Nigeria

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Branch President
Abia State House of Assembly
P.M.B. 7242
Umuahia , Abia
Nigeria
Abia NG
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Abia State House of Assembly
P.M.B. 7242
Umuahia , Abia
Nigeria
Abia NG
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Adamawa State House of Assembly
Army Barracks Road
Yola , Adamawa
Nigeria
Adamawa NG

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  • Nigeria

    Current constitution:5 May 1999, when the constitution enshrining the return to civilian democratic government was signed by the outgoing military ruler Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar. Political makeup...

    Nigeria

    Seat of Parliament:
    Abuja
    Nigeria
    9° 4' 0.012" N, 7° 28' 59.988" E
    Population: 155,215,573 Constitution: Federal Republic Date of Independence: 01 Oct 1960 CPA Branch Formed: 01 Jan 1961 Voting Age: 18
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    Current constitution:5 May 1999, when the constitution enshrining the return to civilian democratic government was signed by the outgoing military ruler Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar. Political makeup of government: The People?s Democratic Party holds the presidency and a majority in both houses of parliament. President Yar?Adua took office on 29 May 2007, and his new cabinet was sworn in on 26 July. The minister of health and her deputy both resigned on 26 March 2008 after allegations of corruption. The president announced on 11 September the creation of a new ministry of the Niger Delta region. On 31 October a major reshuffle of the cabinet began; portfolios were allocated to most of the new ministers on 17 December, after they had been approved by the Senate; the minister of finance was appointed on 23 December. Source: www.peopleinpower.com

  • Anambra

    Current Constitution: 5 May 1999, when the constitution enshrining the return to civilian democratic government was signed by the outgoing military ruler Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar. Head of state:...

    Anambra

    Seat of Parliament:
    Awka
    Nigeria
    6° 12' 24.984" N, 7° 4' 4.008" E
    Population: 2,359,736 Constitution: State Date of Independence: CPA Branch Formed: 01 Jan 1981 Voting Age: 18
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    Current Constitution: 5 May 1999, when the constitution enshrining the return to civilian democratic government was signed by the outgoing military ruler Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar. Head of state:The head of state is an elected president. Gen. (Retd) Olusegun Obasanjo, the candidate of the People's Democratic Party, was first elected president on 20 February 1999, and took office on 29 May 1999. The president's term of office is four years, renewable once only.The People's Democratic Party has 28 seats in the House, the All Progressive Grand Alliance and Alliance for Democracy have one seat each. Historical Development "Abia" is an acronym formed from the initial letters of four groups of people, namely: Aba, Bende, lsuikwuato and Afikpo. These constituted the major groups in the state at its creation. At the country's independence in 1960, Abia was part of the then Eastern Region. From 27th May, 1967, it became a part of the East Central State, created by the then Head of the Federal Military Government, General Yakubu Gowon. On 3rd February, 1976, East Central State was split into two states(Anambra and Imo) by the Federal Military Government headed by General Murtala Mohammed. On 27th August, 1991, the Federal Military Government under General lbrahim Babangida carved out Abia State from Imo State, bringing to thirty the number of states in Nigeria. Furthermore, in October, 1996, the Federal Military Government under General Sani Abacha created six more states bringing to thirty-six the number of states in the federation. During this exercise, four local government areas (LGAs) namely, Onicha, Ohaozara, Afikpo North and Afikpo South, which occupy the northeastern corner of the state, were transferred to the (newly created) Ebonyi State. Located in the southeastern region of Nigeria, Abia State lies within approximately latitudes 4° 40' and 6° 14' north, and longitudes 7° 10' and 8° east. The state shares common boundaries to the north with Ebonyi State; to the south and southwest with Rivers State; and to the east and southeast with Cross River and Akwa lbom States respectively. To the west is Imo State, and to the northwest is Anambra State. The state covers an area of about 5,243.7 sq. km which is approximately 5.8 per cent of the total land area of Nigeria. With its capital at Umuahia, it has seventeen LGAs, namely: Aba North, Aba South, Isiala Ngwa North, Isiala Ngwa South, Ukwa West, Ukwa East, Obingwa, lkwuano, Bende, Arochukwu, Ohafia, lsuikwuato, Umuahia North, Umuahia South, Ugwunagbo, Osisioma and Nnochi. Administrative Areas: Each of the seventeen LGAs in the state is headed by the Local Government Chairman who is the Chief Executive Officer of the local government. He is usually assisted by a Secretary, Supervisory Councillors and Councillors. Most local government councils in the state have five departments viz: Administration, Agriculture, Health, Education and Works. Abia Tower - located in the centre of Umuahia The administrative headquarters of the local government area is located in one of the urban or semi urban areas within the local government area. High courts are found in Aba and Ohafia local government areas as well as Umuahia, the state capital. Magistrate courts are located in Aba, Arochukwu, Ohafia, Bende, lsuikwuato and Ukwa LGAs. Customary courts are also found in Ukwa, lsuikwuato, Bende, Ohafia, and Arochukwu LGAs. Each autonomous community has a traditional head, the Eze, that has been identified, selected, appointed and installed by the people according to their own tradition and presented to the government for recognition. Selection may be hereditary, elective or rotatory. For such an Eze to be recognised, the local government chairman has to endorse the documents presented to him by the Eze before for- warding the documents to the governor for recognition. The Eze also has to be presented by the autonomous community at an appointed date and time to the governor or his representative, for recognition. The government also appoints one Eze from each autonomous community. An election is usually conducted amongst recognised Ndi Ezes for each local government to select members to serve at the council of Ndi Eze at the state level. About half of the members of the council are select- ed while half are appointed. Every member of the council of Ndi Eze is required to serve for three years unless prevented from doing so by death or resignation. The council of Ndi Eze in Abia State is made up of 36 Ezes with one chairman and two deputy chairmen. Administrative Structure: The Abia State Executive Council is headed by the Executive Governor. It comprises the Deputy Governor, the Secretary to the state government and fourteen Commissioners. The Legislative arm of the gov- ernment allows the Governor to appoint a minimum of three and a maximum of five special advisers. Umudike - Ekot Ekpene roundabout, Umuahia The Legislature is made up of elected members of the state House of Assembly, including the Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Majority leader, Majority whip, Minority leader, Minority whip and a number of House Functionaries There is also the staff of the House led by the Clerk of the House. The Judicial arm of the government comprises the Chief Judge of the state, the President of the Customary Court of Appeal and the other Judges who presides at the Magistrate Courts, High Courts and Customary Courts in the state. The following Ministries are headed by Permanent Secretaries; Finance, Local govern- ment and Chieftaincy Affairs, Education, Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, Commerce and Industry, Works, Public Utilities, Information, Women Affairs, Justice, Lands, Survey and Urban Planning, and Health. Other non-ministerial departments include the Local Government Service Commission, the Office of the Secretary to the State Government, the Civil Service Commission, the Judicial Service Commission, the Bureau of Political Affairs, the Bureau of Special Services, the Housing Corporation, the Bureau of Economic Affairs, the Bureau of Budget and Planning and the Bureau of Establishment, Training and Pension.

  • Enugu

    ENUGU STATE, South-East of Nigeria, is one of the thirty-six States constituting the Nigerian Federation. It came into being on August 27, 1991 when the administration of President Ibrahim...

    Enugu

    Seat of Parliament:
    Enugu
    Tanzania
    6° 27' 9.612" N, 7° 30' 37.188" E
    Population: 2,453,091 Constitution: State Date of Independence: CPA Branch Formed: 01 Jan 1981 Voting Age: 18
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    ENUGU STATE, South-East of Nigeria, is one of the thirty-six States constituting the Nigerian Federation. It came into being on August 27, 1991 when the administration of President Ibrahim Babangida finally acquiesced to the long agitations of Waawa people for a State they could truly call their own. Enugu State derives its name from the capital city, ENUGU (top of the hill) which is regarded as the oldest urban area in the Igbo speaking area of Southeast Nigeria. The city owes its geopolitical significance to the discovery of coal in 1909 by a team of British geologists. The discovery of the solid mineral in the area brought about the emergence of a permanent cosmopolitan settlement which influenced the construction of a railway line to link the Enugu coal fields with the sea port in Port Harcourt for the export of the mineral. In fact, by 1917 Enugu had acquired township status and assumed strategic importance to British interests. Foreign businesses began to move into Enugu, the most notable of which were John Holt, Kingsway Store, United Bank of West Africa and United Africa Company. By 1929, Enugu had become the capital of the former Eastern Region, and has since then retained its old status as the regional industrial and business hub as well as the political capital and rallying point of the Igbo people.

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