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Article Number - 157B8B555792


Vol.7(5), pp. 26 - 30 , October 2015
DOI: 10.5897/JLCR2013.0167
ISSN: 2006-9804



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The review of the constitutional amendment procedure and presidential assent in Nigeria



Ilias B. Lawal
  • Ilias B. Lawal
  • Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
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 Received: 13 May 2015  Accepted: 13 July 2015  Published: 31 October 2015

Copyright © 2015 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


Constitutional amendments are changes or alterations made to a given constitution with a view to improving it. In order to be able to adjust to future needs and prepare for unforeseen circumstances, most written constitutions usually contain special procedures for their amendment. This paper examines the constitutional amendment procedure in Nigeria and the requirement of presidential assent. 

Key words: Constitution, amendment, procedure and presidential assent.

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APA Lawal, I. B. (2015). The review of the constitutional amendment procedure and presidential assent in Nigeria. Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution, 7(5), 26 - 30.
Chicago Ilias B. Lawal. "The review of the constitutional amendment procedure and presidential assent in Nigeria." Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution 7, no. 5 (2015): 26 - 30.
MLA Ilias B. Lawal. "The review of the constitutional amendment procedure and presidential assent in Nigeria." Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution 7.5 (2015): 26 - 30.
   
DOI 10.5897/JLCR2013.0167
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/JLCR/article-abstract/157B8B555792

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