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person or persons as may be appointed by Her Majesty ; and in case there shall be no person or persons so appointed by Her Majesty, then in the Senior Officer for the time being in command of the West African Frontier Force within Northern Nigeria.

14. From and after the coming into operation of this Order, the provisions of the Africa Order in Council, 1889, shall cease to apply to Northern Nigeria, without prejudice to anything lawfully done thereunder.

15. This Order shall be published in the Gazette, and shall come into operation on the 1st day of January, 1900, and the High Commissioner shall give directions for the publication of this Order at such places, and in such manner, and for such time or times as he thinks proper for giving due publicity thereto within Northern Nigeria.

16. Her Majesty may from time to time revoke, alter, add to, or amend this Order.

The Right Honourable Joseph Chamberlain, one of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, is to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.

A. W. FITZROY.

THE COLONIAL PRISONERS REMOVAL

ORDER IN COUNCIL, 1902.*

AT THE COURT OF ST. JAMES'S,

THE 6TH DAY OF MARCH, 1902.

Present :

THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY,

LORD PRESIDENT, LORD JAMES OF HEREFORD,

EARL OF KINTORE, SIR ARTHUR Wilson.

WHEREAS it is provided by the Colonial Prisoners Removal Act, 1884, that it shall be lawful for His Majesty in Council, from time to time, to direct that the said Act shall apply as if, subject to the conditions, exceptions, and qualifications (if any) contained in the Order, any place out of His Majesty's Dominions in which His Majesty has jurisdiction and which is named in the Order, were a British possession and part of His Majesty's dominions, and to provide for carrying into effect such application :

AND WHEREAS His Majesty has power and jurisdiction within the Protectorate of Northern Nigeria :

NOW, THEREFORE, His Majesty, in pursuance and exercise of the powers in this behalf by the said Act of Parliament or otherwise in him vested, is pleased, by and with the advice of his Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered as follows:

1. The Colonial Prisoners Removal Act, 1884, shall apply to and take effect within the Protectorate of Northern Nigeria, as if that Protectorate were a British possession and part of His Majesty's dominions.

2. In order to carry out the application of the said Act to the Protectorate of Northern Nigeria, the High Commissioner, or any person or persons lawfully discharging the functions of High Commissioner, may exercise all powers vested by the said Act in the Governor of a British possession.

A. W. FITZROY.

* Published in Gazette of March 31st, 1902.

THE WEST AFRICAN POSSESSIONS AND

PROTECTORATES (FUGITIVE OFFENDERS)
ORDER IN COUNCIL, 1902.*

AT THE COURT AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE,

THE 11TH DAY OF JUNE, 1902.

Present :
THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY,

LORD PRESIDENT, LORD BALFOUR OF BURLEIGH,

Earl of KINTORE, Sir John Winfield Bonser. WHEREAS by treaty, grant, usage, sufferance, or other lawful means, His Majesty has power and jurisdiction in the territories of West Africa known as the Gambia Protectorate, the Sierra Leone Protectorate, the Lagos Protectorate, the Northern Territories of the Gold Coast, Northern Nigeria, and Southern Nigeria :

AND WHEREAS by reason of the contiguity of the said territories and of the colonies and possessions of His Majesty in West Africa known as the Gambia, Sierra Leone, the Gold Coast, Ashanti

, and Lagos, and the frequent inter-communication between them, it seems expedient to His Majesty and conducive to the better administration of justice therein that Part II. of the Fugitive Offenders Act, 1881, should apply to the said colonies, possessions and territories, and that subject to the provisions this order the Fugitive Offenders Act, 1881, should apply as if the said territories respectively were British possessions :

NOW, THEREFORE, His Majesty, by virtue of the powers in this behalf by the Fugitive Offenders Ăct, 1881, the Foreign Jurisdiction Act, 1890, or otherwise in His Majesty vested, is pleased by and with the advice of His Privy Council to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:

1. This Order may be cited as “ The West African Possessions and Protectorates (Fugitive Offenders) Order in Council, 1902.”

2. Subject to the provisions of this order the Fugitive Offenders Act

, 1881, shall apply as if each of the territories named in the first schedule of this Order were a British possession.

Came into operation on 17th October, 1902. See Gazette Extraordinary of

September 17th, 1902.

3. In the Fugitive Offenders Act, 1881, as hereby applied to the territories named in Schedule I. of this Order and in this Order with reference to the said territories unless the context otherwise requires the expression “Governor” means the Officer for the time being exercising the functions :

(a.) As regards the Gambia Protectorate, the Sierra Leone Protectorate, and the Lagos Protectorate, of Governor in the Gambia, Sierra Leone, and Lagos respectively,

(6.) As regards the Northern Territories of the Gold Coast, of Chief Commissioner,

(c.) As regards Northern Nigeria and Southern Nigeria, of High Commissioner of Northern Nigeria

and Southern Nigeria respectively. 4. The jurisdiction under Part I. of the Fugitive Offenders · Act, 1881, to hear a case and commit a fugitive to prison to await his return may be exercised in the territories named in Schedule I. of this Order by any person having in the said territories authority to issue a warrant for the apprehension of persons accused of crime and to commit such persons for trial.

5. Part II. of the Fugitive Offenders Act, 1881, shall apply to the colonies, possessions, and territories mentioned in Schedules I. and II. of this Order.

6. The Governor or High Commissioner, as the case may be, of each of the colonies, possessions, and territories, named in the Schedules to this Order shall cause this Order to be proclaimed therein and this Order shall come into operation on a day to be fixed by such Proclamation.

7. His Majesty may from time to time revoke, alter, add to, or amend this Order.

A. W. FITZROY.

SCHEDULE I.
The Gambia Protectorate.
The Sierra Leone Protectorate.
The Lagos Protectorate.
The Northern Territories of the Gold Coast
Northern Nigeria.
Southern Nigeria.

SCHEDULE II.
The Gambia.
Sierra Leone.
The Gold Coast
Ashanti.
Lagos.

THE COINAGE ORDER IN COUNCIL, 1902.*

AT THE COURT AT WINDSOR,
THE 19TA DAY OF NOVEMBER, 1902.

Present :

THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY IN COUNCIL.

WHEREAS by treaty, grant, usage, sufferance and other lawful means His Majesty the King has power and jurisdiction in or over the part of Africa known as His Majesty's Protectorate of Northern Nigeria (in this Order referred to as the Protectorate).

NOW, THEREFORE, His Majesty, in pursuance of the powers vested in Him by the Foreign Jurisdiction Act, 1890, or otherwise, is pleased, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered as follows :

1. All coins which, under the Coinage Acts, 1870 and 1891, are legal tender in the United Kingdom, shall be current in the Protectorate, and the tender of payment of money in the Protectorate, if made in any of those coins, shall, if the coins have not been illegally dealt with, or, when of gold, have not become diminished in weight by wear or otherwise so as to be of less weight than the weight specified in that behalf in the First Schedule to the Coinage Act, 1870, as the least current weight, be a legal tender, in the case of gold and silver coins, for the payment of any amount, and in the case of bronze coins, for the payment of any amount not exceeding one shilling but for no greater amount. 2.-(1.) For the purpose of this Order a coin shall be deemed

to have been illegally dealt with where the coin has been impaired, diminished, or lightened, otherwise than by fair wear and tear, or has been defaced by having any name, word, device, or number stamped or engraved thereon, whether the coin has or has not been thereby diminished or lightened.

* Came into operation on 1st January, 1903. See s. 9, infra, and Gazette Extraordinary, No. 16, of 24th December, 1903, See also Coinage Order in Council, 1904, infra,

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