CHRONOLOGY OF NIGERIAN DECREES - 1998

 

Decree No.

Short Title

Commencement

Promulgation

Effect

Comments

1.

Territorial Waters (Amendment) Decree

01-01-98

01-01-98

Amended Cap 428 of LFN by changing definition of territorial waters to 12 nautical miles.

 
2.

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

01-08-97

20-03-98

Amended Decree No 7 of 1997 to provide for Constitutional Court to review election petitions.

Repealed by Decree No. 63 of 1999
See section S.1 of the decree

3.

Constitution (Amendment) Decree

20-03-98

20-03-98

Amended Cap 62 of LFN Decrees No.107 of 1993, No. 19 of 1996, and No.6 of 1997 to establish Constitutional Court and its jurisdiction.

Repealed by Decree No.63 of 1999

4.

Constitutional Court Decree

01-04-98

20-03-98

Sets out Constitutional Court Composition and scope of the Jurisdiction.

Repealed by Decree No 63 of 1999

5.

Constitutional Court (Amendment) Decree

01-04-98

15-04-98

Amended Decree No.4 of 1998

 

6.

National Assembly (Basic Constitutional and Transitional Provisions) Decree

23-04-98

23-04-98

Provided for conduct of elections to National Assembly, its Composition, Functions, Officials and Terms of Reference

Repealed by Decree No 10 of 1998

7.

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

20-07-98

11-08-98

Repealed Decree No.3 1996

 

8.

Transition Implementation Committee (Establishment, etc) (Repeal, Etc.) Decree

20-07-98

11-08-98

Repealed the Transition Implementation Committee Decree No.16 of 1996 and dissolved TIC.

 

9.

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

20-07-98

11-08-98

Repealed Decrees No. 1 of 1996 and No.9 of 1997

 

 

10.

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

20-07-98

11-08-98

Repealed Decree No.6 of 1998

 

11.

State Government (Basic Constitutional and Transitional Provisions) (Repeal) Decree

20-07-98

11-08-98

Repealed Decree No.22 of 1997

 

12.

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

20-07-98

11-08-98

Repealed Decree No.24 of 1996

 

13.

NUPENG and PENGASSAN (Dissolution of Executive Council) (Repeal) Decree

20-07-98

11-08-98

Repealed Decree No.10 of 1994

 

14.

Nigeria Labour Congress (Dissolution of National Executive Council) (Repeal) Decree

20-07-98

11-08-98

Repeal Decree No.9 of 1994

 

15.

Political Parties (Registration and Activities) (Repeal, Etc.) Decree

20-07-98

11-08-98

Repealed Decree No.28 of 1996 and dissolved political parties .

 

16.

Local Government (Basic Constitutional and Transitional Provisions) (Repeal,Etc.)Decree

20-07-98

11-08-98

Repealed Decree No.7 of 1997 and dissolved Local Government Councils.

 

17.

Independent National Electoral Commission (Establishment, Etc.) Decree

20-07-48

11-08-98

Established INEC.

Amended by Decree No.33 of 1998

18.

Finance (Miscellaneous Taxation Provisions) Decree

01-01-94 Part VI,

01-01-96 Part VII,

01-01-97 Any other case

30-09-98

Amended Cap 60 of LFN, Decrees No.102 of 1993, No.104 of 1993, No.30 of 1996, No.32 of 1996 and Cap 354 of LFN to give effect to fiscal measures in 1997 Budget.

 

19.

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

01-01-98

30-09-98

Amended Caps 42 and 60 of LFN and Decrees No.104 of 1993 and No.102 of 1993 to give effect to fiscal measure in 1998 Budget.

 

20.

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

01-01-98

30-09-98

Amended Decrees: No.4 of 1995 No.13 of 1996 and No.16 of 1997 to reflect changes to customs duties.

 

21.

Taxes and Levies (Approved List for Collection) Decree

30-09-98

30-09-98

Stipulated taxes to be collected by each tier of the Government to avoid multiplicity of taxes.

 

22.

Petroleum (Amendment) Decree

30-09-98

30-09-98

Amended Cap 350 of LFN to delete provisions inhibiting competition in the Petroleum Sector.

 

23.

Petroleum Control (Repeal) Decree

30-09-98

30-09-98

Repealed Cap 351 of LFN

 

24.

Minerals (Amendment) Decree

30-09-98

30-09-98

Amended Cap 226 of LFN to delete some inconsistencies and ambiguities and provisions inhibiting competition.

 Repealed by Decree No. 34 of 1999
Please see S.257(1)(a) Decree No. 34 of 1999

25.

Nigerian Mining Corporation (Amendment) Decree

30-09-98

30-09-98

Amended Cap 317 of LFN to delete some inconsistencies and ambiguities and provisions inhibiting competition.

 

26.

Nigerian Coal Corporation (Amendment) Decree

30-09-98

30-09-98

Amended Cap 299 of LFN

 

27.

National Steel Raw Materials Exploration Agency (Amendment) Decree

30-09-98

30-09-98

Amended Decree No.49 of 1992

 

28.

Electricity (Amendment) Decree

30-09-98

30-09-98

Amended Cap 106 of LFN to allow grant of licences to others.

 

29.

National Electric Power Authority (Amendment) Decree

30-09-98

30-09-98

Amended Cap 246 of LFN to delete provisions which inhibit competition.

 

30.

Nigerian Communications Commission (Amendment) Decree

30-09-98

30-09-98

Amended Decree No.75 of 1992 to delete provisions which inhibit competition.

 

31.

Wireless Telegraphy (Amendment) Decree

30-09-98

30-09-98

Amended Cap 469 of LFN to delete provisions which inhibit competition.

 

32.

Nigerian Investment PromotionsCommission Decree

30-09-98

30-09-98

Amended Decree No.16 of 1995 to delete provisions which inhibit competition.

 

33.

Independent National Electoral Commission (Establishment Etc) (Amendment) Decree

05-08-98

01-12-98

Amended Decree No.17 of 1998 to transfer liabilities, staff, etc of NECON to INEC.

 

34.

Transition to Civil Rule (Political Programme) Decree

11-08-98

01-12-98

Made provision for the Transition To Civil rule programme

Repealed by Decree No.63 of 1999

35.

Political Parties (Registration and Activities) Decree

11-08-98

01-12-98

Made provisions for registration and activities of political parties

Repealed by Decree No.63 of 1999 

36.

Local Government (Basic Constitutional and Transitional Provisions) Decree

11-08-98

01-12-98

Made provisions for a system of Local Government by democratic election.

Repealed by Decree No.63 of 1999 

37.

Central Bank of Nigeria (Amendment) Decree

22-12-98

22-12-98

Amended Decrees No. 24 of 1991, No.79 of 1993 and Repealed Decree No.3 of 1997 to provide for reconstitution of Board of Directors of CBN.

Amended by Decree No.41 of 1999

38.

Banks and other Financial Institutions (Amendment) Decree 1998

22-12-98

22-12-98

Amended Decrees No. 25 of 1991 and No.4 of 1997

Amended by Decree No.40 of 1999 

39.

Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (Amendment) Decree

22-12-98

22-12-98

Amended Decrees No.22 of 1988 and No. 5 of 1997 to remove the powers of the corporation over under-capitalised insured institution.

 

40.

Education Tax (Amendment) Decree

22-12-98

22-12-98

Amended Decree No.7 of 1993 to provide for reconstitution of Board of Trustees.

 
41. Oil Mineral Producing Areas Development Commission Decree 09-11-98 10-11-98 Repealed the OMPADEC Decree No. 23 of 1992 and established a new Commission with a re-organised management  
42 Exclusive Economic Zone (Amendment) Decree 25-12-98 25-12-98 Amended Cap 116 of LFN  

43.

Legal Practitioners (Amendment) (Repeal) Decree

26-12-98

26-12-98

Repealed Decrees No.21 of 1993, No.38 of 1993 and No.21 of 1994

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