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  1. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Armed Forces Comfort Fund Act (No. 57 of 1971) (Chapter 21).

    Adoption: 1971-12-29 | NGA-1971-L-52853

  2. Nigeria - - Law, Act

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

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

  3. Nigeria - - 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.

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

    Dock Labour (Registration and Control of Employment) Rules (Application) Declaration (L.N. 15 of 1971), as amended to 1989-12-31.

    Adoption: 1971-04-01 | NGA-1971-M-42159

    Applies the Dock Labour (Registration and Control of Employment) Rules (L.N. 39 of 1967) to the Ports of Warri, Port Harcourt and Calabar.

  5. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Lagos Port Operations (Special Provisions) Act (No. 5 of 1971), as amended to 1989-12-31.

    Adoption: 1971-01-23 | NGA-1971-L-42160

    Establishes a Lagos Port Operations Committee, headed by a Port Manager, with the functions of supervising work of persons carrying out operations at Lagos Port; directing necessary repairs and construction; and expelling persons whose presence is not conducive to the functions of the Committee.

  6. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Engineers (Registration, etc.) Act (No. 55 of 1970) (Chapter 110).

    Adoption: 1970-12-05 | NGA-1970-L-52868

  7. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Industrial Inspectorate Act (No. 53 of 1970) (Chapter 180).

    Adoption: 1970-10-09 | NGA-1970-L-52916

    Establishes the Industrial Inspectorate Division in the Federal Ministry of Industries.

  8. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Mines and Quarries (Control of Buildings, Etc.) Act (No. 27 of 1969) (Chapter 227).

    Adoption: 1970-04-02 | NGA-1970-L-52906

  9. Nigeria - - 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.

  10. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Quarries Act 1969 (No. 74) (Chapter 385).

    Adoption: 1970-04-01 | NGA-1970-L-56752

    Regulates quarrying activities and related matters, including, inter alia, the granting of quarrying leases, and inquiries into accidents involving "serious injury".

  11. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Petroleum Act (No. 51 of 1969) (Chapter 350).

    Adoption: 1969-11-27 | NGA-1969-L-52883

  12. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Petroleum (Drilling and Production) Regulations (L.N. 69 of 1969).

    Adoption: 1969-11-27 | NGA-1969-R-52886

    Contains obligations for prospecting and mining licenses, including obligations in resepct of safety.

  13. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    National Commission for Rehabilitation Act (No. 41 of 1969) (Chapter 245).

    Adoption: 1969-10-08 | NGA-1969-L-52898

  14. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Trade Disputes (Emergency Provisions) Decree 1968. No. 21.

    Adoption: 1968-05-02 | NGA-1968-R-18486

  15. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Nigeria Police Regulations 1968 (No. 53) (Chapter 359).

    Adoption: 1968-04-01 | NGA-1968-R-56757

    Under the provisions of Section 46 of the Police Act 1967 (No 41), provides for the organisation and administration of the police force.

  16. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Transferred Officers and Pensions Liability etc. Act (No. 8 of 1971).

    Adoption: 1967-05-27 | NGA-1967-L-58981

    Empowers the Federal Civil Service Commission to transfer, subject to certain terms and conditions, any officer from the public service of a State to the public service of the Federation. Also provides for pension rights of transferred officers, and other related matters.

  17. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Merchant Shipping (Fire Appliances) Rules 1967 (L.N. 76 of 1967).

    Adoption: 1967-05-08 | Date of entry into force: 1966-02-28 | NGA-1967-R-49702

    Repeals the Merchant Shipping (Fire Appliances) Rules 1963 (L.N. No. 63/1963). Made under the Merchant Shipping Act (No. 30 of 1962).

  18. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Merchant Shipping (Life-Saving Appliances) Rules 1967 (L.N. 72 of 1967).

    Adoption: 1967-05-08 | Date of entry into force: 1967-05-08 | NGA-1967-R-49703

    Made under the Merchant Shipping Act 1962.

  19. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Dock Labour (Registration and Control of Employment) Rules (L.N. 39 of 1967), as amended to 1989-12-31.

    Adoption: 1967-03-08 | NGA-1967-R-42158

    Sets out obligations of dock workers and employers. The Port Labour Office shall register dock workers and employers shall keeps records of hours worked by employees and wages paid to them (ss. 3-5). A preference worker who reports for duty on each day of the month shall be guaranteed 15 days of work a month or an equivalent sum of money (s. 9). The National Council of Ministers may set up a pool of dock workers (ss. 13-16).

  20. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Petroleum Regulations (L.N. 71 of 1967) (Chapter 350).

    Adoption: 1967-03-08 | NGA-1967-R-52885

  21. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Explosives Act (No. 9 of 1964) (Chapter 117).

    Adoption: 1967-01-01 | NGA-1967-L-52869

  22. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Explosives Regulations (L.N. 38 of 1967) (Chapter 117).

    Adoption: 1967-01-01 | NGA-1967-R-52870

  23. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Police 1967 Act (No. 41) (Chapter 359).

    Adoption: 1967 | NGA-1967-L-56756

    Provides for the organisation, discipline, powers and duties of the police, the Special Constabulary and traffic wardens.

  24. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Civil Aviation (Air Navigation) Regulations (L.N. No. 15 of 1966) (Chapter 51).

    Adoption: 1965-12-01 | NGA-1965-R-52856

    Part V concerns measures to prevent fatigue among members of the flight crew.

  25. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Immigration Regulations (L.N. 93 of 1963) (Chapter 171). - http://www.nigeria-law.org Legislation on-line in English

    Adoption: 1963-08-01 | NGA-1963-R-52911

  26. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Immigration (Control of Aliens) Regulations (L.N. 94 of 1963) (Chapter 171). - http://www.nigeria-law.org Laws on-line in English

    Adoption: 1963-08-01 | NGA-1963-R-52912

  27. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Provident Fund (Exempt Persons) Order (L.N. 79 of 1962) (Chapter 273).

    Adoption: 1962-11-22 | NGA-1962-R-52891

    Sets forth exemptions for certain members of the police, fire fighting officers, and prison officers.

  28. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Provident Fund (Seamen) Regulations (L.N. 158 of 1962) (Chapter 273).

    Adoption: 1962-11-22 | NGA-1962-R-52892

  29. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Mineral Oils (Safety) Regulations (L.N. 45 of 1963).

    Adoption: 1962-04-11 | NGA-1962-R-52884

  30. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Factories (Notification of Dangerous Occurences) Regulations (L.N. 105 of 1961) (Chapter 126).

    Adoption: 1961-09-22 | NGA-1961-R-52872

  31. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Provident Fund (General) Regulations (L.N. 142 of 1961) (Chapter 273).

    Adoption: 1961 | NGA-1961-R-52890

  32. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Nigerian Army Act (No. 26 of 1960) (Chapter 294).

    Adoption: 1960-10-01 | NGA-1960-L-52849

  33. Nigeria - - 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).

  34. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Factories (Woodworking Machinery) Regulations (L.N. 189 of 1958) (Chapter 126).

    Adoption: 1959-04-01 | NGA-1959-R-52871

  35. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Nigerian Railway Corporation Act (No. 20 of 1955) (Chapter 323).

    Adoption: 1955 | NGA-1955-L-52851

  36. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Nigerian Coal Corporations Act (No. 29 of 1950) (Chapter 297).

    Adoption: 1950-10-27 | NGA-1950-L-52845

  37. Nigeria - - Law, Act

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

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

  38. Nigeria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Labour Regulations (L.N. 38 of 1936), as amended to 1989-12-31.

    Adoption: 1936 | NGA-1936-R-42157

    Part I contains provisions relating to apprentices, apprenticeships, and wages. Employers shall give their apprentices a certificate of competency or pay for proficiency examinations. Part II contains special provisions applicable to labourers' contracts in Nigeria. Inter alia, employers shall provide adquate medical facilities, food rations, and rest time for workers in the field. Part IV contains provisions relating to "carriers"--persons who carry loads on journeys.

  39. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Gold Trading Act (No. 18 of 1935) (Chapter 163).

    Adoption: 1935-06-06 | NGA-1935-L-52878

    Regulates gold trading. S. 11 provides for power of search of persons for illegal possession of gold.

  40. Nigeria - - Law, Act

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

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

  41. Nigeria - - Law, Act

    Public Officers Protection Act 1916 (No. 39) (Chapter 379).

    Adoption: 1916-09-21 | NGA-1916-L-56748

    Provides protections for persons excuting public duties including, inter alia, time limitations for the bringing of actions against public officers, the right to recover costs when such actions are unsuccessful, and provisions for the tendering of amends.

  42. Nigeria - - 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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