Department Of Public and International Law Courseware


In the beginning … A situation gives rise to conflict and parties become desirous of having their rights determined by a court of competent jurisdiction.


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There is no universally accepted definition of law. Law has been and still is a subject of universal controversies. Scholars worldwide have defined law based on what they perceive should drive its legitimacy and compel obedience. The result of this is that there exist different schools of thought or theories on what the ideal definition of law should be. One of the prerequisite of a thorough legal training for would be lawyers is for them to have an indebt knowledge…
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It is essentially the study of the basic principles, nature, sources, role of law and the methods
law can be effectively applied for the benefit of individual and the society in general.


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The term sources of law among others means or use refers to the fountain of authorities of a rule of law. The sources of Nigerian law are not wholly local by reasoning of our history. The Received English Law is a source of Nigerian Law.


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Customary law in Nigeria, it is defined as rule which in a particular district has a long usage and obtained the force of law. And it is divided into two classes ethnic or non-Muslim customary & Muslim law. Justics Obaseki Jsc has also defined customary law


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Legislation is a powerful and exigent source of Nigerian law. it is a deliberate exercise of law making powers by a person or persons legally or constitutionally empowered to do so in a political setting. Another name for legislation is statute. It is a utilitarian instrument for the socio-economic and technological development of a country. Through the 19th and 20th century, a huge increase in Nigerian legislation has taken place and it is clear that it has now become by…
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