Journal of
Law and Conflict Resolution

  • Abbreviation: J. Law Conflict. Resolut
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9804
  • DOI: 10.5897/JLCR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 102


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


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.