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).
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.
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
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.
Categorical propositions and classes, quality, quantity and distribution, traditional square of opposition, further immediate inferences, existential import, symbolism and diagram categorical propositions. Categorical syllogism, standard form and nature, Venn diagrams, rules and fallacies. Reducing terms in syllogistic arguments, translation, enthymemes, Sorites, disjunctive and hypothetical syllogism.
This course provides a survey of the main branches of Philosophy, Symbolic Logic Special symbols in symbolic Logic-conjunction, negation, affirmation, disjunction, equivalent and conditional statements law of tort, methods of deduction using rules of inference and biconditionals qualification theory, types of discourse, nature of arguments, validity and soundness, techniques for evaluating arguments, distinction between inductive and deductive inferences. Illustrations will be taken from familiar texts, Including literature materials, Novels, Law reports and newspaper publications.
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…
Right Mindset for study of Africa
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GENERAL NATURES OF CONTRACT
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DEFINITION OF CUSTOMARY LAW
The first authoritative pronouncement on the nature and status of customary law was made by the Nigeria Supreme Court in the case of Kharie Zaidan v. Fatima Khalil Mohssen (1973) All NLR p. 740 at 753 where, customary law was defined as follows; “customary law is a system of law not being the common law of England and not being a law enacted by a competent legislature in Nigeria but which is enforceable and binding within…
The term sources of law among others, means or use refers to the fountain of authorities of a rule of law i.e. the origin from which a legal rule derives its authorities. It is the means through which a rule form a part of the body of law. In this sense, a source of law, is a legal source. The sources of Nigerian law are not wholly local by reason of our history. Following the colonization and imposition of British…