2 edition of The evolution of constitutionalism in Nigeria found in the catalog.
The evolution of constitutionalism in Nigeria
Mohammed Lawal Uwais
|Statement||M.L.Uwais, Gcon Fnial|
|LC Classifications||KTA3466 .U985 2006|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||55 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||55|
|LC Control Number||2009404604|
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This collection of essays brings together critical and considered responses to matters of constitutionalism in the context of the most recent political evolutions in many African countries. They are concerned with the struggles for progressive constitionalism, and review historical developments and future challenges.
Constitutionalism in Nigeria has been crisis-ridden since independence in These crises flow from issues such as fiscal federalism, corruption, credible elections, tribal politics, ethno-religious conflicts, and disdain for the rule of law.
At the heart of these crises are weak democratic institutions, which are sustained by bad leadership Author: Anthony Diala.
The dawn of constitutionalism in Nigeria Diala Anthony Chima 1 Introduction 2 Constitution-making and review in Nigeria: – The Independence Constitution The Republican Constitution Military rule: – The Constitution The Constitution File Size: 2MB.
Nigeria’s constitutional democracy. Militarism affected in a very substantial way Africa’s efforts to develop a culture of constitutionalism in the continent. Nigeria typifies the failed African Evolution of human rights.
Definitional problems of human rights. IKPEZE: Constitutionalism and Development in Nigeria: The Constitution and Role of Lawyers Commission. There was progress which was reported in the Lancaster Constitutional Conference prior to Nigeria’s independence.
Constitutional Conference The Landmark of this conference is the agreement to entrench the Fundamental Human RightsCited by: 1. This book is a completely revised merger of both volumes 1 and 2 of Constitutional Law in Nigeria previously published. It deals with the various principles of constitutional law and fundamental human rights as contained in the constitution, though frequent references are made to previous Nigerian constitutions so as to highlight the.
Constitutionalism and Democracy: A Critical Perspective Dr. Moses Adagbabiri Dept. of Political Science Delta State University Abraka, Nigeria Abstract A constitutional framework, built on a prudent regard for human beings, must enable the government to control the governed.
THE EVOLUTION OF CONSTITUTIONALISM By C. PERRY PATTERSON* Constitutionalism is probably the greatest achievement of modern civilization, without which little or none of the rest is con-ceivable; under it, for the first time in the history of man, has a measure of freedom and well-being been achieved for the common.
HISTORY OF NIGERIAN CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT INTRODUCTION: The importance of a constitution in any given society cannot be overemphasized.
The constitution, in Nigeria’s situation, is the supreme law of the land which all acts of individuals and of parliament must not contravene. It is the fundamental and organic law of a nation or state that establishes [ ].
Federal constitution. A constitution which has a division of powers between the central government and the government of individual states or regions. Unitary constitution. A constitution with power concentrated in central government.
Local government may exist but not with the constitutional status of the states under a federal constitution. The Bush Administration has notoriously argued that detainees at Guantanamo do not enjoy constitutional rights because they are held outside American borders.
But where do rules about territorial legal limits such as this one come from. Why does geography make a difference for what legal rules apply.
Most people intuitively understand that location affects constitutional rights, but the legal. Download Constitutional Developments In Nigeria full book in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format, get it for read on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
Constitutional Developments In Nigeria full free pdf books. Nigeria’s constitution. Nigeria is a creation of the Constitution. Nigeria grew into an internationally recognised independent nation, inafter a period of colonialism under the British government which spanned about a century beginning with the formal annexation of Lagos in The effective operation of the concepts of rule of law and constitutionalism have been limited by section of Constitution Nigeria as amended which has conferred privilege or immunity to certain public officers, to the effect that such public officers can neither be sued, arrested, detained, nor compelled to appear before a court of law.
The book discusses the emergence, development, and prospects of modern constitutionalism. It describes constitutionalism as a novelty in the age old attempt to legitimize and limit political power. It shows how, after many struggles and backlashes, constitutions have become the generally accepted pattern for constituting and regulating political power.
Constitutionalism is sometimes regarded as a synonym for limited government. On some accounts, this doctrine is associated in its turn with minimal or less government.
The historical perspective adopted in this book facilitates an informed and contextual understanding of the intricacies of the contemporary British constitution.
Indeed the book is based upon the premise that it is impossible to fully comprehend the nature, content and implications of today's constitution without a firm grasp on how it evolved Author: Elizabeth Wicks. Evolution And Constitution Evolution And Constitution by E.F. Oeser. Download it Evolution And Constitution books also available in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format for read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
Hence, the theory had to abandon important explanatory claims, which are inherent to evolutionary theory in contrast to a merely descriptive natural history. CONSTITUTIONAL EVOLUTION IN GHANA – The Gold Coast was made up of 4 main types of overseas settlements known to the British, which was put together into one nation, and has resulted in part of our constitutional problems.
The first contact with Europeans was by people of the coast, principally the Fantes, and so first part of Ghana to come into place was what became known as Gold.
This book discusses the evolution of taxation in Nigeria within the framework of eight broad themes i.e., The Origin and Practice of Fiscal Federalism in Nigeria, The Constitutional Context for Taxation, The Three Eras of Taxation in Nigeria, The Structure and Jurisdiction of Nigerian Tax Authorities, Instruments of Tax Policy, Statutory Developments, Beyond Oil Revenue: The Case for Tax Reviews: 1.
constitution which is written and documented. The introduction of this constitution into the colony is regarded as an imposed constitutionalism. Schepple, K. L () made a distinction between constitutionalism and imposed constitutionalism.
According to him; constitutionalism is legitimate, but the imposed constitutionalism is not. Independent Nigeria's second constitution established the country as a federal republic. It came into force on 1st of October, (Nigeria's third anniversary as an independent nation).
The constitution, which was based on the Westminster system, continued in operation until a military coup in overthrew Nigeria's democratic institutions. The new series Stellenbosch Handbooks in African Constitutional Law will engage with contemporary issues of constitutionalism in Africa, filling a notable gap in African comparative constitutional law.
Separation of Powers in African Constitutionalism is the first in the series, examining one of the critical measures introduced by African constitutional designers in their. These essays by East African university professors of law, trace the course of constitutional development in East Africa since independence, and analyse the trends of constitutionalism in The essays cover: constitutional development in Kenya; constitution making in Tanzania; and the mixed results of Uganda's constitutional development.
is a platform for academics to share research papers. Origin and Evolution of Federalism in Nigeria. Federalism is a system of government in which powers are divided between the centre and the regions (states).
Federalism in Nigeria is a product of the colonial administration. The Richards Constitution of provided the ground work for the take-off of the federal constitution.
Bolanle M. Mustapha, “Problems and Prospects of Constitutionalism in Africa,” in African Traditional Political Thought and Institutions, edited by John A.A. Ayoade and Adigun A.B. Agbaje (Lagos: Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization, ), Google Scholar.
being a chapter in proceeding of the Conference on the Nigeria Constitution edited by J. Ojo at p. 11 2 See T. Tamuno, “Nigerian Federalism i n Historical Perspective ”, in K.
Amuwo et. al,(eds.) Federalism and Political Restructuring in Nigeria (Ibadan: Spectrum Books Ltd,), p constitutionalism in Nigeria.
It concludes that the adherence to supremacy of the constitution by leaders and the led would guarantee good governance in Nigeria. Introduction The concept of the supremacy of the constitution in traceable to the American constitutional evolution. This event explores the continuing evolution of constitution making and constitutionalism in Africa.
Leading experts and scholars will explore recent developments in constitution making in several African nations to try and uncover lessons learned, where African constitutionalism is headed, and what we might expect in the future.
The establishment of representative legislatures at the federal and state levels of government by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (“ Constitution”), after a period of Military rule devoid of any representative or accountable governance, essentially epitomized a fresh attempt at constitutionalism in Nigeria.
The History of Nigeria can be traced to settlers trading across the middle East and Africa as early as BC. Numerous ancient African civilizations settled in the region that is known today as Nigeria, such as the Kingdom of Nri, the Benin Empire, and the Oyo Empire.
Islam reached Nigeria through the Borno Empire between ( AD) and Hausa States around ( AD) during the 11th century. Recall that constitutionalism is a political philosophy based on the idea that government authority is derived from the people and should be limited by a constitution that clearly expresses what the government can and can’t ’s the idea that the state is not free to do anything it wants, but is bound by laws limiting its authority.
Constitutionalism has a vibrant history among the. This Constitution shall have the force of law throughout Nigeria and, subject to the provisions of section 4 of this Constitution, if any other law (including the constitution of a Region) is inconsistent with this Constitution, this Constitution shall prevail and the other law shall, to the extent of the inconsistency, be void.
ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xiii, pages ; 25 cm. Contents: Constitutional government and the future of constitutionalism in Africa / Okon Akiba --Impact of imperialism on constitutional thought in Africa / Peter P.
Ekeh --On the study of constitutional government in Africa / Richard L. Sklar --Of citizens and citizenship / Ohufemi Taiwo. Discover librarian-selected research resources on Constitutionalism from the Questia online library, including full-text online books, academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more.
Home» Browse» Criminal Justice» U.S. Constitutional History and Issues» Constitutionalism. Constitutional Democracy and Constitutionalism in Africa, 3 4 Ibid 5 Udenwa. A, Op Cit. 6 That is the Local Government Area Under the Leadership of General Murtala Ramat Mohammed.
7 As it is now, under the Constitution, Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended. 8 Section of the Constitution, Federal Republic of Nigeria 9.
Good Governance, Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law: Imperatives for Sustainable Development in Nigeria OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 06, No. 06, pp.14 Pages Posted: 21 Jan Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
We the people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Having firmly and solemnly resolve, to live in unity and harmony as one indivisible and indissoluble sovereign nation under God, dedicated to the promotion of inter-African. the new constitutionalism world that does not sooner or later become a judicial article is based on material included in a forthcoming book of mine, entitled TOWARDS JURISTOC-RACY: THE ORIGINS AND CONSEQUENCES OF THE NEW CONSTUTIONALISM, ch.
2 (Harvard University Press, ). Following on from his critically acclaimed The Constitutional State, in this new study Nick Barber explores how the principles of constitutionalism structure and influence successful from acting solely as a mechanism to limit state powers, Barber contends that constitutionalism and its associated principles require that the state be structured to advance the well-being of its people.Constitutionalism - Constitutionalism - Political and legal constitutionalism compared: An entrenched, rights-based, and justiciable (that is, liable to trial in a court of justice) constitution is said to ensure stable and accountable government, obliging legislatures and executives to operate according to the established rules and procedures.COVID Resources.
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