POL 108 - Nigerian Legal Systems

2 Unit(s)


The course briefly exposes students to the Nigerian Legal System by exposing students to: the definition of law, schools of law in Nigeria, rules of interpretation of law. The sources of law in Nigeria: Nigerian legislation, delegated legislation received English Law (Common Law and Equity), customary/Islamic Laws judicial precedent or case law international law (conventions and treaties). The Nigerian Judicial System: courts of records (constitutional courts), inferior courts and the legal profession. Administration of justice: classification of wrongs, normal trials of offenders, summary trials of offenders and sentencing and orders, election tribunals and petitions.