CHRONOLOGY OF NIGERIAN DECREES - 1996

 

Decree No.

Short Title

Commencement

Promulgation

Effect

Comments

 

1

Transition to Civil Rule (Political Programme) Decree

05-01-96

05-01-96

Provided for transition to civil rule and disengagement of Armed Forces.

Repealed by Decree No.9 of 1998

2

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

05-01-96

05-01-96

Lifted ban on politics and repealed sections 2,3-6 of Decree No. 4 of 1993

Repealed by Decree No. 63 of 1999

3

National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (Establishment, Etc.) Decree

05-01-96

05-01-96

Established the National Electoral Commission of Nigeria

Repealed by Decree No.7 of 1998

4

Trade Unions (Amendment) Decree

05-01-96

05-01-96

Amended Cap 437 of LFN

 

5

Appropriation Decree

01-01-96

01-01-96

Issue and appropriation of N188,221,068,083 from the Consolidated Revenue Fund for 1996

Spent

6

Local Government Elections Decree

01-02-96

01-03-96

Provided for conduct of Local Government Elections, offences, penalties etc.

 

7

Oil Mineral Producing Areas Development Commission (Amendment) Decree

20-03-96

20-03-96

Amended Decree No. 23 of 1992

 

8

Oil & Gas Export Free Zone Decree

29-03-96

29-03-96

Designated Onne Ikpokiri an Export Free Zone and established the Oil and Gas Export Free Zone Authority.

 

9

Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria Decree

31-08-95

19-04-96

Established the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and dissolved NAA and FCAA

Amended by Decree No.52 of 1999

10

Pre-shipment Inspection of Exports Decree

19-04-96

19-04-96

Provided for Pre-shipment Inspection of goods to be exported.

 

11

Pre-shipment Inspection of Imports Decree

19-04-96

19-04-96

Provided for Pre-shipment Inspection of all imported goods

 

12

Ports (Related Offences, Etc.) Decree

19-04-96

19-04-96

Created Port- related offences and extended jurisdiction of Chief Magistrates Courts to try such offences.

Amended by Decree No.61 of 1999

13

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

19-04-96

19-04-96

Amended Decree No. 4 of 1995 to reflect changes announced in 1996 Budget

Amended by Decree No.17 of 1997

14

Centre for Democratic Studies (Repeal) Decree

19-04-96

19-04-96

Repealed Decree No. 60 of 1992

 

15

National Council on Inter-Governmental Relations (Repeal) Decree

19-04-96

19-04-96

Repealed Decree No. 89 of 1992

 

16

Transition Implementation Committee (Establishment, Etc.) Decree

04-06-96

04-06-96

Established the Transition Implementation Committee to monitor Transition Programme

Repealed by Decree No.8 of 1998

17

Civil Disturbances (Special Tribunal) (Amendment) Decree

05-06-96

05-06-96

Amended Decree No. 2 of 1987 removing Armed Forces members and creating right of appeal to Special Appeal Tribunal

 

18

State Security (Detention of Persons) (Amendment) (No. 2) (Repeal) Decree

07-06-96

07-06-96

Repealed Decree No. 14 of 1994

 

19

Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1979 (Amendment) Decree

03-07-96

03-07-96

Amended Cap 62 of LFN and Decree No. 107 of 1993 to increase membership of Federal Civil Service Commission

Repealed by Decree No. 63 of 1999

20

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

03-07-96

03-07-96

Amended Decree No. 3 of 1984 to create right of appeal

 

21

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

06-06-95

03-07-96

Amended Decree No.54 of 1993 to revoke release of properties of Mr. Adeyemi-Bero

 

22

State Security (Detention of Persons) (Amendment) Decree

14-08-96

14-08-96

Amended Decrees No. 2 of 1984,No. 12 of 1986, No. 30 of 1988, No. 3 of 1990, No. 11 of 1994, No. 15 of 1994 to create Detention of Persons Review Panel.

Repealed by Decree No.63 of 1999

23

 

 

 

 

Petroleum (Amendment) Decree

14-08-96

14-08-96

Amended Cap 350 of LFN and allowed holder of OML to farm out marginal fields.

 

24

Trade Disputes (Essential Services, Deregulation- Proscription and Prohibition from Participation in Trade Union Activities) Decree

21-08-96

21-08-96

Proscribed Trade Unions Activities of Certain Academic and Non-Academic Unions

Repealed Decree No 12 of 1998

25

Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Decree

21-08-96

21-08-96

Amended Decrees No. 11 of 1993 and No.55 of 1993, and changed procedure for appointment of VC

 

26

Trade Unions (Amendment) (No. 2) Decree

16-10-96

16-10-96

Amended Cap 437 of LFN & Decree No. 4 of 1996 and provided scope of restructured Unions

 

27

Ahmadu Bello University (Appointment of Sole Administrator) Decree

01-12-95

16-10-96

Provided for appointment of Sole Administrator to Ahmadu Bello University

Repealed by Decree No.63 of 1999

28

Political Parties (Registration and Activities) Decree

01-04-96

23-10-96

Provided for registration of political parties.

Repealed by Decree No.15 of 1998

29

Trade Unions (International Affiliation) Decree

23-10-96

23-10-96

Provided for affiliation with international labour organisations and provided penalties for contravention of its provisions

 

30

Finance (Miscellaneous Taxation Provisions) Decree

01-01-94

01-01-93 (S.42)

23-10-96

Amended the tax laws to give effect to further fiscal measures of 1994 Budget

 

31

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

01-01-95

23-10-96

Amended the tax laws to give sundry effect to fiscal measures in 1995 Budget.

 

32

Finance (Miscellaneous Taxation Provisions) (No. 3) Decree

01-01-96

23-10-96

Amended the tax Laws to give sundry effect to fiscal measures in 1996 Budget.

 

33

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

01-03-95

23-10-96

Amended Decrees No. 4 of 1995 and No. 13 of 1996

 

34

Federal Character Commission (Establishment, Etc.) Decree

27-12-95

17-11-96

Established the Federal Character Commission

 

35

Public Enterprises Regulatory Commission Decree

17-11-96

17-11-96

Established the Public Enterprises Regulatory Commission

 

36

States (Creation and Transitional Provisions) Decree

01-10-96

18-11-96

Created new states

Amended by Decree No.17 of 1997

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