Introduction to the Nigerian Constitution
Welcome to the Nigerian Constitution website!
The current Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Nigerian Constitution) was promulgated by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Promulgation) Decree 1999 No. 24 and it came into force on 5 May 1999. It restored democracy in Nigeria, following several military interventions between 1984 and 1999 that suspended the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1979 relating to the supremacy of the Nigerian Constitution and democratic structures and institutions. As originally enacted (i.e. before its amendments), the Nigerian Constitution had 320 sections divided into 8 parts, and 7 schedules. The Nigerian Constitution is the supreme law of Nigeria and the grundnorm in the Kelsenian positive-legal sense.
This website, Constitution of Nigeria, presents the Nigerian Constitution (including news highlights and discussion relating to the Constitution) in a format that is easy to navigate from the Catalogue on top of the right sidebar of every webpage. Simply select any resource you are interested in, and it will be displayed accordingly. The sections of the Nigerian Constitution are still being added, and we hope to conclude the project soonest. Thank you so much for visiting the Constitution of Nigeria website. Do check back to see the progress of work on your Constitution of Nigeria website.