Nigeria

Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999

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Year of Version:
1999
Dates:
Adopted: May 29, 1999
Type of Text:
Constitution/Basic Law
Subject Matter:
Other
Notes:
The current Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was adopted in 1999. It is the fourth constitution constitution since independence from the United Kingdom in October 1960 after those of 1960, 1963 and 1979.

The Constitution specifies the items over which Federal, State, and Local Governments have legislative powers. Only the Federal Government can make laws in respect of copyright, patents, trade marks, trade or business names and industrial designs. These are stated in the
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Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.
NG014