CHRONOLOGY OF NIGERIAN DECREES - 1991

 

Decree No.

Short Title

Commencement

Promulgation

Effect

Comments

1.

Customs, Excise Tariff, Etc. (Consolidation)(Amendment) Decree

01-01-91

01-01-91

Amended Decrees No.1 of 1988 and No.7 of 1990 to reflect changes announced in 1991 Budget

Amended by Decree No. 42 of 1991 

2.

Constitution (Suspension and Modification) (Amendment) Decree

01-01-91

01-01-91

Amended Constitution for Local Governments to fund and manage primary education

 Repealed by Decree No 107 of 1993. See S.1(2) of Decree No 107 1993

3.

Local Government Education Authority, Etc Decree

01-01-91

31-12-90

Established Local Government Education Authority

Repealed by Decree No.14 of 1993

4.

Civil Service (Re-Organisation) (Amendment) Decree

01-01-91

01-01-91

Amended Decree No.43 of 1988

Amended by Decree No.20 of 1991 

5.

Satellite Town Land (Title Vesting and Validation) Decree

08-09-75

16-01-91

Validated title of FMG to area known as Satellite town in Ojo LGA, Lagos State

 

6.

Motor Vehicles (Prohibition of Tinted Glass) Decree

08-02-91

08-02-91

Prohibited tinting, shading or darkening motor vehicle glass

 

7.

National Sports Commission (Repeals, Etc) Decree

04-02-91

04-02-91

Repealed Decrees No.34 of 1971 and No.34 of 1979

 

8.

Public Officers (Forfeiture of Assets) Decree

05-03-91

05-03-91

Provided for forfeiture of some assets to the Government of Kano State

 

9.

Tribunals (Miscellaneous Provisions) Decree

16-01-91

16-01-91

Reconstituted membership of various Tribunals by removing non-judicial members

 Repealed by Decree No.63 of 1999

10

Local Government (Basic Constitutional and Transitional Provisions) (Amendment) Decree

02-04-91

02-04-91

Amended Decree No.15 of 1989 to provide for appointment of Supervisors and Secretaries

 Repealed by Decree No 111 of 19993

11

Revised Edition (Laws of the Federation) (Amendment) Decree

01-10-90

09-05-91

Amended Decree No.21 of 1990 to confer powers on President to appoint date LFN 1990 shall be brought into force

 

12

Federal Colleges of Education (Amendment) Decree

11-05-91

11-05-91

Amended Decree No.4 of 1986

 

13

Ahmadu Bello University (Amendment) Decree

11-05-91

11-05-91

Amended Law of Northern Nigeria No.26 of 1971

 

14

Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (Amendment) Decree

05-01-90

14-05-91

Amended Decrees No.8 of 1979 and No.9 of 1988 to divest FRCN of power of external broadcasting

 

15

Voice of Nigeria Corporation Decree

05-01-90

14-05-91

Established VON to take over FRCNís external broadcasting powers

 

16

Review Tribunals (Implementation of Decisions) (Amendment) Decree

14-05-91

14-05-91

Amended Decree No.25 of 1986 to stop certain prosecutions

 

17

Appropriation Decree

14-01-91

14-01-91

Provided for issue of funds out of Consolidated Revenue Fund

 Amended by Appropriation Act 2000 and appropriation (Amendment) Act 2000

18

National Manpower Board Decree

30-05-91

30-05-91

Established the NMB

 

19

Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria Decree

30-05-91

30-05-91

Established ICSA

 

20

Civil Service (Re-Organisation) (Amendment) (No.2) Decree

30-05-91

30-05-91

Amended Decrees No. 43 of 1988 and No. 4 of 1991

 Repealed by Decree No 9 of 1995

21

Finance (Miscellaneous Taxation Provisions) Decree

01-01-90

17-06-91

Amended certain Tax statutes to incorporate Tax measures introduced in 1990 Budget

 

22

Local Government (Basic Constitutional and Transitional Provisions) (Amendment) (No.2) Decree

31-03-91

17-06-91

Amended Cap 213 of LFN

Repealed by Decree No 111 of 1993 

23

Local Government (Basic Constitutional and Transitional Provisions) (Amendment) (No.3) Decree

20-06-91

20-06-91

Further Amended Cap 213 of LFN

 

24

Central Bank of Nigeria Decree

20-06-91

20-06-91

Repealed Cap 47 of LFN and Finance Act of 1969 and made provision for continuance of CBN

Amended by Decree No.41 of 1999 and Decree No.37 of 1998

25

Banks and other Financial Institutions Decree

20-06-91

20-06-91

Made provisions to regulate Banking and other Financial Institutions

Amended by Decree No.4 of 1997 and No. 40 of 1998

26

St. Saviourís Church (Miscellaneous Provisions) Decree

27-06-91

27-06-91

Repealed St. Saviourís Church Council (Incorporation) Act of 1958 and St. Saviours Church Council Act of 1960

 

27

School Year (Variation) Decree

27-06-91

27-06-91

Prescribed September to June of every year as school year

 

28

National Judicial Institute Decree

27-06-91

27-06-91

Established NJI

Amended by Decree No.15 of 1999

29

Pension Rights of Judges (Amendment) Decree

03-05-89

27-06-91

Amended Cap 347 of LFN

Amended by Decree No. 62 of 1991

30

Federal Capital Territory, Abuja Customary Court of Appeal Decree

09-05-84

27-06-91

Established Customary Court of Appeal for FCT

 

31

National Population Commission (Amendment) Decree

27-06-91

27-06-91

Amended Cap 270 of LFN

 Amended by Decree No.26 of 1992 and No.16 of 1999

32

Trade Unions (International Affiliation) (Repeal) Decree

22-07-91

22-07-91

Repealed Cap 438 of LFN

 

33

Recovery of Public Property (Special Military Tribunals) (Amendment) Decree

07-08-91

07-08-91

Amended Cap 389 of LFN

 

34

Nigeria Export Processing Zones Decree

13-06-91

13-06-91

Established NEPZA

Repealed by Decree No.63 of 1999

35

Elections (Registration, Etc. of Voters) Decree

20-08-91

20-08-91

Made provisions for registration of voters

Repealed by Decree No.63 of 1992

36

National Parks Decree

22-08-91

22-08-91

Established 5 National Parks, a Board and repealed Cap 197 of LFN

Repealed by Decree No.46 of 1999

37

States(Creation and Transitional Provisions) Decree

27-08-91

27-08-91

Created Additional 9 states and 47 new LGAs

 Repealed by Decree No 41 of 1991

38

 

Nigerian Export-Import Bank Decree

21-08-91

21-08-91

Established NEXIM Bank and repealed Cap 305 of LFN

 

39

Transition to Civil Rule (Qualification to Participate in Politics and Elections) Decree

18-09-91

18-09-91

Allowed participation in Gubernatorial and State Legislative elections

 

40

Federal Polytechnics (Amendment) Decree

27-08-91

27-08-91

Amended Cap 139 of LFN and repealed Cap 196 of LFN

 

41

States (Creation and Transitional Provisions) (No.2) Decree

27-08-91

30-09-91

Created 9 new states and additional LGAs

 Suspended by Decree No 36 of 1995

42

Customs and Excise, Tariff, Etc (Consolidation) (Amendment) (No.2) Decree

01-01-91

01-01-91

Amended Decrees No. 1 of 1988 and No. 1 of 1991

 

43

Sheda Science and Technology Complex Decree

30-08-91

30-08-91

Established Sheda Science and Technology Complex

Repealed by Decree No.95 of 1993

44

Voluntary Transfer of Certain Properties to the Federal Government of Nigeria Decree

30-08-91

30-08-91

Provided for voluntary transfer of some properties to FMG

Amended by Decree No.28 of 1993

45

Local Government (Basic Constitutional and Transitional Provisions) (Amendment) (No. 4) Decree

18-11-91

18-11-91

Amended Cap 213 of LFN and repealed sections 18(c) and 39

 Repealed by Decree No 111 of 1993

46

Companies and Allied Matters (Amendment) Decree

01-01-91

18-11-91

Amended Cap 59 of LFN

 

47

National Theatre and The National Troupe of Nigeria Board Decree

29-10-91

29-10-91

Established the National Theatre and National Troupe Board

 

48

Participation in Politics and Elections (Miscellaneous Provisions) Decree

25-11-91

25-11-91

Amended Cap 255 and Cap 342 to allow NECON screen persons vying for political office

Amended by Decree No.6 of 1992

49

Forfeiture of Assets (Release of Certain Property, Etc.) Decree

04-11-91

04-11-91

Released forfeited properties to Alhaji Musa Daggash

 

50

State Government (Basic Constitutional and Transitional Provisions) Decree

06-12-91

06-12-91

Made provisions for local government elections

Amended by Decree No.1 of 1992 and Repealed by Decree No.110 of 1993

51

Federal Capital Territory, Abuja Decree

12-12-91

12-12-91

Lagos ceased to be the Capital of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

 

52

National Endowment for the Arts Decree

23-11-91

23-11-91

Provided for establishment of NEA

 

53

State Government (Basic Constitutional and Transitional Provisions) Decree

06-12-91

06-12-91

Amended Decree No.50 of 1991

 Repealed by Decree o 110 of 1993

54

Participation in Politics and Elections (Prohibition) (Amendment) Decree

23-12-91

23-12-91

Amended Cap 342 of LFN

 

55

Administration of Justice Commission Decree

27-12-91

27-12-91

Established Administration of Justice Commission

 

56

Law Reform Committee on Customary Law in Nigeria Decree

27-12-91

27-12-91

Established LRC on Customary Law

 

57

Southern Africa Relief Fund (Amendment) Decree

01-02-90

27-12-91

Amended Cap 409 of LFN to increase membership of Board of Trustees

 

58

Insurance Decree

27-12-91

27-12-91

Repealed Cap 183 of LFN

Repealed by Decree No. 2 of 1997

59

Admiralty Jurisdiction Decree

30-12-91

30-12-91

Established admiralty jurisdiction of the Federal High Court and Repealed Admiralty Jurisdiction Act of 1962

 

60

Federal High Court (Amendment) Decree

30-12-91

30-12-91 

Amended Cap134 of LFN 1990 and clarified jurisdiction of the Federal High Court and gave it exclusive jurisdiction over matters related to section 236(1) of Constitution

Amended by Decree No.16 of 1992

61

Evidence (Amendment) Decree

01-01-90

30-12-91

Amended Cap 112 of LFN

 

62

Pension Rights of Judges (Amendment)(No. 2) Decree

01-01-90

30-12-91

Amended Cap 347 of LFN and Decree No.29 of 1991

 

63

Finance (Miscellaneous Taxation Provisions) (No.2) Decree

01-01-91

31-12-91

Amended Cap 173 of LFN and Cap 60 of LFN

 

 

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