Nigeria: Gbajabiamila and the 1999 Constitution

Femi Gbajabiamila is of the view that the constitution falls short of standard.

The constitution of any nation is the most important document and overriding instrument for administering state affairs and other matters.

It is called the grundnorm, as propounded by Hans Kelsen, a renowned jurist and legal philosopher. Kelson’s theory of grundnorm espouses a need for a system that gives legitimacy to all other bodies of laws.

The 1999 Nigerian Constitution has been a controversial document since the…


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