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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
Schedule I of the Nigerian Constitution 1999
Below is the content of the first schedule of the Nigerian Constitution, 1999.
- State: Abia
Local Government Areas: Aba North, Aba South, Arochukwu, Bende, Ikwuano,
Isiala-Ngwa North, Isiala-Ngwa South, Isuikwato, Obi Nwa, Ohafia, Osisioma
Ngwa, Ugwunagbo, Ukwa East, Ukwa West, Umuahia North, Umuahia South,
- State: Adamawa
Local Government Areas: Demsa, Fufore, Ganaye, Gireri, Gombi, Guyuk, Hong,
Jada, Lamurde, Madagali, Maiha, Mayo-Belwa, Michika, Mubi North, Mubi
South, Numan, Shelleng, Song, Toungo, Yola North, Yola South.
Capital City: Yola
- State: Akwa Ibom
Local Government Areas: Abak, Eastern Obolo, Eket, Esit Eket, Essien Udim,
Etim Ekpo, Etinan, Ibeno, Ibesikpo Asutan, Ibiono Ibom, Ika, Ikono, Ikot Abasi,
Ikot Ekpene, Ini, Itu, Mbo, Mkpat Enin, Nsit Atai, Nsit Ibom, Nsit Ubium, Obot
Akara, Okobo, Onna, Oron, Oruk Anam, Udung Uko, Ukanafun, Uruan,
Capital City: Uyo
- State: Anambra
Local Government Areas: Aguata, Anambra East, Anambra West, Anaocha,
Awka North, Awka South, Ayamelum, Dunukofia, Ekwusigo, Idemili North,
Idemili south, Ihiala, Njikoka, Nnewi North, Nnewi South, Ogbaru, Onitsha
North, Onitsha South, Orumba North, Orumba South, Oyi.
Capital City: Awka
- State: Bauchi
Local Government Areas: Alkaleri, Bauchi, Bogoro, Damban, Darazo, Dass,
Ganjuwa, Giade, Itas/Gadau, Jama’are, Katagum, Kirfi, Misau, Ningi, Shira,
Tafawa-Balewa, Toro, Warji, Zaki.
Capital City: Bauchi
- State: Bayelsa
Local Government Areas: Brass, Ekeremor, Kolokuma/Opokuma, Nembe, Ogbia,
Sagbama, Southern Ijaw, Yenagoa.
Capital City: Yenegoa
- State: Benue
Local Government Areas: Ado, Agatu, Apa, Buruku, Gboko, Guma, Gwer East,
Gwer West, Katsina-Ala, Konshisha, Kwande, Logo, Makurdi, Obi, Ogbadibo,
Oju, Okpokwu, Ohimini, Oturkpo, Tarka, Ukum, Ushongo, Vandeikya.
Capital City: Makurdi
- State: Borno
Local Government Areas: Abadam, Askira/Uba, Bama, Bayo, Biu, Chibok,
Damboa, Dikwa, Gubio, Guzamala, Gwoza, Hawul, Jere, Kaga, Kala/Balge,
Konduga, Kukawa, Kwaya Kusar, Mafa, Magumeri, Maiduguri, Marte, Mobbar,
Monguno, Ngala, Nganzai, Shani.
Capital City: Maiduguri
- State: Cross River
Local Government Areas: Abi, Akamkpa, Akpabuyo, Bakassi, Bekwara, Biase,
Boki, Calabar-Municipal, Calabar South, Etung, Ikom, Obanliku, Obubra, Obudu,
Odukpani, Ogoja, Yakurr, Yala.
Capital City: Calabar
- State: Delta
Local Government Areas: Aniocha North, Aniocha South, Bomadi, Burutu,
Ethiope East, Ethiope West, Ika North East, Ika South, Isoko North, Isoko South,
Ndokwa East, Ndokwa West, Okpe, Oshimili North, Oshimili South, Patani,
Sapele, Udu, Ughelli North, Ughelli South, Ukwuani, Uvwie, Warri North, Warri
South, Warri South West.
Capital City: Asaba
- State: Ebonyi
Local Government Areas: Abakaliki, Afikpo North, Afikpo South, Ebonyi, Ezza
North, Ezza South, Ikwo, Ishielu, Ivo, Izzi, Ohaozara, Ohaukwu, Onicha.
Capital City: Abakaliki
- State: Edo
Local Government Areas: Akoko-Edo, Egor, Esan Central, Esan North East, Esan
South East, Esan West, Etsako Central, Etsako East, Etsako West, Igueben,
Ikpoba-Okha, Oredo, Orhionmwon, Ovia North East, Ovia South West, Owan
East, Owan West, Uhunmwonde.
Capital City: Benin City
- State: Ekiti
Local Government Areas: Ado Ekiti, Aiyekire, Efon, Ekiti East, Ekiti South West,
Ekiti West, Emure, Idosi-Osi, Ijero, Ikere, Ikole, Ilemeji, Irepodun/Ifelodun,
Ise/Orun, Moba, Oye.
Capital City: Ado Ekiti
- State: Enugu
Local Government Areas: Aninri, Awgu, Enugu East, Enugu North, Enugu South,
Ezeagu, Igbo-Etiti, Igbo-Eze North, Igbo-Eze South, Isi-Uzo, Nkanu East, Nkanu
West, Nsukka, Oji-River, Udenu, Udi, Uzo-Uwani.
Capital City: Enugu
- State: Gombe
Local Government Areas: Akko, Balanga, Billiri, Dukku, Funakaye, Gombe,
Kaltungo, Kwami, Nafada, Shomgom, Yamaltu/Deba.
Capital City: Gombe
- State: Imo
Local Government Areas: Aboh-Mbaise, Ahiazu-Mbaise, Ehime-Mbano,
Ezinihitte, Ideato North, Ideato South, Ihitte/Uboma, Ikeduru, Isiala bano, Isu,
Mbaitoli, Ngor-Okpala, Njaba, Nwangele, Nkwerre, Obowo, Oguta,
Ohaji/Egbema, Okigwe, Orlu, Orsu, Oru East, Oru West, Owerri-Municipal,
Owerri North, Owerri West, Unuimo.
Capital City: Owerri
- State: Jigawa
Local Government Areas: Auyo, Babura, Birni Kudu, Biriniwa, Buji, Dutse,
Gagarawa, Garki, Gumel, Guri, Gwaram, Gwiwa, Hadejia, Jahun, Kafin Hausa,
Kaugama Kazaure, Kiri Kasamma, Kiyawa, Maigatari, Malam Madori, Miga,
Ringim, Roni, Sule-Tankarkar, Taura, Yankwashi.
Capital City: Dutse
- State: Kaduna
Local Government Areas: Birnin-Gwari, Chikun, Giwa, Igabi, Ikara, Jaba, Jema’a,
Kachia, Kaduna North, kaduna South, Kagarko, Kajuru, kauru, Kubau, kudan,
Lere, Markafi, Sabon-Gari, Sanga, Soba, Zango-Kataf, Zaria.
Capital City: Kaduna
- State: Kano
Local Government Areas: Ajingi, Albasu, Bagwai, Bebeji, Bichi, Bunkure, Dala,
Dambatta, Dawakin Kudu, Dawakin Tofa, Doguwa, Fagge, Gabasawa, Garko,
Garum Mallam, Gaya, Gezawa,Gwale, Gwarzo, Kabo, Kano Municipal, Karaye,
Kibiya, Kiru, kumbotso, Kunchi, Kura, Madobi, Makoda, Minjibir, Nasarawa,
Rano, Rimin Gado, Rogo, Shanono, Sumaila, Takali, Tarauni, Tofa, Tsanyawa,
Tudun Wada, Ungogo, Warawa, Wudil.
Capital City: Kano
- State: Katsina
Local Government Areas: Bakori, Batagarawa, Batsari, Baure, Bindawa,
Charanchi, Dandume, Danja, Dan Musa, Daura, Dutsi, Dutsin-Ma, Faskari,
Funtua, Ingawa, Jibia, Kafur, Kaita, Kankara, Kankia, Katsina, Kurfi, Kusada,
Mai’Adua, Malumfashi, Mani, Mashi, Matazuu, Musawa, Rimi, Sabuwa, Safana,
Capital City: Katsina
- State: Kebbi
Local Government Areas: Aleiro, Arewa-Dandi, Argungu, Augie, Bagudo, Birnin
Kebbi, Bunza, Dandi, Fakai, Gwandu, Jega, Kalgo, Koko/Besse, Maiyama, Ngaski,
Sakaba, Shanga, Suru, Wasagu/Danko, Yauri, Zuru.
Capital City: Birnin Kebbi
- State: Kogi
Local Government Areas: Adavi, Ajaokuta, Ankpa, Bassa, Dekina, Ibaji, Idah,
Igalamela-Odolu, Ijumu, Kabba/Bunu, Kogi, Lokoja, Mopa-Muro, Ofu,
Ogori/Mangongo, Okehi, Okene, Olamabolo, Omala, Yagba East, Yagba West.
Capitcal City: Lokoja
- State: Kwara
Local Government Areas: Asa, Baruten, Edu, Ekiti, Ifelodun, Ilorin East, Ilorin
West, Irepodun, Isin, Kaiama, Moro, Offa, Oke-Ero, Oyun, Pategi.
Capital City: Ilorin
- State: Lagos
Local Government Areas: Agege, Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Alimosho, Amuwo-Odofin,
Apapa, Badagry, Epe, Eti-Osa, Ibeju/Lekki, Ifako-Ijaye, Ikeja, Ikorodu, Kosofe,
Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, Mushin, Ojo, Oshodi-Isolo, Shomolu, Surulere.
Capital City: Ikeja
- State: Nasarawa
Local Government Areas: Akwanga, Awe, Doma, Karu, Keana, Keffi, Kokona,
Lafia, Nasarawa, Nasarawa-Eggon, Obi, Toto, Wamba.
Capital City: Lafia
- State: Niger
Local Government Areas: Agaie, Agwara, Bida, Borgu, Bosso, Chanchaga, Edati,
Gbako, Gurara, Katcha, Kontagora, Lapai, Lavun, Magama, Mariga, Mashegu,
Mokwa, Muya, Pailoro, Rafi, Rijau, Shiroro, Suleja, Tafa, Wushishi.
Capital City: Minna
- State: Ogun
Local Government Areas: Abeokuta North, Abeokuta South, Ado-Odo/Ota,
Egbado North, Egbado South, Ewekoro, Ifo, Ijebu East, Ijebu North, Ijebu North
East, Ijebu Ode, Ikenne, Imeko-Afon, Ipokia, Obafemi-Owode, Ogun Waterside,
Odeda, Odogbolu, Remo North, Shagamu.
Capital City: Abeokuta
- State: Ondo
Local Government Areas: Akoko North East, Akoko North West, Akoko South
Akure East, Akoko South West, Akure North, Akure South, Ese-Odo, Idanre,
Ifedore, Ilaje, Ile-Oluji-Okeigbo, Irele, Odigbo, Okitipupa, Ondo East, Ondo
West, Ose, Owo.
Capital City: Akure
- State: Osun
Local Government Areas: Aiyedade, Aiyedire, Atakumosa East, Atakumosa
West, Boluwaduro, Boripe, Ede North, Ede South, Egbedore, Ejigbo, Ife Central,
Ife East, Ife North, Ife South, Ifedayo, Ifelodun, Ila, Ilesha East, Ilesha West,
Irepodun, Irewole, Isokan, Iwo, Obokun, Odo-Otin, Ola-Oluwa, Olorunda,
Oriade, Orolu, Osogbo.
Capital City: Oshogbo
- State: Oyo
Local Government Areas: Afijio, Akinyele, Atiba, Atigbo, Egbeda, Ibadan Central,
Ibadan North, Ibadan North West, Ibadan South East, Ibadan South West,
Ibarapa Central, Ibarapa East, Ibarapa North, Ido, Irepo, Iseyin, Itesiwaju,
Iwajowa, Kajola, Lagelu Ogbomosho North, Ogbmosho South, Ogo Oluwa,
Olorunsogo, Oluyole, Ona-Ara, Orelope, Ori Ire, Oyo East, Oyo West, Saki East,
Saki West, Surulere.
Capital City: Ibadan
- State: Plateau
Local Government Areas: Barikin Ladi, Bassa, Bokkos, Jos East, Jos North, Jos
South, Kanam, Kanke, Langtang North, Langtang South, Mangu, Mikang,
Pankshin, Qua’an Pan, Riyom, Shendam, Wase.
Capital City: Jos
- State: Rivers
Local Government Areas: Abua/Odual, Ahoada East, Ahoada West, Akuku Toru,
Andoni, Asari-Toru, Bonny, Degema, Emohua, Eleme, Etche, Gokana, Ikwerre,
Khana, Obia/Akpor, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni, Ogu/Bolo, Okrika, Omumma,
Opobo/Nkoro, Oyigbo, Port-Harcourt, Tai.
Capital City: Port-Harcourt
- State: Sokoto
Local Government Areas: Binji, Bodinga, Dange-shnsi, Gada, Goronyo, Gudu,
Gawabawa, Illela, Isa, Kware, Kebbe, Rabah, Sabon Birni, Shagari, Silame, Sokoto
North, Sokoto South, Tambuwal, Tqngaza, Tureta, Wamako, Wurno, Yabo.
Capital City: Sokoto
- State: Taraba
Local Government Areas: Ardo-Kola, Bali, Donga, Gashaka, Cassol, Ibi, Jalingo,
Karin-Lamido, Kurmi, Lau, Sardauna, Takum, Ussa, Wukari, Yorro, Zing.
Capital City: Jalingo
- State: Yobe
Local Government Areas: Bade, Bursari, Damaturu, Fika, Fune, Geidam, Gujba,
Gulani, Jakusko, Karasuwa, Karawa, Machina, Nangere, Nguru Potiskum,
Tarmua, Yunusari, Yusufari.
Capital City: Damaturu
- State: Zamfara
Local Government Areas: Anka, Bakura, Birnin Magaji, Bukkuyum, Bungudu,
Gummi, Gusau, Kaura, Namoda, Maradun, Maru, Shinkafi, Talata Mafara, Tsafe,
Capital City: Gusau
- Definition of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja
The definition of the boundaries of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja referred to
under Chapters 1 and VIII of this Constitution is as follows:
Starting from the village called Izom on 7°E Longitude and 9° 15 Latitude, project a
straight line westward to a point just north of Lehu on the Kemi River, then project a
line along 6° 47½ ‘E southward passing close to the villages called Semasu, Zui and
Bassa down to a place a little west of Abaji town; thence project a line along parallel
8° 27½ ‘N Latitude to Ahinza village 7° 6” (on Kanama River); thence a straight line to
Buga Village on 8° 30 ‘N Latitude and 7” 20’E Longitude; thence draw a line
northwards joining the villages of Odu, Karshi and Karu. From Karu the line shall
proceed along the boundary between the Niger and Plateau States as far as Kawu;
thence the line shall proceed along the boundary between Kaduna and Niger States
up to a point just north of Bwari village, hence the line goes straight to Zuba village
and thence straight to Izom.
- Federal Capital Territory, Abuja
Adapted from: https://www.constituteproject.org/constitution/Nigeria_2011.pdf?lang=en