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Maintenance Orders Act 🇳🇬


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Maintenance Orders Act

  • Commenced on 23 June 1921
  • [Up to date as at 23 June 1921]
  • [Note: The original publication document is not available and this content could not be verified.]
An Act to facilitate the enforcement in Nigeria of maintenance orders made in England or Ireland and vice versa.

1. Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-"dependants" means such persons as any other person is, according to the law in force in England and Ireland, if the order is made in England or Ireland, or in Nigeria, if the order is made in Nigeria, liable to maintain;"maintenance order" means an order other than an order of affiliation for the periodical payment of sums of money towards the maintenance of the wife or other dependants of the person against whom the order is made, and in respect of Ireland, includes an order or decree for the recovery or repayment of the cost of relief or maintenance made by virtue of the provisions of the Poor Relief (Ireland) Acts, 1839 to 1914;"pr…

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