The aim of this study is to explore the roles of Legislature in impeachment proceeding under the 1999 constitution.
The principal function of the Legislative arm of government is to legislate and make law for good governance in accordance with the provisions of the constitution. The Legislative power is vested in the National Assembly which consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives while the Legislative power of a state is vested in the State House of Assembly.
The Legislature has the power under the 1999 Constitution to impeach the Electoral Officers of both the executive and legislative arms of Government, such as the President and Vice President, Governor or Deputy Governor, Senate President, Speaker of House of Representatives and other elective Officers of the National and State Houses of Assembly.
The research considers the Constitutional provision which spell out the roles of the Legislative arm in impeachment of the President and Vice President, Governors and Deputy Governor, Senate President, Speaker of House of Representatives, and the State House of Assembly.
Table of Content
1.1.0: BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
1.2.0: OBJECTIVES OF STUDY
1.3.0: FOCUS OF STUDY
1.4.0: SCOPE OF STUDY
1.6.0: LITERATURE REVIEW
1.7.0: DEFINITION OF TERMS
BACKGROUND OF IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS IN NIGERIA
2.1.0: DEFINITION OF IMPEACHMENT
2.2.0 HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF IMPEACHMENT
2.3.0: IMPEACHMENT UNDER PRE-1999 CONSTITUTION
2.3.1: THE 1963 CONSTITUTION
2.3.2: THE IMPEACHMENT UNDER 1979 CONSTITUTION: AN OVERVIEW OF THE IMPEACHMENT OF ALHAJI BALARABE MUSA
2.3.3: IMPEACHMENT UNDER THE 1999 CONSTITUTION
LEGISLATURE AND IMPEACHMENT
3.1.0: COMPOSITION OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
3.2.0: LEGISLATIVE POWERS IN THE 1999 CONSTITUTION
3.3.0: ROLES OF THE LEGISLATIVE IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY
3.4.0: IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS IN THE LEGISLATIVE HOUSES
3.4.1IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDING FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT
3.4.2: IMPEACHMENT OF THE GOVERNORS AND DEPUTY GOVERNORS
PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE OF IMPEACHMENT IN NIGERIA
4.1.0: IMPEACHMENT PROCEED INGSUNDER THE 1999 CONSTITUTION
4.1.1: THE AN OVERVIEW OF THE IMPEACHMENT OF GOVERNOR DSP ALAMIE YESIGHA
4.1.2 AN OVERVIEW OF THE IMPEACHMENTOF GOVERNOR LADOJA
4.2.0.IMPEACHMENT OF DEPUTY GOVERNOR
4.2.1 AN OVERVIEW OF THE IMPEACHMENT OF ABIODUN ALUKO
4.2.2 AN OVERVIEW OF THE IMPEACHMENT OF SEN. BUCKNOR AKERELE
4.3.0 AN APPRAISAL OF THE IMPEACHMENT OF OBONG CHRIS EKPENYOUG