Insurgency: Do something new, Mr. President.

Insurgency: Do something new, Mr. President

 

The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 states that sovereignty belongs to the people of Nigeria from whom government derives all its powers and authority. Since not all Nigerians can be exercising the sovereign power at the same time, elections provide the means of constituting government and investing on it powers to be exercised on behalf of citizens. (more…)

The voluntary organisations bill (1).

The voluntary organisations bill (1)

 

 

Eze Onyekpere

The National Assembly is constitutionally empowered to make laws for the peace, order and good government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Laws are therefore not made in a vacuum but to satisfy agreed goals and needs of the state and its citizens. In this context, the social contract that demands that citizens surrender and submit their individual powers (more…)

Mr. President, history beckons fast

Mr. President, history beckons fast

PUNCH: June 23, 2014 by Eze Onyekpere

Guarantees of fundamental rights in constitutions are made to safeguard the liberty of the individual, entrench best practices in the relationship between the state and the individual and ensure good governance. They are the minimum guarantees a state gives to its citizens and residents within her borders. They are not the maximum freedoms and rights enjoyable in any jurisdiction as the state is at liberty to increase the (more…)