Section 297-304 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Preamble to the Constitution Section 1 – Supremacy of constitution Section 2 – The Federal Republic of Nigeria Section 3 – States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja Section 4 – Legislative powers Section 5 – Executive powers Section 6 – Judicial powers Section 7 – Local government system Section 8 – New states and boundary adjustment, etc. Section 9 – Mode of altering provisions of the constitution Section 10 – Prohibition of State Religion Section 11 – Public order and public security Section 12 – Implementation of treaties Section 13-24 – Chapter II [Fundamental Objectives and directive Principles of State Policy] Section 25-32 – Chapter III [Citizenship] Section 33 – Right to life Section 34 – Right to dignity of human persons Section 35 – Right to personal liberty Section 36 – Right to fair hearing Section 37 – Right to private and family life Section 38 – Right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion Section 39 – Right to freedom of expression and the press Section 40 – Right to peaceful assembly and association Section 41 – Right to freedom of movement Section 42 – Right to freedom from discrimination Section 43 – Right to acquire and own immovable property Section 44 – Compulsory acquisition of property Section 45 – Restriction on and derogation from fundamental human rights Section 46 – Special jurisdiction of High Court and Legal aid Section 47-51 [Part I – National Assembly (A – Composition and Staff of National Assembly)] Section 52-64 (B – Procedure for Summoning and Dissolution of National Assembly) Section 65-70 (C – Qualifications for Membership of National Assembly and Right of Attendance) Section 71-79 (D – Elections to National Assembly) Section 80-89 (E – Powers and Control over Public Funds) Section 90-93 [Part II – House of Assembly of a State (A – Composition and Staff of House of Assembly)] Section 94-105 (B – Procedure for Summoning and Dissolution of House of Assembly) Section 106-111 (C – Qualification for Membership of House of Assembly and Right of Attendance) Section 112-119 (D – Elections to a House of Assembly) Section 120-129 (E – Powers and control over Public Funds) Section 130-152 [Part I – Federal Executive (A – The President of the Federation)] Section 153-161 (B – Establishment of Certain Federal Executive Bodies) Section 162-168 (C – Public Revenue) Section 169-175 (D – The Public Service of the Federation) Section 176-196 [Part II – State Executive (A – The Governor of a State)] Section 197-205 (B – Establishment of Certain State Executive Bodies) Section 206-212 (C – The Public Service of State) Section 213 [Part III – Supplemental (A – National Population Census)] Section 214-216 (B – Nigeria Police Force) Section 217-220 (C – Armed Forces of the Federation) Section 221-229 (D – Political Parties) Section 230-236 [Part I – Federal Courts (A – The Supreme Court of Nigeria)] Section 237-248 (B – The Court of Appeal) Section 249-254 (C – The Federal High Court) Section 255-259 (D – The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja) Section 260-264 (E – The Sharia Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja) Section 265-269 (F – The Customary Court of appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja) Section 270-274 [Part II – State Courts (A – High Court of a State)] Section 275-279 (B – Sharia Court of Appeal of a State) Section 280-284 (C – Customary Court of Appeal of a State) Section 285 [Part III – Election Tribunals] Section 286-296 [Part IV – Supplemental] Section 297-304 [Part I – Federal Capital Territory, Abuja] Section 305-308 [Part II – Miscellaneous Provisions] Section 309-317 [Part III – Transitional Provisions and Savings] Section 318-320 [Part IV – Interpretation, Citation and Commencement] First Schedule Second Schedule Third Schedule Fourth Schedule Fifth Schedule Sixth Schedule Seventh Schedule

Section 297 to 304 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Sections 297 to 304 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999 are under Part I (Federal Capital Territory, Abuja) of Chapter VIII (Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and General Supplementary Provisions) of the constitution.

Section 297 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Federal Capital territory, Abuja: ownership of lands

(1) There shall be a Federal Capital Territory, Abuja the boundaries of which are as defined in Part II of the
First Schedule to this Constitution.
(2) The ownership of all lands comprised in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja shall vest in the Government of the
Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Section 298 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Capital of the federation

The Federal Capital Territory, Abuja shall be the Capital of the Federation and seat of the Government of the
Federation.

Section 299 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Application of Constitution

The provisions of this Constitution shall apply to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja as if it were one of the
States of the Federation; and accordingly –
(a) all the legislative powers, the executive powers and the judicial powers vested in the House of Assembly, the
Governor of a State and in the courts of a State shall, respectively, vest in the National Assembly, the President of
the Federation and in the courts which by virtue of the foregoing provisions are courts established for the Federal
Capital Territory, Abuja;
(b) all the powers referred to in paragraph (a) of this section shall be exercised in accordance with the provisions of
this Constitution; and
(c) the provisions of this Constitution pertaining to the matters aforesaid shall be read with such modifications and
adaptations as may be reasonably necessary to bring them into conformity with the provisions of this section.

SEE ALSO  Section 34 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Section 300 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Representation in the National Assembly

For the purposes of Chapter V of this Constitution, the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja shall constitute one
Senatorial district and as many Federal constituencies as it is entitled to under section 49 of this Constitution.

Section 301 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Adaptation of certain references

Without prejudice to the generality of the provisions of section 299 of this Constitution, in its application to the
Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, this Constitution shall be construed as if-
(a) references to the Governor, Deputy Governor and the executive council of a State (howsoever called) were
references to the President, Vice-President and the executive council of the Federation (howsoever called)
respectively;
(b) references to the Chief Judge and Judges of the High Court of a State were references to the Chief Judge and
Judges of the High Court, which is established for the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja by the provisions of this
Constitution; and
(c) references to persons, offices and authorities of a State were references to the persons, offices and authorities of
the Federation with like status, designations and powers, respectively; and in particular, as if references to the
Attorney-General, Commissioners and the Auditor-General for a State were references to the Attorney-General,
Ministers and the Auditor-General of the Federation with like status, designations and powers.

Section 302 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Minister of Federal Capital territory, Abuja

The President may, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by section 147 of this Constitution, appoint
for the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja a Minister who shall exercise such powers and perform such functions as
may be delegated to him by the President, from time to time.

SEE ALSO  Schedule IV to the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Section 303 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Administration of the Federal Capital territory, Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory, Abuja shall comprise six area councils and the administrative and political
structure thereof shall be as provided by an Act of the National Assembly.

Section 304 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Establishment of the Judicial Service Committee of the Federal Capital territory, Abuja

(1) There shall be for the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, a Judicial Service Committee of the Federal Capital
Territory, Abuja, the composition and functions of which shall be as provided in Part III of the Third Schedule to
this Constitution.
(2) The provisions of sections 154(1) and (3), 155, 156, 157(1) and (2), 158(1) and 159 to 161 of this Constitution
shall apply with necessary modifications to the Judicial Service Committee of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

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