The Nigerian High Court

High Court

Three distinct courts in Nigeria carry the appellation of the name “High Court”. These courts are the Federal High Court, State High Court and the High Court of the Federal Capital territory. Of these three courts, that of the state and the FCT are similar. The only difference is Continue reading “The Nigerian High Court”

The Nigerian Court of Appeal

Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal is the court immediately below the Supreme Court. This is because in the hierarchy of courts, appeals go directly from it to the Supreme Court. This court is divided into numerous divisions, however, they are all still seen as one court. When decisions Continue reading “The Nigerian Court of Appeal”

THE SUPREME COURT OF NIGERIA

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Nigeria is the highest court of appeal in the land[1]. Hence, decisions made by this court are final in Nigeria. There is no further court of appeal.

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INTERPRETATION OF STATUTES

What The Interpretation of Statutes Is All About

The interpretation of statutes is very essential to the administration of justice. They are the tools that judges use to read meaning to provisions of the law in order to justify their decisions. Interpretation of statutes is a very important issue which is not made easy due to varying factors. Continue reading “INTERPRETATION OF STATUTES”

SOURCES OF NIGERIAN LAW

Sources of Nigerian law denote where Nigerian law came from. The major question is that where did we get the present laws that we now call our own? Did they fall from heaven? Where did we get them from? We generally have six sources of Nigerian law they include:  Continue reading “SOURCES OF NIGERIAN LAW”

LEGAL SYSTEM: MEANING AND TYPES

 INTRODUCTION

To a fresh law student hearing the word ‘common law’ would read ambiguous meaning. It is only those that have been a little knowledgeable in the legal field that would understand the meaning of the phrase ‘common law’. The pertinent question then is how do we arrive at the legal meaning of common law. This question and many others are what would be put to rest in this paper. This paper would make us understand what a legal system is, five types of legal system would be listed and two will be expatiated upon.

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