Applicability of Nigeria's Arbitration and Conciliation Act: Which Field Does the Act Cover?

Applicability of Nigeria's Arbitration and Conciliation Act: Which Field Does the Act Cover?

Author: 
Ikeyi, Nduka
Publisher: 
Cambridge University Press
Date published: 
2013
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Responsibility: 
Amucheazi, Ofornze, jt. author
Journal Title: 
Journal of African Law
Source: 
Journal of African Law Vol. 57, No. 1, April 2013, pp. 126-148
Abstract: 

In 1988, Nigeria's Federal Military Government promulgated the Arbitration and Conciliation Decree (now the Arbitration and Conciliation Act) to provide a unified legal framework for commercial arbitration throughout Nigeria. At the time of the decree's promulgation, the Federal Military Government had unlimited competence to legislate over any matter in, and for all parts of, Nigeria. However, under Nigeria's current constitutional democracy and federal structure of government, legislative powers are shared between the Federal Government and the respective state governments. This article investigates the constitutionality of the continued application of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act as federal legislation with application in all states of the federation.

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CITATION: Ikeyi, Nduka. Applicability of Nigeria's Arbitration and Conciliation Act: Which Field Does the Act Cover? . : Cambridge University Press , 2013. Journal of African Law Vol. 57, No. 1, April 2013, pp. 126-148 - Available at: http://library.au.int/applicability-nigerias-arbitration-and-conciliation-act-which-field-does-act-cover-4