Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

  • Chapter I - General Provisions Federal Republic of Nigeria - Powers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. more..
    Part I - Federal Republic of Nigeria
    1. Supremacy of the Constitution
    2. The Federal Republic of Nigeria
    3. State of the Federal and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
    Part II - Powers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
    1. Legislative powers
    2. Executive powers
    3. Judicial powers
    4. Local government system
    5. New States and boundary adjustment, etc.
    6. Mode of altering provisions of the constitution
    7. Prohibition of state religion
    8. Public order and public security
    9. Implementation of treaties
  • Chapter II - Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy Fundamental Obligations of the Government - Duties of the Citizen more..
    Part I - Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principals of State Policy
    1. Fundamental obligations of the Government
    2. The Government and the people
    3. Political objectives
    4. Economic objectives
    5. Social objectives
    6. Educational objectives
    7. Foreign objectives
    8. Environmental objectives
    9. Directive on Nigerian cultures
    10. Obligations of the mass media
    11. National ethics
    12. Duties of the citizen
  • Chapter III - Citizenship Citizenship of various Forms - Power to make Regulations more..
    Part I -Citizenshipa
    1. Citizenship by birth
    2. Citizenship by registration
    3. Citizenship by naturalisation
    4. Dual citizenship
    5. Renunciation of citizenship
    6. Deprivation of citizenship
    7. Persons deemed to be Nigerian citizens
    8. Power to make regulations
  • Chapter IV - Fundamental Rights Right to Life - Special Jurisdiction of High Court and Legal Aid more..
    Part I - Fundamental Rights
    1. Right to life
    2. Right to dignity of human person
    3. Right to personal liberty
    4. Right to fair hearing
    5. Right to private and family life
    6. Right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion
    7. Right to freedom of expression and the press
    8. Right to peaceful assembly and association
    9. Right to freedom of movement
    10. Right to freedom from discrimination
    11. Right to acquire and own immovable property anywhere in Nigeria
    12. Compulsory acquisition of property
    13. Restriction on and derogation from fundamental rights
    14. Special jurisdiction of High Court and legal aid.
  • Chapter V - The Legislature National Assembly - House of Assembly of a State more..
    Part I - National Assembly
    A - Composition and staff of National Assembly
    1. Establishment of the National Assembly
    2. Composition of the Senate
    3. Composition of the house of representatives
    4. President of the Senate and speaker of the house of representatives.
    5. Staff of the National Assembly
    B - Procedure for summoning and dissolution of National Assembly
    1. Declaration of assets and liabilities; oaths of members
    2. Presiding at sittings of the National Assembly and at joint sittings
    3. Quorum
    4. Languages
    5. Voting
    6. Unqualified person sitting or voting
    7. Mode of exercising Federal legislative power; general
    8. Mode of exercising Federal legislative power; money bills
    9. Regulation of procedure
    10. Vacancy of participation of strangers not to invalidate proceedings
    11. Committees
    12. Sittings
    13. Dissolution and issue of proclamations by President
    C - Qualifications for members of National Assembly and right of attendance
    1. Qualifications for election
    2. Disqualifications
    3. Right of attendance of president
    4. Tenure of seat of members
    5. Recall
    6. Remuneration
    D - Election to National Assembly
    1. Senatorial districts and federal constituencies
    2. Size of Senatorial districts and federal constituencies
    3. Periodical review of senatorial districts and federal constituencies
    4. Time when alteration of senatorial districts or federal constituencies takes effect
    5. Ascertainment of population
    6. Time of election to the National Assembly
    7. Direct election and franchise
    8. Supervision of election
    9. Power of the National Assembly as to determination of certain questions
    E - Powers and control over public funds
    1. Establishment of consolidated revenue fund
    2. Authorisation of expenditure from consolidated revenue fund
    3. Authorisation of expenditure in default of appropriations
    4. Contingencies fund
    5. Remuneration, etc. of the president and certain other officers
    6. Audit of public accounts
    7. Appointment of Auditor-General
    8. Tenure of office of Auditor-General
    9. Power of conduct investigations
    10. Power of matters of evidence
    Part II - House of Assembly of a state.
    A - Composition and staff of house of Assembly
    1. Establishment of house of Assembly for each state
    2. Composition of the house of Assembly
    3. Speaker of house of Assembly
    4. Staff of house of Assembly
    B - Procedure for Summoning and dissolution of house of Assembly
    1. Declaration of assets and liabilities; oaths of members
    2. Presiding at sittings
    3. Quorum
    4. Languages
    5. Voting
    6. Unqualified person sitting or voting
    7. Mode of exercising legislative power of a state
    8. Regulation of procedure
    9. Vacancy of participation of strangers not to invalidate proceedings
    10. Committees
    11. Sittings
    12. Dissolution and issue of proclamation by Governor
    C - Qualification for membership of house of assembly and right of attendance
    1. Qualifications for election
    2. Disqualifications
    3. Rights of attendance of governor
    4. Tenure of seat of members
    5. Recall
    6. Remuneration
    D - Elections to a house Assembly
    1. State constituencies
    2. Size of state constituencies
    3. Periodical review of State constituencies
    4. Time when alteration of state constituencies takes effect
    5. Time of elections to houses of Assembly
    6. Direct election and franchise
    7. Supervision of election
    8. Power of National Assembly as to determination of certain questions
    E - Power and control over public funds
    1. Establishment of consolidated revenue fund
    2. Authorised of expenditure from consolidated revenue fund
    3. Authorised of expenditure in default of appropriations
    4. Contingencies funds
    5. Remuneration, etc. of the governor and certain other officers
    6. Audit of public accounts
    7. Appointment of Auditor-General
    8. Tenure of office of Auditor-General
    9. Power to conduct investigation
    10. Power as to matters of evidence
  • Chapter VI - The Executive Federal Executive - State Executive - Supplemental more..
    Part I - Federal Executive
    A - The president of the federation
    1. Establishment of the office of president
    2. Qualification for election as president
    3. Election of the president; general
    4. Election; single presidential candidate
    5. Election; two or more presidential candidates
    6. Tenure of office of president
    7. Death, etc. of president-elect before oath of office
    8. Disqualifications
    9. President; disqualification from other jobs
    10. Determination of certain relating to election
    11. Declaration of assets and liabilities; oaths of president
    12. Establishment of office of Vice-president
    13. Nomination and election of Vice-president
    14. Removal of president from office
    15. Permanent incapacity of president or Vice-president
    16. Acting president during temporary absence of president
    17. Discharge of functions of president
    18. Ministers of federal of president
    19. Executive responsibilities of Ministers
    20. Declaration of assets and liabilities; oaths of ministers
    21. Attorney-general of the federation
    22. Special Advisers
    23. Declaration of assets and liabilities; oath of special adviser.
    B - Establishment of certain federal executive bodies
    1. Federal commissions and councils, etc.
    2. Appointment of chairman and members
    3. Tenure of office of members
    4. Qualification for membership
    5. Removal of members.
    6. Independence of certain bodies
    7. Quorum and decisions
    8. Powers and procedure
    9. Interpretation.
    C -Public revenue
    1. Distributable pool account
    2. Allocation of other revenues
    3. Federal grants-in-aid of state revenue
    4. Cost of collection of certain duties
    5. Set-off
    6. Sums charged on consolidated revenue fund
    7. Provisions with regard to payments
    D - The public service of the federation
    1. Establishment of civil service of the federation
    2. Federal civil service commission; power to delegate functions
    3. Presidential appointments
    4. Code of conduct
    5. Protection of pension rights
    6. Public prosecutions
    7. Prerogative of mercy.
    Part II - State executive
    A - The governor of a state
    1. Establishment of the office of governor
    2. Qualification for election as governor
    3. Election of governor; general
    4. Election; single candidate and two or more candidates
    5. Tenure of office of governor
    6. Death, etc. of governor-elect before oath of office
    7. Disqualifications
    8. Governor; disqualification from other jobs
    9. Determination of certain questions relating to elections
    10. Declaration of assets and liabilities; oaths of office of governor
    11. Establishment of the office of Deputy governor
    12. Nomination and election of deputy governor
    13. Removal of governor or deputy governor from office
    14. Permanent incapacity of governor or deputy governor
    15. Acting governor during temporary absence of governor
    16. Discharge of functions of governor
    17. Commissioners of state government
    18. Executive responsibilities of deputy governor and commissioners
    19. Declaration of assets and liabilities; oaths of commissioners
    20. Attorney-general of a state
    21. Special advisers
    B - Establishment of certain state executive bodies
    1. State commissions
    2. Appointment of chairman and members
    3. Tenure of office of members
    4. Qualification for membership
    5. Removal of members
    6. Independence of certain bodies
    7. Quorum and decisions
    8. Powers and procedure
    9. Interpretation
    C - The public service of a state
    1. Establishment of state civil service
    2. State civil service commission; power of delegation
    3. Appointment by governor
    4. Code of conduct
    5. Protection of pension rights
    6. Public prosecutions
    7. Prerogative of mercy
    Part III - Supplemental
    A - National population census
    1. National Population Census
    B - Nigeria Police Force
    1. Establishment of Nigeria police force
    2. Appointment of Inspector-General and control of Nigeria Police Force
    3. Delegation of Powers to the Inspector-General of Police
    C - Armed forces of the Federation
    1. Establishment and Composition of the armed Forces of the Federation
    2. Command and Operational use
    3. Establishment of body to ensure Federal Character of Armed Forces
    4. Compulsory Military Service
    D - Political Parties
    1. Prohibition of Political activities by certain associations
    2. Restriction on formation of Political Parties
    3. Constitution and rules of Political Parties
    4. Aims and objects
    5. Finances of Political Parties
    6. Annual Report on Finances
    7. Prohibition of quasi-military organisations
    8. Powers of the National Assembly with respect to Political Parties
    9. Interpretation
  • Chapter VII - The Judicature Federal Courts - State Courts - Election Tribunals - Supplemental more..
    Part I - Federal Courts
    A - The Supreme Court of Nigeria
    1. Establishment of the Supreme Court of Nigeria
    2. Appointment of Chief Justice of Nigeria and Justices of the Supreme Court
    3. Original Jurisdiction
    4. Appellate Jurisdiction
    5. Constitution
    6. Finality of Determination
    7. Practice and Procedure
    B - The Court of Appeal
    1. Establishment of Court of Appeal
    2. Appointment of President and Justices of the Court of Appeal
    3. Original Jurisdiction
    4. Appellate Jurisdiction
    5. Appeals as of right from the Federal High Court or a High Court
    6. Appeals with leave
    7. Exercise of right Appeal from the Federal High Court or a High Court in Civil and Criminal Matters.
    8. Appeals from Sharia Court of Appeal
    9. Appeals from Customary Court of Appeal
    10. Appeals from code of conduct Tribunal and other Courts and tribunals
    11. Constitution
    12. Practice and Procedure.
    C -The Federal High Court
    1. Establishment of the Federal High Court
    2. Appointment of Chief Judge and Judges of the Federal High Court
    3. Jurisdiction
    4. Power
    5. Constitution
    6. Practice and procedure
    D - The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja
    1. Establishment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja
    2. Appointment of Chief Judge and Judges of High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja
    3. Jurisdiction
    4. Constitution 2
    5. Practice and procedure
    E - The Sharia court of appeal of the federal capital territory, Abuja
    1. Establishment of the Sharia court of appeal of the federal capital territory, Abuja
    2. Appointment of Grand Kadi and Kadis of the Sharia court of appeal of the federal capital territory, Abuja
    3. Jurisdiction
    4. Constitution
    5. Practice and procedure
    F - The customary court of appeal of the federal capital territory, Abuja
    1. Establishment of the customary court of appeal of the federal capital territory, Abuja
    2. Appointment of president and judges of the customary court of appeal of the federal capital territory, Abuja
    3. Jurisdiction
    4. Constitution
    5. Practice and procedure
    Part II - State courts
    A - High court of a state
    1. Establishment of a high court for each state.
    2. Appointment of chief judge and judges of the high court of a state
    3. Jurisdiction; general
    4. Constitution
    5. Practice and procedure
    B - Sharia court of appeal of a state
    1. Establishment of Sharia court of Appeal
    2. Appointment of Grand Kadi and Kadis of the Sharia court of appeal of a state
    3. Jurisdiction
    4. Constitution
    5. Practice and procedure
    C - Customary court of appeal of a state
    1. Establishment of customary of appeal
    2. Appointment of president and judges of the customary court of appeal of a state
    3. Jurisdiction
    4. Constitution
    5. Practice and procedure
    Part III - Election Tribunals
    1. Establishment and jurisdiction of election tribunals
    Part IV - Supplemental
    1. Jurisdiction of State courts in respect of federal causes
    2. Enforcement of decisions
    3. Appointment of persons learned in Islamic personal law and customary law
    4. Disqualification of certain legal practitioners
    5. Declaration of assets and liabilities; oaths of judicial officers
    6. Tenure of office and pension rights of judicial officers
    7. Removal of other judicial officers from office
    8. Vacancies
    9. Determination of causes and matters
    10. Reference of questions of law
    11. Interpretation
  • Chapter VIII - Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and General Supplementary Provisions Federal Capital Territory, Abuja - Miscellaneous Provisions - Transitional Provisions and Saings - Interpretation, Citation and Commencement more..
    Part I -Federal capital territory, Abuja
    1. Federal capital, Abuja; ownership of lands
    2. Capital of the federation
    3. Application of constitution
    4. Representation in the National Assembly
    5. Adaptation of certain references
    6. Minister of federal capital territory, Abuja
    7. Administration of the federal capital territory, Abuja
    8. Establishment of the judicial service committee of the federal capital territory, Abuja
    Part II -Miscellaneous provisions
    1. Procedure for proclamation of state of emergency
    2. Resignations
    3. Restriction on certain citizens
    4. Restriction on legal proceedings
    Part III - Transitional Provisions and Savings
    1. Citizenship
    2. Staff of legislative houses
    3. Standing orders
    4. Special provisions in respect of first election
    5. System of revenue allocation
    6. Debts
    7. Existing law
    8. Existing offices, courts and authorities
    9. Succession to property, rights liabilities and obligations.
    Part IV - Interpretation, citation and commencement
    1. Interpretation
    2. Citation
    3. Commencement