Gun Possession in Nigeria and the Laws Regarding Them

Humans have an innate tendency for safety in the face of danger. Little wonder self-defence is a plea that has successfully availed many accused in different criminal jurisdictions in the world. This phenomenon is the same in our country Nigeria. Thus, as the rate of insecurity increases in Nigeria, Nigerians currently seek legal ways to…

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‚Äôs 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…