CUSTOMAHY COURT OF APPEAL OF THE FEDEI~AL CAPITAL TEIUUTORY, ABUJA (JUIHSDICTION ON CHIEFTAIi\'CY MATTEH.S)
11,,;-,Act increases the general appellate jurisdiction or the Customary Court or /\ppcaL to confer exclusive original jurisdiction on dispute on or arising from chidiciinc) matters in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja on the Court.
CUSTOMARY COLJRr OF APPEAL OF THE FI~DERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY, ABU.JA (JURISDICTION ON CHIEFTAINCY MATTERS)
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
Jurisdiction of Customary Court of Appeal to determine chieftaincy dispute.
2 Repeal of section 12 of Act No. 8 of 1997. 3 Interpretation. 4 Citation.
CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL OF THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY, ABHJA (JURISDICTION ON CHIEFTAINCY MATTERS)
An Act to confer exclusive original jurisdiction in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Chieftaincy Matters on the Customary Court of Appeal of the Federa I Capital Territory, Abuja; and for related matters.
ENACTED by the National Assembly ofthe Federal Republic of Nigeria ~.
1. Subject to section 267 of the Constitution, the Customary Court of Appeal of the
lederal Capital Territory Abuja, shall- Jurisdiction o! ClIstOIlWf.\ cour:
(a) exercise appellate and supervisory jurisdiction in proceedings where rhc
subject matter of the claim is 011, or relates to customary law; and
of" appeal Iu dcicnuin..
(b) have exclusive original jurisdiction in the Federal Capital Territory,
Abuja to hear and determine dispute on or relating to Chieftaincy matters.
2 Section 12 of the Chiefs (Appointment and Deposition) (Federal Capital Rcpeul o: ~ccliun I~ o l
Territory) Act is repealed. Act J"". X 01 1997
3. In this Act->-
"Constitution" means the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999;
"Customary Court of Appeal" means the Customary Court of Appeal or the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
4. This Act may be cited as the Customary Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital
Territory Abuja (Jurisdiction on Chieftaincy Matters) Act, 2011. Cuauon
CERTIFY, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2 (1) OF THE ACTS UTHKNTICATION ACT, CAP. A2, LAWS OF THE FEDERATION OF' NIGERIA 2004, [-JAT THIS IS A TRUE COPY OF THE BILL PASSED BY BOTH HOUSES OF THE L\TIONAL ASSEMBLY.
SALISU ABUBAKAR MAlKASUWA, mni CLERK TO TH E NATI ONAL ASSEMBL Y
wD?- DAY OF JUNE, 2011
Matters) Bill, 2011
SHORT TITLE OF I LONG TITLE OF THE I SUMMARY OF THE I DATE PASSED i DATE PASSED THE BILL__ L_ BILL _n:_C~TE~i~I~FTHE ! BYTHE SENATE ~;p~!:'sEE~~~~iv~~
!-C~u-st-omary I An Act to confer exclusive i This Bill seeks to increases the i ~---------Ti----------' Court of Appeal 1['original jurisdiction in the!: general appellate jurisdiction of i
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of the Federal I Federal Capital Territory, i the Customary Court of Appeal, to I Capital Abuja, on Chieftaincy Matters I confer exclusive original I Territory Abuja on the Customary Court of I jurisdiction on dispute on or I (Jurisdiction on Appeal of the Federal Capital \ arising from chieftaincy matters in \ Chieftaincy Territory, Abuja; and for I the Federal Capital Territory I Matters) Bill, related matters. I! Abuja on the Court. [ 2011 \ 11 I.L. I. L--------
I certify that this Bill has been carefully compared by me with the decision reached by the National Assembly and found by me to be true and correct decision of the Houses and is in accordance with the provisions of the Acts Authentication Act Cap. A2, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004. ~.
SALISU ABUBAKAR MAIKASUWA. mni Cler~ to the National Assemblv ). rvI-nay of June, 2011 .
I ASSENT. DR. GO ~TCK EBELE ,IONA THAN, GCFR President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria14Day of June, 2011