Section 265-269 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 265 to 269 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Section 265-269 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999 is under F (The Customary Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja) of Part I (Federal Courts) of Chapter VII (The Judicature) of the constitution.

Section 265 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Establishment of the Customary Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja

(1) There shall be a Customary Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
(2) The Customary Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja shall consist of –
(a) a President of the Customary Court of Appeal; and
(b) such number of Judges of the Customary Court of Appeal as may be prescribed by an Act of the National
Assembly.

Section 266 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Appointment of President and Judges of Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja

(1) The appointment of a person to the office of the President of the Customary Court of Appeal of the Federal
Capital Territory, Abuja shall be made by the President on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council,
subject to the confirmation of such appointment by the Senate.

(2) The appointment of a person to the office of a Judge of the Customary Court of Appeal shall be made by the
President on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council.

(3) Apart from such other qualification as may be prescribed by an Act of the National Assembly, a person shall not
be qualified to hold the office of President or a Judge of the Customary Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital
Territory, Abuja, unless –
(a) he is a legal practitioner in Nigeria and has been so qualified for a period of not less than ten years and, in the
opinion of the National Judicial Council he has considerable knowledge and experience in the practice of Customary
law; or
(b) in the opinion of the National Judicial Council he has considerable knowledge of and experience in the practice
of Customary law.

(4) If the office of the President of the Customary Court of Appeal is vacant or if the person holding the office is for
any reason unable to perform the functions of the office, then, until a person has been appointed to and assumed the
functions of that office, or until the person holding the office has resumed those functions, the President shall
appoint the next most senior Judge of the Customary Court of Appeal to perform those functions.

(5) Except on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council, an appointment pursuant to the provisions of
subsection (4) of this section shall cease to have effect after the expiration of three months from the date of such
appointment and the President shall no re-appoint a person whose appointment has lapsed.

SEE ALSO  Chapter IV (The Executive): Section 130-152 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Section 267 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Jurisdiction

The Customary Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja shall, in addition to such other
jurisdiction as may be conferred upon by an Act of The National Assembly Exercise such appellate and supervisory
jurisdiction in civil proceedings involving questions of Customary law.

Section 268 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Constitution

For the purpose of exercising any jurisdiction conferred upon it by this Constitution or any Act of the National
Assembly, the Customary Court of Appeal shall be duly constituted if it consists of at least three Judges of that
Court.

Section 269 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Practice and Procedure

Subject to the provisions of any Act of the National Assembly, the President of the Customary Court of Appeal
of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, may make rules for regulating the practice and procedure of the Customary
Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

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