CHRONOLOGY OF NIGERIAN DECREES - 1993

 

Decree No.

Short Title

Commencement

Promulgation

Effect

Comments

1.

Customs, Excise Tariff, Etc (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Decree

01-01-93

01-01-93

Amended Decrees No.13 and 25 of 1992

 

2.

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

01-01-93

01-01-93

Amended Decree No.1 of 1988

 

3.

Finance (Miscellaneous Taxation Provisions) (Amendment) Decree

01-01-93

01-01-93

Amended Cap 173 of LFN,etc to give effect to the fiscal measures

 

4.

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (Amendment) Decree

01-01-93

01-01-93

Amended Cap 193 of LFN to reconstitute the membership of the Board

 

5.

Federal Polytechnics (Amendment) Decree

01-01-93

01-01-93

Amended Cap 139 of LFN to appoint a visitor etc. also sets out tenure of office of the Principal Officers of the Polytechnics

 

6.

Federal Colleges of Education (Amendment) Decree

01-01-93

01-01-93

Amendment of Decree No.4 of 1986

 

7.

Education Tax Decree

01-01-93

01-01-93

Imposed an education tax on companies registered in Nigeria and also established a Board of Trustees to manage and administer the fund.

Amended by Decree No.40 of 1998

8.

National Board for Technical Education (Amendment) Decree

01-01-93

01-01-93

Amended Cap 237 of LFN to reconstitute membership of the Board

 

9.

Education (National Minimum Standards and Establishment of Institutions) (Amendment) Decree

01-01-93

01-01-93

Amended Decree No.16 of 1985 to prescribe guidelines for the establishment of institutions of higher education .

 

10

National Universities Commission (Amendment) Decree

01-01-93

01-01-93

Amended Cap 283 of LFN and reconstituted membership of NUC

 

11

Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Decree

01-01-93

01-01-93

Reconstitutes the membership of the University Council of all Federal Universities

Amended by Decree No.55 of 1993 and Decree No.25 of 1996

12

National Commission for Colleges of Education (Amendment) Decree

01-01-93

01-01-93

Amended Decree No.3 of 1989 to reconstitute membership of the Governing Board

 

13

Presidential Election (Basic Constitutional and Transitional Provisions) Decree

01-01-93

01-01-93

Provided for elections to the Office of the President

Repealed by Decree No.39 of 1993

14

Local Government Education Authority, Etc. (Repeal) Decree

14-01-93

14-01-93

Repealed Decree No.3 of 1991

 

15

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control Decree

01-10-92

27-01-93

Established NAFDAC to regulate and control the importation, exportation, manufacturing, sale and use of food drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, bottled water and chemicals etc.

 

16

Treaties (Making Procedure,Etc.) Decree

21-01-93

21-01-93

Provides for the designation of the Federal Ministry of Justice as the depositor of all Treaties between the Federation and any other country

 

17

Presidential Primary Elections (Basic Transitional Provisions) (Amendment) Decree

22-01-93

22-01-93

Amended Decree No.37 of 1992 to provide for the Caretaker Committees of Political Parties to hold Presidential primaries.

 

18

Prisons Decongestion Decree

06-10-92

22-01-93

Establishes a Taskforce to decongest prisons.

 

19

Drugs and Related Products (Registration, Etc.) Decree

27-01-93

27-01-93

Established a Drug Registration Committee to evaluate the information and method of preparation of drugs, etc.

Amended by Decree No.19 of 1999

20

Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal (Amendment) Decree

25-01-90

27-01-93

Amended Decrees No.1 of 1989 and No.5 of 1990

 

21

Legal Practitioners (Amendment) Decree

31-07-92

18-02-93

Amendment of Cap 207 of LFN 1990

Repealed by Decrees No.120 of 1993 and No.43 of 1998

22

Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria Decree

26-02-93

26-02-93

Establishes CIIN

 

23

The Reporter (Proscription and Prohibition from Circulation) Decree

01-03-93

01-03-93

Proscribed and Prohibited circulation in Nigeria of "the Reporter"

 

24

 

Forfeiture of Assets (Release of Certain Forfeited Properties, Etc.) Decree

05-03-93

05-03-93

Released to certain persons certain properties forfeited in the Civil Service clean-up of 1977 and 1978. See LN 13 of 1977 and LN 33 of 1978

 

25

Police (Amendment) Decree

10-03-93

10-03-93

Amended Cap 359 of LFN to reconstitute membership of the Nigeria Police Council

 

26

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

22-01-93

22-01-93

Amended Decree No.15 of 1989 to dissolve transitory Local Government Councils on 31st December 1993

Repealed by Decree No 111 of 1993

27

Nigerian Technical Aid Corps Decree

01-10-87

22-01-93

Established TAC and a Directorate to manage the affairs of the Corps

 

28

Voluntary Transfer of Certain Properties to the Federal Government of Nigeria (Amendment) Decree

29-03-93

29-03-93

Amended Decree No.44 of 1991 to transfer certain properties to FMG

 

29

Treason and Treasonable Offences Decree

04-05-93

04-05-93

Provided for Trial of Treasonable Offences by Military Tribunal

Repealed by Decree No.63 of 1999

30

Teaching, Etc. (Essential Services) Decree

04-05-93

04-05-93

Declared Teaching an essential service

Amended by Decree No.44 of 1993

31

Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria Decree

04-05-93

04-05-93

Established TRCON.

 

32

Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme Fund (Amendment) Decree

04-05-93

04-05-93

Amended Cap 13 of LFN.

 

33

Federal Polytechnics (Amendment) (No.2) Decree

04-05-93

04-05-93

Amended Cap 139 of LFN.

 

34

Federal Colleges of Education (Amendment) (No.2) Decree

04-05-93

04-05-93

Amended Decree No. 4 of 1986

 

35

Offensive Publications (Proscription) Decree

01-01-93

01-05-93

Gave power to seize copies of a publication to FMG and amended Cap 62 of LFN

 

36

The News (Proscription and Prohibition from Circulation) Decree

22-05-93

22-05-93

Proscribed and Prohibited The News from circulation

 

37

Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation Decree

01-06-93

01-06-93

Established NAIC and empowered it to carry agric insurance business

 

38

Legal Practitioners (Amendment) (No.2) Decree

01-06-93

01-06-93

Amended Cap 207 of LFN and Decree No.21 of 1993

Repealed by Decrees No.120 of 1993 and No.43 of 1998

39

Presidential Election (Basic Constitutional and Transitional Provisions) (Repeal) Decree

22-06-93

22-06-93

Repealed Decree No.13 of 1993

 

40

Transition to Civil Rule (Political Programme) (Amendment) Decree

22-06-93

22-06-93

Amended Decree No.17 of 1987

 

41

Presidential Election (Invalidation of Court Order, Etc) Decree

22-06-93

22-06-93

Attempted to nullify June 12 1993 Presidential elections

 

42

Transition to Civil Rule (Disqualification and Prohibition of Certain Presidential Aspirants) (Repeal) Decree

26-06-93

26-06-93

Repealed Decree No.57 of 1992

 

43

Newspapers Decree

22-06-93

22-06-93

Made mandatory newspapers’ registration

Repealed by Decree No.57 of 1999

44

 

Teaching, Etc (Essential Services) (Amendment) Decree

22-06-93

22-06-93

Amended Decree No.30 of 1993

Amended by Decree No.56 of 1993

45

Association of Academic Staff of Universities (Proscription and Prohibition) Decree

22-06-93

22-06-93

Proscribed ASUU

Repealed by Decree No.57 of 1993

46

Federal High Court (Amendment) Decree

22-06-93

22-06-93

Amended Federal High Court Act to increase the number of judges to fifty

 

47

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

22-06-93

22-06-93

Released certain property to Lady Oyinkan Abayomi.

 

48

Newspapers, Etc. (Proscription and Prohibition from Circulation) Decree

21-07-93

22-07-93

Proscribed from circulation The News magazine and certain daily Newspapers specified.

Repealed by Decree No.115 of 1993

49

Computer Professionals (Registration Council of Nigeria) Decree

10-06-93

10-06-93

Established the Computer Professionals (Registration Council of Nigeria)

 

50

Nigerian Education Bank Decree

16-06-93

16-06-93

Established NEB repealed Decree No.12 of 1988

 

51

National Youth Service Corps Decree

16-06-93

16-06-93

Repealed the original NYSC Act Cap 285 of LFN

 

52

Lands (Title Vesting Etc.) Decree

01-01-75

21-07-93

Provided for vesting of the title of all land within the 100 metres limit of the 1967 shoreline exclusively in FMG

 

53

National Agency for Population Programmes and Development Decree

21-07-93

21-07-93

Established NAPPD

 

54

Forfeiture of Assets (Release of Certain Forfeited Properties Etc.) Decree

23-08-93

23-08-93

Released more properties forfeited by L.N.13 of 1977 and L.N.33 of 1977

Amended by Decree No.21 of 1996

55

Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Decree

23-08-93

25-08-93

Amended Decrees No.11 of 1993

Amended by Decree No.25 of 1996

56

Teaching, Etc. (Essential Services) (Amendment) (No.2) Decree

23-08-93

23-08-93

Amended Decrees No.30 of 1993 and No.44 of 1993

 

57

Association of Academic Staff of Universities (Proscription and Prohibition) (Repeal) Decree

23-08-93

23-08-93

Repealed Decree No.45 of 1993

 

58

Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Suspension) Decree

26-08-93

26-08-93

Suspended the 1979 Constitution

Repealed by Decree No.108 of 1993

59

Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Suspension) Decree

26-08-93

26-08-93

Suspended Cap 62 of LFN

 

60

National Assembly (Basic Constitutional and Transitional Provisions) (Repeal) Decree

26-08-93

26-08-93

Repealed Decrees No.18 of 1992 and No.53 of 1992

 

61

Interim Government (Basic Constitutional Provisions) Decree

26-08-93

26-08-93

Established the Interim National Government

Repealed by Decree No.109 of 1993

62

Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Promulgation) (Amendment) Decree

23-08-93

23-08-93

Amended Decrees No.12 of 1989 and No.56 of 1992 to provide for a new commencement date.

Repealed by Decree No 63 of 1993

63

National Guard Decree

01-01-92

08-06-93

Established National Guard

Repealed by Decree No.63 of 1999

64

Appropriation Decree

06-08-93

06-08-93

Provided for issue of funds from Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Federation

Amended by Appropriation Act, 2000. Further amendment by appropriation (amendment) Act 2000

65

Court of Appeal (Amendment) Decree

06-08-93

06-08-93

Increased the number of Justices of the Court of Appeal to fifty

 

66

Police (Pension Rights of Inspector-General of Police) Decree

06-08-93

06-08-93

Provided for a retired Inspector-General of Police to be entitled to Pension for life

 

67

Federal Urban Mass Transit Agency Decree

23-08-93

23-08-93

Established FUMTA to provide for development of Urban mass transit services.

 

68

Lagos International Trade Fair Complex Management Board Decree

07-11-77

06-08-93

Established the Board to be responsible for the Trade Fair Complex.

 

69

National Board for Educational Measurement Decree

23-08-93

23-08-93

Established NBEM.

 

70

National Business and Technical Examinations Board Decree

23-08-93

23-08-93

Established NBTEB

 

71

National Planning Commission Decree

23-08-93

23-08-93

Repealed Decree No.12 of 1992

 

72

Nigerian Children’s Trust Fund (Amendment) Decree

23-08-93

23-08-93

Amended the NCTF Decree No.30 of 1990

 

73

Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund Decree

01-01-92

23-08-93

Established NSITF and Repealed Caps 192, 273, 274 of LFN.

 

74

Nigerian Ports Decree

01-06-92

23-08-93

Provided for the incorporation of a Company with the statutory duty of providing and operating Nigerian Ports

Repealed by Decree No.38 of 1999

75

Police and Other Agencies Pensions Offices (Establishment, Etc) Decree

01-01-91

23-08-93

Established three Pensions offices with responsibilities for pension’s administration of the Nigeria Police Force etc.

 

76

Association of National Accountants of Nigeria Decree

25-08-93

25-08-93

Established ANAN

 

77

Board of Customs and Excise (Amendment) Decree

25-08-93

25-08-93

Amended Decree No.45 of 1992

 

78

Bureau of Public Enterprises Decree

25-08-93

25-08-93

Established BPE.

Repealed by Decree No.28 of 1999

79

Central Bank of Nigeria (Amendment) Decree

25-08-93

25-08-93

Amended Decree No.24 of 1991 to increase penalties for some of the offences created thereunder.

Amended by Decree No.37 of 1998

80

Civil Service (Re-Organisation) (Amendment) Decree

01-07-93

25-08-93

Amended Decree No. 43 of 1988

 

81

Dental Therapists (Registration, Etc) Decree

25-08-93

25-08-93

Established a Board for the control and practice of profession of Dental Therapy

 

82

Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria Decree

25-08-93

25-08-93

Repealed the Federal Mortgage Bank Act,Cap 138 LFN and Established FMBN to manage National Housing Fund.

 

83

International Training Institute for Peace Decree

25-08-93

25-08-93

Established ITIP.

Repealed by Decree No.21 of 1997

84

National Automotive Council Decree

25-08-93

25-08-93

Established NAC

 

85

National Film and Video Censors Board Decree

25-08-93

25-08-93

Established NFVCB.

 

86

National Gallery of Art Decree

25-08-93

25-08-93

Established NGA.

 

87

 

Nigerian Airports Authority (Amendment) Decree

25-08-93

25-08-93

Amended Cap 292 of LFN

Repealed by Decree No. 9 of 1996

88

National Sugar Development Council Decree

25-08-93

25-08-93

Established NSDC.

 

89

Venture Capital (Incentives) Decree

25-08-93

25-08-93

Provided for the grant of tax relief and other incentives on personal investments in National Risk Fund and Venture Capital Companies.

 

90

Nigerian Co-operative Societies Decree

26-08-93

26-08-93

Made provisions for the registration and operation of co-operative societies

 

91

Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria Decree

23-08-93

23-08-93

Established ICCN.

 

92

Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital Decree

23-08-93

23-08-93

Renamed the Specialist Hospital Irrua, Edo State, (Aikhomu’s home town)

 

93

National Institute for Cultural Orientation Decree

23-08-93

23-08-93

Established NICO.

 

94

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (Projects) Decree

23-08-93

23-08-93

Gave NNPC power to borrow money in any currency for projects

 

95

Sheda Science and Technology Complex Decree

23-08-93

23-08-93

Repealed Decree No.43 of 1991

 

96

National Primary Education Commission, Etc. Decree

25-08-93

25-08-93

Established NPEC and charged it with prescribing the minimum standards of primary education.

 

97

Community Banks (Amendment) Decree

23-08-93

23-08-93

Amended Decree No.46 of 1992

 

98

Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (Amendment) Decree

23-08-93

23-08-93

Amended Decree No.49 of 1989

 

99

National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission Decree

23-08-93

23-08-93

Repealed Cap 372 of LFN.

Amended by Decree No.17 of 1999

100

 

National Orientation Agency Decree

23-08-93

23-08-93

Repealed Decree No.31 of 1987

 

101

Water Resources Decree

23-08-93

23-08-93

Vested rights and control of water affecting more than one state in the Federal Government

 

102

Value Added Tax Decree

01-12-93

24-08-93

Imposed Value Added Tax on certain goods and services

 

103

Nigerian Ports (Amendment) Decree

01-06-92

25-08-93

Amends the Ports Decree 1993 to give the company power to charge rates for works and applications provided by it.

Repealed by Decree No. 38 of 1999

104

Personal Income Tax Decree

25-08-93

25-08-93

Imposed personal income tax on individuals, communities and families etc.

 

105

Armed Forces Decree

25-08-93

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106

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

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107

Constitution (Suspension and Modification) Decree

17-11-93

17-11-93

Restored the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1979, amended and modified it

Amended by Decree No.19 of 1996 and No.107 of 1997 and Repealed by Decree 63 of 1999

108

Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Suspension) (Repeal) Decree

17-11-93

17-11-93

Repeal of constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Suspension) Decree No.58 of 1993

 

109

Interim Government (Dissolution) Decree

18-11-93

18-11-93

Dissolution of ING and Repealed Decree No.61 of 1993

 

110

States Executive Councils, Etc (Dissolution) Decree

18-11-93

18-11-93

Dissolved State Executive Council and Houses pf Assembly and Repealed Decree No.50 of 1991

 

111

Local Government Council, Etc (Dissolution) Decree

18-11-93

18-11-93

Dissolved Local Government Councils and Repealed Decree No. 115 of 1989

 

112

National Electoral Commission (Dissolution) Decree

18-11-93

18-11-93

Dissolved NEC and repealed Decree No.23 of 1987

 

113

Nigeria LNG (Fiscal Incentives Guarantees and Assurances) (Amendment) Decree

18-11-93

18-11-93

Amended Decree No.39 of 1990

 

114

Political Parties (Dissolution) Decree

18-11-93

18-11-93

Dissolved Political parties and repealed Decree No.27 of 1989

Repealed by decree No.2 of 1996

115

Newspapers, Etc. (Proscription and Prohibition from Circulation) (Repeal) Decree

18-11-93

18-11-93

Repealed Decree No.48 of 1993

 

116

Advertising Practitioners (Registration, Etc.) (Amendment) Decree

18-11-93

18-11-93

Amended Decrees No.25 1988 and No.93 of 1992

 

117

National Institute for Nigerian Languages Decree

30-12-93

30-12-93

Established Body regarding the study and use of Nigerian Languages

 

118

Forfeiture of Assets (Release of Certain Forfeited Properties, Etc.) Decree

30-12-93

30-12-93

Released to certain persons certain properties listed in the schedule

 

119

National Emergency Relief Agency (Amendment) Decree

30-12-93

30-12-93

Amended Cap 257 of LFN to reconstitute the Agency and expands its functions

 

120

Legal Practitioners (Amendment) (Repeal) Decree

30-12-93

30-12-93

Repealed Decrees No.21 and No.38 of 1993.

 

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