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Constitutional progress in the Federation of Nigeria.

Constitutional progress in the Federation of Nigeria.

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Published by Central Office of Information in London .
Written in English


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Reference Paper in the COI overseas series. Typescript.

ContributionsGreat Britain. Central Office of Information.
The Physical Object
Pagination25p. :
Number of Pages25
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Open LibraryOL20294473M

On the whole, looking at the supremacy of the constitution and governance in Nigeria, it is instructive to note that there has been poor culture of constitutionalism in Nigeria. Thus, in the colonial era, the constitution, where it existed, rather than being an instrument of empowerment was an File Size: 51KB.   page 41 note 3 The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, s. 4. Special provisions are contained in s. 4 for adding new Regions or altering the boundaries of territories. The approval of two-thirds of both Houses of Parliament is required and the approval of a majority of both Houses of the legislatures of at least two Regions, and in any cases of all Regions affected by the Cited by: 1.

  It is this judgment the legislators are apparently trying to side step by expunging the need of Mr. President to assent to any future constitutional amendment bill in Nigeria. Since the inception of civilian rule in , the provisions of the constitution have been tested in various aspects before the courts. There are, however, still some areas best left to conjecture until courts pronounce on them. This book is a completely revised merger of both volumes 1 and 2 of Constitutional Law in Nigeria previously published.

A former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, on Monday said Nigeria could only make progress if it embraced the values of peace, freedom and unity. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Promulgation) Decree. No 24 of Laws of the Federation of Nigeria. 5 th day of May Whereas the Federal Military Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in compliance with the Transition to Civil Rule (Political Programme) Decree has, through the Independent National Electoral Commission, conducted elections to the office.


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Hence, Nigeria’s constitutional development can be categorised into two epochs; pre-independence epoch, which covers six constitutional instruments (,and ) and. Constitutional Law in Nigeria Vol.

1 and calls for a renegotiation of the basis of the continued existence of Nigeria as a federation, which gives precedence to equity and justice, and representation to the various nationalities making up modern Nigeria. She specialises in constitutional, environmental, and comparative constitutional law.

3 • The ingenious use of the federation’s internal boundaries to partially crosscut Nigeria’s combustible ethnic fault-lines through the creation of a multiplicity of sub- ethnic and multi-ethnic, rather than purely ethnic, constituent states.

• The implementation of inter-regional economic distribution through the File Size: KB. (1) Nigeria is one indivisible and indissoluble sovereign state to be known by the name of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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The current constitution was enacted on 29 Mayinaugurating the Nigerian Fourth Republic. 1 Past constitutions. Colonial era (–) Constitutional independence () constitution (First Republic) constitution (Second Republic) constitution (Third Republic). The motto of the Federal Republic of Nigeria shall be Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress.

Accordingly, national integration shall be actively encouraged, whilst discrimination on the grounds of place of origin, sex, religion, status, ethnic or linguistic association or ties shall be prohibited.

For the purpose of promoting. But what Nigeria need urgently is a new (ie not amended DECREE) constitutional document whose working background document will be the Federal Constitution, which gave Nigeria hope and gradual.

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From Nigeria came Constitutional and Public Law experts, Jadesola Akande and Itse Sagay as well as scholars of federalism Peter Ekeh, Attahiru Jega and Adele Jinadu. Democracy activists Ogaga Ifowodo of Civil Liberties Organisation and Usman Bugaje of the Network for Justice joined the participants.

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(1) The motto of the Federal Republic of Nigeria shall be Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress. (2) Accordingly, national integration shall be actively encouraged, whilst discrimination on the grounds of place of origin, sex, religion, status, ethnic or linguistic association or ties shall be prohibited.

Abstract. The amendment of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has not been free of controversies. 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 two-thirds of the Houses of Assembly of Cited by: 1.

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Organizing Youth for Constitution Review in Nigeria One of the most successful constitution amendment campaigns currently ongoing in Nigeria is the #NotTooYoungToRun campaign – a local campaign that aims to increase the number of young people running for office by lowering constitutional age limits for contesting elections.

Constitutional Conference charts the future of Nigeria by Lawrence Freeman and Uwe Friesecke All one reads or hears in the western media about Nigeria, is that it is a nation led by an oppressive military junta and that it is constantly accused of human rights violations. When we went to Nigeria in October, we found a totally different pic­File Size: KB.Totalitarian - a government that seeks to subordinate the individual to the state by controlling not only all political and economic matters, but also the attitudes, values, and beliefs of its population.

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