Chapter V
The Legislature

Part I - National Assembly


Part : I  -  II
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    1. Elections to each House of the National Assembly shall be held on a date to be appointed by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
    2. The date mentioned in subsection (1) of this section shall not be earlier than sixty days before and not later than the date on which the House stands dissolved, or where the election to fill a vacancy occurring more than three months before such date; not later than one month after the vacancy occur#FF0000.

    1. Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, every Senatorial district or Federal constituency established in accordance with the provisions of this Part of this Chapter shall return a member who shall be directly elected to the Senate or the House of Representatives in such manner as may be prescribed by an act of the National Assembly.
    2. Every citizen of Nigeria, who has attained the age of eighteen years residing in Nigeria at the time of the registration of voters for purposes of election to a legislative house, shall be entitled to be registe#FF0000 as a voter for that election.
  1. The registration of voters and the conduct of elections shall be subject to the direction and supervision of Independent National Electoral Commission.
  2. The National Assembly shall make provisions in respects -
    1. persons who may apply to an election tribunal for determination of any question as to whether -
      1. any person has been validly elected as a member of the Senate or of the House of Representatives,
      2. the term of office of any person has ceased, or
      3. the seat in the Senate or in the House of Representatives of a member of that House has become vacant;
    2. circumstances and manner in which, and the conditions upon which, such application may be made; and
    3. powers, practice and procedure of the election tribunal in relation to any such application.

    Powers and Control over Public Funds
    1. All revenues or other moneys raised or received by the Federation (not being revenues or other moneys payable under this Constitution or any Act of the National Assembly into any other public fund of the Federation established for a specific purpose) shall be paid into and form one Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Federation.
    2. No moneys shall be withdrawn from the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Federation except to meet expenditure that is charged upon the fund by this Constitution or where the issue of those moneys has been authorised by an Appropriation Act, Supplementary Appropriation Act or an Act passed in pursuance of section 81 of this Constitution.
    3. No moneys shall be withdrawn from any public fund of the Federation, other than the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Federation, unless the issue of those moneys has been authorised by an Act of the National Assembly.
    4. No moneys shall be withdrawn from the Consolidated Revenue Fund or any other public fund of the Federation, except in the manner prescribed by the National Assembly.

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