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  1. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Climate Change Act, 2021. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2021-11-18 | NGA-2021-L-112597

    The Act provides a framework for Nigeria to achieve low greenhouse gas emissions(GHG) through inclusive green growth and sustainable economic development and the implementation of Nigeria's commitment to net zero emissions declared at COP26 in 2021. It establishes the National Council on Climate Change, which will be tasked with implementing the countries climate Action Plan.

  2. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2020 (Act No. 3 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-08-07 | NGA-2020-L-112593

    The Act repeals the 2004 Act of the same name to provide for the incorporation of companies, limited liability partnerships, limited partnerships, registration of business names together with the incorporation of trustees of certain communities, bodies and associations. Contains 870 sections and seven Parts.

    Part A - Corporate Affairs Commission
    Part B - Incorporation of Companies and Incidental Matters
    Part C - The Limited Liability Partnership
    Part D - The Limited Partnership
    Part E - Business Names
    Part F - Incorporated Trustees
    Part G - General

  3. Nigeria - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Stratégie régionale pour le VIH, la Tuberculose, les Hépatites B et C et les Droits de santé sexuels et reproductifs des populations clés de la CEDEAO. - Stratégie régionale

    Adoption: 2020-07 | INT-2020-M-111676

  4. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Criminal Code (Amendment) Act, 2020. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-07 | NGA-2020-L-112594

    Increases the penalties for the crime of kidnap and deletes all reference to specific genders when it comes to the offence of rape.

  5. Nigeria - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Economic Sustainability Plan, 2020. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-06-24 | NGA-2020-M-112596

    Due to the health and economic emergencies caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Economic Sustainability Committee was established on 30 March 2020. Their terms of reference were to:
    (i) Develop a clear Economic Sustainability Plan in response to challenges posed by the COVID-19 Pandemic;
    (ii) Identify fiscal measures for enhancing distributable oil and gas revenue, increasing non-oil revenues and reducing non- essential spending, towards securing sufficient resources to fund the plan;
    (iii) Propose monetary policy measures in support of the Plan;
    (iv) Provide a Fiscal/Monetary Stimulus Package, including
    support to private businesses (with emphasis on strategic sectors most affected by the pandemic) and vulnerable segments of the population;
    (v) Articulate specific measures to support the States and FCT;
    (vi) Propose a clear-cut strategy to keep existing jobs and create opportunities for new ones; and
    (vii) Identify measures that may require legislative support to deliver the Plan.

  6. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    COVID-19 Regulations, 2020. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-30 | NGA-2020-R-110080

    The Regulations are made under the Quarantine Act and declare COVID-19 to be a dangerous infectious disease. They restrict movement in Lagos, FCT and Ogun State. All movement with private and commercial passenger aircraft are suspended. Other measures to ensure access to education and financial relief are also included.

  7. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    National Minimum Wage Act, 2019.

    Adoption: 2019-03-26 | NGA-2019-L-111617

    This Act repeals the National Minimum Wage Act, 2004 and establishes a national minimum wage. This does not apply to part-time employees; commission or piece rate workers; businesses employing under 25 people; seasonal workers; or those employed in aviation or merchant shipping. Establishes a tripartite committee to make recommendations and review the minimum wage. Sets out the obligations for employers with respect to reporting as well as the monitoring and enforcement of the Act.

  8. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act, 2018.

    Adoption: 2018 | Date of entry into force: 2019-01-03 | NGA-2018-L-112595

    The Act prohibits discriminating against people with a disability. It sets out penalties for non-compliance that can be levied at individuals or corporations and further provides for the full integration of disabled persons into society, including free education up to secondary school with the provision of assistance devices from the government and trained personnel. It also stipulates a five-year transitional period after which public buildings and transport must be accessible. The Act establishes the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities to oversee access to housing, education, and healthcare for persons with disabilities.

  9. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Anti-Torture Act, 2017. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-11-14 | NGA-2017-L-108562

    The Act establishes torture as a criminal act and provides penalties for cruel and inhumane treatment.

  10. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Fourth Alteration, No. 4) Act, 2017. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-10-03 | Date of entry into force: 2018-05-07 | NGA-2017-L-108558

    Amends article 21 of the Constitution.

  11. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Prevention of Crimes (Amendment) Act, 2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-10-20 | NGA-2016-L-108560

  12. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Immigration Act, 2015 (Act No. 8 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-05-25 | NGA-2015-L-104155

    This Act [which repeals Immigration Act, Cap. I1, LFN, 2004, and the Passport (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, Cap. P1, LFN, 2004]. sets out the provisions for matters relating to immigration, passports, visas, resident permits, work permits, and the prohibition of smuggling of migrants into and from Nigeria, and for the protection of and provision of remedies and assistance to, objects of smuggling of migrants offences in Nigeria.
    This Act also gives effect in the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the provisions of the Protocol Against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, supplementing the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organised Crime.

  13. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-05-23 | NGA-2015-L-104156

    This Act prohibits all forms of violence against persons in private and public life, and provides maximum protection and effective remedies for victims and punishment of offenders.

  14. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition), Enforcement and Administration Act, 2015 (Act No. 4 of 2015). - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-03-26 | NGA-2015-L-101267

    Part I - Objectives
    Part II - Establishment of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons
    Part III - Prohibition of Acts of Trafficking in Persons
    Part IV - Offences and Penalties
    Part V - Jurisdiction
    Part VI - Financial Provisions
    Part VII - Search, Arrest and Seizure
    Part VIII - Attachment and Forfieture of Assets
    Part IX - Treatment of Trafficked Persons
    Part X - Victims of Trafficking Trust
    Part XI - Mutual Legal Assistance, Exchange of Information and Extradition
    Part XII - Miscellaneous

  15. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    HIV and AIDS (Anti-Discrimination) Act, 2014 (Act No. 7).

    Adoption: 2014-11-27 | NGA-2014-L-100060

  16. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    National Health Act, 2014 (Act No. 8 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-10-31 | NGA-2014-L-104157

    This Act provides a framework for the regulation, development and management of a national health system and set standards for rendering health services in the federation, and other matters connected therewith, 2014.

  17. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Pension Reform Act, No. 4, 2014. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-07-01 | NGA-2014-L-97398

    An Act to repeal the Pension Reform Act, No. 2 2004 and to make provision for the uniform contributory pension scheme for the public and private sectors.

  18. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act, 2013. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-01 | NGA-2014-L-97399

    Makes it a criminal offence to enter into or be in a same sex relationship. Prohibits the registration of gay clubs, societies and organisations and the public show of same-sex amorous relationships.

  19. Nigeria - - International agreement

    Protocole d’entente du 14 février 2011 entre le Conseil fédéral suisse et le Gouvernement de la République fédérale du Nigéria concernant l’établissement d’un partenariat migratoire. - Protocole d'entente

    Adoption: 2011-02-14 | INT-2011-IA-112450

  20. Nigeria - - Constitution

    Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Third Alteration) Act, 2010. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-02-08 | NGA-2011-C-87610

    This Act further alters the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for the establishment of the National Industrial Court under the Constitution.

  21. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Electoral (Amendment) Act (No. 2), 2011. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-01-27 | NGA-2011-L-87606

    This Act amends section 9(5) of the Electoral Act, No.6, of 2010 as amended to abridge the time from 60 days to 30 days within which the Independent National Electoral Commission shall stop the registration of voters before any general election under
    the Act.

  22. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Freedom of Information Act, 2011. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011 | NGA-2011-L-87604

    This Act makes public records and information more freely available, provide for public access to public records and information, protect public records and information to the extent consistent with the public interest and the protection of personal privacy, protect serving public officers from adverse consequences for disclosing certain kinds of official information without authorization and establish procedures for the achievement of those purposes.

  23. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    National Human Rights Commission (Amendment) Act, 2010. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-12-16 | NGA-2010-L-87609

    An Act to amend the National Human Rights Commission Act Cap. N46 of the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, to provide for, among other things, the independence of the the conduct of the affairs of the Commission, the funds of the Commission to be a direct charge on the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Federation, establishment of the Human Rights Fund and recognition of and enforcement of the awards and recommendations of the Commission as decisions of the High Court.

  24. Nigeria - - Constitution

    Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Second Alteration) Act, 2010 (Act No. 2 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-11-29 | NGA-2010-C-87611

    Makes amendments to sections 5, 10, 11, 17, 233, 239, 246, 285 and the Sixth Schedule to the 1999 Constitution.

  25. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Employees Compensation Act, 2010. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-11-25 | NGA-2010-L-87608

    This Act repeals the Workmen's Compensation Act Cap. W6 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and makes comprehensive provisions for payment of compensation to employees who suffer from occupational diseases or sustain injuries arising from accident at workplace or in the course of employment.

  26. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Electoral Act, 2010 (No. 6 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-07-29 | NGA-2010-L-87613

    This Act repeals the Electoral Act No.2, 2006 and the Independent National Electoral Commission Act, Cap. 15, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and enacts the Electoral Act, 2010 to regulate the conduct of Federal, State and Area Council elections.

  27. Nigeria - - Constitution

    Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (First Alteration) Act, 2010 (Act No. 5 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-07-06 | NGA-2010-C-87614

    Makes numerous amendments to the Constitution concerning elections.

  28. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (Establishment) Act, 2007 (Act No. 25). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-07-30 | NGA-2007-L-87618

    Part I - Establishment of the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency
    Part II - Functions and Powers of the Agency and Council
    Part III - Structure of the Agency
    Part IV - Staff of the Agency
    Part V - Financial Provisions
    Part VI - Miscellaneous Provisions

    Repeals the Federal Environmental Protection Agency Act (Cap. F 10, LFN 2004).

  29. Nigeria - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    National Industrial Court Rules 2007.

    Adoption: 2007-07-17 | NGA-2007-M-77756

    Supersedes the National Industrial Court Rules 1979. Sets out the rules for the implementation of the National Industrial Court Act, 2006 with respect to the procedures for hearing of industrial disputes.

  30. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Merchant Shipping Act, 2007 (No. 27 of 2007). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007-05-28 | NGA-2007-L-79929

    Part I - Administration of the Act
    Part II - Restriction on Trading in Nigeria
    Part III - Registration and Licensing of Ships
    Part IV - Mortgages
    Part V - Certifications of Sale
    Part VI - Maritime Liens
    Part VII - Transfers and Transmissions
    Part VIII - Certificate of Competency of Masters and Crew
    Part IX - Employment of Seamen
    Part X - Welfare of Seamen
    Part XI - Registers
    Part XII - Safety of Life at Sea
    Part XIII - Construction of Ships
    Part XIV - Radio Rules
    Part XV - Safety Provisions for Miscellaneous Vessels
    Part XVI - Safety of Navigation
    Part XVII - Unseaworthy ships
    Part XVIII - Load Lines
    Part XIX - Carriage of Bulk Cargoes
    Part XX - Dangerous Goods
    Part XXI - Tonnage Measurement
    Part XXII - Passenger Ships
    Part XXIII - Prevention of Pollution from Ships
    Part XXIV - Liability in Collision Cases
    Part XXV - Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims
    Part XXVI - Wrecks
    Part XXVII - Assistance and Salvage of Vessels
    Part XXVIII - Legal Proceedings
    Part XXIX - Investigations and Inquiries into Shipping Casualties
    Part XXX - Subsidiary Legislation
    Part XXXI - Repeals and Transitional [Repeals the Merchant Shipping Act, 1990]

  31. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency Act, 2007 (Act No. 17). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-05-25 | NGA-2007-L-79932

    Provides for the promotion of maritime safety and security, protection in the maritime environment, shipping registration and commercial shipping, registration and regulation of maritime labour and the establishment of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency. Repeals the Nigerian Shipping Policy Act Cap. 279 LFN, 1990; Nigerian Maritime Labour Act 2003; section 288 of the Merchant Shipping Act. Cap. 224 LFN, 1990; and Merchant Shipping (Delegation of Powers) Notice under section 395 of the Merchant Shipping Act, Cap. 224.

  32. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    The Statistics Act, 2007 (Act No. 9). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-05-25 | NGA-2007-L-87619

    Part I - Establishment, Objectives and Functions of the National Statistical System
    Part II - Establishment and Functions of the National Bureau of Statistics
    Part III - Establishment and Composition of the Board etc.
    Part IV - Appointment of the Statistician-General and Other Staff of the Board
    Part V - Establishment, Composition and Functions of a National Consultative Committee on Statistics
    Part VI - Power to Obtain Information, Confidentiality, and Disclosure, Offence and Penalties
    Part VII - Funds and Assets of the Bureau
    Part VIII - Miscellaneous

    Repeals the Statistics Act, 1957 (Cap. 416 LFN 1990).

  33. Nigeria - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Guidelines on Implementation of Coastal and Inland Shipping (Cabotage) Act, 2003 (Revised 2007).

    Adoption: 2007-04 | NGA-2007-M-79913

    Provides guidelines for the cabotage administration.

  34. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Nigerian Minerals and Mining Act, 2007 (Act No. 20). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-03-29 | NGA-2007-L-87617

    Chapter 1 - Minerals, Prospecting, Mining and Quarrying
    Chapter 2 - Small Scale Mining
    Chapter 3 - Possession and Purchase of Minerals
    Chapter 4 - Environmental Considerations and Rights of Host Communities
    Chapter 5 - Offences and Penalities

  35. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    National Agency for the Control of HIV and AIDS (Establishment) Act, 2007. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-02-22 | NGA-2007-L-87620

    Part I - Establishment, Composition etc. of the National Agency for the Control of HIV and AIDS
    Part II - Functions and Powers of the Agency
    Part III - Structure of the Agency
    Part IV - Staff of the Agency
    Part V - Financial Provisions
    Part VI - Establishment of the National Council on HIV and AIDS Afflictions
    Part VII - Miscellaneous Provisions

  36. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    National Industrial Court Act, 2006.

    Adoption: 2006-06-14 | NGA-2006-L-74100

    Part I - Constitution of the National Industrial Court
    Part II - Jurisdiction and law
    Part III - Sitting and distribution of business
    Part IV - General provisions as to trial and procedure
    Part V - Rules of Court
    Part VI - Miscellaneous

    Repeals Part II of the Trade Disputes Act (Cap. 432 LFN).

  37. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Law Enforcement and Administration (Amendment) Act, 2005. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2005-12-02 | Date of entry into force: 2005-12-07 | NGA-2005-L-74432

    Numerous amendments.

  38. Nigeria - - International agreement

    Accord multilatéral de coopération en matière de lutte contre la traite des enfants en Afrique de l'Ouest, signé à Abidjan le 27 juillet 2005. - Accord multilatéral

    Adoption: 2005-07-27 | INT-2005-IA-94657

  39. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Treaty to Establish Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and pesticides in International Trade (Ratification and Enforcement) Act, 2005 (Act No. 17). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2005-06-22 | NGA-2005-L-87621

    Implements the Treaty into national law.

  40. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Trade Union (Amendment) Act 2005. - Trade Union (Amendment) Act 2005

    Adoption: 2005-03-23 | NGA-2005-L-72047

    Amends sections 12 (voluntary membership), 16.A and 17 (payment of contributions), 30 (strikes and lock-outs), 34 (registration of a federation of trade unions) and 42.

    Deletes section 33.

  41. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Compulsory, Free Universal Basic Education Act, 2004. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-05-26 | NGA-2004-L-87623

    1. Federal Government intervention for uniform and qualitative basic education
    2. Right of a child to compulsory, free universal basic education, etc.
    3. Services in public primary and junior secondary schools are free of charge
    4. Duty of a parent to ensure the education of his child
    5. Sections 2 and 3 not applicable to a child resident outside Nigeria
    6. Magistrate courts to have jurisdiction over certain offences

    7. Establishment and membership of the Universal Basic Education Commission, etc.
    S. Tenure of office
    9. Functions of the Commission
    10. Appointment of Executive Secretary and other staff of the Commission, etc

    II. Financing of the Universal Basic Education

    12. Establishment of State Universal Basic Education Board
    13. Establishment etc, of Local Government Education Authority
    14. Repeal of Cap. 271 LFN 1990 and transitional provisions
    15. Interpretation
    16. Citation


    Repeals the National Primary Education Commission Act (Cap. 271)

  42. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Nigerian Maritime Labour Act, 2003 (Act No. 10 of 2003). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003-06-25 | NGA-2003-L-87603

    Part I - Establishment of the Joint Maritime Labour Industrial Council and its Functions
    Part II - Staff of the Council
    Part III - Financial Provisions
    Part IV - Registration of Dock Workers, Stevedoring Companies, Terminal Operators
    Part V - Registration of Seafarers and Seafarer Employers
    Part VI - Obligations of Registered Dock Workers, Seafarers, Stevedoring Companies, Jetty and Terminal Operators
    Part VII - Conditions of Service of Dock Workers and Seafarers
    Part VIII - Establishment of Maritime Labour Monitoring Committee etc.
    Part IX - Establishment of a Pool of Dock Workers and Seafarers
    Part X - Establishment of Maritime Labour Welfare Disengagement Fund
    Part XI - Legal Proceedings
    Part XII - Miscellaneous

    Repeals the Nigerian Dock Labour Act (Act No. 37 of 1999)

  43. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Small and Medium Scale Industries Development Agency Act, 2003 (Act No. 16). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003-06-19 | NGA-2003-L-87624

    Establishes the Small and Medium Scale Industries Development Agency Act, sets out its objectives, composition, roles and functions.

  44. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Coastal and Inland Shipping (Cabotage) Act 2003 (No. 5 of 2003). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003-04-30 | NGA-2003-L-79931

    Restricts the use of Foreign Vessels in Domestic Coastal Trade, promotes the development of Indigenous Tonnage and establishes a Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund.

  45. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Environmental Health Officers (Registration, etc.) Act, 2002. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2002-12 | NGA-2002-L-87625

    Provides for the registration and practice of Environmental Health Officers in Nigeria. Establishes the Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria.

  46. Nigeria - - International agreement

    Accord maritime du 7 février 2001 entre le Gouvernement de la République du Congo et le Gouvernement de la République Fédérale du Nigeria. - Journal officiel

    Adoption: 2001-02-07 | INT-2001-IA-88298

    La ratification de cet accord est autorisée, pour le Congo par la loi n° 6-2010 du 22 juin 2010. Le texte de l'accord est disponible en français ainsi qu'en anglais.
    Contient notamment des dispositions relatives aux pièces d'identité des gens de mer ainsi qu'aux droits de transit et de séjour (articles 9 et 10).

  47. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Police Service Commission Act, 2001 (No. 1). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2001-01-04 | NGA-2001-L-64032

    Establishes Police Service Commission. Commission shall be responsible for appointment and promotion of persons to offices (other than office of Inspector-General of Police) in Nigeria Police Force, and for dismissal and exercise of disciplinary control over persons in Nigeria Police Force. Also regulates structure and internal procedures of Commission.

  48. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    The Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Act 2000 (Act No. 5). - Legislation on-line in English

    Adoption: 2000-06-13 | NGA-2000-L-87627

  49. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Certain Consequential Repeals) Decree (No 63 of 1999). - Decree on-line

    Adoption: 1999-05-29 | NGA-1999-R-71014

  50. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Enterprises (Privatisation and Commercialisation) Decree (No. 28 of 1999).

    Adoption: 1999-05-10 | NGA-1999-R-57333

    Repeals the Bureau of Public enterprises Decree of 1993 and provides for the creation of a National Council on Privatisation as well as the re-structuring of the Bureau of Public Enterprises.

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