitution: Part 1 – Section 29 and 30

Know Your Constitution: Part 1 – Section 27 and 28

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The 1999 Constitution SECTION 27 (1) Subject to the provisions of section 28 of this Constitution, any person who is qualified inaccordance with the provisions of this section may apply to the President for the same of a certificateof naturalization. (Based on the contents of section 28 of the 1999 Constitution, whomever wants to be … Continue reading Know Your Constitution: Part 1 – Section 27 and 28

Effect of Marriage in Criminal Liability: Spousal Liability in Crime Against Each Other’s Property

The crux of this paper is to examine those special rules of law which in some cases relieve wives, and in other cases both husbands and wives, from criminal liability for conduct which would render them liable if they were unmarried. Cases of unlawful application of force by one to the person of the other … Continue reading Effect of Marriage in Criminal Liability: Spousal Liability in Crime Against Each Other’s Property

Know Your Constitution: Part 1 – Section 25 and 26

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The 1999 Constitution SECTION 25 (1) The following persons are citizens of Nigeria by birth-namely- (The people mentioned below are citizens of Nigeria by their birth) SECTION 25 (1) (a) every person born in Nigeria before the date of independence, either of whose parents or any of whose grandparents belongs or belonged to a community … Continue reading Know Your Constitution: Part 1 – Section 25 and 26

Section 23 and 24 – Know Your Constitution: Part 1

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The 1999 Constitution SECTION 23 The national ethics shall be Discipline, Integrity, Dignity of Labour, Social, Justice, Religious Tolerance, Self-reliance and Patriotism.  (Nigeria as a nation, is to be guided by the following values- Discipline: the value attached to the obeying of rules or a code of behaviour; this value also includes the value of … Continue reading Section 23 and 24 – Know Your Constitution: Part 1

Section 21 and 22 – Know Your Constitution: Part 1

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The 1999 Constitution SECTION 21 (a) The State shall -  protect, preserve and promote the Nigerian cultures which enhance human dignity and are consistent with the fundamental objectives as provided in this Chapter; and  (This means that the State government MUST make effort to support and promote the parts of our cultural heritage that promote … Continue reading Section 21 and 22 – Know Your Constitution: Part 1

Section 19 and 20 – Know Your Constitution: Part 1

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The 1999 Constitution SECTION 19 The foreign policy objectives shall be (Nigeria’s goal for foreign policy is) SECTION 19 (a) promotion and protection of the national interest; (Promote and protect the interest of the nation.) SECTION 19 (b) promotion of African integration and support for African unity; (Promote and support African togetherness and unify Africa … Continue reading Section 19 and 20 – Know Your Constitution: Part 1

The Legality or Otherwise of Nomadic Grazing in Nigeria

INTRODUCTION/ DEFINITIONS The issue of nomadic grazing has lingered over the decades. The positive and negative consequences thereof have been under debate for as long as we all can remember. Attempting a definition however, a nomad is member of a society or class who herd animals from pasture to pasture with no fixed home. Grazing … Continue reading The Legality or Otherwise of Nomadic Grazing in Nigeria