Department Of Public and International Law Courseware


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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This course is designed to expose students to legal methods and the workings of law in the society. It will examine such issues as the meaning of law, aspects and classification of law, functions of law, social order and law, methods of social control through law, comparative adjudicatory methods and customary methods of adjudication, the nature of orthodox legal process, legal language, legal reasoning, logic and justification.


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This course discusses the primary sources of law i.e. statutory materials and judicial materials, the secondary sources of law i.e. books, pamphlets, letters, speeches, interviews, periodicals and newspapers, foreign materials. It also introduces students to the use of source materials i.e. the law library and legal research, indexing and identification of library materials, how to brief a case, judicial precedents and obiter dictum in Nigerian case law legislation. Students are also exposed to legal writing methods and approaches in essay…
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These refer to those inalienable rights enjoy by a human being, protected by local national and international Charter such as the Universal Declaration of Human Right, the African Charter on human and people, Rights (Ratification and Enforcement Act CAP 10 LFN 2004) and Chapter IV of the Nigerian Constitution


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History and Development of courts in Nigeria, Role of judiciary in Nigeria, Human Rights. Judicial Method of seeking Redress in court, Judicial personnel Types of courts in Nigeria, Independence Of the Judiciary ,legal Aid council ,judicial institutions ,appointment and tenure of judges .


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General Overview of Lecture:

This course is designed to expose students to legal methods and the workings of law in the society. It will examine such issues as the meaning of law; the functions of law; the law and allied concepts i.e. law and morality, law and freedom, law and justice, law and order, law and the state, law and legitimacy, as well as law and sovereignty; the types, theories, sources and classification of law; the methods of…
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Students taking this course will learn to appreciate both in theory and practice, the interconnection of politics and law. They will also understand how this interconnection influences the quality of governance in Africa. The course will use a comparative approach in examining political institutions, legal systems and their evolution, citing examples from selected African Countries. Furthermore, students will from a broad socio-legal perspective, understand how politics and law from both domestic and international--?levels shape African Regional political developments.

Consequently, the…
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General Overview of lecture: The course introduces the concept of customary law which is one of the sources of law in Nigeria. The various definitions of customary law and the basic characteristics would be considered. The concept of Islamic law would also be considered with a view to distinguishing whether or not Islamic law is customary law. The course will deal with customary law legislation in traditional African societies, the judicial process and the various methods of proof…
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General Overview of lecture: The main aim of this course is to introduce the students to the study of the Nigerian legal system generally and to acquaint them with the machinery for the administration of justice in Nigeria. The students must have the ability to understand the problems and concept of substantive law by elucidating the judicial process. Emphasis will be placed on the interactions between various arms of our legal system and the social context which the…
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