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Supreme Court Act

  • Published in Official Gazette supplement no. 32 on 2 June 1960
  • Assented to on 28 May 1960
  • Commenced on 2 June 1960
  • [Up to date as at 31 December 2002]
An Act to amend and consolidate the law relating to the Supreme Court.

1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the Supreme Court Act.

2. Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-"appellant" includes a person who has been convicted and desires to appeal under the Constitution or under any Act or law;"cause" includes any action, suit or other original proceeding between a plaintiff and a defendant;"Constitution" means the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 and any Constitution substituted for it;"court below" means the court from which an appeal is brought;"judgment" includes decision or order;"Justice" means the Chief Justice of Nigeria or any other Justice of the Supreme Court and any person lawfully acting as such;"magistrate's court" includes any district or similar court establishe…

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