(Miss Imuekemhe Emike Jessica
So many legal exponents have rendered intellectual attempts at compiling the history of the Nigerian Legal System. Among them are T.O Elias 2, A. Obilade 3, C. Okonkwo 4, Omoniyi Adenoye 5 and A.E.W Park 6.
From all their works, it has been established that the sources of the Nigerian Legal System are;
1. The Received English Law. a) The Doctrine of Equity b) Common law
2) Nigerian Legislations.
3) Customary Law.
4) Judicial Precedents (Case law).