• THE REPUBLICAN CONSTITUTION OF 1963
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    THE REPUBLICAN CONSTITUTION OF 1963

    The prime minister and regional premiers met in May, 1963 in order to discuss and settle constitutional issues. So, the conference of heads of government of Nigeria agreed to summon an all-party constitutional conference in Lagos to suggest to it, important changes in the constitution. The all-party conference met in July, 1963 and agreed that Nigeria should become a republic and that the president of the republic should have the same powers and functions as the Governor-General under the Independence Constitution.   MAIN FEATURES OF THE FIRST REPUBLICAN CONSTITUTION OF 1963 Republican form of government: A change to a republican form of government backed up with a new constitution. Type…

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