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Nigeria Law: Laws of Rivers State of Nigeria: An Encyclopaedic Guide eBook by Leesi Ebenezer Mitee

Laws of Rivers State of Nigeria: An Encyclopaedic Guide eBook by Leesi Ebenezer Mitee

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Nigerian Constitution 1999, Chapter VIII: Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and General Supplementary Provisions

Part I: Federal Capital Territory, Abuja

Federal Capital Territory, Abuja: ownership of lands

Part II, First Schedule

297. (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.

Capital of the Federation       

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

Application of Constitution            

299. 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 meters 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.

Representation in the National Assembly

300. 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.

Adaptation of certain references

301. 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.

Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja             

302. 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.

Administration of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja       

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

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

Part III, Third Schedule

304. (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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