• THE FOURTH REPUBLIC CONSTITUTION OF 1999
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    THE FOURTH REPUBLIC CONSTITUTION OF 1999

    The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a sovereign country located in West Africa. The 1999 constitution of Nigeria is the supreme law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 29 May, 1999. Abdulsalam Abubakar – Head of state of Nigeria, a General in Nigerian Army was in office between June 1998 and 29th May, 1999. It was during his leadership that Nigeria adopted this new constitution. However, the 1999 constitution is largely a re-creation of the Second Republic Constitution of 1979 with the features of an American Presidential System.   MAIN FEATURES OF THE 1999 FOURTH REPUBLIC CONSTITUTION 1) The Executive President: Presidential System of government was adopted. Executive President is…

  • THE SECOND REPUBLICAN CONSTITUTION OF 1979
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    THE SECOND REPUBLICAN CONSTITUTION OF 1979

    Historical Background: The military government of Lt. General Olusegun Obasanjo established a Constitution Drafting Committee in September, 1975. The committee began work in October of the same year. The body consisted of 49 members with Chief Rotimi Williams as chairman. In September, 1976, the CDC published a two-volume report on the new constitution. Later in 1976, a Constituent Assembly was established with 190 members indirectly elected by local government units “forming the electoral college) while 40 members were appointed by the federal military government. The constituent Assembly began its work on the report submitted by the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) in December, 1976 under the chairmanship of Sir Justice Udo…

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