RIGHTS TO FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND THE PRESS
The paper appraises the constitutional provision that every person shall be entitled to freedom of expression, including freedom to hold opinion and to receive and impart ideas and information without interference. It states that the endemic fears of domination of one ethnic group by the other was one of the reasons for entrenchment of the right to freedom of expression and the press in the Nigeria Constitution. It reasons that theoretically that true freedom of expression and the press is feasible but practically it is not realizable. It is of the view that derogation clause contained in the constitution is necessary because it serves as a balancing provisions in any society.