Section 47-51 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 47 through 51 of the Nigerian Constitution

Section 47 to 51 of the constitution of Nigeria is titled Composition and Staff of National Assembly. It is A under Part I (National Assembly) of Chapter V (The Legislature) of the constitution.

Section 47 of the Nigerian Constitution

Establishment of National Assembly

There shall be a National Assembly for the Federation which shall consist of a Senate and a House
of Representatives.

Section 48 of the Nigerian Consitution

Composition of the Senate

The Senate shall consist of three Senators from each State and one from the Federal Capital
Territory, Abuja.

Section 49 of the Nigerian Constitution

Composition of the House of Representatives

Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the House of Representatives shall consist of three
hundred and sixty members representing constituencies of nearly equal population as far as possible,
provided that no constituency shall fall within more than one State.

Section 50 of the Nigerian Constitution

President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives

(1) There shall be:-
(a) a President and a Deputy President of the
Senate, who shall be elected by the members of
that House from among themselves; and
(b) a Speaker and a Deputy Speaker of the House
of Representatives, who shall be elected by the
members of that House from among themselves.
(2) The President or Deputy President of the Senate or the Speaker or Deputy
Speaker of the House of Representatives shall vacate his office –
(a) if he ceases to be a member of the Senate or
of the House of Representatives, as the case may
be, otherwise than by reason of a dissolution of
the Senate or the House of Representatives; or
(b) when the House of which he was a member
first sits after any dissolution of that House; or
(c) if he is removed from office by a resolution of
the Senate or of the House of Representatives, as
the case may be, by the votes of not less than
two-thirds majority of the members of that
House.

SEE ALSO  Section 39 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

Section 51 of the Nigerian Constitution

Staff of the National Assembly

There shall be a Clerk to the National Assembly and such other staff as may be prescribed by an
Act of the National Assembly, and the method of appointment of the Clerk and other staff of the
National Assembly shall be as prescribed by that tab

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