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Governement

Nigeria is governed under the Constitution of 1999 (as amended) and operates a presidential system comprising three (3) branches of government, namely: the Executive; the Legislature; and the Judiciary. The President, who is both Head of State and Head of Government, is popularly elected for a four-year term and is eligible for a second term. The bicameral legislature, known as the National Assembly, consists of the 109-seat Senate and the 360-seat House of Representatives; all legislators are elected by popular vote for a four-year term. The Senate President is the head of the Legislative Branch. The Judicial Branch consists of the Supreme Court headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, the Court of Appeal, the High Courts and other trial courts such as the Magistrate, Customary, Sharia and other specialized courts.

Administratively, the country is divided into 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, with 774 Local Government Areas.

NAMES OF STATES AND THEIR GOVERNORS

Nigeria is a federation with 36 federating units known as States and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The Chief Executive Officers of the States are called Governors. Below is the list of States and their Governors, including the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

S/NO. STATE CAPITAL NAME
1. Abia Umuahia Victor Okezie Ikpeazu
2 Adamawa Yola Umaru Jibrilla Bindow
3. Akwa Ibom Uyo Emmanuel Udom
4. Anambra Akwa Willie Obiano
5. Bauchi Bauchi  Mohammed Abubakar
6. Bayelsa Yenegoa Seriake Dickson
7. Benue Makurdi Samuel Ortom
8. Borno Maiduguri Kashim Shettima
9. Cross River Calabar Ben Ayade
10. Delta Asaba Ifeanyi Okowa
11. Ebonyi Abakaliki David Umahi
12. Edo Benin City Godwin Obaseki
13. Ekiti Ado-Ekiti Ayo Fayose
14. Enugu Enugu Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi
15. Gombe Gombe Ibrahim Dankwambo
16. Imo Owerri Rochas Okorocha
17. Jigawa Dutse Badaru Abubakar
18. Kaduna Kaduna Nasir El-Rufai
19. Kano Kano Abdullahi Ganduje
20. Katsina Katsina Aminu Masari
21. Kebbi Birnin Kebbi Atiku Bagudu
22. Kogi Lokoja Yahaya Bello
23. Kwara Ilorin Abdulfatah Ahmed
24. Lagos Ikeja Ambode Akinwunmi
25. Nasarawa Lafia Umaru Tanko Al-Makura
26. Niger Minna Abubakar S. Bello
27. Ogun Abeokuta Ibikunle Amosun
28. Ondo Akure Oluwarotimi Akeredolu
29. Oyo Ibadan Abiola Ajimobi
30. Osun Osogbo Rauf Aregbesola
31. Plateau Jos Simon Lalong
32. Rivers Port Harcourt Nyesom Wike
33. Sokoto Sokoto Aminu Waziri Tambuwal
34. Taraba Jalingo Darius Ishaku
35. Yobe Damaturu Ibrahim Geidam
36. Zamfara Gusau Abdulaziz A. Yari
37. Federal Capital Territory Abuja Mohammed Bello

 

FOREIGN RELATIONS

 

Nigeria’s foreign policy revolves primarily around African affairs and emphasizes political and economic cooperation, peaceful dispute resolution, and global non-alignment. Regionally, Nigeria pursues tariff harmonization and the long-term goal of a customs union via the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which it was instrumental in founding. Nigeria is also active in the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), which seeks to improve economic conditions in Africa by eliminating trade barriers to exports and attracting investment and development aid. Nigeria maintains excellent relations with its neighbors as evidenced with its compliance with the 2002 decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in favour of Cameroon over control of the Bakassi Peninsula. 

 

 

Contact Details

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:
971 FRANCIS BAARD STREET,ARCADIA PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA.

MAILING ADDRESS:
P.O.BOX 27332,SUNNYSIDE,1032

TELEPHONE NUMBERS:
012 342 0805 | 012 342 0808 | 012 342 0905
FAX: 012 342 0718
E-MAIL: nhcp@telkomsa.net