Section 47-51 of the Nigerian Constitution 1999

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 214-216 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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