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Foreign Judgements (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act, 1960

  • Published in Official Gazette supplement no. 12 on 3 March 1960
  • Commenced on 1 February 1961
  • [Up to date as at 3 March 1960]
An Act to make provision for the enforcment in Nigeria of judgements given in foreign countries which accord reciprocal treatment to judgments given in Nigeria, for facilitating the enforcement in foreign countries of judgments given in Nigeria, and for other purposes in connection with the matters aforesaid.

1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act.

2. Interpretation

(1)In this Act, unless the context otherwise requiresβ€œappeal” includes any proceeding by way of discharging or setting aside a judgment or an application for a new trial or a stay of execution;β€œcountry of the original court” means the country in which the original court is situated;β€œjudgment” means a judgment or order given or made by a court in any civil proceedings and shall include an award in proceed…

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