Department Of Public and International Law Lecture Notes


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1) NIGERIAN LEGAL SYSTEM (PART 1).

(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). 

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2) NIGERIAN LEGAL SYSTEM 1(PART 2).

(Mr Oaihimire Edetalenh Idemudia)

The sources of Nigerian law are not wholly local by reasoning of our political history. Following the colonization and imposition of British rule in Nigeria between 1861 & 1914. English law was introduced into different part of the country at different times by series of Proclamation & Ordinance.

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3) NIGERIA LEGAL SYSTEM (PART 4).

(Mr Uzualu James Emokhai)

Customary law consists of customs accepted by the members of a community as binding among them it has been described as a mirror of acceptable usage

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4) LEGAL METHOD 1_ LECTURE NOTE.

(Miss Hauwa Abiri Constance  and OLUFEMI ABIFARIN, IMOISI SIMON)

Legal Method is an introductory course for fresh students who are just starting law programme. It is a unique course. It is not about learning specific rules or branches of law as it is in Law of Contract, Company Law, International Law, Law of Evidence, etc. It introduces students to the nature, language, techniques and dynamics of law in the early stage of their academic life. This will help the students to lay a good foundation for proper understanding and…

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5) LEGAL METHOD II_ LECTURE NOTE.

(Dr Simon Abifarin Olufemi  and Imoisi Simon, Hauwa Abiri)

INTRODUCTION
The essence of this chapter is to assist the budding law student and lawyer to identify how and where to locate information on which law applies or what the position of the law is in relation to any legal problem that may confront him. In other words, the expression “sources of Nigerian law” refers to the materials through which a legal practitioner or a court or judge would find reliable authorities for a particular legal question.