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CONSTITUTION OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA 1999 CAP. C23 L.F.N. 2004
SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION:
Arrangement of sections
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
4.

Legislative powers.

5

Executive powers.

6

Judicial powers

7.

Local government
system.

8

New states and boundary
adjustment, etc.

9

Mode of altering provisions
of the constitution

10.

Prohibition of State
Religion.

11

Public order and public
security.

12

Implementation of treaties.

Chapter II
Fundamental Objectives and directive Principles of State Policy 13.

Fundamental obligations
of the Government.

14

The Government and the
people

15

Political objectives.

16.

Economic objectives.

17

Social objectives.

18

Educational objectives.

19.

Foreign policy objectives.

20.

Environmental objectives.

21.

Directive on Nigeria cultures

22.

Obligation of the mass
media

23.

National ethics.

24.

Duties of the citizen.

Chapter III
Citizenship
25.

Citizenship by birth.

26

Citizenship by
registration.

27

Citizenship by naturalisation.

28.

Dual citizenship.

29

Renunciation of
citizenship.

30

Deprivation of citizenship.

31.

Persons deemed to be
Nigerian citizens.

32

Power to make
regulations.

Chapter IV
Fundamental Rights
33.

Right to life.

34

Right to dignity of human
persons.

35

Right to personal liberty.

36.

Right to fair hearing.

37

Right to private and
family life.

38

Right to freedom of thought,
conscience and religion

39.

Right to freedom of
expression and the press.

40

Right to peaceful
assembly and association.

41

Right to freedom of
movement.

42

Right to freedom from
discrimination.

43

Right to acquire and own
immovable property.

44

Compulsory acquisition of
property.

45

Restriction on and
derogation from
fundamental human
rights.

46

Special jurisdiction of
High Court and Legal aid.

Chapter V
The Legislature
Part I
National Assembly
A-Composition and Staff of National Assembly
47

Establishment of National
Assembly.

48

Composition of the
Senate

49

Composition of the House of
Representatives.

50

President of the senate
and speaker of the House
of Representatives.

51

Staff of the National
Assembly.

B-Procedure for Summoning and Dissolution of National Assembly 52

Declaration of assets and
liabilities ;oath of
members.

53

Presiding at sitting of the
National Assembly and at
joint sittings.

54

Quorum.

55

Languages.

56

Voting.

57

Unqualified person sitting or
voting.

58

Mode of exercising
Federal Legislative power:
general

59

Mode of exercising
Federal Legislative power:
money bills.

60

Regulation of procedure

61

Vacancy or participation
of strangers not to
invalidate proceedings

62

Committees

63

Sittings

64

Dissolution and issue of
proclamations by
president.

C - Qualifications for Membership of National Assembly and Right of Attendance 65

Qualifications for election

66

Disqualifications

67

Right of attendance of
President

68

Tenure of Seat of
Members

69

Recall

70

Remuneration
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