Constitutional independence (1960) Nigeria's first constitution as a sovereign state was enacted by a British order in council so as to come into force immediately upon independence, on 1 October 1960. Under this constitution Nigeria retained Queen Elizabeth II as titular head of state. 1963 constitution (First Republic)
The first pre-independence constitution in Nigerian was the Clifford constitution of 1922. This constitution introduce the elective principle into Nigeria. The pre-independence constitutions of Nigeria were body of rules impose on the people by the British government. It is notable that there were agitations by Nigeria elites, opposing the ...
Nigeria became a republic once again after a new constitution was written in 1979. However, the republic was short-lived, when the military seized power again. Four years later, a new republic was planned to be established in 1993 but was dissolved by General Sani Abacha.
Colony of Nigeria that on the thirtieth day of September, 1960, were comprised in the Federal Territory of Lagos. Alteration of this Constitution 4. - (1) Parliament may alter any of the provisions of this Constitution or (in so far as it forms part of the law of Nigeria) any of the provisions of the Nigeria Independence Act, 1960:
Nigeria - Independent Nigeria: Nigeria was granted independence on October 1, 1960. A new constitution established a federal system with an elected prime minister and a ceremonial head of state. The NCNC, now headed by Azikiwe (who had taken control after Macaulay’s death in 1946), formed a coalition with Balewa’s NPC after neither party won a majority in the 1959 elections.
Nigeria is a creation of the Constitution. Nigeria grew into an internationally recognised independent nation, in 1960, after a period of colonialism under the British government which spanned about a century beginning with the formal annexation of Lagos in 1861.
The Federal Republic of Nigeria which gained independence in 1960, after a long period of colonialism by the British government, has a remarkable constitutional development. The constitutional development in Nigeria from 1914 till date can be divided into two generation: Types of Constitution in Nigeria. The pre-independence generation and
Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. 1999 . We the people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria . Having firmly and solemnly resolve, to live in unity and harmony as one indivisible and indissoluble sovereign nation under God, dedicated to the promotion of inter-African solidarity, world peace, international co-operation and understanding
The 1963 Republican Constitution . This new constitution was passed into law on 1st October 1963 and it was in line with the constitutional conference that was held in Lagos between July 25 and 26, 1963. The constitution made provision for real independence of the Nigerian state. This constitution removed Queen Elizabeth as the head of state.
The Clifford Constitution of 1922: The pre-independence constitution was faced with several review and adjustment for the purpose of administrative convenience. The first pre-independence constitution in Nigerian was the Clifford constitution of 1922. This constitution introduce the elective principle by the town council composed of forty-six members, twenty seven of whom including the ...