The federal republic of nig eria shall not be governed. They were officially inaugurated as ministers of the federal republic of nigeria under the buhari apc led government. In 1979 new constitution was promulgated which led to the inception of the second. Section 251 of the 1999 constitution of the federal. The 1989 constitution provided for more than twenty ministers in the executive branch, in addition to various councils and commissions. Full list of constitution amendments by senate nigerian. Under this constitution nigeria retained queen elizabeth ii as titular head of state. Nigeria was granted independence on october 1, 1960. Federal system encyclopedia of life support systems.
Independence constitution ushered in a new democratic government after almost five. Nigeria is a federal republic composed of 36 states and the federal capital territory. This interactive softcopy of the nigerian constitution as amended is a copy of the 1999 constitution of the federal republic of nigeria. In february citizens reelected president muhammadu buhari of the all progressives congress party to a second fouryear term. Constitution of the federal republic of nigeria third. Constitution seventeenth amendment act of 2012 in terms of proclamation no. It came into force on 1st of october,1963 nigeria s third anniversary as an independent nation. Fundamental human rights enforcement under the nigerian law. 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 interafrican solidarity, world peace, international cooperation and understanding, and to provide for a constitution for the purpose of. The ncnc, now headed by azikiwe who had taken control after macaulays death in 1946, formed a coalition with balewas npc after neither party won a majority in the 1959 elections.
Section 66 the judicial powers vested in accordance with the foregoing provisions of this section a shall extend, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this constitution, to all inherent powers and sanctions of a court of law. Contemptuous disregard of the federal constitution of 1963 and flagrant violations of its fundamental guarantees resulted in what has aptly been described as the bloody holocaust which brought the nation to the edge of the precipice. The federal republic of nigeria resettlement action plan for kano river irrigation scheme in kano state, nigeria draft final report project management unit transforming irrigation management in nigeria triming project plot 1402, abba kyari street, off adesoji aderemi street, apo abuja public disclosure authorized sfg3496 v2. Why experts want the act pulled out of the constitution. Federal republic of nigeria in order to give the same force of law with elect from the 29th may, 1999. Constitution of the federal republic of nigeria first alteration act, 2010. Download pdf constitution of the federal republic of nigeria 1979. Constitution of the federal republic of nigeria 1999 federal environmental protection agency act 1988 national guidelines on environmental audit in nigeria 1999.
Pdf the history, politics and political process of nigeria have been. Finally, nigerias new ministers were sworn in at aso rock on wednesday, august 21, 2020. In 2015 citizens elected president muhammadu buhari of the all progressives congress party to a fouryear term in the first successful democratic transfer of power from a sitting president in the countrys history. Constitution of the federal republic of nigeria section chapter i general provisions part ifederal republic of nigeria.
The constitution of the federal republic of nigeria could be traced back to 1914, during the british colonial era. The nigeria constitution now is not to be amended but a new one so as to meet both the present and the future need. Constitution of nigeria 1999 wikisource, the free online. Former president olusegun obasanjo, takes credit for being the man who made the land use act an integral part of the constitution of the federal republic of nigeria during the military regime, before he eventually handed over to alhaji shehu shagariled federal government. The leadership of the house of representatives has expressed displeasure over the inhuman treatment meted out on some nigerians by the chinese authorities in beijing. The constitution of new nigeria peoples party preamble we. 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 interafrican solidarity, world peace, international cooperation and understanding. Part ii powers of the federal republic of nigeria 4. Constitution of the federal republic of nigeria wipo. Constitution of the federal republic of nigeria and accordingly the party shall pursue the political, economic, social educational and other objectives as well as the directive principles and state policies stated in the said chapter ii of the constitution of the federal republic of nigeria. A new constitution established a federal system with an elected prime minister and a ceremonial head of state. Section 251 of the 1999 constitution of the federal republic of nigeria. Truth, integrity, honour, accountability in leadership, service, hard work, sacrifice, selfdiscipline, selfreliance, compassion, patriotism, health.
Correspondingly, section 141 stipulates that the federal republic of nigeria. It shares borders with benin to the west, cameroon and chad to the east, and niger to the north. Download pdf this document is the constitution of nigeria from 1979. The latest controversy dogging the amendment relates to whether or not it is necessary for the president to assent to the bill of the national assembly amending the constitution, even after the amendment has been ratified by at least twothirds of the houses of assembly of. When british southern cameroons voted to join with french cameroun 21 months later, delegates of both the francophone and anglophone portions of the country drafted a new constitution at the foumban conference. According to the constitution of the federal republic of nigeria, these are the fundamental human rights. Constitution of the federal republic of nigeria 1999 federal environmental protection agency act 1988 national guidelines on environmental audit in nigeria 1999 national environmental standards and regulations enforcement agency nesrea act 2007 universal basic education ube act 2004 child rights act 2003. Download 1999 nigerian constitution as amended free download the 1999 constitution of the federal republic of nigeria, as amended, free pdf copy for desktop and mobile. Nigeria is a federal republic composed of 36 states and the federal capital territory fct. Using the 1999 nigerian constitution as amended as the baseline, the change log of the subsequent constitutional amendments will be more meaningful. Pdf the 1999 constitution of the federal republic of nigeria as amended has been. The authorities in charge of the federal government shall reside in the city to be declared capital of the republic by a special law of congress, once settled the.
Dakas federal republic of nigeria in john kincaid and g. In doing these as well as in their daytoday life, the. The 1999 constitution of the federal republic of nigeria in view. Brazilian municipalities are now invested with some of the traditional powers usually granted to states in federalism, and they are allowed to adopt a constitution. Pdf the 1999 constitution of the federal republic of nigeria as amended has been criticized by many. The ngo bill, as it stands, represents a serious threat to the existence of civil society in nigeria. National policy on education by shuaib afegbua issuu. The constitution actually uses the word alteration but i prefer to use the term amendment which is more universal in usage. The significance of the 1979 constitution is that it is an essay on a new political contract. Below is the full list of the 36 nigerias new ministers, their names, states and portfolios. The constitution of the federation of nigeria 1960 world statesmen.
Constitution of the federal republic of nigeria and various international treaties ratified and acceded to by nigeria, including the rights to freedom of association and expression. To uphold and defend the constitution of the federal republic of nigeria. Chapter 1 representative democracy in nigeria introduction democracy is the form of government, in which the people of a country, state or local government area decide how they want to be governed. Right to life every person has a right to life, and no one shall be deprived intentionally of his life, save in execution of a criminal offence of which he has been found guilty. Federal capital territory with offices in every state capital, local government headquarter and ward. Federal republic of nigeria ignatius akaayar ayua and dakas c. The press, radio, television and other agencies of the mass media shall at all times be free to uphold the fundamental.
The universal declaration of human rights udhr which was proclaimed by the united nations general assembly in 1948, and adopted as the african charter on human and peoples rights 1981 is a. Meanwhile, the idea of a broadly elected president has come to be adapted to nigerias multi. Rwandas constitution of 2003 with amendments through 2010. Subject to the provisions of section 28 of this constitution, a person to whom the provisions of this section apply may be registered as a citizen of nigeria, if the president is satisfied that a he is. The constitution of the federal republic of nigeria, 1979, recognizes the crucial role the press could play, not only in political communications but also in national integration and development. Jan 15, 2017 constitution of a region arises in any proceedings in any court of law in any part of nigeria other than the federal supreme court, the high court of a territory or a courtmartial and the court is of opinion that the question involves a substantial question of law, the court may, and shall if any party to. Right to life every person has a right to life, and no one shall be deprived intentionally of his life, save in execution of a criminal offence of which he has been found guilty in nigeria section 33 of the 1999 constitution. We want all nigerians to download a free copy of the nigerian constitution and hence, you can only gain access to the download page after sharing this page on a social media platform for. The brazilian constitution of 1988 introduced a new component to the ideas of federalism, including municipalities as federal entities. Nigeria and, subject to the provisions of section 4 of this constitution. The constitution is supreme and its provisions shall have binding force on all authorities and persons throughout the federal republic of nigeria.
Jan 10, 2017 we the people of the federal republic of nigeria, having firmly and solemnly resolved, to live in unity and harmony as one indivisible and indissoluble sovereign nation under god, dedicated to the promotion of interafrican solidarity, world peace, international cooperation and understanding and to provide for a constitution for the purpose of promoting the good government and welfare of all. Constitution of 29 may 1999, as amended by the first, second. Social media regulation and free speech the sun nigeria. Isawa elaigwu federalism in nigerias new democratic polity 2002 32 2 publius 73, 74. Constitution of nigeria 1960 wikisource, the free online. Human rights are rights which are recognized legally as fundamental rights as distinguished from mere aspirations or individual ideas of rights. Section 2511 notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this constitution and in addition to such other jurisdiction as may be conferred upon it by an act of the national assembly, the federal high court shall have and exercise jurisdiction to the exclusion of any other court in civil causes and matters. Fundamental human rights in nigeria nigerian finder. Argentina in 1949 and venezuela in 1947 have adopted new federal constitutions. The rationale behind it is that, in determination of his civil and obligation, a person is entitled to fair hearing within a reasonable time by the court or other tribunal.
New zealand also had a federal system between 1852 and 1872 before adopting its current unitary state. The federal government supports the roman catholic apostolic religion. Experts in nigeria have repeatedly called for the land use act to be. Its coast in the south is located on the gulf of guinea in the atlantic ocean. The amendment of the constitution of the federal republic of nigeria 1999 has not been free of controversies. Constitution of the federal republic of nigeria 1999. The provisions of the constitution of the federal republic of nigeria 1999 in this act referred to as the.
To ensure adequate protection of lives and property of all within and outside nigeria. As an electronic pdf softcopy, it will be delivered to you by email. These fundamental rights are now embodied in chapter iv of the nigeria constitution 1999 as amended from section 33 and 45 and the african charter on human and people right. From 1914 to date, the country has had a series of constitutions with the current constitution passed on the 29th of may 1999. The constitution of the federal republic of nigeria 1999 with annotations lagos. Dakas nigeria, named after the river niger, is situated on the southern coast of west africa. Constitution of the federal republic of nigeria 1979. If the federal systems of germany and austria postworld war one are also deemed to have failed despite their revival postworld war two, it is.
Act to introduce a new constitution for the republic of south africa and to provide for matters incidental thereto. Constitution of the federal republic of nigeria 1999, as amended to. The republic of south africa is one, sovereign, democratic state founded on the following values. Constitution of the federal republic of nigeria pdf download. Preface nigeria is a country of rich ethnocultural diversity of over 350 distinct ethnic groups and over 500 indigenous languages with an estimated population. Within this colonial period of 1914 to 1960, a period of 56 years, nigeria had six 6 constitutions. Should 1999 constitution of federal republic of nigeria be. Download a free copy of the constitution of the federal.
The african ejournals project has digitized full text of. It came into force on 1st of october,1963 nigerias third anniversary as an independent nation. Constitution of the federal republic of nigeria financial. Click below to download a copy of the nigerian constitution. D abstract t he constitution of the federal republic of nigeria includes in its chapter two on fundamental objectives and directives principles of state policy provisions on the protection of the environment. Persons born outside nigeria after 30th september, 1960. The constitution of nigeria is also known as the supreme law of the federal republic of nigeria. For example, the 1999 constitution of the federal republic of nigeria was put. The constitution was written in the summer of 1787 in philadelphia, pennsylvania, by delegates from 12 states, in order to replace the articles of confederation with a new form of government. It includes chapters on general provisions, fundamental objectives and directive principles of state policy, citizenship, fundamental rights, the legislative, the executive, the judiciary, federal capital.
Constitution of the federal democratic republic of ethiopia. Constitution of the federal republic of nigeria, fourth alteration bill, no. States of the federation and the federal capital territory, abuja. Free download 1999 nigeria constitution as amended pdf. Amending the constitution of the federal republic of.102 527 276 717 797 891 511 295 651 1031 205 1439 638 490 194 683 547 334 598 809 275 758 111 660 1201 625 1095 118 105 490 992 467 978