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

Section 17 & 18 – Know Your Constitution: Part 1

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The 1999 Constitution SECTION 17 (1) The State social order is founded on ideals of Freedom, Equality and Justice. (Nigeria’s order is built on thoughts of Freedom, Equality and Justice.)  SECTION 17 (2) In furtherance of the social order- (To push this order-)  SECTION 17 (2) (a) every citizen shall have equality of rights, obligations … Continue reading Section 17 & 18 – Know Your Constitution: Part 1

Section 16 – Know Your Constitution: Part 1

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The 1999 Constitution Section 16 (1) The State shall, within the context of the ideals and objectives for which provisions are made in this Constitution.  (This means that Nigeria should give meaning to the provisions of this Constitution by;) Section 16 (1) (a) harness the resources of the nation and promote national prosperity and an … Continue reading Section 16 – Know Your Constitution: Part 1

How to Protect Unregistered Trademark in Nigeria

INTRODUCTION Ordinarily, the most crucial step in protecting a trademark is the registration of the mark. The question here is what then happens when we have an unregistered trademark, is the mark wholly unprotected and free to all manners of infringement?  For instance, what happens to a trademark that has been registered in China, U.S.A, … Continue reading How to Protect Unregistered Trademark in Nigeria

Know Your Constitution: Part 1

Know Your Constitution

The 1999 Constitution  SECTION 15 (1) (1) The motto of the Federal Republic of Nigeria shall be Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress. (Nigeria's motto is UNITY and FAITH, PEACE and PROGRESS) SECTION 15 (2) Accordingly, national integration shall be actively promoted whilst discrimination on the grounds of place of origin, circumstance of birth, sex, … Continue reading Know Your Constitution: Part 1