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Civic Education

Meaning

The Constitution is the Fundamental law of the land. The constitution also states the rights, duties and obligations of the citizens e.g The 1999 constitution in Nigeria.

SOURCES OF THE CONSTITUTION

  1. History of the People

The history of the people had to be consulted in enacting a constitution past political developments do form a part of their history

  1. Acts of Parliaments

The laws made by the parliament form the constitutional frame work.

  • Customs and Traditions.

In a plural society like ours, customs and Traditions, beliefs, norms and values are important when preparing a constitution.

  1. Past constitutions of the United States of America served as a model of the 1979 constitution.
  2. Books written by Chief Obafemi; Awolowo, Path to Nigeria Freedom also served as a guide in the constitution. Others include Books written by Nnamdi Azikiwe, Myodyssey and Chiefy Anthony Enahoro among others.

 

Evaluation: See Akwa Past Questions papers for more practice

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See also

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Electoral Malpractice: Full Explanation

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