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    Nigeria Government - 2002
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb2002/nigeria/nigeria_government.html
    SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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

      Government type republic transitioning from military to civilian rule

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

      Administrative divisions 36 states and 1 territory*; Abia, Abuja Federal Capital Territory*, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, 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 (only in some northern states), and traditional law

      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 27 February 1999 (next to be held NA March 2003)
      election results: Olusegun OBASANJO elected president; percent of vote - Olusegun OBASANJO (PDP) 62.8%, Olu FALAE (APP-AD) 37.2%

      Legislative branch bicameral National Assembly consists of Senate (109 seats, three from each state and one from the Federal Capital Territory; 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 20-24 February 1999 (next to be held NA March 2003); House of Representatives - last held 20-24 February 1999 (next to be held NA March 2003)
      election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - PDP 58%, APP 23%, AD 19%; seats by party - PDP 67, APP 23, AD 19; House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - PDP 58%, APP 30%, AD 12%; seats by party - PDP 221, APP 70, AD 69

      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 All People's Party or APP [leader NA]; Alliance for Democracy or AD [Alhaji Adamu ABDULKADIR]; People's Democratic Party or PDP [Audu OGBEH]

      Political pressure groups and leaders NA

      International organization participation ACP, AfDB, C, CCC, ECA, ECOWAS, FAO, G-19, G-24, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, ISO, ITU, MINURSO, MONUC, NAM, OAU, OIC, OPCW, OPEC, PCA, UN, UNAMSIL, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNIKOM, UNITAR, UNMEE, UNMIK, UNMOP, UNMOT, UNMOVIC, UNU, UPU, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTrO

      Diplomatic representation in the US
      chief of mission: Ambassador Jibril AMINU
      consulate(s) general: Atlanta and New York
      FAX: [1] (202) 775-1385
      telephone: [1] (202) 986-8400
      chancery: 1333 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

      Diplomatic representation from the US
      chief of mission: Ambassador Howard Franklin JETER
      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 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Nigeria Government 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Nigeria Government 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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