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Territorial Waters Act 🇳🇬


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Territorial Waters Act

  • Published in Official Gazette supplement no. 15 on 16 March 1967
  • Commenced on 8 April 1967
  • [Up to date as at 16 March 1967]
An Act to determine the limits of the territorial waters of Nigeria and for other matters connected therewith.

1. Extension of limits of territorial waters

(1)The territorial waters of Nigeria shall for all purposes include every part of the open sea within twelve nautical miles of the coast of Nigeria (measured from low water mark) or of the seaward limits of inland waters.[1998 No. I.]
(2)Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing subsection, that subsection shall in particular apply for the purposes of any power of the Federal Government to make, with respect to any matter, laws applying to or to any part of the territorial waters of Nigeria.
(3)Accordingly-(a)in the definition of territorial waters contained in section 18 (1) of the interpretation Act, for the words "thirty nautical miles" there shall be substituted the words "twelve …

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