1 supreme court 2 court of appeal 3 federal high court 4 federal high court fct 5 state high court 6 sharia court. A party is entitled as of right to the consideration of his case before the court his lorship karibi-whyte, jsc in nwokoro v onuma (1990) 3 nwlr part 136 p22 introduction courts are recognized and renowned as the hallowed chambers of justice, where even-handed justice is meted. Jurisprudential approach to hierarchy of courts in nigeria jurisprudential approach to hierarchy of courts in nigeria presidential,,petition,,1,,of,,2017,,. Guide to nigerian legal information by yemisi dina , the courts at the lowest rung of the hierarchy of courts the supreme court is the highest court and all decisions from the court are binding on all other courts in nigeria, the state court structure dovetails into the federal court.
Law reports of this type would also include the very useful federal high court of nigeria law reports which are published under the direction of the the honourable the chief a settled hierarchy of judicial precedent, law reporting and the need for. The judgment information system (jis) consists of the judgments of the supreme court of nigeria, since its inception ie 1963 till date are available on this portal. 6 things that every nigerian must know about the nigerian law court system: in nigeria, there is a well-established hierarchy of courts there are 2 categories of court: i, superior courts and ii, inferior courts i. The court structure and hierarchy the structure of the jamaican judicial system is based on five basic tiers the lowest tier is the petty sessions court this court is presided over by justices of the peace.
Section 230 to 236 of the 1999 constitution of nigeria mention all about the supreme court however, section 232(1) specifically provides that the supreme court shall, to the exclusion of any other court, have original jurisdiction in any dispute between the federation and a state or between. There are different types of courts in nigeria each of them has its own functions so, what are the hierarchy of courts in nigeria let's. More information about nigeria is available on the nigeria page and from other department of state publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet.
Hierarchy of court in nigeria by just-evans court of appeal is the second highest court in nigeria, it is next in hierarchy to the supreme court under nigeria judiciary system it was first established by 1976 but it is currently established by s 237 (1. Federal high court act chapter 134 laws of the federal republic of nigeria arrangement of sections part i the constitution of the federal high court. Court hierarchy, the legal system, law and society, commerce, year 9, nsw the court system in australia is what is known as a 'common law' system in general, a common law system has trial courts, courts in which cases can be heard on appeal, ('appellate courts') and a supreme or high court the. The structure of the nigerian government the federal executive the federal legislature the judiciary the state government the local at the apex of the judiciary is the supreme court the other federal courts are: the the chief justice of nigeria, the president of the court of. Nigeria: past, present and future nigeria is a federal republic composed of 36 states the supreme court is the highest court of the land, followed by the court of appeal, the federal high court, magistrate court, area court and customary court.
The supreme court of nigeria (scn), is the highest court in nigeria, and is located in the central district decisions rendered by the court are binding on all courts in nigeria except the supreme court itself structure and organization.
Religious and customary laws in nigeria, abdulmumini a oba discussing the religious and customary law paradigms in the context of the nigerian legal system. Courts are recognized and renowned as the hallowed chambers of justice, where even-handed justice is meted out to all and sundry, without sentiment, emotion, favoritism or being unnecessarily embroiled in crass legalism. Nigeria has a federal republic what type of government does nigeria have a: supreme court judges nigeria's 36 states have elected governors, while the federal capital territory of abuja is governed by a president-appointed minister learn more about africa. Different type of courts exists in nigeria these courts are stratified ie they exist in layers of superiority and this comes with some implication you can't appeal a case dealt with at the supreme court at the appeal court however, it can be done the other way round this is because the. Law of nigeria the law of nigeria consists of courts, offences, and various types of laws nigeria has its own constitution which was established on 29 may 1999 hierarchy of the nigerian legal system range.