NIGERIA 1999 CONSTITUTION PDF

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Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. We the people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Having firmly and solemnly resolve, to live in unity and. Arrangement of sections. Chapter I. General Provisions. Part I. Federal Republic of Nigeria. 1. Supremacy of constitution. 2. The Federal Republic of. Persons born outside Nigeria after 30th September, . Nigeria and, subject to the provisions of section 4 of this Constitution, if any other law ( including.


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Notwithstanding the provisions of Chapter III of this Constitution but subject to section 28 thereof, any person who became a citizen of Nigeria by birth. A highly accessible, easy to use app version of the Constitution of Nigeria the supreme law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with it's 1st, 2nd and 3rd. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA. THE CONSTITUTION. OF THE. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5. Page 6. Page 7 .

Southern Cameroon, which until this point was part of the larger Nigeria, was also granted autonomy. Consequently in , the Western and Eastern regions stated their self-governance, while the North indicated their non-readiness at the time.

Two years later, the North also stated their self-governance, setting the stage for the quest for accomplishing total independence of Nigeria. A British order in Council promulgated the Constitution such that it would take effect as soon as the October Independence took effect.

It would become the very first constitution of Nigeria as an independent sovereign country. These would be seen as significant shortcomings of the constitution, if Nigeria was to be truly considered as independent, and resolving them would lead to yet another constitution.

Also notable in the constitution is the increase of Senate membership from fourty four 44 to fifty six 56 members. Similarly, the House of Representatives was also increased to three hundred and twelve members from three hundred and five These increases were the direct result of the creation of Mid-Western State.

This marked the end of Nigeria's first republic, and consequently, the constitution. Another violent military counter coup, same year, toppled the Aguiyi Ironsi military and produced General Gowon as the Head of State. The constitution, however, did not revert to the erstwhile Parliamentary system that was in use prior to the military coups, but adopted a Presidential system of Government.

The constitution provided for the electorates to choose the President, via an election, and also increased membership of the Senate and House of Representatives to ninety five 95 and four hundred and fifty respectively. Another military coup in , by General Muhammadu Buhari and Tunde Idiagbon, toppled the democratically elected civilian administration of the second Republic, and once again, ushered in another military dictatorship. This military dictatorship would last for about sixteen 16 years, till Abiola was acclaimed to have won.

Constitution of Nigeria

That has been the journey so far of Nigeria's constitution development, from the colonial era to the current edition, as amended. Click the link below to visit the download page.

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It is important to note that this constitution was enacted after the Second World War. Returning soldiers conscripted to fight on the side of colonial Britain became much more aware of freedom, sovereignty and the right for self-determination as captured in the United Nations charter.

This resulted to the constitution, also known as The Macpherson Constitution , which is acclaimed to have the highest indigenous input towards the constitution-making process, in the history of Nigeria.

The major highlight of the constitution was the formation of a unified Federal System of Government, for the first time, while retaining regional autonomy of the three Geo-political regions of Nigeria. Nigeria's quest for full independence and institutional loopholes present in the constitution to address and manage tensions and ethnic violence necessitated yet another constitution.

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The outcome of that conference was the Constitution , also known as the Lyttleton Constitution. Lagos was isolated from the control of any regional government, and made the Federal Capital Territory, with Ministers given specific portfolios. Southern Cameroon, which until this point was part of the larger Nigeria, was also granted autonomy. Consequently in , the Western and Eastern regions stated their self-governance, while the North indicated their non-readiness at the time.

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Two years later, the North also stated their self-governance, setting the stage for the quest for accomplishing total independence of Nigeria. Nigeria got her political independence as a sovereign state in October 1, under the constitution, also known as the Independence Constitution. A British order in Council promulgated the Constitution such that it would take effect as soon as the October Independence took effect.

It would become the very first constitution of Nigeria as an independent sovereign country. The constitution made provision for a Parliamentary system of Government, recognizing three 3 regions: The constitution also recognized the Privy Council, under Colonial British control, as the highest court of Appeal in Nigeria.

These would be seen as significant shortcomings of the constitution, if Nigeria was to be truly considered as independent, and resolving them would lead to yet another constitution. Also notable in the constitution is the increase of Senate membership from fourty four 44 to fifty six 56 members. Similarly, the House of Representatives was also increased to three hundred and twelve members from three hundred and five These increases were the direct result of the creation of Mid-Western State.

In , a A violent military coup d'etat ushered in military dictatorship for the fist time in Nigeria, and the constitution was therefore abolished. Another violent military counter coup, same year, toppled the Aguiyi Ironsi military and produced General Gowon as the Head of State.

The constitution was initiated by the then Head of State, General Olusegun Obasanjo, who constituted a forty nine 49 member constitution drafting committee headed by F. The constitution, however, did not revert to the erstwhile Parliamentary system that was in use prior to the military coups, but adopted a Presidential system of Government.

Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, as amended to 2010

The constitution provided for the electorates to choose the President, via an election, and also increased membership of the Senate and House of Representatives to ninety five 95 and four hundred and fifty respectively.While the purpose of the former was to assuage the feeling of marginalization by the minority groups in the country during the colonial era, the Oputa Panel examined instances of human rights abuses from 1st January to 28 May It is important to note that this constitution was enacted after the Second World War.

Essien, supra. This problem has been worsened by the current collapse of public schools, including universities which has now made education an exclusive commodity to be downloadd and consumed by the bourgeoisie through private institutions.

There is no doubt that such delays not only erode public confidence in the judicial process but also undermine the very existence of the courts see Oputa, op. Oraegbunam Anieto, Esq. See however, A.

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