Opinion

Governor Wike, COVID-19 and the “Doctrine of Necessity”, By Inibehe Effiong

Governor Wike and others cannot just wake up and ban entry into and exit from a state through executive fiat. Similarly, lockdown cannot be enforced without legal basis. Freedom of movement is a fundamental right guaranteed by Section 41 of the Constitution. It is not a right that can be…
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Opinion

Nomadic Herdsmen and the ‘Freedom’ of Movement in Nigeria, By Dele Awogbeoba

The constitution allows the free movement of Nigerians with certain stipulated exceptions but does not give any freedom of movement rights to animals or cattle owned by Nigerians. Secondly, whilst each Nigerian has the right to pursue lawful economic activity, the state government has the right and power to regulate…
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