According to the 1999 Nigerian Constitution (as amended), citizens have the right to choose a place of worship. However, many Nigerians have reportedly switched from the religion of their births, to that of their choice. There are some Nigerian Pastors and General Overseers who were born into Muslim families but later switched religions.
Any offence that attracts the death penalty is generally known and termed a capital offence. This term was derived from the Latin word 'capitalis' which referred to execution by beheading. Although some countries have kicked against this form of punishment claiming that it is unfair, it is however still applicable in Nigeria.
Section 36(9) of the Nigerian Constitution provides that no person who shows that he has been tried by any court of competent jurisdiction or tribunal for a criminal offence and either convicted or acquitted shall again be tried for that offence or for a criminal offence having the same ingredients as that offence save upon the order of a superior court.
After a suspect for an offence is apprehended and taken into police custody, investigations would be commenced against him. If evidence is found linking such an individual with the offence in question, he or she would be charged to court for trial. During the trial of such accused person, he is entitled to certain rights and under no condition should he be denied of these rights.
At one point in time or another, you may have had cause to encounter the Nigerian Police Force. The primary functions of the force are to defend lives and property, effect arrest on offenders, detect crime and prosecute offenders. They are also conferred with certain powers, and are expected to exercise them without fear or favour.
The office of the President is the highest position a person can attain in Nigeria. Only one individual gets to be called the Commander in Chief of the Armed forces in Nigeria, and before an individual can reach that stage, there are certain hurdles he must cross.
One of the Fundamental human rights that the Nigerian Constitution guarantees every citizen of Nigeria is the right to move freely and as they wish in all the 36 States of the Federation. However, these rights are not absolute because certain circumstances may arise where they would be restricted.
Being a citizen of Nigeria can afford you so many opportunities. You can buy and sell lands as you please, contest for various positions at both the federal, state and local government level. Basically, as a Nigerian, you are hotcake! There are various ways that a person can own a Nigerian citizenship.
Every Nigerian citizen must have heard or come across the Nigerian Constitution at one point in time or another. The 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Part IV provides for the fundamental human rights of all its citizens. These rights are put in place to make sure that every citizen is treated equally and can enjoy the basics of life.
If you have ever been in police detention, then you know it isn't exactly the nicest place to be in. Despite the repeatedly used phrase about police being your friend, many people find it difficult to relate their ordeals in the hands of police officers. Every citizen is entitled to certain rights both as free individuals and even while remanded in police custody.
Photo Credit: Daily Trust Newspaper According to a news that was posted by Daily Trust Newspaper yesterday, it was made known that a group of Fulanis, comprising of Five men, thirty-two women and seventy-two children have been refused entry into Tounga Local Government Area of Adamawa State, after the truck conveying them was stopped by vigilantes at Ganye Town.
It is no longer news that President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said the government has identified a lawmaker in the National Assembly as one of the high-profile financiers of the leader of the secessionist group Nnamdi Kanu, and Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho. However, this is why the Buhari government should punish those who are sponsoring secessionist groups in Nigeria.
Governor of Rivers, state, Nyesom Wike has sounded a word of warning to the Lecturers and vice-chancellors in the state. The Governor claimed that his warning is about those who have been known to rig elections within the state, stating those who are caught, will get the severe punishment associated with those who are caught planning a coup.
The Nigerian Constitution permits Governors to contest the Governorship Polls for two consecutive terms. But to win election depends on the Performance of the Governors and their relationship with the Party Leaders in their respective states. However, the Governor's Performances alone cannot determine whether such Governor will win the second term in office but their relationship with the Leaders in their respective states.
One of the priorities of the federal government of Nigeria is to uphold Article 2 of the 1999 constitution which states that "Nigeria is one indivisible and indissoluble sovereign state to be known by the name of the 'Federal Republic of Nigeria'". Photo credit: Nigerian finder
Senior lawyer and human rights activist Femi Falana spoke about the incident that took, place in Ojota during the Yoruba Nation protest that claimed the life of a 14-year-old. Femi Falana said police shoot the girl who was named Jumoke because they had, previously said that they would kill anyone during the protest.
In Nigeria, the Senate is the upper chamber of Nigeria's bicameral legislature, the National Assembly of Nigeria. The National Assembly is the nation's highest legislature, whose power is to make laws, is summarized in chapter one, section four of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution.
Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) has been urged by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project to “urgently redirect the proposed spending of N4.8 billion of public money to monitor WhatsApp messages, phone calls, and text messages of Nigerians and other people, to pay some of the salaries of striking resident doctors.”
There are three approaches in which citizenship is acquired in Nigeria. They are: citizenship with the aid of birth; citizenship by means of registration; and citizenship by naturalisation. Citizenship through birth. Section 25 of the Nigerian Constitution explains in element those persons who are eligible for Nigerian citizenship under this category.
The police in cross river state are currently dealing with a case that involves a man who killed and beheaded his aunt for making his manhood rise spiritually. The suspect Christian Edem Eyo carried out the act in Calabar south local Government area in the state. He burried the head and the body seperately on the 23rd of June 2021.