Section 148, 149 and 150 of the 1999 Constitution: Meetings involving the President, Vice-President and Ministers and Creation of the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation

The 1999 Constitution Section 148 (1) The President may, in his discretion, assign to the Vice-President or any Minister of the Government of the Federation responsibility for any business of the Government of the Federation, including theadministration of any department of government. (The President has the power to assign administrative responsibility to the Vice-President of…

Section 146 and 147 of the 1999 Constitution: Vacancies in the Office of the President or Vice-President and Creation of Office of Ministers

The 1999 Constitution Section 146 (1) The Vice-President shall hold the office of President if the office of President becomes vacant by reasonof death or resignation, impeachment, permanent incapacity or the removal of the President from office for any other reason in accordance with section 143 of this Constitution. (the Vice-President becomes the President of…

Section 144 and 145 of the 1999 Constitution: Situations Where the President and Vice President Shall no Longer Hold Office

The 1999 Constitution Section 144 (1)(a) The President or Vice President shall cease to hold office, if –by a resolution passed by two-thirds majority of all the members of the executive council of the Federation it is declared that the President or Vice-President is incapable of discharging the functions of his office; and (The President…

Section 139, 140 and 141 of the 1999 Constitution: Applications made to the Court of Appeal regarding the President and Vice President

The 1999 Constitution Section 139 The National Assembly shall by an Act make provisions as respects – (The National Assembly has the right to make Acts i.e. laws regarding the following; ) Section 139 (a) persons who may apply to the Court of Appeal for the determination of any question as to whether; (People who…

Section 135 and 136 of the 1999 Constitution: Duration of the Office of the President and Oaths Taken by a Duly Elected President

The 1999 Constitution Section 135 (1) Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, a person shall hold the office of President until – (A person who has been duly elected as the President of Nigeria shall remain in office until either of the following situations occur/ take place; ) Section 135 (1)(a) when his successor…

Divorce Process in Nigeria (Dissolution of Marriage)

Marriage is the socially, culturally and legally recognized union of two persons. However, there are often times when this harmonious union ceases, leading to either party seeking to dissolve the marriage and bring all matrimonial relationships and connections to an end. Grounds on which a Divorce Petition can be Filed Within the Nigerian legal jurisdiction,…

Section 133 and 134 of the 1999 Constitution: Situations where a Candidate for the Office of the President is Duly Elected

The 1999 Constitution Section 133 A candidate for an election to the office of President shall be deemed to have been duly elected to suchoffice where, being the only candidate nominated for the election – (Where a candidate is the only candidate nominated for election to the office of the President, they will be deemed…