Thursday, July 16, 2020

List of Nigeria attorney general of federation

In this article we shall be discussing the followings. These are:

Who is attorney general?
What is the difference between Attorney General and Minister of Justice?
Who was the first attorney general of Nigeria?
Who is the current attorney general of Nigeria?
List of Nigeria Attorney General from 1960 till date.
Brief History of Nigeria attorney generals.

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Who is attorney general?

Attorney General is the head of the state Department of Justice, the chief lawyer of the federal government of the Nigeria, and a member of the Cabinet of the Nigeria.

Office address of the attorney-general of the federation nigeria

Address: Federal Ministry of Justice HQ
Plot 71B Shehu Shagari Way,
Maitama Abuja,
Email: info@justice.gov.ng
Phone: 08050888806

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functions of the attorney general in nigeria.

The Attorney General shall be the Head Ministry of Justice, charged with the responsibility to provide a legal services and support for local law enforcement in the state and acts as the chief counsel in state litigation. In addition, the Attorney General Oversees law enforcement agencies.

What is the difference between Attorney General and Minister of Justice?

According to wikipidia the Minister of Justice is concerned with questions of policy and their relationship to the justice system. In their role as attorney general, they are the chief law officer of the Crown.

Who was the first Nigeria attorney general of federation?

Taslim Olawale Elias (11 November 1914 – 14 August 1991) was the first Attorney-General of Nigeria and a judge and President of the International Court of Justice.

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Who is the current attorney general of federation in Nigeria?

Abubakar Malami is the current minister of Justice was born on 17 April 1967 in Birnin Kebbi, the capital of Kebbi State, Northern Nigeria.

Biography of Abubakar malami

List of past ministers of Justice in Nigeria from 1960 till date.

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The followings are the list of Nigeria attorney general of federation. These are:

1. HON. JUSTICE TASLIM ELIAS , CFR, GCON (1960–1966)
2. CHIEF G.I.M ONYIUKE, SAN (1 March 1966 – 29 July 1966)
3. DR. NABO GRAHAM DOUGLAS (1966–1972)
4. HON. JUSTICE DAN IBEKWE (1972–1975) Augustine Nnamani, CON (1975-1979)
5 HON. JUSTICE AUGUSTINE NNAMANI, CON 1975 -1979. 6. CHIEF RICHARD O.A AKINJIDE, SAN (1979-1983)
7 MR KEHINDE SOFOLA, SAN Oct 1983 – Dec. 1983
8 MR. CHIKE OFODILE, SAN 1984 – Aug. 1985
9 PRINCE BOLA AJIBOLA, SAN 12 Sept. 1985 – 4 Dec. 1991
10 CHIEF CLEMENT AKPAMGBO, SAN 1991 – 1993
11 DR. OLU ONAGORUWA 1993 – 1994
12 CHIEF. MICHAEL A. AGBAMUCHE, SAN 1994 – 1997
13 MR. ACHIJI ABDULLAHI IBRAHIM, OFR, SAN 1997 – May 1999
14 HON. KANU GODWIN AGABI, SAN June 1999 – Jan. 2000
15 CHIEF BOLA IGE, SAN 3 Jan. 200 – 23 Dec. 2001
16 HON. KANU GODWIN AGABI, SAN 2002 -2003
17 CHIEF AKIN OLUJIMI, SAN July 2003 – July 2005
18 CHIEF BAYO OJO, SAN, FCI ARB, (UK) July 2005 –July 2007
19 CHIEF MICHAEL A. AONDOAKAA, SAN 26 July 2007 – 10 Feb. 2010
20 PRINCE ADETOKUNBO KAYODE, SAN 10 Feb.2010 – 17 March 2010
21 MR. MOHAMMED BELLO ADOKE, SAN, CFR 6 April 2010 – 29 May 2011
22 MR. MOHAMMED BELLO ADOKE, SAN, CFR 2 July 2011 – May 2015
23 MR. ABUBAKAR MALAMI, SAN 1. 11 Nov. 2015 Till Date

Brief History of passed Nigeria attorney generals.

The following are the brief history of passed Nigeria attorney generals.

Taslim Olawale Elias (11 November 1914 – 14 August 1991) was a Nigerian jurist. He was Attorney-General and Chief Justice of Nigeria and a judge and President of the International Court of Justice. He was a scholar who modernised and extensively revised the laws of Nigeria.

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Augustine Nnamani was a former justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, he was appointed on August 15, 1979 and was on the court for 11 years. Prior to the appointment, he was Attorney General of the Nigerian Minister of Justice.

Chief Osuolale Abimbola Richard Akinjide, SAN (4 November 1930 – 21 April 2020) was a Yoruba Nigerian lawyer and politician. He served as the minister of education in the First Republic and the minister of justice in the Second Republic.

Chief Sofola was born on March 10, 1924 in Ogun State southwestern Nigeria. He was Call to the bar on September 11, 1954.

He was the founder of Kehinde Sofola's Chamber a law firm in Lagos State where Ayotunde Phillips, the Chief Judge of Lagos State began her career on September 1976.

Bolasodun Adesumbo "Bola" Ajibola, KBE (born March 22, 1934) was an Attorney General and the Minister of Justice of Nigeria from 1985 to 1991 and a Judge of the International Court of Justice from 1991 to 1994. He was president of the Nigerian Bar Association from 1984–85.

He was also one of five commissioners on the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission, organized through the Permanent Court of Arbitration.

Michael Agbamuche was born on August 16, 1920 in Akwukwu-Igbo where he attended St John's Anglican primary school. He worked as a clerical officer at the then government secretariat Kaduna until he passed his Senior Cambridge exams and proceeded to london for further studies. He enrolled in a one-year introduction course at the Battersea Polytechnic Institute now the University of Surrey from 1950-1951 [failed verification] before proceeding to King's College London where he obtained a degree in Law. He was called to the English bar Middle Temple in 1957. He returned to Nigeria and enrolled as a barrister and solicitor with the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1958.

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Ibrahim was called to the English Bar in 1963, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1964. He served as Legal Adviser and Senior State Counsel in the defunct Northern Region of Nigeria. He entered private practice in 1973 as Managing Partner of Abdullahi Ibrahim and company. Ibrahim was Legal Adviser and later Chairman of New Nigeria Development Company Limited, (NNDC). In 1982 he was admitted to the Inner Bar as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

He was Chairman of the Body of Benchers until 2001. He is a Notary Public, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague and Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee.

Ibrahim held cabinet positions as Federal Minister of Education, Science and Technology. He was Minister for Transport and Aviation (1984–1985) in the cabinet of General Muhammadu Buhari.

He was Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice of Nigeria (1997 – May 1999) in the cabinet of General Abdulsalami Abubakar. He is a Commissioner of the International - National Boundary Commission, and was a member of the Nigerian team that negotiated the Maritime Boundary Treaty between Nigeria and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and the Unitization Agreement of the Zafiro/Ekanga Oil Fields. He was the agent and later co-agent in the dispute between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Republic of Cameroon at the International Court of Justice at the Hague.

Kanu was appointed a Senior Advocate of Nigeria on 15 September 1997. In the April 1999 elections, Kanu ran for governor of Cross River State, but was defeated by Donald Duke.

He was said to be a candidate for the same position in the 2003 elections.

Ojo hails from Ife-Ijumu , Kogi State, in central Nigeria. He had his primary school education in Maiduguri and Kaduna and his post-primary education at Zaria in Kaduna State.

He worked briefly as a civil servant in Ilorin, Kwara State, before he proceeded to the University of Lagos (in Lagos) where he obtained a bachelor's degree in Law in June 1977. He is married to Hon. Justice Folashade Bayo-Ojo, and they have two children, Babatomiwa and Olubusola. He has two brothers, Daniel Oluwasegun Ojo and Victor Olanrewaju Ojo.

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was born in Benue on 12 June 1962. He schooled at Mount Saint Gabriel's Secondary school Makurdi and Upon graduation was admitted into the Faculty of Law, University of Maiduguri where he obtained his LL.B Certificate. He became a senior partner of a law firm for 18 years. While helping two of his friends, Ogiri Ajene, former deputy governor of Benue State and Professor Daniel Saror to secure nomination for ministerial appointment, he was invited to meet President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, and during the interview was offered the post of Attorney General until February 10, 2010 when he was removed in controversial circumstances by the Acting President Goodluck Jonathan.

Adetokunbo Kayode is a Nigerian corporate lawyer, tax expert and international arbitrator.

He attended CMS Grammar School, in Lagos . It is the oldest secondary school in Nigeria . He studied law at the University of Lagos , Nigeria Law School, Lagos, Strategic Leadership at the Oxford and Cambridge Universities, Strategy and Public Communications at the World Bank/ Annenberg Program of the University of Southern California, as well as Strategic Negotiations training at Harvard University.

Adoke was born on 1 September 1963 in Kogi State. He gained a degree in law from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1985, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in October 1986.

He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in International Tax Law from Robert Kennedy University in Zurich, Switzerland and a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from Keble College, Oxford.

He held positions with the Kwara State Schools' Management Board, Kano State Ministry of Justice and private law firms before establishing his own practice. He was a member of the Board of Peugeot Automobile from 2006 to 2008 and Chairman of the Board Audit Committee of Unity Bank. He has acted as an arbitrator in England and Nigeria, handling commercial disputes involving Shell Ultra Deep and the Federal Government of Nigeria, Global Steel Holdings and the Bureau of Public Enterprises Investment, and AES Nigeria Barge and Lagos State Government.

His appointment as Minister of Justice and Attorney General on 6 April 2010 was seen as an attempt by Jonathan to introduce a fresh approach in pushing through electoral reforms.

His tenure as Attorney General ended on 29 May 2015.

Abubakar Malami was born on 17 April 1967 in Birnin Kebbi, the capital of Kebbi State, Northern Nigeria. His early formal education began at Nassarawa Primary School, Birnin Kebbi before he completed his secondary school education at College of Arts and Arabic Studies.

In 1991, Malami graduated from Usmanu Danfodiyo University where he studied Law and was called to the bar in 1992.

Abubakar is an alumnus of the University of Maiduguri where he obtained his master's degree in Public Administration in 1994.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

List of chief justice of Nigeria

List of chief justice of Nigeria In this article we shall be discussing the followings:

Who is a chief judge?
Who is the first Supreme Court justice of Nigeria?
Who was fist female chief justice of Nigeria?
Who is current chief justice of Nigeria?
Past justices of the supreme court of nigeria.

Brief history of chief justice of Nigeria from 1914 till date.

Who is a chief judge?
A Chief Judge or Justice (also known as a Presiding Judge or Justice) is the lead judicial administrative officer within any multijudge court. The Chief Judge works alongside the Clerk of Court in his or her respective court by overseeing the day to day operations of that court.

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Who was the fist chief justice of Nigeria?

Sir Edwin Arney Speed was the first Chief Justice of Nigeria from 1914 to 1918. He was highly thought of by Lord Lugard who secured his appointment as the Chief Justice of the amalgamated Southern and Northern protectorates.

who was the first female chief justice of Nigeria?

Aloma Mariam Mukhtar (1967): First female appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and its Chief Justice (2009–2014). She was also the first female lawyer in Northern Nigeria, as well as the first female Judge of the Kano High Court, Nigeria.

Who is current chief justice of Nigeria?

Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad CFR Is the incumbent Chief Justice of Nigeria. He was formerly a Justice of the Nigerian Courts of Appeal.

List of past justices of the supreme court of nigeria.


Biography of Chief justice of Nigeria

The following are the List of Chief Justice of Nigeria from 1914 till date.

1. Sir Edwin Speed 1914–1918
2. Sir Ralph Combe 1918–1929
3. Donald Kingdon 1929–1946
4. Sir John Verity 1946–1954
5. Sir Stafford Sutton 1955–1958
6. Sir Adetokunbo Ademola 1958–1972
7. Taslim Olawale Elias 1972–1975
8.Darnley Arthur Alexander 1975–1979
9. Atanda Fatai Williams 1979–1983
10. George Sodeinde Sowemimo 1983–1985
11. Ayo Gabriel Irikefe 1985–1987
12. Mohammed Bello 1987–1995
13. Muhammad Lawal Uwais 1995–2006
14. Salihu Moddibo Alfa Belgore 2006–2007
15. Idris Legbo Kutigi 2007–2009
16. Aloysius Iyorgyer Katsina-Alu 2009–2011
17. Dahiru Mustapher 2011–2012
18. Aloma Mariam Mukhtar 2012–2014
19. Mahmud Mohammed 2014–2016
20. Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen 2017–2019 21. Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad 2019.

Brief history of above chief justice of Nigeria from 1914 till date.

1. Sir Edwin Arney Speed (11 March 1869 – 14 December 1941) was the Chief Justice of Nigeria from 1914 to 1918. He was highly thought of by Lord Lugard who secured his appointment as the Chief Justice of the amalgamated Southern and Northern protectorates. He was tasked by Lugard to unify the laws of the two colonies and to establish a single Supreme, Provincial and Native court system.
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2. Sir Ralph Molyneux Combe (2 December 1872 – 16 February 1946) was a British barrister and colonial judge.

The son of Major-General J. J. Combe, he was educated at Haileybury College and Exeter College, Oxford, from which he graduated in 1894, and was called to the bar by the Inner Temple in 1897. He was appointed Crown Advocate of British East Africa in 1905 and Attorney-General of the Protectorate in 1912. He was appointed Attorney-General of Nigeria in 1914 and Chief Justice of Nigeria in 1918, serving in this post until his retirement in 1929.
Combe was knighted in the 1920 New Year Honours.
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3. Sir Donald Kingdon (24 November 1883 – 17 December 1961) was a British judicial officer who served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria from 1929 to 1946.

He remains Nigeria's longest serving Chief Justice. He served under four colonial Governors:
Graeme Thomson, Donald Cameron, Bernard Bourdillon and Arthur Richards.

He had previously served as the Attorney-General of Nigeria, from 1919 to 1925. He also edited and or composed several authoritative books about West African laws.
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4. Sir John Verity (1892 – 9 April 1970) was a British expatriate judge who was Chief Justice of Zanzibar[1] from 1939 until his appointment as Chief Justice of British Guiana in 1941. He was appointed Chief Justice of Nigeria in 1945.

Verity was born in London in 1892, the son of Rev. Heron Beresford Verity, he attended Vale College, Thanet then Diocesan College, British Honduras. "He was appointed Puisne Judge in British Guiana in 1936 and in 1939, he became Chief Justice of Zanzibar. After the end of his tenure as Chief Justice of Nigeria (1946-54), Verity was commissioner of Law Revision, Nigeria and co-authored a report with Fatayi Williams on the revised laws of Western Nigeria. On the 25 February 1918 he married his cousin Grace the daughter of Mabel Rochat, (both grandchildren of Charles Felix Verity of Vale Lodge, Winkfield Berkshire)
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5. Sir Stafford William Powell Foster-Sutton (24 December 1897 – 6 November 1991) was a British judge, who served as Chief Justice of Nigeria from 1955 to 1958.
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6. Omoba Sir Adetokunbo Adegboyega Ademola, KBE, GCON, PC, SAN (1 February 1906 – 29 January 1993) was a Nigerian jurist who was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria from 1958 to 1972. He was appointed as Chief Justice on April 1, 1958, replacing Sir Stafford Foster Sutton who was retiring. Ademola was a son of Oba Sir Ladapo Ademola II, the Alake of the Egba clan of Nigeria. He was the first chancellor of the University of Benin.
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7. Taslim Olawale Elias (11 November 1914 – 14 August 1991) was a Nigerian jurist. He was Attorney-General and Chief Justice of Nigeria and a judge and President of the International Court of Justice . He was a scholar who modernised and extensively revised the laws of Nigeria.
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8. Sir Darnley Alexander , SAN CFR, GCFR (28 January 1920 – 10 February 1989) was a Nigerian Jurist and former Chief Justice of Nigeria.

Chief Atanda Fatai Williams, SAN CFR, CON, GCFR (22 October 1918 [1] – 10 April 2002) was a Nigerian Jurist and former Chief Justice of Nigeria.

10. Chief George Sodeinde Sowemimo, SAN, CON, CON, GCFR (8 November 1920 – 29 November 1997) was a Nigerian Jurist and former Chief Justice of Nigeria. Prior to becoming a Supreme Court judge, Sowemimo is remembered as the judge in the treasonable felony charge of the State v Omisade and others.

11. Chief Ayo Gabriel Irikefe , SAN OFR, CON, GCFR (March 3, 1922 – August 1, 1996) was a Nigerian Jurist and former Chief Justice of Nigeria.

12. Justice Mohammed Bello GCON (1930 – 4 November 2004) was a Nigerian jurist and statesman who was the Chief Justice of Nigeria from 1987 to 1995.

13. Mohammed Lawal Uwais (born 12 June 1936) was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria from 1995 until 2006. Later he chaired a commission that published a controversial report on electoral reform.

14. Salihu Modibbo Alfa Belgore, GCON (born January 17, 1937) is a Nigerian Jurist and former Chief Justice of Nigeria.

15. Idris Legbo Kutigi OFR, GCON (31 December 1939 – 21 October 2018) was a Nigerian lawyer and judge. He was Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Niger State before becoming a high court judge. Legbo Kutigi joined the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1992 and served as Chief Justice from 30 January 2007 until 30 December 2009.
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16. Aloysius Iyorgyer Katsina-Alu (28 August 1941 – 18 July 2018) was a Nigerian lawyer who served as chief justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria . He is from Ushongo in what is now Benue State . Katsina-Alu has been a member of the court since 1998.

17. Dahiru Musdapher (15 July 1942 – 22 January 2018) was a Nigerian jurist. In 2011, he was appointed the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He served as Chief Judge of the Kano State Judiciary from 1979 to 1985, and as a member of the Court of Appeal from 1985 until 2003.

18. Aloma Mariam Mukhtar (born 20 November 1944) is a Nigerian jurist and former Chief Justice of Nigeria from July 2012 to November 2014. She was called to the English Bar in November, 1966 and to the Nigerian Bar in 1967.

19. Justice Mohammed was born on November 10, 1946 in Jalingo, the capital of Taraba State, northeastern Nigeria. He obtained a Bachelor of Law degree at Ahmadu Bello University in 1970 and was called to the Nigerian bar, the same year he graduated from the Nigerian Law School.

20. Hon. Justice W.S. Nkanu Onnoghen was born on the 22nd December, 1950 at Okurike Town, Biase L.G.A. of Cross Rivers State.

He attended the Presbyterian Primary School, Okurike Town between 1959 and 1965.

He later proceeded to Accra, Ghana to attend Odorgorno Secondary School, Adabraka, Accra, Ghana between 1967 and 1972 for his West African Examination Council (WAEC) Exams. He was at Accra Academy, Accra Ghana between 1972 and 1974 for his WAEC (A- Levels) before proceeding to the University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana between 1974 and 1977 to obtain his Bachelor of Law Degree (LL.B (Hons)) and graduated with 2nd Class Upper Division.

21. Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad CFR (born 31 December 1953) is a Nigerian Jurist, Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and the incumbent Chief Justice of Nigeria. He was formerly a Justice of the Nigerian Courts of Appeal.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Lists of courts in Nigeria

In this article we shall be discussing the followings:

What is court?
How many courts do we have in Nigeria?
Which Court is highest court in Nigeria?
Which court is lowest court in Nigeria?
Courts of record in Nigeria.

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What is court?

According to wikipedia Court is any person or institution, often as a government institution , with the authority to adjudicate legal disputes between parties and carry out the administration of justice in civil, criminal, and administrative matters in accordance with the rule of law. In both common law and civil law legal systems, courts are the central means for dispute resolution , and it is generally understood that all people have an ability to bring their claims before a court.

Similarly, the rights of those accused of a crime include the right to present a defense before a court.

The system of courts that interprets and applies the law is collectively known as the judiciary .

The place where a court sits is known as a venue. The room where court proceedings occur is known as a courtroom, and the building as a courthouse; court facilities range from simple and very small facilities in rural communities to large buildings in cities.

The practical authority given to the court is known as its jurisdiction (Latin: jus dicere' ) – the court's power to decide certain kinds of questions or petitions put to it.

How many courts do we have in Nigeria?

The following are List of courts in Nigeria. These are:

1. SUPREME COURT
2. COURT OF APPEAL
3. FEDERAL HIGH COURT
4. STATE HIGH COURT
5. NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL COURT
6. THE SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL
7. THE CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL
8. THE MAGISTRATE COURT & DISTRICT COURT

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You may Ask Which court is highest/hierarchy court in Nigeria?

As it was provided under Section 230 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended 2011).

Supreem court is the apex court of Nigeria, which implies that the jurisdiction of the court is the highest in Nigeria. The decision of the court is final and cannot be appealed.

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You may Also Ask Which court is the lowest court in Nigeria?

Magistrate court or District court is the lowest court in Nigeria.

This court is not prescribed under the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended 2011).

Magistrate Courts and District Courts are established by the law of the House of Assembly of a State. As for the Magistrate Court, it is a court of summary judgment as grounds are defined in this court without briefs or pleadings filed by the parties.

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Brief Explanation of the above court of record in Nigeria.

1. SUPREME COURT Supreem court is the apex court of Nigeria, which implies that the jurisdiction of the court is the highest in Nigeria. The decision of the court is final and cannot be appealed. If you are not certisfied with decision of supreme court, you have to wait for court of God in thereafter. As this was stated In the case of Adegoke Motors V. Adesanya (1983) 3 NWLR (Pt 109) stated thus: "Here in supreme court, we are not final because we are infallible, we are only infallible because we are final. Any judgement given by us here, has no appeal. If it will be appealed it will be in the court of heaven where Almighty God presides. And certainly to see God in that Court, one must drop your present skin and form"

Biography of Abubakar malami The Supreme Court is composed of the Chief Justice of Nigeria. The number of justices of the supreme court does not exceed 21, and the President appoint them on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC), subject to confirmation by the Senate.

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Judges of the Supreme Court must be qualified to practice in Nigeria and have at least 15 years of qualifications.

The judge of the Supreme Court of Nigeria must be retired at the age of 70 years.

By the provisions of Section 233(1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), the Supreme Court shall have jurisdiction, to the exclusion of any other court of law in Nigeria, to hear and determines appeals from the Court of Appeal”.

Its jurisdiction is the highest and most important in the country. This consequently means that no appeal can be heard regarding matters decided by the supreme court before any other Nigerian court.

In general, these matters include any controversy between the Federation and the State or between States. As far as that controversy involves any matter (whether of fact or law) on which an existence of a legal right is called into question.

Basically, the Supreme Court does not have the original jurisdiction on just any criminal matter. In addition, it has the jurisdiction to the exclusion of any other court in Nigeria to determine and hear any proclamation from the Court of Appeal.

You may ask How many supreme court do we have in Nigeria?

There is only one Supreme Court in Nigeria which is located in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria.

Supreme court was established in 1963 subsequent to the enunciation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the 1960 Constitution, which became effective on October 1, 1963. It also succeeded the cancellation of Section 120, which repealed the appellate jurisdiction of the Privy Council judicial committee, which was the Nigeria’s Apex Court.

2. The Court of Appeal The next one on the hierarchy of Nigerian courts is the Court of Appeal. Compared to the Supreme Court, which is located only in Abuja, the Court of Appeal is separated into various judicial divisions and sits in definite States in Nigeria. It was established by Section 237 of the 1999 Constitution.

The Court of Appeal always consists of the President of the Court of Appeal and 49 judges, appointed by the President on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC), subject to confirmation by the Senate. and comprises of 49 (forty-nine) judges at all times.

The Court of Appeal has the original jurisdiction to the exception of all other courts in Nigeria to determine and hear any question as to whether any person has been validly voted to the office of the Governor or Deputy Governor, the President or Vice-President in Nigeria. It appeals from the High Court of a State, the Federal High Court, the Customary Court of Appeal of a State, Sharia Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, the Court Martial, Sharia Court of Appeal of a State, and any other Tribunal.

Like the completeness of Supreme Court decisions, the Court of Appeal also possesses the completeness of decisions on appeals coming from the resolutions of the State and National Houses of Assembly election petitions and also, on the appeal coming from any civil jurisdiction of the National Industrial Court.

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3. The Federal High Court Just like the Court of Appeal, the Federal High Court is divided into various judicial divisions for administrative convenience and has a division in each of the thirty-six states in Nigeria.

Section 249 of the 1999 Constitution provides for the existence of the Federal High Court.

The Federal High Court is headed by the Chief Judge and contains the number of Judges allowed may be preassigned by an Act of the National Assembly. But we should point out, that it can be properly constituted if it contains at least one Judge of the Court. This Court has original jurisdiction in civil cases, and matters as set out under Section 251 (1) of the 1999 Constitution.

It should be mentioned that the Federal High Court also has the appellate jurisdiction and all the powers of the High Courts of a State. This court divides the concurrent jurisdiction of the State High Court in matters regarding the interpretation or application of the constitution, banker-customer relationship, and fundamental human rights enforcement cases.

4. The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) / State High Court The Section 255 of the 1999 Constitution provides for the ascertainment of a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. While Section 270 provides for the ascertainment of a High Court for each State of the Federation.

So, the State High Court and the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory particularly are headed by the Chief Judge. The number of Judges they contain is prescribed by the State House of Assembly (in respect of the High Court of a State) or an Act of National Assembly (in respect of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja).

The High Court has the largest jurisdiction under the 1999 Constitution in civil and criminal cases and has the appellant jurisdiction over decisions of Customary Courts, Area Courts, Magistrate Courts, etc.

5. The National Industrial Court It is provided for under Section 254A of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

It is ranked fifth in the Nigerian courts.

The Court has exclusive jurisdiction over all trade disputes, labour practices, matters related to the Factory Law, Trade Disputes Law, Trade Union Law, Workers ’Compensation Law. The Court also accept appeals from industrial arbitration panels and all other employment matters in Nigeria.

As a special labour court, all the matters it decides are exclusive to the court, and its judgment so far is subject to appeals only if certain conditions are met. At present, it is possible to appeal to the Court of Appeal with permission.

It is composed of the President of the National Industrial Court and is divided into multiple judicial departments for administrative convenience.

6. The Sharia Court of Appeal The Section 260 of the 1999 Constitution provides for an obligatory establishment of the Sharia Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

While Section 275 provides for a dispensable establishment of a Sharia Court of Appeal for any State that claims it is in Nigeria.

Actually, both courts are headed by a Grand Kadi and contain a number of Kadis that is prescribed by an Act of the National Assembly for Sharia Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and the House of Assembly of a State for a State Sharia Court of Appeal. Also, both courts exercise the supervisory and appellate jurisdiction in civil cases involving issues of the Islamic personal law.

7. The Customary Court of Appeal The Customary Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory was established by the Section 265 of the 1999 Constitution and caters to the FCT. While Section 280 provides for the dispensable establishment of the Customary Court of Appeal for any State that claims it in Nigeria.

In general, both courts are led by the President of the Customary Court of Appeal and contain Judges as prescribed by the National Assembly for the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and the House of Assembly for any State that claims it. In addition, both courts exercise the supervisory and appellate jurisdiction in civil cases involving issues of the customary law.

8. Magistrate Courts/District Courts It is the only court not prescribed for under the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended 2011).

Magistrate Courts and District Courts are established by the law of the House of Assembly of a State. As for the Magistrate Court, it is a court of summary judgment as grounds are defined in this court without briefs or pleadings filed by the parties.

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Actually, in the Southern part of Nigeria, they are referred to as Magistrate Courts, but in the Northern part of Nigeria, they are referred to as District Courts when they sit in their civil jurisdiction. The jurisdiction of a Magistrate Courts is provided for under the different rules of each State establishing them.

So, as you can see, there are different courts in Nigeria. Each of them is established by the 1999 Constitution (as Amended 2011), and are authorized by the law to exercise jurisdiction at first instance.

All the courts are differentiated by its position in the hierarchical pyramid of courts. Now you know the differences between all of them.

Reference: wikipedia https://www.legit.ng/1112842-hierarchy-courts-nigeria.html Constitution of the federal Republic of Nigeria as amended 2011. Legalresearch.com.ng Credit to Omolade Animashaun, Associate at Resolution Law Firm

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Which school can I study common law and Shariah

List of schools that offer Common law and Islamic Law - Faculty of Law in Nigeria.


This entire article attempts to cover the List of Schools that offer Common law and Islamic Law under the Faculty of Law in Nigeria.


We will also talk about;

- Jamb subject combinations needed to study Common law and Islamic Law

- Jamb Subject Combinations needed to study Common law

- JAMB UTME Subjects and Requirements

- Jamb cut off mark for Common and Islamic law

- O'Level Subjects and Requirements

- Direct Entry Requirements


- and other information you require to successfully gain admission to study Common law and Islamic Law.
You need to read the entire content of this article to get all the knowledge your require for this course.

Common law and Islamic Law can be studied under the Faculty of Law in the following Nigerian Universities;


BAYERO UNIVERSITY, KANO, KANO STATE - BUK

USMANU DANFODIO UNIVERSITY,
SOKOTO STATE – UDUSOK

UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, KWARA STATE.

UNIVERSITY OF MAIDUGURI, BORNO STATE - UNIMAID
KWARA STATE UNIVERSITY, MALETE, ILORIN,
KWARA STATE – KWASU

NASARAWA STATE UNIVERSITY, KEFFI,
NASARAWA STATE


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Cut off mark
The General cut off mark to study law in Nigeria is 200 above.

Jamb Subject Combination / JAMB UTME Requirements

In UTME, please note that English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combination needed to study Common law and Islamic Law under the Faculty of Law in the above Universities include;

Any two (2) Arts subjects including Literature in English

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION REMARKS

1. UNILORIN require Arabic or Islamic Studies and any other two (2) Arts subjects.

2. UDUSOK requires Arabic or Islamic studies and any other two (2)Arts subjects

O'Level Requirements
The O'level subject combination and requirements needed to study Common law and Islamic Law are as follows:


You require;

Five ‘O’ level credit passes in Arts to include English Language and Islamic Studies or Arabic.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION REMARKS

1. UNILORIN requires'O' level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Islamic Studies or Arabic and any other two (2) subjects in Arts. (Civic Education / Government / History).




Cut off mark is 220 above.

3. BUK requires Islamic Studies/Arabic and Literature-in-English for Common and Islamic Law.




Cut off mark is 220 above.

4. UNIMAID requires Arabic or Islamic studies and any other two (2)Arts subjects(Government and Literature in English is compulsory)

Cut off mark is 190 above.

5. kwasu requires Islamic Studies/Arabic and Literature-in-English for Common and Islamic Law.

Cut off mark is 220 above.


O'Level Requirements
The O'level subject combination and requirements needed to study Common law and Islamic Law are as follows:



You require;


Five ‘O’ level credit passes in Arts to include English Language, Literature in English, Islamic Studies or Arabic and Government.

Direct Entry Requirements:

1. Candidates should have at least 5 ‘O’ Level Credits in Arts or Commercial subjects including English Language, Literature in English and Mathematics; and including a Credit in Arabic or Islamic Studies for LL.B. (Hons) Common law and Islamic Law Candidates.

2. Candidates should have at least 2 ‘A’ Level Credit in Arts or Commercial Subjects or.


3. Diploma in Law (Upper Credit) from recognised Institution or.

4. A First degree from recognised Universities.


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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Nigeria law school campuses

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The Nigerian Law School is an educational institution set up by the Government of Nigeria in 1962 to provide a Nigerian legal education to foreign-trained lawyers, and to provide practical training for aspiring Legal Practitioners in Nigeria. Until the school was established, legal practitioners in Nigeria had received the requisite training in England and had been called to the English Bar.

There are six campuses. The six campuses are:
Abuja campus Headquarters – located in Bwari
Lagos Campus
Enugu Campus
Bayelsa Campus
Kano campus
Yola Campus.

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Curriculum

The Law School offers course in criminal and civil litigation, property and corporate law, as well as a course in ethics. Over 70,000 students have graduated from the Nigerian Law School.
Anyone who has obtained a University degree in law and wants to practice as lawyers in Nigeria must attend the Nigerian Law School. The Council of Legal Education gives certificates to students who pass the Bar Part II examinations, and these students are then called to the Bar.

Brief History of Nigerian Law School Campuses

1. Abuja Campus is the law school headquarters and was relocated to the town of Bwari near Abuja in 1997. At the time of the move, hostels and the main auditorium were still under construction. The town had no hospital, no telephone and banking services, and the school was constructing its own borehole to provide potable water.

2. Lagos Campus was set up in 1962, moving to its current location in 1969.

3. Enugu Campus: The Augustine Nnamani Campus is located in Agbani , Enugu State.

4. Kano Campus Bagauda, Kano State.

5. Bayelsa Campus Yenegoa, Bayelsa State.

6. Yola Campus Adamawa State.

Notable Alumni

Magnus Ngei Abe, Senator representing Rivers South East.

Abdullahi Adamu, former Governor of Nasarawa State.

Senator Godswill Akpabio, former Governor of Akwa Ibom State.

Sullivan Chime, former Governor of Enugu State. Solomon Dalung, Minister of Youth and Sports.

Oladipo Diya, former Chief of General Staff.

Donald Duke, former Governor of Cross River State.

Alex Ekwueme, first elected Vice President of Nigeria.

Abba Kyari, Former Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari from 2015 to 2020.

Simon Bako Lalong, Governor of Plateau State.

Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information.

Mary Odili, Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and former First Lady of Rivers State.

Umaru Shinkafi, former Federal Commissioner of Internal Affairs.

Gabriel Suswam, former Governor of Benue State.

Chris Okewulonu, Chief of Staff to Imo State Governor.

Issifu Omoro Tanko Amadu, active Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana.

Edwin Ume-Ezeoke, former Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives during the Second Republic.

Nigerian Law School Contact Details.

The following are the contact of Nigeria law school. These are:

Abuja Law School Campus.
Address: Nigerian Law School,
Bwari, P.M.B
170, Garki, Abuja.
E-mail: info@lawschool.gov.ng
Phone: +2349068057726

Lagos Law School Campus.
Address: Ozumba Mbadiwe Street,
Victoria Island, P.M.B.
12610, Lagos, Nigeria.
+234(1)2714986
+234(1)8105305
info@lawschoollagos.org

Enugu Law School Campus.
Address: Agbani, Enugu State, Nigeria
Bayelsa Law School Campus.
The south-south campus of the Nigerian Law School Yenagoa is a sprawling site located at Agudama-Epie in the outskirts of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

Kano Law School Campus.
Address: Jos Road, Kano
PMB 3568
Yola Campus.
Address: Wuro Hausa, Yola, Nigeria.

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Wikipedia.org

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Friday, July 3, 2020

Top 10 Best universities that offered law in Nigeria

Law profession is one of best noble profession on earth that many people like to study. By Abdullahi zakari Aliyu mantafien

You may Ask How Many Years Will it take to study law in Nigeria?

The Law programme at the university is a 5 years course. As a law student, you’re taught the judicial process and legal procedures. You’ll also learn communication, analytical and research skills that will prepare you ahead of your journey to becoming a lawyer.

Below is a list of the top best 10 universities to study law in Nigeria.
1. University of Ibadan
2. Ahmadu Bello University, Abu, Zaria.
3. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
4. University of Ilorin
5. University of Nigeria, Nsukka
6. Ambrose Alli University
7. University of Jos
8. University of Benin
9. Lagos State University (LASU)
10. University of Maiduguri

The Following are the Brief history of the universities.
1. University of Ibadan.
The University of Ibadan is Nigeria’s first premier university. It is one of the most prestigious university in the country, currently ranked the best in Nigeria and needs no introduction. Another dream for most high school student in Nigeria is an admission into this university. The university of Ibadan has produced some of the best- distinguished lawyers in the country and six of their alumni have been made Senior Advocates of Nigeria till date.

2. Ahmadu Bello University, Abu, Zaria.
Ahmadu Bello University is one of the very good federal universities in the northern part of the country. The university has been known for years for its excellent academic performance. When it comes to law, this university is one of the best places to study.

3. University of Lagos (UNILAG).
The University of Lagos popularly known as Unilag is one of the top and prestigious universities in Nigeria. Another competitive university with a track record of excellence in academics. The university has produced graduates that have made a tremendous contribution to Nigeria today across many fields. Their faculty of law is not an exception.

4. University of Ilorin.
The University of Ilorin is a popular federal university in Nigeria and is always ranked among the top universities in the country. It is one of the most sought after universities for studying and not just law.

5. University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
The University of Nigeria, Nsukka is one of the first generation federal universities founded before independence in Nigeria. The Faculty of Law of the university is the oldest in our country. It has made an immense contribution to legal education and practice in Nigeria.
Now it is high time to name the three top universities, where almost every student wants to study law.

6. Ambrose Alli University.
Ambrose Alli University is a state owned university formerly known as Edo State University. It was founded in 1981. The university has one of the best law schools in Nigeria. Their faculty of law since it began, has graduated some of the best, hard working and successful legal practitioners both at the national and international levels. They have won different moot court competitions and have also represented Nigeria at competitions outside Nigeria.

7. University of Jos.
The University of Jos was formerly a campus of the University of Ibadan until 1975. Now it has one of the best law schools in Nigeria.

8. University of Benin
The University of Benin was founded in 1970 and it is one of the first generation federal universities in Nigeria. Their faculty of law has produced some of the best notable legal practitioners in the country. Some of them include the former governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola who is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Josephine Anenih who is a former Nigerian minister.

9. Lagos State University (LASU)
Lagos State University is the most popular and best state-owned universities in Nigeria. Their faculty of law is one of the best law school in our country. One of the notable alumni of their law school is the current vice president of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo who is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and a Professor of Law.

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10. University of Maiduguri
The University of Maiduguri is one of the best universities located in the northern part of Nigeria. Founded in 1975, it is one of the oldest federal universities in the country. The university is particularly renowned for its law program. Their faculty once represent Nigeria at International moot court in UK which they came second all over the world.

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