Nigeria

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Branch Vice-President
Cross River House of Assembly
House of Assembly Buildings P.M.B. 1372
Calabar , Cross River
Nigeria
Cross River NG
Branch Secretary
Cross River House of Assembly
House of Assembly Buildings P.M.B. 1372
Calabar , Cross River
Nigeria
Cross River NG
Branch President
Delta State House of Assembly
P.M.B. 5028
Asaba , Delta
Nigeria
Delta NG

Members

  • Kano

    The State House of Assembly was established in fulfillment of the principle of separation of powers between the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary as spelt out in the 1999 Constitution. Among...

    Kano

    Seat of Parliament:
    Kano
    Nigeria
    12° 0' 0" N, 8° 31' 0.012" E
    Population: 13,383,682 Constitution: State Date of Independence: 27 May 1967 CPA Branch Formed: 01 Jan 2000 Voting Age: 18
    Branch Profile:

    The State House of Assembly was established in fulfillment of the principle of separation of powers between the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary as spelt out in the 1999 Constitution. Among the many constitutional functions are: Enactment of Laws for the good governance of the State Ratification of nominees submitted by the Executive for appointment as Commissioners Performing oversight functions on all aspects of governance and the management of public funds. The Speaker is the Chief Executive officer of the Assembly. The Clerk of the house who is the Chief accounting officer assists him. As an appointed officer of the rank of a Permanent Secretary, the Clerk is the coordinating officer and head of administration of the State Assembly. He has five departments under him, namely Administration and General Services, Legislative matters, Legal Drafting, Publication and Information and Library and Research. 1. Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources 2. Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning 3. Ministry of Commerce, Industries and Cooperatives 4. Ministry of Education 5. Ministry of Environment 6. Ministry of Finance 7. Ministry of Health 8. Ministry of Information, Youth, Sports and Culture 9. Ministry of Justice 10. Ministry of Land and Physical Planning 11. Ministry for Local Government 12. Ministry of Rural & Community Development 13. Directorate of Projects Monitoring and Evaluation 14. Ministry of Higher Education 15. Ministry of Works and Housing & Transport 16. Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development

  • Katsina

    Katsina was one of the prejihad hausa city states which was conquered and annexed into the Sokoto caliphate by Mallam Urnmarun Dallaji in the early part of the 19th Century. After the British...

    Katsina

    Seat of Parliament:
    Katsina
    Nigeria
    12° 59' 34.872" N, 7° 36' 22.176" E
    Population: 6,483,429 Constitution: State Date of Independence: 01 Oct 1960 CPA Branch Formed: 01 Jan 2000 Voting Age: 18
    Branch Profile:

    Katsina was one of the prejihad hausa city states which was conquered and annexed into the Sokoto caliphate by Mallam Urnmarun Dallaji in the early part of the 19th Century. After the British colonial conquest in 1903, the erstwhile Katsina and Daura emirates became Katsina Province of the former Northern region of Nigeria. Later, Katsina and Zaria Provinces together formed the North Central State under the Gowon regime's twelve state structure. North Central State was left intact in 1976 when the number of states were increased to nineteen under the new name of Kaduna State. Katsina State came into existence on the 23rd of September, 1987 covering the same area of the former Katsina Province of the defunct Northern Region. Its creation along with Akwa lbom State, raised the number of states from nineteen to twen tyone under the then Babangida military administration. Thence forth, the agitation for the creation of Katsina State, which dated back to over a decade under an umbrella organisation called the Movement for the Creation of Katsina State, came to rest. (Udo and Mamman, 1993). Administrative Structure: Three tiers of gov ernment exist in the state namely; executive, legislature and judiciary. The executive arm is administered through the State Executive council which is headed by the governor. The current Governor being Alhaji Umar Musa 'Yar'Adua (the younger brother of late General Shehu Musa Yar'Adua of blessed memory), democratically elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Other members of the Executive Council include the Commissioners (who head ministries); various parastatals are either under the office of the gover nor, or other related ministries. The legislature is headed by the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, his deputy, chief whip, majority and minority leaders; a registrar of the house serves as the Secretary and head of the non legislative officers. The judiciary is headed by the Chief Judge. Local Government Structures: Each local government has two tiers; the executive and the leaislature. The executive wind is headed by the Chairman, others include the officers heading various departments and a secretary. The legislative arm is made up of the Speaker, his deputy and eight councillors. Indigenous Structure: This is headed by the Katsina and Daura Emirate Councils which are headed by the Emirs. Each emirate is subdivided into districts, which are headed by district heads (hakirnai). Each district is also made up of villages headed by village heads (or dagatai). Further, towns wards and hamlets are headed by the Masu anguwa or ward/hamlet heads.

  • Kebbi

    Kebbi State was created on 27 August 1991, out of the then Sokoto State, following the creation of nine additional states and the readjustment of geographical boundaries of the then 21 States by...

    Kebbi

    Seat of Parliament:
    Birnin Kebbi
    Nigeria
    12° 27' 18.684" N, 4° 11' 48.624" E
    Population: 3,630,931 Constitution: State Date of Independence: 27 Aug 1991 CPA Branch Formed: 01 Jan 2000 Voting Age: 18
    Branch Profile:

    Kebbi State was created on 27 August 1991, out of the then Sokoto State, following the creation of nine additional states and the readjustment of geographical boundaries of the then 21 States by the Federal Military Government. Its headquarters is Birnin Kebbi, an ancient town dating back to the 14th Century. Located between latitude 10°8'N and 13°15'N and longitude 3°30'E and 6°02'E, the state is bounded by Sokoto State to the north and east, Niger State to the south, and Benin Republic to the west. It has a total land area of 36,129 sq.km. Administrative Areas: In order to bring the government nearer to the people and to facilitate easy administration, Kebbi State is divided into 21 local government areas , four emirate councils (Gwandu, Argungu, Yauri and Zuru), and 35 districts. As at the 1999 elections, the State had three senatorial districts, eight federal constituencies and 21 state legislative constituencies. Administrative Structure: Kebbi State is governed by three administrative structures, the state, local government and the emirate councils. The State revolves around the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary. Kebbi State Executive has ten ministries, the office of the Secretary to the State Government and the Governor's office. Each ministry has a number of parastatals and is headed by a commissioner, through whom all matters relating to the ministry and parastatals are taken to the executive council. The Legislative arm comprises twentyone members elected on party platforms, with a speaker elected from amongst the legislators. As per the 1999 constitution, the 21 legislators are the law makers and are divided into various committees with a chairman appointed from amongst them. The state is divided into three senatorial districts and eight federal constituencies. To ensure harmonious relationship and peaceful coexistence, election of members for the various posts is on the basis of zoning and is rotational. The judiciary is an independent arm of government which is headed by the Chief judge of the state. It comprises three units, the High Court, Sharia and Area Courts. The Hiah Court and Magistrate Courts are headed by judges and magistrates respectively; while the Sharia Court of Appeal is under the honourable Grand Khadi who is assisted by Khadis. The Sharia Court of Appeal deals with Sharia matters referred to it by Sharia Area Courts. All the three courts have one chief Registrar, they are serviced by a Judicial Service Commission and are answerable to the Chief Judge of the state. Each of the 21 local government areas are headed by an elected chairman with councillors representing varying wards. The chairman and his councillors represent the executive arm of the local government area. The state Local Government Service Commission, appoints and posts administrative secretaries, accountants and other auxiliary staff. The administrative secretary serves as secretary to the Council. Each LGA has eight key departments. These include: administration, finance, education, works, social welfare, health, agriculture and natural resources and information. Each of these is headed by an elected councillor. Kebbi State is made up of four emirate councils: Gwandu, Argungu, Yauri and Zuru. His Royal Highness, the Emir of Gwandu is the State Chairman of the Emirate Council, with the Emirs of Argungu, Yauri and Zuru as members. Within each emirate council, there are various traditional title holders. Each emirate council is made up of district heads and councillors that are hereditary with some appointed. The emirate councils are the custodians of traditional values, and institutions and are much closer to the people within the state. In terms of pushing government policies and programmes, soliciting for peace, they have performed creditably well over the years.

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