Know Your Constitution: Part 1

The 1999 Constitution SECTION 8 (1) An Act of the National Assembly for the purpose of creating a new State shall only be passed if-  (A new State can only be created if) (a) a request, supported by at least two-thirds majority of members (representing the area demanding the creation of the new State) in... Continue Reading →

Know Your Constitution: Part 1

The 1999 Constitution SECTION 7(1) The system of local government by democratically elected local government councils is under this Constitution guaranteed; and accordingly, the Government of every State shall, subject to section 8 of this Constitution, ensure their existence under a Law which provides for the establishment, structure, composition, finance and functions of such councils. ... Continue Reading →

Know Your Constitution: Part 1

The 1999 Constitution SECTION 6 (1): The judicial powers of the Federation shall be vested in the courts to which this section relates, being courts established for the Federation. (The judicial powers of Nigeria (relating to the courts) shall be in the Courts that serve Nigeria e.g. the Federal High Courts, the National Industrial Courts,... Continue Reading →

Know Your Constitution: Part 1

The 1999 Constitution Breakdown SECTION 5 (1) Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the executive powers of the Federation:  (a) shall be vested in the President and may subject as aforesaid and to the provisions of any law made by the National Assembly, be exercised by him either directly or through the Vice-President and... Continue Reading →

Know Your Constitution: Part 1

The 1999 Constitution Breakdown SECTION 4(1): The legislative powers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria shall be vested in a National Assembly forthe Federation, which shall consist of a Senate and a House of Representatives. (The National Assembly which is made up of the Senate and a House of Representatives have the power to legislate... Continue Reading →

Know Your Constitution: Part 1

The 1999 Constitution breakdown SECTION 1(1): This Constitution is supreme and its provisions shall have binding force on the authorities and persons throughout the Federal Republic of Nigeria. (The constitution is the most powerful and important law in Nigeria and nobody (person or authority) in Nigeria is above it.) SECTION 1(2): The Federal Republic of... Continue Reading →

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