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The National Industrial Court and the Adjudication of Labour Disputes in Nigeria: An Agenda for Reform

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Abstract

The National Industrial Court is a specialized court for the adjudication of labour and employment disputes in Nigeria. It can act as both a trial court and an appellate court in maters referred to it by the Minister of Labour. This paper examines the jurisdiction and powers of the National industrial Court of Nigeria in the resolution of labour disputes under the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Third Alteration) Act 2010. It also examines some new concepts in labour dispute adjudication in Nigeria and the non-appealable jurisdiction of the National Industrial Court. It suggests, amongst other things, that a Labour Appeal Court should be established to hear appeals from the National Industrial Court in line with developments in the United Kingdom and South Africa.

Authors: O. V. C Okene, G. G Otuturu