Know Your Constitution: Part 1 – Section 36

The 1999 Constitution SECTION 36 (1) In the determination of his civil rights and obligations, including any question or determination by or against any government or authority, a person shall be entitled to a fair hearing within a reasonable time by a court or other tribunal established by law and constituted in such manner as…

Know Your Constitution: Part 1 – Section 35

The 1999 Constitution Section 35 (1) Every person shall be entitled to his personal liberty and no person shall be deprived of such liberty save in the following cases and in accordance with a procedure permitted by law. (Every person has the right to live freely and nobody is allowed to stop anyone from living…

Know Your Constitution: Part 1 – Section 29 and 30

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…

Know Your Constitution: Part 1 – Section 27 and 28

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…

Know Your Constitution: Part 1 – Section 25 and 26

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…

Section 23 and 24 – Know Your Constitution: Part 1

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…

Section 21 and 22 – Know Your Constitution: Part 1

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…

Section 19 and 20 – Know Your Constitution: Part 1

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…