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February 15, 2021 Omaplex 0 Comments

The Nigerian Constitution, 1999: The constitution, being the principal instrument of law in Nigeria only provides a blanket provision regarding mining. Section 44(3) provides thus: “Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, the entire property in and control of all minerals, mineral oils and natural gas in under or upon the territorial waters and the Exclusive Economic Zone of Nigeria shall vest in the Government of the Federation and shall be managed in such manner as may be prescribed by the National Assembly.”