Section 312, 313 and 314 of the 1999 Constitution: Situations where the Previous Constitution applies in the 1999 Constitution

The 1999 Constitution Section 312 (1) The electoral commission established for the Federation under any law in force immediately before the date when this section comes into force shall be responsible for performing the functions conferred on the Independent National Electoral Commission established by the provisions of this Constitution. (The electoral commission that was created…

Section 310 and 311 of the 1999 Constitution: Power of the Federal and State Civil Service Commission to Appoint Staff of the Legislative Houses and Standing Orders of the National and House of Assembly

The 1999 Constitution Section 310 (1) Until the National Assembly or a House of Assembly has exercised its powers to initiate legislation in accordance with the provisions of section 51 or 93 of this Constitution, the Clerk or other staff of a legislative house shall be appointed, as respects each House of the National Assembly…

Section 308 and 309 of the 1999 Constitution: Immunity of President, Vice President, Governors and Deputy Governors

The 1999 Constitution Section 308 (1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Constitution, but subject to subsection (2) of this section – (Despite anything which may be contrary to what has been stated in the 1999 Constitution concerning immunity of the office of the President, Vice President, Governor and Deputy to be sued but…

Section 306 and 307 of the 1999 Constitution: Resignation of Officials and Limitation of Citizens by Naturalization

The 1999 Constitution Section 306 (1) Save as otherwise provided in this section, any person who is appointed, elected or otherwise selected to any office established by this Constitution may resign from that office by writing under his hand addressed to the authority or person by whom he was appointed, elected or selected. (Except when…

Section 302, 303 and 304 of the 1999 Constitution: Ministers, Area Councils and Judicial Service Committee of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja

The 1999 Constitution Section 302 The President may, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by section 147 of this Constitution, appoint for the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja a Minister who shall exercise such powers and perform such functions as may be delegated to him by the President, from time to time. (The President…

Section 300 and 301 of the 1999 Constitution: Senatorial District, Federal Constituencies and Offices of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The 1999 Constitution Section 300 For the purposes of Chapter V of this Constitution, the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja shall constitute one Senatorial district and as many Federal constituencies as it is entitled to under section 49 of this Constitution. (For the purpose of law making i.e. the legislature, contained in Chapter V of the…

Section 295 and 296 of the 1999 Constitution: Questions Regarding the Interpretation or Application of the Constitution and Definition of Office

The 1999 Constitution Section 295 (1) Where any question as to the interpretation or application of this Constitution arises in any proceedingsin any court of law in any part of Nigeria (other than in the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal, the Federal High Court or a High Court) and the court is of the…