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Nigerian National Honours are decorations awarded to Nigerians and friends of Nigeria every year. They were instituted by the National Honors Act No. 5 of 1964, during the First Nigerian Republic, to honour Nigerians who have made the nation better.

Order of the Federal Republic
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Order of the Federal Republic
Award of  Nigeria
Type State decoration
Established 1 October 1963
Precedence
Next (higher) None
Next (lower) Order of the Niger
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Civil division
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Military division
Ribbon bars of the Order of the Federal Republic

HonoursEdit

The Nigerian National Honours from the most important to the least important are:

  • Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (GCFR)
  • Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON)
  • Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR)
  • Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON)
  • Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR)
  • Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON)
  • Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR)
  • Member of the Order of the Niger (MON)

The GCFR and GCON are usually awarded to former occupants of the office of President of Nigeria and Vice President respectively of including former military heads of state of Nigeria and Chiefs of General Staff. The GCON is also usually awarded in honor to the Chief Justice of Nigeria and the President of the Nigerian Senate during their first year in office, while the CON is customarily bestowed on Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

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