Cramming all the cases and points would do you more harm than good. All you
need is to understand the principles, then back it up with one or two popular
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WEEK 3- OVERVIEW OF THE COURSE AND HISTORY OF THE
:: HISTORY OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION IN NIGERIA.
Nigeria had diverse pre-colonial systems of justice which were majorly
conciliatory and traditional (my quote).
The history would be divided into 3 landmark periods viz; 1876-1914, 1914-
1962, 1962 till date
1. 1876-1914: flowing from our inextricable historical and colonial link with
Britain, the cession of Lagos in 1861 and the establishment of the Supreme
Court of her Majesty’s Settlement in Lagos by Supreme Court Ordinance
1863… the Supreme Court Ordinance of 1876 Berthed the English type legal
profession and provided that the following could practice:
- Professionally qualified lawyers: (who either qualified as barristers1 or
solicitors in England, Scotland and Ireland) could enrol to practice as barristers
and solicitors in Nigeria-Section 71
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