Section 308 and 309 of the 1999 Constitution: Immunity of President, Vice President, Governors and Deputy Governors

The 1999 Constitution Section 308 (1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Constitution, but subject to subsection (2) of this section – (Despite anything which may be contrary to what has been stated in the 1999 Constitution concerning immunity of the office of the President, Vice President, Governor and Deputy to be sued but…

Section 280 and 281 of the 1999 Constitution: Creation of Customary Court of Appeal of a State and Appointment of President and Judges of the Customary Court of Appeal of a State

The 1999 Constitution Section 280 (1) There shall be for any State that requires it a Customary Court of Appeal for that State. (Every State in Nigeria that requires it will have a Customary Court of Appeal for that State.) Section 280 (2)(a) The Customary Court of Appeal of a State shall consist of –(a)…

Section 230, 231 and 232 of the 1999 Constitution: Creation, Appointment of Chief Justice, Justices and Original Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Nigeria

The 1999 Constitution Section 230 (1) There shall be a Supreme Court of Nigeria. (There will be a Supreme Court in Nigeria.) Section 230 (2)(a) The Supreme Court of Nigeria shall consist of – the Chief Justice of Nigeria; and (The Supreme Court of Nigeria will be made up of the Chief Justice of Nigeria;…

Section 215 and 216 of the 1999 Constitution: Inspector-General of Police and the Nigeria Police Council

The 1999 Constitution Section 215 (1) (a) There shall be – an Inspector-General of Police who, subject to section 216(2) of this Constitution shall be appointed by the President on the advice of the Nigeria Police Council from among serving members of the Nigeria Police Force; (A currently serving member of the Nigeria Police Force…

Section 213 and 214 of the 1999 Constitution: Census Report and Creation of the Nigerian Police Force

The 1999 Constitution Section 213 (1) Any report of the National Population Commission containing the population census after every censusshall be delivered to the President by the Chairman of the commission. (The Chairman of the National Population Commission is meant to deliver to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria any report after a…

Section 172, 173, 174 and 175 of the 1999 Constitution: Public Service of the Federation, Powers of the Attorney General of the Federation and Power of the President to Grant Pardon

The 1999 Constitution Section 172 A person in the public service of the Federation shall observe and conform to the Code of Conduct. (Any person who is working in the public service of the Federation is supposed to or must follow the rules contained in the Code of Conduct.) Section 173 (1) Subject to the…

The Nigeria Startup Act; A Step in the Right Direction for Startups in Growing Indigenous Ideas

Background It is now common knowledge that Nigeria is a veritable breeding ground for startups. In recent times, startups in Nigeria have grown in an unimaginable proportion. Notwithstanding this increase in growth, only a handful of them have been able to withstand the storm. A lot of other startups are usually washed off the shores…