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Gov. Sani Bello signs bill amending Shariah law


Gov. Sani Bello signs bill amending Shariah law

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has signed into law a Bill to amend the Shariah Administration of Justice Law, 2021 and for other related matters, 2022.

This was disclosed Thursday by Mary Noel-Berje, Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Governor.

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According to the CPS, the governor carried out the constitutional duty at the Government House, Minna.

The law, which is to be cited as the “Shariah Administration of Justice (Amendment) Law, 2021”, took effect on the 9th of August, 2022.

The amendment was made on section 4(1)(b) of the Principal Law, to insert “when exercising original jurisdiction and at least three judges when exercising appellate jurisdiction”.

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