PIL 202 - Constitutional Law II

4 Unit(s)


(a) Supremacy of the constitution, citizenship, fundamental rights, fundamental objectives and directive principles of state policy, creation of states, and constitutional amendments (b) legislative power: its meaning, scope and relation with the executive and judicial powers; delegation of legislative power – division of legislative power between the federation and the states; interpretation of legislative entries/its doctrines of pith and substance, implied powers, repugnancy, and occupied field – impeachment power: oversight functions of the Legislature (c) judicial power: its meaning and scope – judicial review of legislation – independence of judiciary, jurisdiction and powers of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, Federal and State High Courts and Sharia and Customary Courts of Appeal, Judicial control of administration – nature, scope of writs and orders; habeas corpus, mandamus, certiorari, prohibition, quo warranto, declaration and injunction (d) Executive power: its meaning and scope; powers and functions of the President and Governors: appointment, legislative, police, public order, defence, emergency, prerogative of mercy, foreign affairs – Federal (and State) executive bodies – Attorney General’s powers (e) Local government; status – relationship with State and Federal government, creation, finance, personnel and dissolution.