Administration of justice in the customary courts of Nigeria

problems and prospects : legal essays in honour of Hon. Justice Moses A.D. Bello OFR, President, Customary Court of Appeal, Abuja
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Private Law Department, Ahmadu Bello University , Zaria
Customary law -- Nigeria, Customary law courts -- Ni
Statementedited by N.M. Jamo & A.M. Madaki.
ContributionsBello, Moses A. D., 1953-, Jamo, N. M., Madaki, A. M.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKTA449.3 .A36 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxvii, 440 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24106128M
ISBN 109789002653
ISBN 139789789002658
LC Control Number2009404697

Administration of Justice in the Customary Courts of Nigeria: Problems and Prospects: Legal Essays in Honour of Hon. Justice Moses A.D. Bello OFR, President, Customary Court of Appeal, Abuja.

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the Customary Court; (d) A person with educational qualification not below School Certificate and has attended the age of 50 years.

In Akwa Ibom State and other states of the Federation, the states are divided into parts for purposes of administration of the Customary Courts Law. The Chief Judge of File Size: KB. Request PDF | Amalatocracy: A Customary Administration of Justice in Nigeria | The customary administration of justice in traditional Igbo society, known as Amalatocracy, is a system of dispute.

1. Introduction.

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The basic reason for this paper is to highlight the potentials for customary law to contribute to both legal and social justice in a way that eliminates the bottlenecks that have bogged down the current legal and judicial system which Nigeria has borrowed from Britain as a result of her colonial history and relation with the then British empire.

The Law of Nigeria consists of courts, offences, and various types of laws. Nigeria has its own constitution which was established on 29 May The Constitution of Nigeria is the supreme law of the country.

There are four distinct legal systems in Nigeria, which include English law, Common law, Customary law, and Sharia h law in Nigeria is derived from the colonial Nigeria, while.

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Beijing Law Review Vol No(), Article ID,13 pages /blr Customary Law, Social Development and Administration of Justice in Nigeria. ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE IN NIGERIAN COURTS: PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS. ABSTRACT. The topic “ Administration of justice in Nigerian courts, problems and prospects” seems to attract to itself the attention and inquisitiveness on the part of the common man or every believer in the Rule of law of what the writer is talking about or what he is going to upon since the mere mention of justice.

JUSTICE C.E CHUKWURAH CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, ANAMBRA STATE. I thank the Administrator of the National Judicial Institute, the Hon. Justice R.P.I Bozimo OFR for the invitation to me to address this conference of Area/Sharia/Customary Court Judges/Directors and Inspectors of Area/Sharia/Customary Courts on the topic "An Overview of the.

Rules of Court. Transitional provisions. Abolition of cadres of Customary. Repeal. Interpretation. Citation and commencement. CUSTOMARY COURTS LAW. A LAW TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF CUSTOMARY COURTS, ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE UNDER CUSTOMARY LAW AND FOR CONNECTED PURPOSES [Commencement] [1 st August ].

The Ogun State Chief Judge, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu has sworn-in three new Presidents of Grade 1 Customary Courts of Appeal into the Customary Court in the State. Justice Dipeolu admonished the newly Presidents to be very lenient, calm, steadfast and friendly with litigants and the Panel members of the Customary Courts of Appeal in dispensation [ ].

Legal System. Beyond these, Nigerian law includes domestic legislation, Nigerian case law and customary law. The principles of judicial precedent and hierarchy of courts are primary and basic parts of our legal system with the Supreme Court of Nigeria at the zenith of the court system. Nigeria runs the adversarial system of court proceedings.

Administration of justice in the customary courts of Yorubaland. [J O Ajibola] Book: All Authors / Contributors: J O Ajibola.

Find more information about: ISBN: # Customary law courts--Nigeria\/span> \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0 schema. ABSTRACT. The topic “ Administration of justice in Nigerian courts, problems and prospects” seems to attract to itself the attention and inquisitiveness on the part of the common man or every believer in the Rule of law of what the writer is talking about or what he is going to upon since the mere mention of justice in our society today raises a conjecture and thereafter suffers from.

For a practice book, The Law, Practice and Procedure: Area Customary Courts in Nigeria is highly affordable at the stated cover price of N4, for paperback and N for the hard cover compared. been a successful tool in amicable resolution of disputes; and whether customary arbitration is more effective than modern arbitration.

It is in the light of the foregoing that this work compared modern arbitration to customary arbitration. The comparison is with a view to.

Customary Law, Social Development and Administration of Justice in Nigeria Article (PDF Available) in Beijing Law Review 07(04) January with 3, Reads How we measure 'reads'. In states with or without Sharia Court of Appeal, appeals lie from Area Courts to Customary Court of Appeal on matters of customary law if there is a Customary Court of Appeal in the state.

Notwithstanding the federal status of Nigeria, the federal and the state court. The Federal Revenue Court (as Federal High Court was then called) was established by the Federal Revenue Act ( No). The Court was renamed the “Federal High Court” by Section (1) and (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, The pecuniary jurisdiction of District Customary Courts to determine cases and matters on inheritance and administration of estates upon intestacy has been increased to N5,(Five Million Naira) while those of Customary Area Courts remain unlimited V.

The pecuniary jurisdiction of District Customary Courts to determine cases and matters. Its supposed antiquity” In his book, the Nigerian legal system, A. Obilade 14 defines customary law as “customs accepted by members of a community as binding among them” “the law of a given community” according to Dr.

Yaslim O. Ekas15 “is the body of rules which are recognized as obligatory by its members”. CUSTOMARY COURTS IN WESTERN NIGERIA thus once a law existed on the statute books, it would have superceded any customary rule in that sphere of legal jurisdiction.

Within these guidelines, administration of justice was largely left in the hands of traditional leaders in the various areas; the head chief of each town presided over. 2 Traditional courts, i.e., indigenous courts, which the British found in the territories now constituting Nigeria were called native courts by the British administration.

See, e.g., Native Courts Proclamation,No. 5 of (Northern Nigeria), Statutory courts established in Nigeria by the British administration to administer, principally, customary law and thus replace the traditional.

The Council which is presided over by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, in a statement on Thursday, said the recommendation followed a.

The information signed by the Director Information, NJC, Mr. Soji Oye, noted that the Supreme Court of Nigeria currently have a total number of 12 Justices including the Chief Justice of Nigeria. Customary Justice: Challenges, Innovations and the Role of the UN paralegal aid to pursue litigation of customary abuses in state courts.

In this context, the use of While the rule of law and justice administration traditionally lies at the core of state functions and. One noticeable setback in the administration of criminal justice in Nigeria is delay, it is usually said that justice delayed is justice denied. Section 35(4) of the Constitution provides that any person who is arrested or detained for the purpose of bringing him before court shall be brought before a court of law within a reasonable time.

The Supreme Court of Nigeria which is the apex court in Nigeria was established in following the proclamation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the then Constitution which came into operation on October 1,following the abolition of Section which abrogated the appellate jurisdiction of the judicial committee of the Privy Council which was Nigeria’s apex court.

59 TK Adekunle “Customary courts in Nigeria: The neglected cornerstone in the dispensation of justice” in MAD Bello, NM Jamo and AM Madaki (eds) Administration of Justice in the Customary Courts of Nigeria: Problems and Prospects (, Private Law Department of Ahmadu Bello University) at –46, cited in Adekunle “Nigerian indigenous.

Book: All Authors / Contributors: the Nigerian model / U.U. Uche--The history and development of customary courts in Nigeria / Ameze Guobadia--How customary is the customary court system?

/ Mike Imadon Isokun--The place of customary law in criminal justice administration in Nigeria / A.A. Adeyemi--Judicial administration of customary law in.now constituting Nigeria were called native courts by the British administration.

See, e.g., Native Courts Proclamation, oo, No. 5 of (Northern Nigeria), Statutory courts established in Nigeria by the British administration to administer, principally, customary law and thus replace the traditional courts, were also called native courts.4 See Sect Customary Court Law, Western Region of Nigeria lawsCap; 10 In Oyo State, the lowest courts are customary courts.

These courts administer mainly customary laws4 and only some statute laws, such as bye-laws, which are within the area of jurisdiction of local governments. They are inferior courts and are graded; A, B, and C Customary Courts.