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The People’s Republic: Constitutional basis

CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEKUnder this system, it may well turn out, as is often the case in Britain and in other countries where this system is in vogue, that when the results for all the constituencies have been declared, the party which…

The People’s Republic: Constitutional basis

CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEKexclusively in the paterfamilias are absolutely fortuitous and subjective. A man cannot choose his family. He is born into it. And once born into it, he clings.to it with unflagging spontaneous love and devotion…

The People’s Republic: Constitutional basis

CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEKIf a country is bi-lingual or multi-lingual, the constitution must be federal; and the constituent states must be organized on a linguistic basis.(4) Any experiment with a unitary constitution in a bi-lingual…

The People’s Republic: Constitutional basis

CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEKTHE most manifest and the most easily recognized cultural difference between two nations is language -the mother-tongue. As we have said in Thoughts  on Nigerian Constitution, ‘language lies at the base of all…

The People’s Republic: Constitutional basis

CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK THERE are three types of constitution. They are unitary, federal, and confederai. Where a given State has only one authority in which supreme legislative power is vested, such a State is said to have a unitary…

The People’s Republic: Constitutional basis

CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEKAT this stage we would like to emphasize that there is a sharp distinction between CONSTITUTION and GOVERNMENT, between STATE and GOVERNMENT, and between STATE and NATION. We are doing this because, in common…

The People’s Republic: Constitutional basis

CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEKTHE offspring too are never in doubt as to their natural obligation to cater for their parents in their old age or infirmity. In addition, the able-bodied members of the family are fully conscious of their…

The People’s Republic: Constitutional basis

CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEKLIBERTY is defined as a state of freedom; a state in which one Lhinks and acts and speaks as one pleases, at such times and places as one chooses.What goes on in a person’s mind cannot be known except in so…

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