JSS3: CIVIC EDUCATION - 1ST TERM
The Constitution | Week 17Topics
Richards Constitution 1946 | Week 23Topics
Macpherson Constitution of 1951 | Week 33Topics
Lyttleton Constitution of 1954 | Week 43Topics
1960 Independence Constitution | Week 53Topics
Post - 1960 Constitutions | Week 65Topics|1 Quiz
Supremacy of the Constitution | Week 72Topics|1 Quiz
Sources of Nigeria Constitution
The following forms the basis of the constitution of a state:
1. Past Constitutions: The constitutions of the former colonial power were used to draft subsequent constitutions.
2. International Laws: International laws and conventions, and international Criminal Codes, relevant to Nigeria, are included in a new constitution.
3. Constitutional Conferences: These conferences are usually organized during constitutional development. Difficult constitutional issues are discussed and resolved. Such resolutions are included in new constitutions.
4. Acts of Parliament: These include bills that are passed into law by the legislature, which are documented and are one of the bases of constitutions.
5. Judicial Precepts: Key past judgments of law courts on constitutional matters, are often included in a new constitution.
6. Historical Experiences: The past political development of the people, form part of the history of the state, and this is considered when drafting the constitution of such a country.
7. Customs and traditions: The customs and traditions of the people are also included in the constitution.