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Swaziland. Sierra Leone Protectorate.
British Central Africa. Gambia Protectorate.
British East Africa. Lagos Protectorate.
Uganda. Northern Territories of the Somaliland. Gold Coast.
Weihaiwei. Bechuanaland Protectorate. British North Borneo. Southern Rhodesia.
Brunei. Barotziland-North-Western Sarawak.
Rhodesia. Any protected island or territory for the time being within the limits, of the Pacific Order in Council, 1893.
2. This Order may be cited as the British Protectorates Neutrality (Amendment) Order in Council 1904.
A. W. FITZROY.
PROTECTORATE OF NORTHERN NIGERIA.
AUTHENTICATION AND INTERPRETATION
PROCLAMATION No. 1 OF 1900.*
A PROCLAMATION providing for the Authentication and Recording of Proclamations and for the embodying in one Proclamation of the Rules of Interpretation applicable to certain terms and provisions usually adopted in Proclamations.
[1st January, 1900. BE IT ENACTED by the High Commissioner of Northern Nigeria as follows :
1. This Proclamation may be cited as the “Authentication and Interpretation Proclamation, 1900."
2. Every Proclamation made by the High Commissioner for Northern Nigeria shall immediately after it is made be set up in fair and legible type by the Government Printer, and an impression in triplicate from the type so set up on vellum or on paper of an enduring quality shall be struck off by him to be dealt with as hereinafter provided.
3. The said printed impressions shall be examined with the Manuscript copy of such Proclamation by the Secretary to the Administration, and on being found by him to be true and correct, the said printed copies shall be authenticated by him as such, and sealed with the Public Seal of the Protectorate, and such authentication shall be attested by his signature.
Authentication of original copies.
Deposit of original copies.
4. The said printed copies shall then be signed by the High Commissioner, and of such copies one shall be deposited in the High Commissioner's office and one in the Supreme Court, and one shall be transmitted to the Secretary of State.
* Proclamation No. 10 of 1904 incorporated.
5. The copies of every Proclamation promulgated in the first Copies of instance shall be impressions from the same form as the aforesaid Proclamation
promulgated deposited copies.
instance. 6. Every Proclamation shall be published in the Gazette. Publication
in Gazette. 7. Upon the notification of Her Majesty's non-disallowance Endorsement or disallowance of any Proclamation being received in the Protec- of non
disallowance torate, the Secretary to the Administration shall in his own handwriting endorse upon the copy of the Proclamation deposited disallowance. in the High Commissioner's office a note of the fact of such nondisallowance, together with a reference to the Secretary of State's despatch notifying the same, and shall subscribe the said notes and shall transmit a copy of such endorsement to the Chief Judicial Officer of the Protectorate for endorsement upon
of the Proclamation deposited in the Supreme Court, and notice of such non-disallowance or disallowance shall be published in the Gazette, and such publication shall be primâ facie evidence of such nondisallowance or disallowance.
8. Every Proclamation shall take effect from the date of its Proclamation publication in the Gazette unless it be otherwise stated in such to take effect
from date of Proclamation.
publication. 9. All Proclamations shall be divided into sections, if there be Proclamamore enactments than one, which sections shall be deemed to be tions to be
divided into substantive enactments without any introductory words.
sections without any introductory
words. 10. Where any Proclamation repealing in whole or in part any Repealed former Proclamation is itself repealed, such last repeal shall not Proclamations revive the Proclamation or provisions before repealed, unless words notere vored by be added reviving such Proclamation or provisions.
Proclamation. 11. Whenever any Proclamation shall be made repealing in Repealed whole or in part any former Proclamation and substituting
some provisions of provision or provisions instead of the provision or provisions mation to repealed, such provision or provisions so repealed shall remain in remain in force until the substituted provision or provisions shall come into force till the
substituted operation by force of the last made Proclamation.
12. Every Proclamation made after the commencement of Proclamations this Proclamation shall be deemed and taken to be a Public to be deemed Proclamation and shall be judicially taken notice of as such, Proclamations
public unless the contrary be expressly provided and declared by such and judicially
taken notice of.
13. Every Proclamation hereafter coming into force shall, All Proclamasubject to any express limitation or extension contained in it, apply tions to apply to the Protectorate as herein defined.
14.-(1.) Where a Proclamation made after the commencement provisions
of this Proclamation confers power on any authority to with respect to power make rules, the following provisions shall
, unless the given to any
contrary intention appears, have effect with reference to authority to
the making and operation of such rules :
(a.) Any rule may be at any time amended, varied, rescinded or revoked by the same authority and in the same manner by and in which it was made;
(6.) There may be annexed to the breach of any rule such penalty not exceeding five pounds as the rulemaking authority may think fit;
(c.) No rule shall be inconsistent with the provisions of any Proclamation ;
(a.) All rules shall be published in the Gazette and shall have the force of law;
(e.) The production of a copy of the Gazette, or of any copy of any rule purporting to be printed by the Government Printer, shall be prima facie evidence, in all courts and for all other purposes whatsoever, of the due
making and tenor of such rule. (2.) In this section, the expression “rules" includes rules,
regulations and bye-laws. Crown not to 15. No Proclamation shall in any manner whatsoever affect the be bound
rights of the Crown unless it is therein expressly stated, or unless it unless named.
appears by necessary implication that the Crown is bound thereby. Computation 16. Unless the contrary shall be expressly provided, or shall be of time. implied from the context, in all cases in which any particular
number of days shall be prescribed or mentioned in any Proclamation, Government Order or Notice, or Rule of Court, for the doing of any act, or for any other purpose, the same shall be reckoned exclusive of the first and inclusive of the last day.
17. Unless the contrary shall be expressly provided, or shall be gender. implied from the context, words importing the masculine gender
shall be understood to include the feminine, and bodies corporate and words importing the singular number shall include the plural and vice versa.
18. When reference is made in any Proclamation, Government designation
Order or Notice, or Rule of Court to any public Officer by the
term designating his office, such term shall include the officer for executing the time being executing the duties of such office or any portion
of such duties. Interpreta 19. In all Proclamations, Government Orders or Notices, and tion of terms. Rules of Court, the following terms shall be held to have the
meaning as herein defined unless otherwise specially stated in any
the Queen, her heirs and successors.
to include officer
“A Secretary of State” means one of Her Majesty's
Principal Secretaries of State. “The Secretary of State” means Her Majesty's Principal
Secretary of State for the Colonial Department. “The High Commissioner" means the High Commissioner
for the Protectorate of Northern Nigeria, and includes the officer for the time being administering the Govern
ment of the Protectorate.
Nigeria as defined and delimited in the Northern Nigeria
in or for the time being present in the Protectorate. “Proclamation” includes any Rule, Regulation or Bye-law
made under the authority of any Proclamation. “ The Gazette” means the publication in which official
announcements by the High Commissioner are usually
made. “Government Notice means any announcement not of a
legislative character made by the High Commissioner in
the Gasette. “The Company means “The Royal Niger Company,
Limited." “Goods” includes money, bills, bonds, notes, deeds and
corporeal property of every description except lands and
chattels real. "Lands” includes land and everything attached to the
earth or permanently fastened to anything which is attached to the earth and all chattels real, but shall not
include minerals. Military Forces” includes all officers, warrant officers, non
commissioned officers and civilians, British and native, and all native rank and file belonging to and borne on the strength of the Northern Nigeria Regiment of the
Protectorate. "Non-native” means any person or association entitled to
claim to be subject to any power of Europe and America,