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  1. Nigeria - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Assembly (Basic Constitutional and Transitional Provisions) Decree 1992. No. 18.

    Adoption: 1992-07-01 | Date of entry into force: 1992-06-01 | NGA-1992-R-32362

    Provides detailed procedures for the election of members of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

  2. Nigeria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Instrument Constituting a Tribunal for the Trial of Offences under the Civil Disturbances (Special Tribunal) Act. S.I. No. 5.

    Adoption: 1992-06-02 | NGA-1992-L-32361

    Provides that the tribunal constituted under the Civil Disturbances (Special Tribunals) Act shall consist of a chairman who shall be a serving or retired judicial officer of any superior court of record in Nigeria and six other members one of whom shall be a serving member of the Armed Forces.

  3. Nigeria - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Civil Disturbances (Special Tribunal) (Amendment) Decree 1992. No. 43.

    Adoption: 1992-05-26 | NGA-1992-R-31970

    Amends the Civil Disturbances (Special Tribunal) Act with regard to the composition of the Tribunal.

  4. Nigeria - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Agricultural Land Development Authority Decree 1992 (No. 92).

    Adoption: 1992-05-07 | NGA-1992-R-58759

    Establishes the National Agricultural Land Development Authority to provide, among other things, strategic public support for land development. Makes provision for membership, functions and funds of the Authority.

  5. Nigeria - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Planning Commission Decree 1992 (No. 12).

    Adoption: 1992-03-26 | NGA-1992-R-58757

    Establishes the National Planning Commission to, among other things, determine and advise the Governments of the Federation on matters relating to national development planning and overall management of the economy. Makes provision for objectives, membership, functions, powers, and funds of the Commission, as well as its relationship to other state bodies.

  6. Nigeria - General provisions - Constitution

    State Government (Basic Constitutional and Transitional Provisions) (Amendment, Etc.) (No. 2) Decree 1992. No. 4.

    Adoption: 1992-02-06 | NGA-1992-C-29991

    This Decree amends the State Government (Basic Constitutional and Transitional Provisions) Decree 1991 by providing for the Governor of a State to appoint the Commissioners of the Government of that State without recourse to the House of Assembly.

  7. Nigeria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Companies and Allied Matters Act (Chapter 59).

    Adoption: 1990-01-02 | NGA-1990-L-52860

    Covers matters related to the incorporation of companies, including winding-up of companies.

  8. Nigeria - General provisions - Law, Act

    African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights (Ratification and Enforcement) (revised edition 1990, Vol. I, Chapter 10). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1990 | NGA-1990-L-71015

    Act gives the provisions of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights force of law in Nigeria.

  9. Nigeria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Copyright Act (Revised Edition 1990. Vol. V, Cap. 68). - Act on-line (as amended to 1999)

    Adoption: 1990 | NGA-1990-L-71016

  10. Nigeria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Nigerian Enterprises Promotion Act (No. 54 of 1989) (Chapter 303).

    Adoption: 1989-12-29 | NGA-1989-L-52848

    Sets forth list in Schedule of enterprises which shall be exclusively reserved for Nigerians. Provides for enterprise inspection and the regulation of sale and acquisition of enterprises. Sale or transfer of an enterprise shall not be approved unless a workers' equity participation trust is established (s. 6).

  11. Nigeria - General provisions - Law, Act

    National Economic Reconstruction Fund Act (No. 2 of 1989) (Chapter 254).

    Adoption: 1989-01-09 | NGA-1989-L-52901

    Establishes the National Economic Reconstruction Fund to provide, inter alia, funding for small and medium scale enterprises.

  12. Nigeria - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1989.

    Adoption: 1989 | NGA-1989-C-49700

    Chapter IV provides for fundamental rights, including freedom of association and assembly, freedom of expression and the press, and freedom from discrimination.

  13. Nigeria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Industrial Development Co-Ordination Act (No. 36 of 1988) (Chapter 178).

    Adoption: 1988-09-30 | NGA-1988-L-52913

  14. Nigeria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Privatisation and Commercialisation Act 1988 (No. 25) (Chapter 369).

    Adoption: 1988-07-05 | NGA-1988-L-56745

    Provides for the privatisation and commercialisation of Federal Government-owned enterprises, as well as those in which the Federal Government has an equity stake. Establishes Technical Committee to manage the practical aspects of this process.

  15. Nigeria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Advisory Council on Religious Affairs Act (No. 30 of 1987) (Chapter 9).

    Adoption: 1987-10-02 | NGA-1987-L-52852

    Provides for the establishment of an Advisory Council on Religious Affairs charged with promoting religious harmony.

  16. Nigeria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Participation in Politics and Elections (Prohibition) Act (No. 25 of 1987) (Chapter 342).

    Adoption: 1987-09-23 | NGA-1987-L-52879

  17. Nigeria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Directorate of Food, Roads, and Rural Infrastructures Act (No. 4 of 1987) (Chapter 100).

    Adoption: 1987-09-02 | NGA-1987-L-52864

  18. Nigeria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Directorate for Social Mobilisation Act (No. 31 of 1987) (Chapter 101).

    Adoption: 1987-09-02 | NGA-1987-L-52865

  19. Nigeria - General provisions - Law, Act

    National Productivity Centre Act (No. 7 of 1987) (Chapter 272).

    Adoption: 1987-04-03 | NGA-1987-L-52888

    Establishes the National Productivity Centre charged with promoting productivity in all economic sectors.

  20. Nigeria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Civil Disturbances (Special Tribunal) Act (No. 2 of 1987) (Chapter 53).

    Adoption: 1987-03-18 | NGA-1987-L-52857

    Provides for the establishment of investigation committees and special tribunals in the case of civil disturbance. Such tribunals may charge persons with offenses under the criminal code, including management of and membership in an unlawful society.

  21. Nigeria - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Order (Amendment) Decree 1985.

    Adoption: 1985-11-08 | NGA-1985-R-5118

    Revokes the Constitution of the Federal Repubic of Nigeria (Adaptation of Public Order Act) Order 1981, thus restoring the provisions of the Public Order Act (No. 5 of 1979) in relation to the holding of meetings and assemblies.

  22. Nigeria - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution (Suspension and Modification) (Amendment) Order 1985.

    Adoption: 1985 | NGA-1985-C-5119

    Amends the Constitution (Suspension and Modification) Decree 1984, primarily as to the functions of various government organs.

  23. Nigeria - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution (Suspension and Modification) Decree 1984 (Decree No. 1).

    Adoption: 1984-02-09 | Date of entry into force: 1983-12-31 | NGA-1984-C-49698

    Suspends and amends provisions of the 1979 Constitution and establishes the Federal Military Government.

  24. Nigeria - General provisions - Law, Act

    State Security (Detention of Persons) Decree 1984 (Decree No. 2).

    Adoption: 1984-02-09 | Date of entry into force: 1983-12-31 | NGA-1984-L-49699

  25. Nigeria - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Company Winding-Up Rules (S.I. 45 of 1983) (Chapter 59).

    Adoption: 1983-10-01 | NGA-1983-R-52861

  26. Nigeria - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Industrial Development (List of Pioneer Industries) Notice (S.I. 9 of 1982) (Chapter 179).

    Adoption: 1982-04-29 | NGA-1982-M-52915

  27. Nigeria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Industrial Promotion Act (No. 40 of 1979) (Chapter 181).

    Adoption: 1979-08-03 | NGA-1979-L-52917

  28. Nigeria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Bankruptcy Act (No. 16) (Chapter 30). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1979-04-20 | NGA-1979-L-52855

  29. Nigeria - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1979.

    Adoption: 1979 | NGA-1979-C-12109

  30. Nigeria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Social Development Act (No. 12 of 1974).

    Adoption: 1974-02-28 | NGA-1974-L-58982

    Establishes the Social Development Division of the Ministry of Employment, Labour and Productivity, and defines its duties.

  31. Nigeria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Federal High Court Act (No. 13 of 1973).

    Adoption: 1973-04-13 | NGA-1973-L-52876

  32. Nigeria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Prisons Act 1972 (No. 9) (Chapter 366).

    Adoption: 1972-04-10 | NGA-1972-L-56743

    Establishes comprehensive provisions for the administration of prisons and related matters. S. 4 deals with the prisoner's duty to do work, the nature and amount of which is left to the superintendent's discretion.

  33. Nigeria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Industrial Training Fund Act (No. 47 of 1971) (Chapter 182).

    Adoption: 1971-10-08 | NGA-1971-L-52918

  34. Nigeria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Labour Act (Cap L1 LFN 2004). ((Cap. 198) (1974 No. 21)) - Labour Act

    Adoption: 1971-08-01 | NGA-1971-L-42156

    Provides comprehensive legislation on conditions of work and employment. Part I sets out general provisions relating to wages, contracts and terms of employment. Employers shall not advance more than one month's wages to an employee (s. 4). Section 8 requires that workers entering a contract be medically examined at the employer's expense. Section 20 governs redundancy. Part II regulates recruiting, including the licensing of recruiters (s. 25), and the right to be accompanied by family (not exceeding 2 wives) (s. 34). Part III relates to special classes of workers, including apprentices (ss. 49-53), women (ss. 54-58), and young persons (ss. 59-64). In general, women and young persons are prohibited from performing underground and night work. Section 73 prohibits forced labour. Part IV contains supplemental provisions relating to administration and the settlement of disputes. Section 90 repeals the Labour Code Act.

  35. Nigeria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Industrial Development (Income Tax Relief) Act (No. 22 of 1971) (Chapter 179).

    Adoption: 1970-04-01 | NGA-1970-L-52914

    Provides tax relief to pioneer industries.

  36. Nigeria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Penal Code (Northern States) Federal Provisions Act (No. 25 of 1960).

    Adoption: 1960-09-30 | NGA-1960-L-52880

    Supplements the Penal Code of the Northern States in respect to offences against the state (treason, sedition, customs offences).

  37. Nigeria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Act (Chapter 80). - Laws on-line in English

    Adoption: 1945-06-01 | NGA-1945-L-52863

  38. Nigeria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Prevention of Crimes Act (Cap. P27). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1922-11-16 | NGA-1922-L-108559

  39. Nigeria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Code Act (1916) (Chapter 77). - Act online

    Adoption: 1916-06-01 | NGA-1916-L-52862

    Chapters 9 and 10 prohibit unlawful societies and assemblies; Chapter 21 deals with sexual offences against children and prostitution; Chapters 30-31 cover assaults against women, abduction, and slave dealing.

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