Section 25 and 26 of the 1999 Constitution: Who is a Citizen?

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 & 24 of the 1999 Constitution: National Ethics & Duties of a Nigerian Citizens

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: Culture and Freedom of Press

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 of the 1999 Constitution: Foreign Policy and Environmental Protection

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…

Section 16 of the 1999 Constitution: State Policy

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…

Section 13 & 14 of the 1999 Constitution: Responsibility of Government and Democracy

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…

Section 11 and 12 of the 1999 Constitution: Powers of the National and State House of Assembly

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. …