LAWS OF THE FEDERATION OF NIGERIA - 1990 

 

Decree No.

SHORT TITLE

Commen-cement

Promulga-tion

EFFECT

Comment

1

Abandoned Properties Act

28-09-79

28-09-79

Made provision for sale etc of abandoned properties after the Civil War by a committee set up for that purpose

Repealed by Decree No.36 of 1990

2

Academic Staff Union of Universities (Proscription and Prohibition from Participation in Trade Union Activities) Act

07-07-88

07-07-88

Proscribed ASUU from participation in Trade Union activities

Repealed by Decree No. 36 of 1990

3

Acquisition of Assets (British Petroleum Company Limited) Act

01-08-79

31-08-79

Provided for Transfer of Shares in BP etc to NNPC and quantum of compensation

 
4

Acts Authentication Act

01-01-62

29-09-62

Provided for Authentication of acts of National Assembly

 
5

Adjustment of Boundaries (Cross River and Imo States) Act

20-11-85

17-09-73

Implemented decisions of Boundaries Ascertainment Committee

 
6

Administrative Staff College of Nigeria Act

01-06-72

17-09-73

Provided for establishment of ASCON

 
7

Advertising Practitioners (Registration, Etc) Act

27-12-88

27-12-88

Established Council for control of profession of advertising

 

8.

Advisers to Military Governors, Etc. (Ex-Gratia Award) Act

01-04-68

04-12-68

Provided for payment of ex-gratia award to advisers of Governors

 

9.

Advisory Council on Religious Affairs Act

02-10-87

02-10-87

Established the Advisory Council on Religious Affairs to foster religious harmony

 

10

 

 

 

African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights (Ratification and Enforcement) Act

17-03-83

17-04-83

Effected adoption of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights

 

11

Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute Act

01-02-80

31-12-84

Established ARMTI, Ilorin

 

12

Agricultural (Control of Importation) Act

31-03-64

28-03-64

Regulates importation of articles for control of plant diseases and pests

 

13

Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme Fund Act

08-03-77

17-03-77

Established Fund to guarantee agricultural loans

 

14

Ahmadu Bello University (Transitional Provisions) Act

27-08-75

27-08-75

Effected take-over of ABU

 

15

Air Force Act

24-02-64

04-03-64

Provided for Establishment of NAF

 

16

Allocation of Revenue (Federation Accounts, Etc.) Act

22-01-82

18-02-82

Prescribed basis for distribution of revenue from Federation Account between Federal, State and Local Governments

 

17

Anatomy Act

30-03-33

 

Regulates Schools of Anatomy

 

18

Animal Diseases (Control) Act

24-02-88

24-02-88

Provided for control and prevention of animal diseases

 

19

Arbitration and Conciliation Act

14-03-88

14-03-88

Provides unified framework for ADR

 

20

Architects (Registration, Etc.) Act

03-07-69

12-05-69

Established ARCON

 

21

Armed Forces Comfort Fund Act

29-12-71

29-12-71

Established Armed Forces Comfort fund Act

 

22

Armed Forces (Disciplinary Proceedings) (Special Provisions) Act

29-07-75

28-09-79

Empowered any Armed Forces council to hold disciplinary proceeding concurrently with criminal proceedings in court

 

23

Armed Forces Pensions Act

01-04-74

28-09-79

Consolidated diverse enactments dealing with military pensions etc.

 

24

Armed Forces (Verification and Settlement of Contracts) Act

11-04-74

11-04-74

Provided for verification of claims arising out of the civil war for supply of goods

 

25

Armed Colour (Prohibition of Use) Act

04-04-77

07-04-77

Prohibited use of army green colour on vehicles other than those of the Nigerian Army

 

26

Associated Gas Re-Injection Act

28-09-79

28-09-79

Compelled submission of programmes for gas re-injection in oil and gas sector

 

27

Bank Employees, Etc. (Declaration of Assets) Act

26-09-86

26-09-86

Provided for Bank employees to declare Assets

 

28

Banking Act

07-02-69

11-02-69

Controlled Banking generally

Repealed by Decree No.25 of 1991

29

Banking (Freezing of Accounts) Act

31-12-83

04-04-84

Empowered President to freeze accounts etc.

Repealed by Decree No.63 of 1999

30

Bankruptcy Act

20-04-79

20-04-79

Provided generally regarding Bankruptcy

 

31

Banks (Motor Vehicle Loans) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act

04-04-79

04-04-79

Provided for control of disposal of vehicles subject to outstanding Bank Loans

 

32

Bayero University Act

28-09-79

28-09-79

Established B.U.K

 

33

Bees (Import Control and Management) Act

01-04-70

03-02-70

Provided for importation etc of Bees and apicultural material

 

34

Bight of Bonny Act

17-01-75

17-01-75

Provided new name for Bight of Biafra

 

35

Bills of Exchange Act

09-08-17

 

Codification of a statute of General Application relating to bills, cheques etc.

 

36

Births and Deaths (Compulsory Registration) Act

01-09-79

03-08-79

Provided for compulsory registration of every Birth and death from 01-09-79

Repealed by Decree No.69 of 1992

37

orrowing by Public Bodies Act

28-05-66

28-05-66

Regulated acceptance of Loans and credit by public bodies

 

38

Borstal Institutions and Remand Centres Act

01-04-62

31-03-62

Provided for establishment of Borstals, Remand centres, etc

 

39

Boy Scout Act

27-07-22

 

Provided for activities and Boy Scouts in Nigeria

 

40

 

Builders (Registration, Etc) Act

15-12-89

15-12-89

Established Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria

 

41

Building Lines (Federal Trunk Roads) Act

14-11-57

 

Provided for building lines in Federal trunk roads

 

42

Capital Gains Tax Act

01-04-67

19-10-67

Regulated taxation upon disposal of assets

S.3(d) repealed by Becree No. 45 of 1999

43

Capital Transfer Tax Act

01-04-79

09-04-79

Imposed C.T.T on transfer

 

44

Carriage of Goods by Sea Act

18-03-26

 

Provided for adoption of the International Convention on rules relating to bills of lading

 

45

Casino Taxation Act

01-04-65

 

Imposed tax on Lagos casino revenues

 

46

Central Bank (Currency Conversion) Act

30-12-67

30-12-67

Provided for conversion of existing currency by CBN

 

47

Central Bank of Nigeria Act

29-01-59

 

Established CBN

Repealed by Decree No.24 of 1991

48

 

entre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation Act

24-09-79

24-09-79

Established CBAAC pursuant to FESTAC 77

 

49

Cinematograph Act

20-05-63

 

Provided for Censorship of films

Repealed by Decree No.85 of 1993

50

Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre Act

11-12-89

11-12-89

Established CLTC

 

51

Civil Aviation Act

01-12-65

 

Provided in respect of civil aviation

 

52

 

ivil Aviation (Fire and Security Measures) Act

See S.1

 

Provided for fire fighting and security in airports

 

53

Civil Disturbances (Special Tribunal) Act

18-03-87

18-03-87

Established the Tribunal

Repealed by Decree No.63 of 1999

54

Civil Service Commission and Other Statutory Bodies, Etc. (Removal of Certain Persons from Office) Act

31-12-83

27-06-84

Provided for removal of offices from civil service, parastatals etc

Repealed by Decree No.63 of 1999

55

Civil Service Re-Organisation Act

01-04-88

25-11-88

Provided for re-organisation of civil service to make it "virile"

Repealed by Decree No.9 of 1995

56

Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act

01-01-88

09-01-89

Established code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal

Amended by Decree No 5 of 1990

57

Coins Act

08-03-28

 

Prohibited importation into or exportation from Nigeria of certain coins

 

58

Commodity Boards Act

01-04-77

21-04-77

Dissolved old Produce marketing companies and boards and set up 6 commodities boards

 

59

Companies and Allied Matters Act

02-01-90

02-01-90

Established CAC and codified company law

Part XVII repealed by Decree No 45 of 1999

60

Companies Income Tax Act

01-04-77

12-07-79

Consolidated CITA 1960 and other matters

 

61

Constituent Assembly (Dissolution) Act

03-05-89

03-05-89

Dissolved 1988 Constituent Assembly

 

62

 

Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Enactment) Act

21-09-78

28-09-78

Enabling provision for the 1979 constitution

Repealed by Decree No.63 of 1999

63

Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Promulgation) Act

01-10-92

03-05-89

Provided for coming into force on 01-10-92 the 1939 constitution

Repealed by Decree No.63 of 1999

64

Constitution (Suspension and Modification) Act

31-12-83

13-02-84

Set up framework for government of FRN from 31-12-83

Repealed by Decree No.63 of 1999

65

 

 

 

Consular Conventions Act

S.1-5:

19-10-50

S.6:

29-02-56

 

Confirmed certain powers on certain consular offices

 

66

Control of Advertisement (Federal Highways) Act

20-11-86

20-11-86

Empowered Minister of works to regulate advertising on Federal Highways

 

67

Co-operative Development Act

15-02-74

15-02-74

Established Co-operative Development Division

 

68

Copyright Act

19-12-88

19-12-88

Provided for copyright generally

 

69

Corneal Grafting Act

05-05-73

05-05-73

Allows use of eyes of deceased persons for therapeutic purposes

 

70

Corporate Bodies (Members’ Emolument) Act

04-09-58

 

Provided for remuneration for members of more than one corporate

 

71

Corporations Standing Tenders Board (Dissolution) Act

22-08-75

10-08-78

Dissolved CSTB

 

72

Council of Ministers (Evidence) Act

10-11-65

 

Provided for proof by certificate of certain decisions of council of Ministers

 

73

Counterfeit and Fake Drugs (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act

15-07-88

01-06-89

Established Task Forces to combat fake drugs

Repealed by Decree No.25 of 1999

74

Counterfeit Currency (Special Provisions) Act

31-12-83

18-07-84

Provided penalties for counterfeiting currency

 

75

Court of Appeal Act

01-10-76

05-08-76

Established Court of Appeal

 

76

Creation of States and Boundary Adjustment (Procedure) Act

15-11-82

18-11-82

Provided for procedure for creation of new states etc.

 

77

Criminal Code Act

01-06-16

 

Established a code of Criminal Law

 

78

Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions)

Act

16-10-75

16-10-75

Provided stiffer penalties for damage to utilities infrastructure

 

79

Criminal Justice (Release from Custody) (Special Provisions) Act

08-03-77

11-03-77

Empowered CJN to order release of persons in some circumstances

 

80

Criminal Procedure Act

01-06-45

 

Provided for Criminal Procedure in Courts

 

81

 

Criminal Procedure (Northern States) Act

30-12-60

 

Provided Jurisdiction to Northern Courts in respect of some offences

 

82

Currency Conversion (Freezing Orders) Act

24-03-71

24-03-71

Enabled Governor of CBN to freeze any account

 

83

Currency Offences Act

05-10-20

 

Prohibited acts tending to depreciate currency

 

84

Customs and Excise Management Act

01-04-59

 

Provided for Regulation of Customs and Excise

 

85

 

Customs and Excise Management (Disposal of Goods) Act

01-03-70

12-03-70

Allowed Dept of Customs and Excise to dispose of forfeited goods

 

86

Customs and Excise (Special Penal and Other Provisions) Act

05-05-77

05-06-71

Further provided for disposal of forfeited goods

 

87

Customs Duties (Dumped and Subsidised Goods) Act

16-10-58

 

Allowed imposition of duty on subsidised goods

 

88

Customs, Excise Tariff, Etc. (Consolidation) Act

01-01-88

 

Provided for ad valorem customs and excise duty

 

89

Customs, Immigration and Prison Services Board Act

11-07-86

11-07-86

Established a Board for Customs, Immigration and Prisons

 

90

Daily Times of Nigeria Limited (Transfer of Certain Shares) Act

01-09-75

28-09-79

Regularised share holding situation at DTN

 

91

Dangerous Drugs Act

01-07-35

 

Provided for regulation of dangerous drugs

 

92

Decimal Currency Act

S.7-11:

06-07-71

all others:

03-07-72

01-05-71

   

93

Defamatory and Offensive Publications Act

01-06-66

15-06-66

Provided for offences of defamatory and offensive publication

 

94

Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria Act

01-08-64

13-11-69

Established ordinance factory in Kaduna

 

95

Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria Act (Exclusion of Armed Forces Armament Depot) Act

01-08-64

07-07-64

Excluded armament depots of Armed Forces being designated factories

 

96

Dental Technologists (Registration, Etc) Act

17-12-87

17-12-87

Established DTRBN

 

97

Designation of Enactments Act

28-12-61

26-12-61

Provided for designation of Acts

 

98

Diamond Trading Act

01-03-72

23-12-71

Restricted sale etc of Diamonds

Repealed by Decree No.34 of 1999

99

Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges Act

27-12-62

 

Consolidated diplomatic immunities and privileges

 

100

Directorate of Food, Roads and Rural Infrastructures Act

06-02-86

01-04-87

Established DFRRI

 

101

Directorate for Social Mobilisation Act

02-09-87

01-11-87

Established MAMSER

Repealed by Decree No.100 of 1993

102

Dishonoured Cheques (Offences) Act

20-05-77

02-06-77

Made it a crime to issue a cheque knowing no funds or insufficient funds stood to one’s credit

 

103

Educational Correspondence Colleges Accreditation Act

05-11-7

05-11-87

Empowered Minister to accredit correspondence colleges

 

104

Education (National Minimum Standards and Establishment of Institutions) Act

06-08-85

13-08-85

Specified authorities to prescribe minimum standards of education

 

105

Electoral Act

05-08-82

11-08-82

Provided for conduct of election

 

106

Electricity Act

17-10-29

 

Regulates generation, supply and use of electricity

 

107

Employees Housing Schemes (Special Provisions) Act

20-08-79

20-08-79

Made it obligatory for employers of more than 500 employees to provide housing schemes

 

108

 

Endangered Species (Control of International Trade and Traffic) Act

20-04-85

24-04-85

Provided for conservation and management of wild life etc

 

109

Energy Commission of Nigeria Act

14-09-79

14-09-79

Established ECN

 

110

Engineers (Registration, Etc) Act

05-12-70

05-12-70

Established COREN

 

111

 

 

Estate Surveyors and Valuers (Registration, Etc)

Act

29-07-75

27-08-75

Established ESVRB

 

112

Evidence Act

01-06-45

 

Provided for law of evidence in judicial proceedings

 

113

Exchange Control Act

16-07-62

 

Provided for exchange control

Repealed by Decree No.8 of 1995

114

Exchange Control (Anti-Sabotage) Act

05-04-84

06-04-84

Provided draconian penalties regarding exchange control offences

Repealed by Decree No.17 of 1995

115

Excise (Control of Distillation) Act

01-04-64

18-09-64

Controlled licensing and excise for distillation of spirits

 

116

Exclusive Economic Zones Act

02-10-78

05-10-78

Delimited EEZ up to 200 nautical miles seawards

 

117

Explosives Act

01-01-67

 

Provided for control of explosives etc

 

118

Export (Incentives and Miscellaneous Provisions Act

11-07-86

11-07-86

Provided incentives to manufacturers to exports

 

119

Export of Nigerian Produce Act

?

 

Made new provisions for export of Nigerian produce

 

120

Export Produce (Federal Powers) Act

05-10-61

29-09-61

Provided for powers to prescribe grades of export produce

 

121

Export (Prohibition) Act

16-02-89

16-02-89

Prohibited Export of some food stuffs

 

122

 

 

External Loans Act

12-05-62

 

Authorised development borrowing abroad

 

123

External Loan (Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Development) Act

01-01-69

23-06-70

Authorised raising loans for rehabilitation abroad

 

124

External Trade Letters of Credit (Control) Act

01-06-61

27-05-61

Prohibited issue of certain letters of credit

 

125

 

 

Extradition Act

31-01-67

31-12-66

Provided for extradition of fugitive offenders

 

126

Factories Act

11-06-87

11-06-87

Provided for registration of factories etc

 

127

Federal Capital Territory, Abuja (Appeals from Area Courts) Act

13-12-89

13-12-89

Provided for appeals from Area Court in FCT

 

128

 

Federal Capital Territory Act

04-02-76

04-02-76

Established a new capital, FCDA etc

 

129

 

Federal Colleges of Education Act

14-03-86

14-03-86

Established various Federal Colleges of education etc

 

130

Federal Commissions (Privileges and Immunities) Act

20-05-63

 

Granted immunity to members of various commission

 

131

Federal Environmental Protection Agency Act

30-12-88

30-12-88

Established FEPA

 

132

Federal Government Newspapers Corporation (Repeal, Etc) Act

16-08-77

01-09-77

Established NNP Ltd. and repealed Decree No.34 of 1973

 

133

Federal Government Staff Housing Board Act

17-05-72

20-02-74

Provided for Board to administer Housing Loan Scheme

 

134

Federal High Court Act

13-04-73

13-04-73

Established Federal High Court

 

135

Federal Highways Act

01-06-71

24-02-71

Vests control of Federal Highways in FMWH

 

136

Federal Housing Authority Act

01-10-73

01-10-73

Established FHA

 

137

Federal Military Government (Supremacy and Enforcement of Powers) Act

17-05-84

18-04-84

Re-affirmed supremacy of FMG

Repealed by Decree No.63 of 1999

138

Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria Act

20-01-77

27-01-77

Established FMB

Repealed by Decree No.82 of 1993

139

 

 

Federal Polytechnics Act

25-07-79

25-07-79

Provided for various polytechnics in various parts of the country

 

140

Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria Act

01-04-78

28-02-79

Established FRCN

 

141

Federal Road Safety Commission Act

18-02-88

08-12-88

Provided for the FRSC

 

142

 

Federal Savings Bank Act

01-09-72

05-11-74

Established Federal Savings Bank

 

143

Federal Universities of Technology Act

11-07-86

11-07-86

Provided for 3 Universities of Technology

 

144

Finance (Control and Management) Act

31-07-58

 

Provided for control of public finances

 

145

 

 

Financial Year Act

01-04-80

31-07-80

Altered financial year

 

146

Firearms Act

01-02-59

 

Regulates Firearms generally

 

147

Fire Services Act

01-04-64

20-01-64

Provided for a Federal Fire Services

 

148

Flags and Coats of Arms Act

01-10-60

 

Regulates Display of National flag and Coat of Arms

 

149

Flags of Nigerian Ships Act

14-05-68

14-05-68

Provided for ensigns for use on ships

 

150

Food and Drugs Act

10-02-76

28-10-74

Regulates sale of food, drugs, cosmetics etc.

 

151

Foreign Currency (Domiciliary Accounts) Act

01-10-85

11-11-85

Authorised domicilliary accounts in Nigeria in foreign currency

Repealed by Decree No.17 of 1995

152

Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act

01-02-61

 

Provided for enforcement of foreign judgments in Nigeria in certain circumstances

 

153

Forfeiture of Assets (Director of the Special Structures Company Ltd.) Act

07-04-77

14-04-77

Provided for forfeiture of certain assets in Kaduna

 

154

Forfeiture of Assets, Etc. (Validation ) Act

28-08-68

28-08-68

Validated certain forfeitures. See Lakanmi’s case

 

155

Forfeiture of Assets (Messrs. Davis of America, Etc) Act

29-09-75

29-09-75

Provided for dissolution of 3 firms and forfeiture of some assets

 

156

Forfeiture of Assets (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act

04-07-77

 

Amended Public Officers order of 1978 and vested forfeited assets in FMG

 

157

 

 

Forfeiture of Assets (Voteniski Nigeria Ltd.) Act

28-08-75

14-06-76

Forfeited Voteniski Nig. Ltd.’s assets to Benue Plateau State

 

158

 

Forfeiture of Property (8 Okotie-Eboh Street, South-West Ikoyi) Act

29-09-75

03-05-76

Forfeiture of aforementioned property to FMG

 

159

Gaming Machines (Prohibition) Act

01-01-77

27-12-77

Banned importation of Gaming machines etc.

 

160

Gaskiya Corporation (Winding Up) Act

25-08-73

22-12-77

Wound up the Gaskiya Corporation

 

161

General Loan and Stock Act

30-05-16

 

Declared terms and conditions applicable to loans raised by Government

 

162

Geneva Conventions Act

30-09-60

 

Gave effect to the Geneva Conventions

 

163

Gold Trading Act

06-06-35

 

Regulated the traffic in Gold

Repealed by Decree No.34 of 1999

164

Government Promissory Notes Act

12-05-60

 

Provided for creation and issue of promissory notes

 

165

Harmful Wastes (Special Criminal Provisions) Act

25-11-88

25-11-88

Prohibited dumping of harmful waste

 

166

Health Records Officers (Registration, Etc.) Act

11-12-89

11-12-89

Established Board for control and management of this profession

 

167

Hides and Skin Act

06-10-42

 

Control trade in hides and skins

 

168

High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja (Civil Procedure Rules) Act

01-09-89

 

Promulgated rules of civil procedure for High Court of FCT

 

169

Hire Purchase Act

01-10-68

 

Provided for HP, credit sales etc

 

170

Hydrocarbon Oil Refineries Act

11-06-65

 

Controlled refining of oil

 

171

Immigration Act

01-08-63

 

Consolidated Immigration Law

 

172

Import (Prohibition) Act

07-12-89

07-12-89

Prohibited importation of Meat and Chicken

 

173

Income Tax Management Act

01-04-61

26-06-61

Regulated taxation of incomes of persons other than companies

Repealed by Decree No.104 of 1993

174

Income Tax (Armed Forces and Other Persons) (Special Provisions) Act

01-04-72

30-12-72

Provided for Taxation of Income of members of armed forces, etc

Repealed by No.104 of 1993

175

 

Income Tax (Authorised communications) Act

23-04-66

22-04-66

Provided for authorised communications on Income tax matters

 

176

 

 

Indian Hemp Act

31-03-66

31-03-66

Regulates use and growth of the weed

 

177

Industrial Arbitration Tribunal (Variation of Certain Awards) Repeals Act

26-05-83

30-06-83

Repealed Decree No. 78 of 1979

 

178

Industrial Development Co-Ordination Act

30-09-88

30-09-88

Established the now-defunct IDCC

Repealed by Decree No.16 of 1995

179

Industrial Development (Income Tax Relief) Act

01-04-70

03-05-71

Created Pioneer status and repealed Cap 87 of 1958 Laws of Nigeria

 

180

Industrial Inspectorate Act

09-10-70

09-10-70

Established IID

 

181

Industrial Promotion Act

03-08-79

03-08-79

Intended to promote import substitution

 

182

Industrial Training Fund Act

08-10-71

08-10-71

Established ITF

 

183

Insurance Act

01-12-76

07-12-76

Regulated insurance business

Repealed by Decree No.58 of 1991

184

Insurance (Special Supervision Fund) Act

16-08-89

16-08-69

Established ISSF

 

185

Institute of Chartered Accountants Act

01-09-65

 

Provided for profession of accountancy etc.

 

186

Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology Act

16-11-68

19-11-68

Established IMLT

 

187

Internal Loans Act

12-05-62

 

Authorised raising of Development Loans in Nigeria

 

188

Internal Loans (Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Development) Act

01-01-69

16-05-72

Authorised raising of loans for rehabilitation and reconstruction

 

189

International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (Enforcement of Awards) Act

29-11-67

29-11-67

Provided for enforcement of ICSI in Nigeria

190

International Financial Organisations Act

30-09-60

 

Enable Nigerian membership of IMF, BRD, IFC and IDA

 

191

 

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Act

24-07-67

24-07-67

Established IITA

 

192

Interpretation Act

20-01-64

 

Provided for construction and interpretation

 

193

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board Act

07-12-89

07-12-89

Established JAMB

 

194

 

Judgements of Tribunals (Enforcement, Etc.) Act

31-12-83

24-04-85

Provided for enforcement of certain judgments specified

Repealed by Decree No.63 of 1999

195

Judicial Officers (Extension of Period of Service)

01-10-79

31-12-84

Extended office of certain Judges

 

196

Kaduna Polytechnic Act

28-09-79

28-09-79

Provided Takeover of functions of ICSA

Repealed by Decree No.40 of 1991

197

Kainji Lake National Park Act

30-07-79

30-07-79

Established another National Park

Repealed by Decree No.36 of 1991

198

Labour Act

01-08-71

29-05-74

Replaced Labour Code Act

 

199

Lagos Port Operations (Special Provisions) Act

23-01-71

30-03-71

Established Committee on L.P.O

 

200

Lagos Stock Exchange Act

06-06-61

06-06-61

Granted exclusive rights of stockbroking to members of Lagos Stock Exchange

Repealed by Decree No 45 of 1999

201

Lagos University Teaching Hospital Act

28-12-61

26-12-61

Established LUTH

 

202

Land Use Act

29-03-78

29-03-74

Vested all Nigerian Land in the State

 

203

Land Use Act (Validation of Certain Laws, Etc.) Act

28-09-79

28-09-79

Regularised State Government’s issuance of regulations

 

204

Law Officers Act

01-10-36

 

Entitled state legal advisers to practise ex-officio

 

205

Legal Aid Act

02-05-77

10-11-76

Established Legal Aid Council etc.

 

206

Legal Education (Consolidation, Etc) Act

08-03-76

08-03-76

Consolidated Law regarding Council of Legal Education

 

207

Legal Practitioners Act

16-05-75

16-05-75

Updated L.P.A of 1962

S.8 Amended by decree No 31 of 199

208

Legislative Houses (Powers and Privileges) Act

30-04-53

 

Defined powers, privileges and immunities of legislative houses

 

209

Live Fish (Control of Importation) Act

01-02-65

 

Regulates importation of live fish

 

210

Loans (Internal Borrowing) Act

21-05-58

 

Authorised raising in Nigeria of Loan/s up to N60m

 

211

Loan (State Development) Act

08-09-60

 

Authorised raising $3m from H.M’s Government

 

212

Loans Act

12-05-60

 

Authorised external loans up to N80m

 

213

 

 

 

Local Government (Basic Constitutional and Transitional Provisions) Act

17-05-89

17-05-89

Provided for Local Government as a third tier of government

Repealed by Decree No.111 of 1993 and No 6 of 1996

214

Local Loans (Registered Stock and Securities) Act

04-07-46

 

Made provision for creation and issue of stocks and securities to raise loans in Nigeria

 

215

Maintenance Orders Act

23-06-21

 

Facilitated enforcement in Nigeria of maintenance orders made in England or Ireland

 

216

Marine Insurance Act

01-04-61

29-09-61

Provided for Marine Insurance

 

217

Maritime Academy of Nigeria Act

20-04-88

20-04-88

Established M.A.N etc.

 

218

Marriage Act

31-12-14

 

Provided for celebration of marriages etc.

 

219

Marriages (Validation) Act

11-08-71

26-08-71

Provided for validation of certain marriages of doubtful validity

 

220

Matrimonial Causes Act

17-03-70

17-03-70

Provided for matrimonial causes

 

221

Medical and Dental Practitioners Act

28-06-88

28-06-88

Established council for registration of medical practitioners and dentists

 

222

 

Medical Rehabilitation Therapists (Registration, Etc.) Act

30-09-88

28-09-88

Created Registration Board for certain classes of profession

 

223

Merchandise Marks Act

06-01-16

 

Provided for offences relating to fraudulent marks on merchandise

 

224

Merchant Shipping Act

25-06-64

 

Consolidated Merchant Shipping law

 

225

 

Military Courts (Special Powers) Act

20-07-84

 

Reintroduced military court dissolved in 1979

Repealed by Decree No.63 of 1999

226

Minerals Act

25-02-46

22-07-84

Consolidated Minerals Mining Law

Repealed by Decree No.34 of 1999

227

Mines and Quarries (Control of Buildings, Etc) Act

02-04-70

03-07-69

Provided for control of structures in mines and quarries

 

228

Ministers’ Statutory Powers and Duties (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act

17-04-58

 

Provided for transfer of powers and duties of ministers

 

229

Ministry of Finance Incorporated Act

12-03-59

 

Provided for corporation sole known as MOFI

 

230

Minor Offences (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act

07-12-89

07-12-89

Abolished offence of wandering

 

231

 

Mortgage Institutions Act

29-12-89

29-12-89

Provided for regulation of Mortgage Institutions

 

232

Motor Spirit (Returns) Act

27-03-52

 

Provided for specific returns on import of PMS

 

233

Motor Vehicle (Third Party Insurance) Act

01-04-50

 

Regulates third party motor vehicle risk

 

234

Motor Vehicles (Third Party Liability Insurance) (ECOWAS Brown Card Scheme)Act

11-07-86

11-07-86

Provided for Nigeria’s participation in ECOWAS Brown card scheme

 

235

 

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Within the Commonwealth (Enactment and Enforcement) Act

?

12-04-88

Legislative provision for commonwealth’s mutual assistance in criminal matters scheme

 

236

National Assembly Service Commission Act

19-08-81

30-09-81

Established NASC

 

237

National Board for Technical Education Act

11-01-77

03-02-77

Established NBTE

 

238

National Boundary Commission, Etc. Act

17-12-87

17-12-87

Established National Boundary Commission

 

239

National Centre for Economic Management and Administration Act

22-05-86

29-12-89

Established CEMA

 

240

National Civic Registration Act

01-09-79

20-08-79

Attempted to introduce a system of civic registration

 

241

National Commission for Colleges of Education Act

13-01-89

13-01-89

Established National Commission for Colleges of Education

 

242

National Commission for Museums and Monuments Act

28-09-79

28-09-79

Established the NCMM and dissolved Antiquities Commission and Federal Dept. of Antiquities

 

243

National Commission for Nomadic Education Act

12-12-89

12-12-89

Established NCNE

 

244

National Commission for Refugees, Etc. Act

29-12-89

24-12-89

Established Commission to safeguard interests of refugees

 

245

National Commission for Rehabilitation Act

08-10-69

08-10-69

Established National Commission for Rehabilitation

 

246

National Commission for Women Act

07-12-89

07-12-89

Established NCW

Repealed by Decree No.42 of 1992

247

National Committee on Geographical Names Act

?

27-12-89

Established NCGN

 

248

 

National Council for Arts and Culture Act

21-02-75

17-01-75

Established NCAC

249

National Crop Varieties and Livestock Breeds (Registration, Etc.) Act

14-10-87

14-10-89

Introduced a register of Crop varieties etc.

 

250

National Directorate of Employment Act

19-10-89

19-10-89

Established NDE

 

251

National Dock Labour Act

09-04-79

09-04-79

Established National Dock Labour Board

Repealed by Decree No.37 of 1999

252

National Drug Formulary and Essential Drug List Act

13-12-89

13-12-89

Prescribed a Drug formulary and List

 

253

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act

29-12-89

29-12-89

Established NDLEA

 

254

National Economic Reconstruction Fund Act

09-01-89

09-01-89

Established National Reconstruction Fund

 

255

National Electoral Commission Act

30-09-87

30-09-87

Provided for NEC

Repealed by Decree No.112 of 1995

256

National Electric Power Authority Act

01-04-72

27-06-72

Established NEPA

 

257

National Emergency Relief Agency Act

08-09-76

08-09-76

Established NERA

Repealed by Decree No.12 of 1999

258

National Eye Centre Act

20-08-79

20-08-79

Established Eye Centre in Kaduna

 

259

National Fertilizer Board Act

21-01-77

27-01-77

Established NFB

 

260

National Honours Act

01-10-63

 

Provided for Award of National Honours

 

261

National Institute for Labour Studies Act

27-09-84

14-03-86

Established NILS, Ilorin

 

262

National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies Act

01-01-79

04-06-79

Established NIPSS

 

263

National Insurance Corporation of Nigeria Act

01-07-69

30-06-69

Established NICON

 

264

National Library Act

01-06-70

02-05-70

Provided for a National Library Board

 

265

National Mathematical Centre Act

01-01-88

12-12-89

Established NMC

 

266

National Medical College Act

24-09-79

24-09-79

Established NMC

 

267

National Minimum Wage Act

03-09-81

30-09-81

Prescribed a minimum wage for workers

 

268

National Office of Industrial Property Act

24-09-79

24-09-79

Established NOIP

 

269

 

National Open University Act

22-07-83

29-07-88

Established NOU

 

270

 

National Population Commission Act

01-04-88

19-10-89

Established NPC

 

271

National Primary Education Commission Act

08-08-88

08-08-88

Established NPEC

Repealed by Decree No.3 of 1991

272

National Productivity Centre Act

03-04-87

03-04-87

Established National Productivity Centre

 

273

National Provident Fund Act

 

26-06-61

Established NPF

Repealed by Decree No.73 of 1993

274

National Provident Fund (Management Board, Etc.) Act

01-04-75

09-11-74

Established NPF Management Board

Repealed by Decree No.73 of 1993

275

National Salt Company of Nigeria (Take-Over) Act

28-09-79

28-09-79

Provided for take-over of National Salt Co. Ltd.

 

276

National Science and Technology Act

24-01-80

14-02-80

Provided for dissolution of NSTDA and transfer of it’s functions

 

277

National Science and Technology Fund Act

28-07-87

28-07-87

Established NSTF

 

278

National Security Agencies Act

05-06-86

28-07-86

Disbanded NSO created SSS, DIA and NIA

 

279

National Shipping Policy Act

30-04-87

30-04-87

Established NMA to co-ordinate shipping policy etc

 

280

National Sports Commission Act

06-09-71

06-08-71

Established NSC

Repealed by Decree No.7 of 1991

281

National Steel Council Act

18-09-79

14-09-79

Established the Steel Council for central planning of iron and steel industry

 

282

National Teachers Institute Act

10-04-78

27-04-78

Established NII

 

283

National Universities Commission Act

15-01-74

15-01-74

Established NUC

 

284

National Water Resources Institute Act

02-03-85

14-03-88

Established NWRI

 

285

National Youth Service Corps Act

22-05-73

22-05-73

Established NYSC

Repealed by Decree No.51 of 1993

286

Natural Resources Conservation Council Act

29-12-89

29-12-89

Established Natural Resources Conservation Council

 

287

Navigable Waterways (Declaration) Act

28-12-88

28-12-88

Declared certain waterways federal

Repealed by Decree No.13 of 1997

288

 

Navy Act

07-05-64

17-08-64

Established Nigerian Navy

 

289

New Nigerian Salt Company Limited (Take-Over) Act

20-09-78

05-10-78

Provided for take-over by FGN of certain shares held in NNSC Ltd.

 

290

News Agency of Nigeria Act

10-05-76

10-05-76

Established NAN

 

291

Newspapers Act

09-08-17

 

Provided for registration of Newspapers

Repealed by Decree No.18 of 1993

292

Nigerian Airports Authority Act

11-07-77

16-08-76

Established NAA

Amended by Decree No 87 of 1993

293

Nigerian Airways Limited (Appointment of Sole Administrator) Act

08-01-88

25-11-88

Provided for appointment of a Sole Administrator of Nigeria Airways Ltd.

 

294

Nigerian Army Act

01-10-60

 

Consolidated law relating to Nigerian Army

 

295

Nigerian Atomic Energy Commission Act

24-08-76

24-08-76

Established Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission

 

296

Nigerian Bank for Commerce and Industry Act

02-04-73

05-03-73

Established NBCI

 

297

Nigerian Citizenship (Validation) Act

15-06-68

15-06-68

Provided for validation of certain registrations for citizenship

 

298

Nigerian Civil Aviation Training Centre Act

01-12-65

 

Established NCATC

 

299

Nigerian Coal Corporation Act

27-10-50

 

Established Nigerian Coal Corporation

 

300

Nigerian Council for Management Development Act

04-10-76

04-10-76

Established CMD

 

301

Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation Act

15-06-88

15-06-88

Established NDIC

 

302

Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council Act

01-03-87

27-12-88

Established NERDC

 

303

Nigerian Enterprises Promotion Act

29-12-89

29-12-89

Re-enacted Enterprise Promotion Act of 1977

Repealed by Decree No.7 of 1995

304

Nigerian Enterprises Promotion (Issue of Non-Voting Equity Shares) Act

14-11-87

14-11-87

Permitted public companies to issue non-voting stock

Repealed by Decree No 45 of 1999

305

Nigerian Export Credit Guarantee and Insurance Corporation Act

20-04-88

20-04-88

Provided for export credit guarantee etc.

Repealed by Decree No 38 of 1991

306

Nigerian Export Promotion Council Act

01-12-87

07-10-88

Provided for promotion of export trade

 

307

 

 

Nigerian Film Corporation Act

20-09-79

14-09-79

Established NFC

 

308

Nigerian Industrial Development Bank (Guarantee) Act

28-09-66

01-06-70

28-09-66

Authorised FMG to guarantee loans to NIDB

 

309

Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology Act

14-03-86

14-03-86

Established NITT

 

310

Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Act

27-06-84

27-06-84

Established NIALS

 

311

 

Nigeria Institute of International Affairs Act

18-08-71

18-08-71

Established NIIA

 

312

Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research Act

14-12-77

22-12-77

Established NISER

 

313

Nigerian Law Reform Commission Act

03-07-79

23-02-79

Established NLRC

 

314

Nigerian Legion Act

30-09-88

30-09-88

Established Nigerian Legion

 

315

Nigerian Livestock and Meat Authority (Repeal, Etc.) Act

01-02-79

12-07-79

Repealed Decree No.31 of 1979 and transferred assets to National Livestock produce

 

316

Nigerian Media Council Act

30-12-88

30-12-88

Established Nigerian media council

Repealed by Decree No.85 of 1992

317

Nigerian Mining Corporation Act

24-10-72

24-10-72

Established NMC

 

318

Nigerian National Heroes Register Act

10-08-79

10-08-79

Established register of heroes

 

319

Nigerian National Merit Award Act

23-06-79

20-08-79

Instituted National Merit Award

Repealed by Decree No.96 of 1992

320

 

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Act

01-04-77

28-04-77

Established NNPC

 

321

Nigerian Pilgrims Commission Act

06-02-89

06-02-89

Established Nigerian Pilgrims Commission

 

322

Nigerian Postal Services Department Act

11-06-87

11-06-87

Established Nigerian Postal Services Dept.

Repealed by Decree No 41 of 1992

323

Nigerian Railway Corporation Act

09-06-55

01-10-55

03-05-56

 

Established NRC

 

324

Nigerian Red-Cross Society Act

01-01-61

 

Incorporated Nigerian Red Cross Society

 

325

Nigerian Reinsurance Corporation Act

01-07-76

23-06-77

Set up Nigerian Re.

 

326

Nigerian Research Institutes Act

01-12-64

20-11-64

Established diverse research institutes

 

327

 

Nigerian Shippers’ Council Act

01-01-77

27-06-78

Established NSC for protection of shipper’s interests etc.

 

328

Nigerian Steel Development Authority Act

14-04-71

14-04-71

Established NSDA

 

329

Nigerian Television Authority Act

01-04-76

31-03-77

Established NTA

 

330

Nigerian Tourist Board Act

01-08-67

08-11-76

Established Nigerian Tourist Board

 

331

Notaries Public Act

01-10-36

 

Provides for appointment of notaries public

 

332

Nursing and Midwifery (Registration, Etc.) Act

28-09-79

28-09-79

Established NCN

 

333

Oaths Act

01-10-63

 

Consolidated Oaths Law

 

334

Obafemi Awolowo University (Transitional Provisions) Act

27-08-75

28-08-75

Effective Take-Over of University of Ife

 

335

Official Secrets Act

13-09-62

 

Provided for securing public safety

 

336

Offshore Oil Revenues (Registration of Grants) Act

01-04-71

09-06-72

Provided for registration of instruments etc. in the states contiguous to territorial waters

 

337

Oil in Navigable Waters Act

22-04-68

20-06-68

Implemented terms of Convention for prevention of pollution of sea

 

338

Oil Pipelines Act

04-10-56

 

Provided for Licenses to be granted for pipelines etc.

 

339

Oil Terminal Dues Act

01-01-65

12-05-69

Provided for payment of Terminal dues

 

340

Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians (Registration, Etc) Act

07-12-89

07-12-89

Established Board for control and practice of optometry etc

 

341

Orthopaedic Hospitals Management Board Act

28-09-79

28-09-79

Established Management board for orthopaedic hospitals

 

342

Participation in Politics and Elections (Prohibition) Act

23-09-87

06-10-87

Prohibited certain persons from public office

Repealed by Decree No.6 of 1996

343

Passport (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act

08-08-85

13-06-85

Created passport related offences

 

344

Patents and Designs Act

01-12-71

24-12-70

Provided for Patent Law

 

345

Penal Code (Northern States) Federal Provisions Act

30-09-60

 

Supplemented penal code on certain criminal matters

 

346

Pensions Act

01-04-74

28-09-79

Consolidated Pensions Law

 

347

Pensions Rights of Judges Act

01-01-85

24-04-85

Amended constitution re retirement benefits of Judges

 

348

Pensions (Transfer of Responsibility) (United Kingdom Agreement) Act

01-07-79

26-06-79

Transferred responsibility for certain pensions to the U.K

 

349

Pest Control of Produce (Special Powers) Act

29-05-68

29-05-68

Provided for inspection of produce at ports for pests

 

350

Petroleum Act

27-11-69

14-11-69

Provided for exploration for petroleum etc

 

351

Petroleum Control Act

13-07-67

13-07-67

Empowered Minister to control petroleum related activities

Repealed by Decree No.23 of 1998

352

Petroleum Equalisation Fund (Management Board,Etc) Act

15-10-73

17-02-75

Established P.E.F to reimburse marketing companies for losses

 

353

Petroleum Production and Distribution (Anti-Sabotage) Act

07-11-75

07-11-75

Created petroleum related sabotage offences

 

354

Petroleum Profits Tax Act

01-01-58

 

Imposed tax on profits from Petroleum.

 

355

Petroleum Technology Development Fund Act

04-06-73

 

Repealed No.32 of 1964 and established PTDF for training of Nigerians

 

356

Petroleum Training Institute Act

19-09-72

19-09-72

Established PTI

 

357

Pharmacist Act

30-01-65

 

Provided for regulation of chemists, pharmacists, etc.

Repealed by

Decree No. 91

of 1992

358

Piers Act

24-02-17

 

Regularised and controlled law of piers

 

359

Police Act

01-04-43

 

Established the Police etc.

 

360

Pools Betting and Casino Gaming (Prohibition) Act

16-04-79

04-06-79

Prohibited pools, betting etc.

 

361

Ports Act

23-09-54

01-04-55

01-03-56

 

Established NPA

Repealed by

Decree No.74

Of 1993

362

Posts and Telecommunications Proceedings Act

12-07-67

12-07-67

Authorised civil and criminal proceedings in respect of Post and Telecom offences

 

363

Pre-Shipment Inspection of Imports Act

01-01-79

29-12-78

Introduced Pre-inspection of Imports

Repealed by

Decree No.11

Of 1996

364

Prevention of Crimes Act

16-11-22

 

Provided for effectual prevention of crime

 

365

Price Control Act

01-01-77

13-01-77

Re-enacted Price Control Act

 

366

Prisons Act

10-04-72

10-04-72

Provided for administration of Prisons

 

367

 

Private Guards Companies Act

15-12-86

15-12-86

Provided for licensing of Private Guard companies

 

368

 

Private Universities (Abolition and Prohibition) Act

09-02-84

27-06-84

Abolished private universities

Repealed by

Decree No.9

0f 1993

369

Privatisation and Commercialisation Act

05-07-88

05-07-88

Provided for privatisation and commercialisation of certain enterprises

Repealed by

Decree No. 78

0f 1993

370

Probates (Re-Sealing) Act

07-03-66

07-03-66

Provided for re-sealing of probates etc.

 

371

Produce (Enforcement of Export Standards) Act

01-12-59

 

Provided for inspection of commodities for export

 

372

Productivity, Prices and Incomes Board Act

20-04-77

02-04-77

Established PPIB for price control

Repealed by

Decree No. 99

0f 1993

373

Professional Bodies (Special Provisions) Act

07-02-72

07-02-72

Empowered the practice by Non-Nigerians of certain professions

 

374

Psychiatric Hospitals Management Board Act

28-09-79

28-09-79

Established Psychiatric Hospitals Management Board

 

375

Public Accounts Committee Act

03-04-87

03-04-87

Established PAC to audit diverse accounts

 

376

Public Archives Act

14-11-57

 

Established National Archives

Repealed by

Decree No.30

0f 1992

377

Public Complaints Commission Act

16-10-75

16-10-75

Established Public Complaints Commission

 

378

Public Holidays Act

01-01-79

01-01-79

Provided for Federal Holidays

 

379

Public Officers Protection Act

21-09-16

 

Provided for protection of public officers in execution of public duties

 

380

Public Officers (Protection Against False Accusation) (Repeals, Etc.) Act

27-08-85

12-11-85

Repealed Decree No.4 of 1984

 

381

Public Officers (Special Provisions) Act

31-12-83

27-06-84

Provided for removal of certain officials in public

Repealed by

Decree No.63

0f 1999

382

Public Order Act

16-02-79

16-02-79

Repealed state public order laws

 

383

Quantity Surveyors (Registration, Etc.) Act

25-02-86

05-12-86

Established Board for registration of Quality Surveyors etc.

 

384

Quarantine Act

27-04-76

 

Regulated imposition of quarantine

 

385

Quarries Act

01-04-70

03-07-69

Regulates Quarrying activities

Repealed by

Decree No.34

0f 1999

386

 

Radiographers (Registration, Etc.) Act

17-12-87

17-12-87

Established Board for control of radiography etc.

 

387

Railway Loan (International Bank) Act

17-04-58

 

Provided raising of loan from IBRD for NRC

 

388

Raw Materials Research and Development Council Act

17-12-87

17-12-87

Established RMRDC

 

389

Recovery of Public Property (Special Military Tribunals Act

31-12-83

13-02-84

Provided for investigation of assets of public officers

 

390

Regulated and Other Professions (Private Practice Prohibition) Act

12-12-84

19-12-84

Prohibited public officers from engaging in private practice

Repealed by

?

391

Republic of the Union of South Africa Act

31-05-61

 

Recognised union of South Africa’s ceasing to be a member of the commonwealth

 

392

Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission Act

29-12-89

29-12-89

Established committee to monitor and review disbursement of revenue and the revenue allocation formula

 

393

Review Tribunals (Implementation of Decisions) Act

26-09-86

26-09-86

Enacted decisions of Review Tribunals setup by FMG

 

394

Revolving Loans Fund for Industry Act

31-08-59

 

Established the fund

 

395

Right-Hand Traffic (Change-Over) Act

15-10-69

15-11-71

Provided for changeover to Right-hand driving

 

396

River Basins Development Authorities Act

01-10-86

23-11-89

Established new River Basins Development Authorities

 

397

River Niger Transit Act

07-08-24

14-11-87

Provided for passage of vessels and goods through Nigeria

 

398

Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act

29-03-84

04-04-84

Provided comprehensively regarding armed robbery

 

399

Sales Tax Act

30-06-86

14-03-86

Imposed Sales Tax on some goods and items

Repealed by

Decree No.2

of 1993

400

Savings Bonds and Certificates Act

05-06-62

 

Authorised issue of certain securities from post office

 

401

 

Schools Take-Over (Validation) Act

13-06-77

18-06-77

Validated take-over of schools etc. by states

 

402

School Year (Variation) Act

28-07-86

28-07-86

Altered school year from Sept. to July to Jan. to Dec.

Repealed by

Decree No.27

of 1991

403

 

 

Scientific and Industrial Research Act

15-10-59

 

Established S.I.R.I’s and provided for scientific and industrial research

 

404

Sea Fisheries Act

10-07-71

10-06-71

Provided for regulation of sea fisheries

Repealed by

Decree No. 71

0f 1992

405

Second Tier Foreign Exchange Market Act

29-09-86

15-08-86

Established SFEM etc.

Repealed by

Decree No. 17

0f 1995

406

Securities and Exchange Commission Act

28-06-88

28-06-88

Re-enacted SECA etc.

Repealed by

Decree No.45

0f 1999

407

Sheriffs and Civil Process Act

01-06-45

 

Provided for appointment of sheriffs, enforcement of judgments, service etc.

 

408

Social Development Act

28-02-74

28-02-74

Established Social Development Division

 

409

Southern Africa Relief Fund Act

17-12-76

15-06-79

Established SARF

Repealed by

Decree No. 97

0f 1992

410

Special Tribunal (Miscellaneous Offences) Act

31-12-83

07-07-84

Created some miscellaneous offences with stiff penalties

Ss 3(11) Repealed by Decree No 21 of 1995 and 3(16) repealed by No 35 of 1999

411

Stamp Duties Act

01-04-39

 

Provided for levying of Stamp Duty

 

412

Standards Organisation of Nigeria Act

01-01-70

23-12-71

Established S.O.N

 

413

States (Creation and Transitional Provisions) Act

23-09-87

30-09-87

Created Katsina and Akwa-Ibom States

 

414

State Security (Detention of Persons) Act

31-12-83

13-02-84

Draconian Decree that allowed continuos Detention of persons

Repealed by

Decree No.63

0f 1999

415

States (Special Development Levies) Act

11-11-85

31-12-86

Empowered a governor to make deductions from salaries at public/private sectors

 

416

Statistics Act

14-11-57

 

Provided for collation of statistics

 

417

 

 

Statutory Corporations, Etc. (Special Provisions) Act

29-05-85

 

Effected reconstitution of Board of certain statutory corporation

 

418

Statutory Corporations (Modifications, Etc.) Act

01-04-69

09-08-69

Made special provisions for certain statutory corporations

 

419

Statutory Corporations (Pensionable Officers) (Retiring Age Limit) Act

24-05-72

04-10-72

Provided for retiring age of officers of statutory corporations

 

420

Statutory Corporations (Salaries and Allowances, Etc.) Act

01-01-69

14-12-68

Applied Federal Civil service pay structure to statutory corporations

 

421

Statutory Corporations Service Commission (Dissolution) Act

22-08-75

10-08-78

Dissolved the SCSC

 

422

Students Loans Board Act

12-04-88

12-04-88

Established new students loans board

Repealed by

Decree No.50

0f 1993

423

Students’ Union Activities (Control and Regulation) Act

27-12-89

27-12-89

Allowed Universities to regulate student union activities and Minister to expel students

 

424

Supreme Court Act

02-06-60

 

Consolidated law relating to Supreme Court

 

425

Surveyors’ Registration Council of Nigeria Act

15-12-89

15-12-89

Established SRC

 

426

Survey Co-ordination Act

13-09-62

 

Provided for furnishing of information relating o survey work

 

427

Tafawa Balewa Square Management Act

23-08-72

22-02-73

Reverted and vested control of TBS in Federal Government

 

428

Territorial Waters Act

08-04-67

08-03-67

Determined Limits of Territorial Waters

 

429

Tin (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act

01-02-63

 

Regulated export of Tin etc.

Repealed by

Decree No.34

0f 1999

430

Tin Production and Development Revolving Loans Fund Act

04-04-68

04-04-68

Established TPDRLF

Repealed by

Decree No.34

0f 1999

431

Town Planners (Registration, Etc.) Act

16-01-88

16-01-88

Provided for registration of Town Planners

 

432

Trade Disputes Act

01-01-76

07-02-76

Provided for settlement of Trade Disputes

 

433

 

 

Trade Dispute (Essential Services) Act

21-05-76

21-05-76

Allowed President to proscribe a Trade Union

 

434

Trade (EEC Preferences Under the Lome Convention) Act

24-08-76

24-08-76

Implemented provisions of protocol No.1 of ACP-EEC convention of Lome

 

435

Trade (Generalised System of Preferences) Act

15-02-73

15-02-73

Appointed Dept of C&E as certifying authority under UNCTAD Generalised system of preferences

 

436

Trade Marks Act

01-06-67

 

Provided in respect of Trade Marks

 

437

Trade Unions Act

01-11-73

23-07-73

Provided for organisation of Trade Unions

 

438

Trade Unions (International Affiliation) Act

07-12-89

07-12-89

Prohibited affiliation with International Trade Unions organisations except as provided

 

439

Transfer of Convicted Offenders (Enactment and Enforcement) Act

16-02-88

16-02-88

Gave municipal effect to Commonwealth scheme on convicted offenders

 

440

Transferred Officers and Pensions Liability, Etc Act

27-05-67

22-03-71

Empowered FCSC to transfer officers from state to federal services

 

441

Transition to Civil Rule (Lifting of Ban on Politics) Act

03-05-89

03-05-89

Provided for lifting on Ban on formation of political parties etc.

 

442

Transition to Civil Rule (Political Parties Registration and Activities) Act

07-12-89

07-12-89

Established NRC and SDP

Repealed by

Decree No.114

0f 1993

443

Transition to Civil Rule (Political Programme) Act

28-07-87

28-07-87

Provided for Transition and disengagement of Armed Forces

Repealed by

Decree No.6 of 1996

444

Treason and Other Offences (Special Military Tribunal) Act

06-01-86

06-01-86

Empowered AFRC to constitute SMT to try anybody for act of rebellion

Repealed by

Decree No.63

Of 1999

445

Treasury Bills Act

19-03-59

 

Authorised Borrowing of money by issue of Treasury Bills

 

446

Treasury Certificates Act

06-08-68

06-08-68

Authorised CBN to issue Treasury Certificates

 

447

Tribunals of Inquiry Act

02-06-66

02-06-66

Empowered President to constitute Tribunal of inquiry

 

448

Tribunal or Inquiries (Validation, Etc.) Act

29-07-75

11-03-77

Validated inquiries and act subsequent by state governors

 

449

Trustee Investments Act

23-05-57

 

Facilitated investment of Trust funds in locally issued securities

 

450

University College Hospital Act

16-10-52

 

Established UCH, Ibadan

 

451

University of Benin Teaching Hospital Management Act

01-04-76

 

Established UBTH, Benin etc.

 

452

University of Benin (Transitional Provisions) Act

19-08-75

21-08-75

Provided for FMG take over of UNIBEN etc.

 

453

University of Calabar Act

28-09-79

28-09-79

Provided for establishment and incorporation of UNICAL

 

454

University of Ibadan Act

21-09-63

 

Provided for establishment and incorporation of U.I etc.

 

455

 

 

University of Ilorin Act

28-09-79

28-09-79

Provided for establishment and incorporation of UNILORIN

 

456

University of Jos Act

28-09-79

28-09-79

Provided for establishment and incorporation of UNIJOS

 

457

University of Lagos Act

01-04-67

 

Provided for establishment and incorporation of UNILAG

 

458

University of Maiduguri Act

28-09-79

28-09-79

Provided for establishment and incorporation of UNIMAID

 

459

University of Nigeria Act

01-06-76

24-04-85

Provided for takeover of UNN by FMG

 

460

University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Act

01-04-74

07-06-74

Established UNTH

 

461

University of Port-Harcourt Act

28-09-79

28-09-79

Provided for establishment and incorporation of UNIPORT

 

462

University of Sokoto Act

28-09-79

28-09-79

Provided for establishment and incorporation of University of Sokoto

 

463

University Teaching Hospitals (Reconstitution of Boards, Etc.) Act

01-01-85

 

Provided for uniform administrative structure of all teaching hospitals controlled by FG

 

464

Veterinary Surgeons Act

12-09-69

12-09-69

Provided for registration of vets

 

465

 

Visiting Forces Act

10-11-65

 

Provided in respect of visiting armed forces etc.

 

466

Wages Boards and Industrial Councils Act

01-10-74

12-01-73

Established National Wages Board, JICs, etc.

 

467

Weights and Measures Act

01-06-75

30-09-74

Facilitated change over to metric system and repealed No. 2 of 1922

 

468

West African Examination Council Act

22-06-73

22-06-73

Effected changes from reconstitution of WAEC etc.

 

469

Wireless Telegraphy Act

01-07-66

29-09-69

Provided for regulation of wireless telegraphy

 

470

Workmen’s Compensation Act

12-06-87

12-06-87

Provided for payment of compensation to workmen for injuries

 

471

World Meteorological Organisation Protection Act.

30-09-60

 

Provided for prevention of abuse of seal; name, and emblem of WMO.

 

 

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