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Service of documents.

Judgment and proceedings thereon.

The Supreme Court Ordinance incorporated.

same shall have been filed, or in such other Court as the Chief Justice shall direct.

6. All documents which in a suit of the same nature between private parties would be required to be served upon the Defendant shall be delivered at the office of the Attorney-General or other Officer designated as aforesaid.

7. Whenever in any such suit a decree shall be made against the Government, no execution shall issue thereon, but a copy of such decree under the Seal of the Court shall be transmitted by the Court to the Governor, who, if the decree shall be for the payment of money, shall by Warrant under his hand direct the amount awarded by such decree to be paid, and in the case of any other decree shall take such measures as may be necessary to cause the same to be carried into effect; or, in case he shall think fit, he may direct that any competent appeal shall be entered and prosecuted against any decree.

8. So far as the same may be applicable, and except in so far as may be inconsistent with this Ordinance, all the powers, authorities and provisions contained in the Supreme Court Ordinance, or in any enactment extending or amending the same, and the practice and course of procedure of the Supreme Court of the Colony shall extend and apply to all suits and proceedings by or against the Government, and in all such suits costs may be awarded in the same manner as in suits between private parties.

CHAPTER VIII.

FOREIGN JURISDICTION.

WHEREAS His Majesty hath acquired power and jurisdiction. within divers countries on the West Coast of Africa near or adjacent to His Majesty's Colony of Southern Nigeria, formerly known as His Majesty's Colony of Lagos:

And whereas by an Order in Council of Her late Majesty Queen Victoria bearing date the 29th day of December 1887, and made in pursuance of the powers by the Foreign Jurisdiction Act 1843 or otherwise in Her Majesty vested, it was provided that it should be lawful for the Legislative Council for the time being of the Colony of Lagos, by Ordinance or Ordinances to exercise and provide for giving effect to all such powers and jurisdiction as Her Majesty might at any time before or after the passing of the said Order in Council have acquired in the said territories adjacent to the Colony of Lagos, subject to such provisions as are in the said Order in Council described and set forth:

And whereas by the Foreign Jurisdiction Ordinance No. 5 of 1890, it was provided that it should be lawful for the Governor, at any time and from time to time, by any Order or Orders made with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council, to apply all Ordinances, Rules and Orders for the time being in force in the Colony, or any of them, or any part or parts of them, or of any of them to the said territories or to any of them, or to any part or parts of them or of any of them, and in like manner to amend, suspend or revoke any such Order or Orders as aforesaid, or any part or parts of any such Order or Orders:

And whereas in accordance with the provisions of the said Ordinance certain Orders have from time to time been made with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council applying or purporting to apply the Ordinances, Rules and Orders for the time being in force in the Colony, or parts of them, to certain territories therein respectively described:

And whereas doubts have arisen or may arise as to the legality and validity of certain of the said Orders made as aforesaid under the provisions of the said Foreign Jurisdiction Ordinance No. 5 of 1890:

And whereas it is expedient to remove such doubts and to provide with reference to the said Orders as hereinafter appears:

Validity of
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Or lers under
5 of 1890.

Short title.

Applying the

laws of the
Colony to the
Kingdoms of
Addo, Igbessa

and Ilaro.

Applying the laws of the Colony to the Kingdom of Pokra.

1. All Orders made or purporting to be made by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council in accordance with the provisions of the Foreign Jurisdiction Ordinance No. 5 of 1890 and set forth in the Schedule hereto shall be and be deemed to have been valid and lawful; and all exercise of jurisdiction by the Courts of the Colony in the past and all acts and things done in relation thereto shall be deemed to have been and to be valid and lawful for all purposes whatsoever. (1 of 1902, s. 3, part.)

2. This Ordinance may be cited as "The Foreign Jurisdiction Ordinance."

THE SCHEDULE.

ORDERS made under Ordinance No. 5 of 1890.

28th day of August, 1891.

Whereas by Ordinance No. 5 of 1890 it is enacted, among other things, that it shall be lawful for the Governor, at any time and from time to time, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council, to apply all the Ordinances, Rules and Orders for the time being in force in the Colony, or any of them, or any part or parts of such Ordinances, Rules and Orders, or of any of them, to certain Territories therein described, or to any of them, or to any part or parts of them, or of any of them;

And whereas the said Territories include the Kingdoms of Addo, Igbessa and Ilaro;

And whereas it is expedient to apply all the Ordinances, Rules and Orders for the time being in force in the Colony to the Kingdoms of Addo, Igbessa and Ilaro;

Now, therefore, I, George Chardin Denton, Esquire, Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Acting Governor of the Colony of Lagos, in virtue of the power vested in me by the above-recited Ordinance, and of all other powers enabling me in that behalf, do hereby, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council of the said Colony, order that all the Ordinances, Rules and Orders for the time being in force in the said Colony, shall henceforth apply to, and be in force in the said Kingdoms of Addo, Igbessa and Ilaro.

16th day of December, 1892.

Whereas by Ordinance No. 5 of 1890 it is enacted, among other things, that it shall be lawful for the Governor, at any time and from time to time, with the advice and consent of the Legislative

Council, to apply all the Ordinances, Rules and Orders for the time being in force in the Colony, or any of them, or any part or parts of such Ordinances, Rules and Orders, or of any of them, to certain Territories therein described, or to any of them, or to any part or parts of them, or of any of them;

And whereas the said Territories include the Kingdom of Pokra; And whereas it is expedient to apply all the Ordinances, Rules and Orders for the time being in force in the Colony to the Kingdom of Pokra.

Now, therefore, I, Gilbert Thomas Carter, Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Lagos, in virtue of the power vested in me by the above-recited Ordinance, and of all other powers enabling me in that behalf, do hereby, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council of the said Colony, order that all the Ordinances, Rules and Orders for the time being in force in the said Colony, shall henceforth apply to, and be in force in the said Kingdom of Pokra.

11th day of April, 1895.

Whereas by a Proclamation dated 10th day of November, 1894, Laws applied the Town and District of Emuren adjacent to the Jebu Remo to Jebu Remo Country was declared to be part of the Protectorate of the Colony;

and Emuren.

And whereas by a Proclamation of the 12th day of November, 1894, the Kingdom of Jebu Remo was declared to be part of the Protectorate of the Colony;

And whereas by Ordinance No. 5 of 1890 it is enacted among other things that it shall be lawful for the Governor at any time. and from time to time, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council, to apply all the Ordinances, Rules and Orders for the time being in force in the Colony, or any of them, or any part or parts of such Ordinances, Rules and Orders, or any of them, to certain Territories therein described, or to any of them, or to any part or parts of them or any of them;

And whereas the said Territories include the said Town and District of Emuren, adjacent to the Jebu Remo Country, and also the Jebu Remo Country;

And whereas it is expedient to apply all the Ordinances, Rules and Orders for the time being in force in the Colony to the said Town and District of Emuren, and to the said Jebu Remo Country;

Now, therefore, I, George Chardin Denton, Esquire, Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Acting Governor of the Colony of Lagos, in virtue of the power vested in me by the above-recited Ordinance, and of all other powers enabling me in that behalf, do hereby, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council of the said Colony, order that all the Ordinances, Rules and Orders for the time being

Applying the laws of the Colony to Mahin.

Applying the laws of the Colony to Itebu, Ibu and Ayessan.

in force in the said Colony shall henceforth apply to and be in force in the said Town and District of Emuren and the said Jebu Remo Country.

12th day of November, 1895.

Whereas by Ordinance No. 5 of 1890 it is enacted, among other things, that it shall be lawful for the Governor, at any time and from time to time, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council, to apply all the Ordinances, Rules and Orders for the time being in force in the Colony, or any of them, or any part or parts of such Ordinances, Rules and Orders, or any of them, to certain Territories therein described, or to any of them, or to any part or parts of them, or any of them:

And whereas Article III. of the Treaty of the 24th day of October, 1885, made between W. Brandford Griffith, Esquire, then Lieutenant-Governor Administering the Government of the Gold Coast Colony on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, and Amapetu, King of Mahin, has been, by mutual consent and agreement, abrogated and cancelled:

And whereas the said Territories include the whole of the Mahin Country and Coast, and also the Island or Land called Atijere:

And whereas it is expedient to apply all the Ordinances, Rules and Orders for the time being in force in the Colony to the said Mahin Country and Coast and the said Island or Land called Atijere:

Now, therefore, I, George Chardin Denton, Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Acting Governor of the Colony of Lagos, in virtue of the power vested in me by the above-recited Ordinance, and of all other powers enabling me in that behalf, do hereby, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council of the said Colony, order that all the Ordinances, Rules and Orders, for the time being in force in the said Colony, shall henceforth apply to and be in force in the said Mahin Country and Coast and the said Island or Land called Atijere.

12th day of November, 1895.

Whereas by Ordinance No. 5 of 1890 it is enacted, among other things, that it shall be lawful for the Governor, at any time and from time to time, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council, to apply all the Ordinances, Rules and Orders for the time being in force in the Colony, or any of them, or any part or parts of such Ordinances, Rules and Orders, or of any of them, to certain Territories therein described, or to any of them, or to any part or parts of them, or of any of them:

And whereas the said Territories include the Towns and Territories of Itebu, Ibu and Ayessan:

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