JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT VOLUME 5 NO 2, DECEMBER, 2005
THE LEGALITY OF DEREGULATING THE DOWNSTREAM SECTOR OF THE NIGERIA OIL INDUSTRY
DR. EDITH OSIRUEMU
SENIOR LECTURER, DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY
This work appraises the legality of the recent deregulation of the down stream sector of te oil industry in light of the Mineral Act of 1990 and the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulation Agency (Establishment) Act 3. It appraises the general and specific principle of statutory interpretation, to see if there is a conflict between both laws made by the same legislature at different times and suggest ways this conflict needs to be resolved.
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