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xv, 168 pages ; 22 cm
  • Nigeria : the giant of Africa
  • A history of Islamic law in Nigeria
  • Islamic law (the Shari`ah) after independence
  • The structure of the Islamic Courts in Northern Nigeria
  • Christians' response to the application of Islamic law in Nigeria
  • Is the application of Islamic law in Zamfara State a success or failure?
This work analyzes the history of the application of Islamic law (Shari'ah) in Nigeria. It analyzes how Islamic law emerged in Nigeria toward the beginning of the 19th century and remained applicable until the arrival of the British Colonial regime in Northern Nigeria in 1903. It sheds light on how the law survived colonial rule and continues until today. Dr. Yushau Sodiq analyzes progressive elements in Islamic law over the past two centuries. He goes on to discuss many objections raised by the Nigerian Christians against the application of Islamic law, as well as how Muslims respond to such criticism. In a world that is often saturated with Islamophobia and ignorant misconceptions about Islam, this book aims to clarify and respond to many important concepts and ideas within Islamic religious tradition.
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xxviii, 258 pages ; 24 cm
  • The regulatory landscape of Nigeria's communication sector
  • Introduction to competition law
  • Market definition in Nigeria's communications sector
  • The substantial lessening of competition test
  • Anti-competitive agreements and practices
  • Abuse of a dominant position
  • Mergers, acquisitions and takeovers
  • Enforcement and remedies
  • A review of a bill for an act to establish the Federal Competition Commission and for purposes connected therewith.
"This...book gives a comprehensive review of the work of the Nigerian Communications Commission in regulating anti-competitive practices in Nigeria's communications market. To that end, the book, among other things, discusses the concept of a substantial lessening of competition, which is the substantive standard used for evaluating anti-competitive conducts in Nigeria's communications sector, and the substantive application of this standard by the Commission in the areas of anti-competitive agreements and practices: abuse of a dominant position; and mergers, acquisitions, and takeovers. The book also discusses the various conducts deemed by the Commission to result in a substantial lessening of competition, and the approach adopted by the Commission in regulating communications Licensees with market power and/or in conducting a dominance determination for the purpose of imposing ex ante regulatory obligations. It is intended that this book will serve as a...research guide for competition and communications law practitioners in Nigeria, and especially officials of the Commission investigating anti-competitive practices. Academics, economists and law students with an interest in the competition regulation of communications services in Nigeria will also find this book useful."-- Back cover.
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xv, 253 pages : 1 map ; 24 cm
  • A revolution for Shar'iah
  • Hausaland's Islamic modernity
  • Origins of the stoning punishment
  • Colonialism : then and now
  • The trial of Amina lawal
  • Gender and the Western reaction to the case.
In November of 1999, Nigerians took to the streets demanding the re-implementation of shari'ah law in their country. Two years later, many Nigerians supported the death sentence by stoning of a peasant woman for alleged sexual misconduct. Public outcry in the West was met with assurances to the Western public: stoning is not a part of Islam; stoning happens "only in Africa"; reports of stoning are exaggerated by Western sensationalism. However, none of these statements are true. Shari'ah on Trial goes beyond journalistic headlines and liberal pieties to give a powerful account of how Northern Nigerians reached a point of such desperation that they demanded the return of the strictest possible shari'ah law. Sarah Eltantawi analyzes changing conceptions of Islamic theology and practice as well as Muslim and British interactions dating back to the colonial period to explain the resurgence of shari'ah, with implications for Muslim-majority countries around the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520293786 20170515
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xxxvi, 244 pages ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Society, Political Governance and Public Participation in Nigeria 3. Theoretical Foundations of Public Participation: An Environmental Context 4. Public Access to Environmental Information: International Best Practice Principles 5. Public Access to Environmental Information: Nigerian Law and Practice in Comparative Perspective 6. Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making: International Best Practice Principles 7. Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making: Nigerian Law and Practice in Comparative Perspective 8. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138854185 20160618
Public participation has become a recurring theme and a topical issue in the field of international environmental law, with many multilateral environmental instruments calling on states to guarantee effectively the concept in their laws and practices. This book focuses on public participation in environmental governance, in terms of public access to environmental information and public participation in environmental decision-making processes. Drawing on the body of international best practice principles in environmental law and taking a comparative stance, Uzuazo Etemire takes Nigeria as a key case, evaluating its procedural laws and practices in relation to public access to information and participation in decision-making in environmental matters. In working to clarify and deepen understanding of the current status of environmental public participation rights in Nigeria, the book addresses key issues in environmental governance for developing and transitional countries and the potential for public participation to improve the state of the environment and public wellbeing. This book will be of great interest to undergraduate students (as further reading) and post-graduate students, academics, researchers, relevant government agencies and departments, policy-makers and NGOs in the fields of international environmental law, environmental justice, environmental/natural resource management, development studies and international finance.
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  • Pathologies, transplants and indigenous norms : an introduction to nigerian health law and policy / Irehobhude O. Iyioha
  • Healthcare organization and financing / Obiajulu Nnamuchi and Steve Metiboba
  • Regulation of healthcare practice / Ireh Iyioha, Abdulwasiu Ojo Akorede Yusuff and Steve Metiboba
  • Medical negligence / Irehobhude O. Iyioha
  • Informed consent / Irehobhude O. Iyioha and Oluchi Aniaka
  • Physicians' handling of patients' health information : ethics and law of confidentiality / Obiajulu Nnamuchi
  • Children and adolescents' access to reproductive and sexual healthcare / Ebenezer Durojaiye
  • Euthanasia, assisted suicide and decision-making at the end of life / Remigius N. Nwabueze
  • Abortion and the law / Babafemi Odunsi
  • Organ donation and transplantation / Remigius N. Nwabueze
  • Assisted reproductive technology / Abdulwasiu Ojo Akorede Yusuff
  • Medical integration: law and policy on alternative and integrated medical practice / Irehobhude O. Iyioha
  • Governance of research involving human subjects / Simisola Akintola and Remigius N. Nwabueze.
Health law and policy in Nigeria is an evolving and complex field of law, spanning a broad legal landscape and drawn from various sources. In addressing and interacting with these sources the volume advances research on health care law and policy in Nigeria and spells the beginning of what may now be formally termed the 'Nigerian health law and policy' legal field. The collection provides a comparative analysis of relevant health policies and laws, such as reproductive and sexual health policy, organ donation and transplantation, abortion and assisted conception, with those in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and South Africa. It critically examines the duties and rights of physicians, patients, health institutions and organizations, and government parastatals against the backdrop of increased awareness of rights among patient populations. The subjects, which are discussed from a legal, ethical and policy-reform perspective, critique current legislation and policies and make suggestions for reform.The volume presents a cohesive, comparative, and comprehensive analysis of the state of health law and policy in Nigeria with those in the US, Canada, South Africa, and the UK. As such, it provides a valuable comparison between the developed and developing worlds.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472436757 20160618
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xvii, 230 p. ; 22 cm
  • Machine generated contents note: ch. One Law in Social Context / Lilian Akhirome-Omonfuegbe
  • ch. Two Aspects of Law / Theophilus Chinedu Nwano
  • ch. Three Law as an Instrument of Social Control / Chukwuma Famous Ikechukwu
  • ch. Four Legal Reasoning and Approach to Problems / Oyekanmi Idode Adewoye
  • ch. Five Legal Reasoning in Judicial Processes / Chukwudumebi Okoye
  • ch. Six Legal Reasoning in Legislation / Jesuorobo Emmanual Idugboe
  • ch. Seven Sources of Law in Nigeria / Josephine Omi Obasohan
  • ch. Eight Secondary Sources of Law / Chukwuemeka Celestine Okoro Esq
  • ch. Nine Use of Source Materials / Theresa Uzoamaka Akpoghome
  • ch. Ten Legal Research Writing in Nigeria / Okechukwu Timothy Umahi
  • ch. Eleven Regulation of the Legal Profession in Nigeria / Nkechi Huomachi Worluh-Okolie
  • ch. Twelve Advocacy and Mooting Skills / Onyeka Osuji
  • ch. Thirteen Examination Skills and Strategies / Collins Chikaodili Ajibo.
This text is a collection of writings on assigned topics by some scholars and lecturers in the Faculty of Law at Benson Idahosa University and those invited from outside the university. The idea to write a text for use in the study of legal methods for law students was borne out of the desire to present a range of updated material in this area of study. The focus of this text is Nigeria. The book is written in simple, easy-to-understand language, and meant essentially for law students in the first year of the five year course in Law, as structured by the National Universities Commission (NUC). Nevertheless, persons who are in need of information or education on different aspects of the Nigerian legal process will also find aspects of the text useful. The contributors come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, which is reflected in their styles of presentation. However, each has endeavoured to present the assigned topic in such a form as to enhance comprehension by the primary beneficiaries. The inclusion of chapters on advocacy and mooting skills, as well as examination skills and strategies, makes this text unique, and allows it to offer more detailed analysis than existing texts in Nigeria provide.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781443851268 20160612
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164 pages ; 24 cm
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xli, 368 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
  • Understand the dynamics
  • Pay attention to details and look for a creative approach
  • Be focused and stay focused
  • Be firm and flexible
  • Play to your strength : the law
  • Plan a defense
  • Think globally and act locally
  • Compendium of laws and authorities.
Practicing Law in Shariah Courts: Seven Strategies for Achieving Justice in Shariah Courts describes the Shariah courts of Northern Nigeria, and offers advice for counsel practicing in Shariah courts worldwide, particularly in cases involving women. The book contains the author's reflection of her experiences while defending clients in Shariah courts. It is a book written by a legal practitioner, sharing the strategies and resources that have served her well throughout her career. The multi-layered composition of this book, weaving together Islamic law, national laws, international treatises, and religious texts is intent on providing lawyers all possible avenues for drafting a defense strategy that reflects the integrity of Shariah and upholds the values of the community.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781614386759 20160609
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xx, 438 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Table of Cases-- Table of Statutes-- Abbreviations and Initials-- Foreword by Professor Marcellus O. Udugbor-- Statement of the Problem-- Task Assumed-- Methodology-- Limitations of the Work-- Structure of the Work-- Chapter One - General Notions-- Religion-- Chapter Two - Fundamental Bases for Religious Liberty and Equality in General-- Chapter Three - Legitimate Marriage Systems Under the 1999 Constitution: Statutory Marriage-- Chapter Four - Legitimate Marriage Systems Under the 1999 Constitution-- Chapter Five - Christian Marriage-- Chapter Six - Critical Evaluation and Conclusion-- Bibliography-- Legal Sources-- Church Sources-- Codes and Basic Legal Sources-- Papal and Other Church Documents-- General Sources-- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias-- Other Legal Sources and Books-- Articles, Reviews, and Monograph-- Websites-- Indices-- Names Index-- Subject Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773415065 20160605
Examines religious liberty and characteristics of Christian (canonical), Islamic and Traditional marriages together with those of the Nigerian statutory marriage. The author establishes religious liberty and equality as being beneficial to both individuals and the state.
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xlv, 312 p. ; 24 cm.
Nigerian Evidence Act: Annotated provides interpretation, commentary and analysis of each section of the Law of Evidence Act, as well as relevant case law. The Law of Evidence in Nigeria is a replica of the English Law of Evidence around 1943. It was made applicable in Nigeria on 1st of June 1945. The Law is common to majority of Commonwealth Countries throughout the World. Nigerian Evidence Act: Annotated dissects the Law of Evidence in the way and manner it has been applied in Nigeria. It is a practice handbook for lawyers and judges for easy reference in the course of a case.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847669018 20160605
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xxiv, 408 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Historical origin of Nigeria and King Jaja of Opobo's encounter with European traders
  • Literature review and methodology
  • Inseparability of colonial and postcolonial eras and an imagery of Wole Soyinka's Ake town
  • Frantz Fanon's colonial model
  • Application of the colonial model
  • Global history of police, law enforcement, and the police system in Nigeria
  • Court systems
  • Punishment procedures and sentencing patterns
  • Law : theory and practice
  • Changes in the rank order of severity of punishment
  • Changes in the rank order of crimes
  • The history of punishment and the post-colonial Nigerian prison system
  • The legislature and the making of the laws
  • Criminology and criminal justice in practice
  • Conceptual framework : locating crime and punishment in the human enterprise.
In this text, Nwankwo advances Frantz Fanon's two-revolutionary theory of decolonization, as a basis for predicting the evolution of specific changes in Nigerian law during the pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial eras. The author argues that Fanon's model of colonial oppression and its categories of maintenance needs are predictive of the evolution from pre-colonial to post-colonial society in Africa. This claim is demonstrated through an analysis of changes in the law during these eras. Changes in the rank, order of severity of punishment, and the correlative changes in the identification of crime severity comprise the subject matter that this author investigates. Oppression/colonialism must preserve its life through structural/institutional configuration and a particular world view. The former embodies a surplus-deficit arrangement of institutional power and privilege. The latter consists of the ideology that is required to legitimate and ensure conformity with this structural unevenness. Content analysis was performed using several variables. The result indicates that colonialism is a subspecies of oppression and that the severity of punishment changes in the Nigerian law during the Colonial era (that is, changes from the personal injury and property crimes of the pre-colonial era to the political crimes of the colonial era) was geared to the maintenance needs of operation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780761846468 20160603
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xii, 204 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 1. The Case for Judicial Accountability in Transitions 2. Truth, Transition, and Accountability of the Judiciary 3. Political Change and Judicial Reform: An International and Comparative Perspective 4. Judicial Accountability in Political Transitions: The Nigerian Context 5. Rights, the Judiciary and Constitutionalism in Transitions 6. Transition and the Judicialization of Politics: Dialectics of a Phenomenon 7. Courts to the Rescue? The Judicialization of Politics in Nigeria. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415575355 20160604
Transitional Justice, Judicial Accountability and the Rule of Law addresses the importance of judicial accountability in transitional justice processes. Despite a general consensus that the judiciary plays an important role in contemporary governance, accountability for the judicial role in formerly authoritarian societies remains largely elided and under-researched. Hakeem O. Yusuf argues that the purview of transitional justice mechanisms should, as a matter of policy, be extended to scrutiny of the judicial role in the past. Through a critical comparative approach that cuts through the transitioning experiences of post-authoritarian and post-conflict polities in Latin America, Asia, Europe and Africa, the book focuses specifically on Nigeria. It demonstrates that public accountability of the judiciary through the mechanism of a truth-seeking process is a necessary component in securing comprehensive accountability for the judicial role in the past. Transitional Justice, Judicial Accountability and the Rule of Law further shows that an across-the-board transformation of state institutions - an important aspiration of transitional processes - is virtually impossible without incorporating the third branch of government, the judiciary, into the accountability process.
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xi, 212 p. ; 24 cm.
  • General introduction
  • Restorative justice as a paradigm shift
  • Historicity of Niger Delta conflict
  • Natural resources and conflicts
  • Managing the Niger Delta conflicts
  • Justice and post-conflict Niger Delta.
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xviii, 17-131 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Sources of Nigerian law
  • Judicial precedent
  • Hierarchy of courts in Nigeria
  • Customary law
  • Internal conflicts of law
  • Types of courts in Nigeria and their jurisdiction
  • Legal aid and advice
  • Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People's Rights on the rights of women in Africa
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • African Charter on Human and People's Rights.
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  • Foreword by Ralph Slaughter-- Acknowledgements-- 1 Introduction-- 2 Structure and Regulation of the Legal Profession-- 3 Portrait of the Legal Profession-- 4 Legal Education and Training in Nigeria-- 5 Lawyers in Private Practice-- 6 Lawyers in Salaried Employment-- 7 Lawyers under Military Dictatorship-- 8 Lawyers and the Challenge of Democratic Consolidation-- 9 Problems of Lawyers-- 10 Improving the Quality of Legal Practice-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773454606 20160528
This book provides an illuminating perspective on how lawyers operate in a society anxious to embrace democracy in this era of hope and optimism, yet still crippled by past attitudes, weak and ineffectual institutions, corruption, and the recrudescence of primordial ethnic sentiments, using Nigeria as a case study. The book compares and contrasts the central issues faced by lawyers all over the African continent, since the social pathologies that disfigure Nigeria are prevalent in most African nations. Despite these problems, the democratic impulse remains strong in the continent of Africa. Nearly all African countries put their faith in constitutional democracy despite its debasement by the political elites; increasingly they depend on law to help promote social equilibrium and secure constitutional democracy.
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  • v. 1. Historical background
  • v. 2. Sharia implementation committee reports and related white papers
  • v. 3. Sanitizing society
  • v. 4. The Sharia penal and criminal procedure codes
  • v. 5. Two famous cases.
"In addition to the complete text of the work as published by Spectrum, this Internet edition includes additional documentary materials too voluminous for inclusion in the printed text. For complete details see the tables of contents to the individual volumes."
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v. : port. ; 24 cm.
  • v. 1. Public law
  • v. 2. Private law
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v. ; 22 cm.
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