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President Muhammadu Buhari CGNF GovernmentNigeria is a Federal Republic modelled after the United States, with executive power exercised by the president. Nigeria is governed under the constitution of 1999 as amended. The president, who is both head of state and head of government, is popularly elected for a four-year term and is eligible for a second term. The bicameral legislature, the National Assembly, consists of the 109-seat Senate and a 360-seat House of Representatives; all legislators are elected by popular vote for four-year terms. Administratively, the country is divided into 36 states and the federal capital territory.

The Executive arm of Government, at theYemi-Osinbajo san Federal level, consists of the President, the Vice-president and other members of the Federal Executive Council, while at the State level, it is made up of the Governor, the Deputy Governor and other members of the State Executive Council.

The Legislature is equally found at the Federal and State levels. The Federal Legislature is known as the National Assembly (the equivalent of the American Congress). At the State level, the Legislature is known as the House of Assembly.

The Judiciary interpretes the laws and adjudicates in conflicts between the Executive and the Legislature. It carries out these functions through the various established courts. The Supreme Court is the highest court of the land, followed by the Court of Appeal, the Federal High Court, Magistrate Court, Area Court and Customary Court.

 

Quick Facts on Nigeria

Government: Federal Presidential Republic

President: MUHAMMADU BUHARI

Vice-President: PROF. YEMI OSINBAJO

Legislature National Assembly

Upper house Senate

BUKOLA SARAKI

Senate President

Lower house House of Representatives

 

YAKUBU DOGARA              

Speaker of the House of Representatives

Independence        

from the United Kingdom

1914:   Unification of Southern and Northern  Nigeria

1 October 1960 -  Declared and recognised

1 October 1963-  Republic declared  

 

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Federal Republic of Nigeria, Frankfurt
 
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