- The Legislative powers of a state of the Federation shall be vested in the House of Assembly of the state
- The House of Assembly of a state shall have power to make laws of the peace, other and good government of the state or any part thereof with the respect to the following matter, that is to say-
- Any matter not included in the exclusive legislative list set out in the part one of the second schedule of this constitution;
- Any matter included in the concurrent Legislative list set out in the first column of the part ii of the second schedule to this constitution to the extent prescribed in the second column opposite thereto; and
- Any other matter with respect to which it is empowered to make laws in accordance with the provision of this constitution.
- Save as otherwise provided by this constitution, the exercise of legislative powers by the National Assembly or by House of Assembly shall be subject to the jurisdiction of courts of law and of judicial tribunals established by law, and accordingly, the National Assembly or a house of Assembly shall not enact any law, that ousts or purports to oust the jurisdiction of a courts of law or of a judicial tribunal established by law.
- Notwithstanding the forgoing provision of this section the national assembly or a House Assembly shall not, in relation to any criminal offence whatsoever, have power to make any law which shall have retrospective effect.