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Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999

Federal Republic of Nigeria
1999 Constuitution
Abuja, Nigeria.

 
 

We the people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, having firmly and solemnly resolve, to live in unity and harmony as one indivisible and indissoluble sovereign nation under God, dedicated to the promotion of inter-African solidarity, world peace, international co-operation and understanding, and to provide for a Constitution for the purpose of promoting the good government and welfare of all persons in our country, on the principles of freedom, equality and justice, and for the purpose of consolidating the unity of our people;

Do hereby make, enact and give to ourselves the following Constitution:-

 
CHAPTER I

 
GENERAL PROVISIONS
PART I . . . . . .
Federal Republic of Nigeria
  1. Supremacy of constitution.
  2. The Federal Republic of Nigeria.
  3. States of the Federation 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
  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 policy objectives.
  8. Environmental objectives.
  9. Directive on Nigeria cultures
  10. Obligation of the mass media
  11. National ethics.
  12. Duties of the citizen.

CHAPTER III CITIZENSHIP
Citizenship of various Forms
Power to make Regulations
  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
CHAPTER V
PART I . . . . . .
PART II . . . . . .
THE LEGISLATURE
National Assembly
House of Assembly of a State
CHAPTER VI
PART I . . . . . .
PART II . . . . . .
THE EXECUTIVE
Federal Executive
State Executive
CHAPTER VII
PART I . . . . . .
PART II . . . . . .
PART III . . . . . .
PART IV . . . . . .
THE JUDICATURE
Federal Courts
State Courts
Election Tribunals
Supplemental
CHAPTER VIII
PART I . . . . . .
PART II . . . . . .
PART III . . . . . .
PART IV . . . . . .
FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY, ABUJA AND GENERAL SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS
Federal Capital Territory, Abuja
Miscellaneous Provisions
Transitional Provisions and Savings
Interpretation, Citation and Commencement
SCHEDULES Legislative Powers