PIL 201 - Constitutional Law I

4 Unit(s)


(a) Definition and sources of constitutional law: classification of the constitutions: written and unwritten, rigid and flexible, federal and unitary, presidential and parliamentary (b) The concepts of separation of powers, rule of law, federalism, supremacy of the constitution/parliament (c) The legal consequences of the change of government by extra – constitutional means (e.g., coup ; d’etat); constitutional history of Nigeria from the advent of British rule up – to – date; The Military and Constitution-Making in Nigeria, Law Making by the Military, The Judiciary under the Military, The Executive under the Military, The Military and search for constitutional and political order.