PIL 204 - Nigerian Legal System II

4 Unit(s)


(a) Internal conflicts (i) different customary laws/Islamic laws (ii) English law and customary law (iii) English law and Islamic law (b) judicial institutions (c) the role of the judiciary (d) the history and development of the courts (e) types and jurisdiction of courts: customary and Area Courts; magistrate and district courts; and courts of record (f) Special courts: Sharia Court of Appeal, Customary Court of Appeal, Tribunals (excluding Commissions of Inquiry) (g) Judicial Personnel – appointment and tenure (h) Outline of civil and criminal procedure in Nigeria (i) Legal Aid and Advice: development and future of law in Nigeria, (j) the organization of legal education and legal profession in Nigeria.