Section 16 – Know Your Constitution: Part 1

Know Your Constitution

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

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

Know Your Constitution: Part 1

Know Your Constitution

The 1999 Constitution CHAPTER II - FUNDAMENTAL OBJECTIVES AND DIRECTIVE PRINCIPLES OF STATE POLICY SECTION 13 It shall be the duty and responsibility of all organs of government and of all authorities and persons, exercising legislative, executive or judicial powers to conform to, observe and apply the provisions of this Chapter. (This means that all … Continue reading Know Your Constitution: Part 1

Know Your Constitution: Part 1

Know Your Constitution

The 1999 Constitution SECTION 11(1) The National Assembly may make laws for the Federation or any part therefore with respect to the maintenance and securing of public safety and public order and providing, maintaining and securing of such supplies and service as may be designed by the National Assembly as essential supplies and services.  (The … Continue reading Know Your Constitution: Part 1

Know Your Constitution: Part 1

Know Your Constitution

The 1999 Constitution SECTION 9 (1) The National Assembly may, subject to the provision of this section, alter any of the provisions of this Constitution.  (This simply means that unless the Constitution gives the go-ahead, the National Assembly CANNOT alter any section in this Constitution.) SECTION 9 (2) An Act of the National Assembly for … Continue reading Know Your Constitution: Part 1

Know Your Constitution: Part 1

Know Your Constitution

The 1999 Constitution SECTION 7(1) The system of local government by democratically elected local government councils is under this Constitution guaranteed; and accordingly, the Government of every State shall, subject to section 8 of this Constitution, ensure their existence under a Law which provides for the establishment, structure, composition, finance and functions of such councils.  … Continue reading Know Your Constitution: Part 1

Know Your Constitution: Part 1

Know Your Constitution

The 1999 Constitution SECTION 6 (1): The judicial powers of the Federation shall be vested in the courts to which this section relates, being courts established for the Federation. (The judicial powers of Nigeria (relating to the courts) shall be in the Courts that serve Nigeria e.g. the Federal High Courts, the National Industrial Courts, … Continue reading Know Your Constitution: Part 1

Does a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Qualify as a Valid and Binding Contract?

Introduction In recent times, many persons have been bothered about whether or not the capturing of their agreements or contractual arrangements in a document headed or tagged "Memorandum of Understanding" (MOU) would create a binding obligation which can be enforced if breached. This short write up seeks to address this conundrum in the simplest and … Continue reading Does a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Qualify as a Valid and Binding Contract?

Know Your Constitution: Part 1

Know Your Constitution

The 1999 Constitution Breakdown SECTION 5 (1) Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the executive powers of the Federation:  (a) shall be vested in the President and may subject as aforesaid and to the provisions of any law made by the National Assembly, be exercised by him either directly or through the Vice-President and … Continue reading Know Your Constitution: Part 1