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The 1979 Republican Constitution of Nigeria

The 1979 republican constitution which came into effect on 1st October, 1979 was the first post-military constitution in Nigeria. The constitution was prepared and promulgated by the Murtala/Obasanjo Federal Military Government but not until after several futile attempts had been made by previous military governments to implement a transition programme.

1999 Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria

The 1999 Constitution which ushered in the Fourth Republic of Nigeria came into force on 29th May, 1999. It is perhaps the most criticised constitution in the political history of Nigeria as it has been the butt of criticism from different factions of the ruling class.

Differences Between Rigid and Flexible Constitution

Difference Between Rigid Constitutions and Flexible Constitutions (with Examples) Under types of constitutions, we classify constitutions on the basis of the ease with which the...

Differences Between Written and Unwritten Constitution

Differences Between Written Constitution and Unwritten Constitution Going by criterion, there are two basic forms of constitutions, which are: written and unwritten constitutions. Yet, it...

Written Constitution | Definition, Examples, Merits & Demerits

What is Written Constitution - Advantages, Disadvantages A constitution is said to be written when the most important constitutional laws are enacted or are formally...

Rigid and Flexible Constitution | Definition, Pros & Cons

Definition of Rigid and Flexible Constitution - Difference, Advantages & Disadvantages The distinction between rigid and flexible constitutions is based purely on the amendment procedure...

Bills | Definition | Politics | Types of Bill | Law & Parliament

A bill is not a law until it is signed into law by the executive. It is a proposal of action discussed in the parliament and later signed to become a law by the President.

Procedure For Making Public Bills | How a Bill Becomes a Law?

How Bills Become Law? | A public bill goes through three stages, namely, the first reading, second reading and third reading before it becomes an Act of Parliament or a law.

The Structure of Military Government In Nigeria

The military government has a structure which distinguishes it from other groups in the political system and this distinctiveness of the military may lead one to expect that the military can intervene more frequently in government than it does.
Sovereignty – Definition, Types, Features & Development

Sovereignty: Definition, Types, Features, Pros & Cons

The word 'sovereignty' itself is derived from the Latin term 'superamus' which means supremacy. As such, Sovereignty refers to the supreme power or authority in a state. It is the power of the state to make laws, and enforce these laws without the state being subject to any foreign control.