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    Nigeria Government - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/nigeria/nigeria_government.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Federal Republic of Nigeria
      conventional short form: Nigeria

      Government type:
      federal republic

      Capital:
      Abuja; note - on 12 December 1991 the capital was officially transferred from Lagos to Abuja; most federal government offices have now moved to Abuja

      Administrative divisions:
      36 states and 1 territory*; Abia, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, Federal Capital Territory*, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nassarawa, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, Zamfara

      Independence:
      1 October 1960 (from UK)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day (National Day), 1 October (1960)

      Constitution:
      new constitution adopted May 1999

      Legal system:
      based on English common law, Islamic Shariah law (in 12 northern states), and traditional law; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction, with reservations

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Olusegun OBASANJO (since 29 May 1999); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      head of government: President Olusegun OBASANJO (since 29 May 1999); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      cabinet: Federal Executive Council
      elections: president is elected by popular vote for no more than two four-year terms; election last held 19 April 2003 (next to be held April 2007)
      election results: Olusegun OBASANJO elected president; percent of vote - Olusegun OBASANJO (PDP) 61.9%, Muhammadu BUHARI (ANPP) 31.2%, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu OJUKWU (APGA) 3.3%, other 3.6%

      Legislative branch:
      bicameral National Assembly consists of Senate (109 seats - 3 from each state plus 1 from Abuja, members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms) and House of Representatives (360 seats, members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
      elections: Senate - last held 12 April 2003 (next to be held in 2007); House of Representatives - last held 12 April 2003 (next to be held in 2007)
      election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - PDP 53.7%, ANPP 27.9%, AD 9.7%; seats by party - PDP 76, ANPP 27, AD 6; House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - PDP 54.5%, ANPP 27.4%, AD 8.8%, other 9.3%; seats by party - PDP 223, ANPP 96, AD 34, other 6; note - one seat is vacant

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court (judges appointed by the President); Federal Court of Appeal (judges are appointed by the federal government on the advice of the Advisory Judicial Committee)

      Political parties and leaders:
      Alliance for Democracy or AD [Mojisoluwa AKINFENWA]; All Nigeria Peoples' Party or ANPP [Don ETIEBET]; All Progressives Grand Alliance or APGA [disputed leadership]; National Democratic Party or NDP [Aliyu Habu FARI]; Peoples Democratic Party or PDP [Dr. Ahmadu ALI]; Peoples Redemption Party or PRP [Abdulkadir Balarabe MUSA]; Peoples Salvation Party or PSP [Lawal MAITURARE]; United Nigeria Peoples Party or UNPP [disputed leadership]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      NA

      International organization participation:
      ACP, AfDB, AU, C, ECOWAS, FAO, G-15, G-24, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICCt, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO, ITU, MIGA, MINURSO, MONUC, NAM, OAS (observer), OIC, ONUB, OPCW, OPEC, PCA, UN, UNAMSIL, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNITAR, UNMEE, UNMIL, UNMIS, UNMOVIC, UNOCI, UPU, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Professor George A. OBIOZOR
      chancery: 3519 International Court NW, Washington, DC 20008
      telephone: [1] (202) 986-8400
      FAX: [1] (202) 775-1385
      consulate(s) general: Atlanta, New York

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador John CAMPBELL
      embassy: 7 Mambilla Drive, Abuja
      mailing address: P. O. Box 554, Lagos
      telephone: [234] (9) 523-0916/0906/5857/2235/2205
      FAX: [234] (9) 523-0353

      Flag description:
      three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), white, and green


      NOTE: The information regarding Nigeria on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Nigeria Government 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Nigeria Government 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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