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SUPREME COURT OF NIGERIA

SUPREME COURT Brief History of Supreme Court of Nigeria The coinage Supreme Court was first used in 1863 by the colonial administration through the enactment of the Supreme Court Ordinance No. II which established it as a colony with civil and criminal jurisdiction. In 1963, following the proclamation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the constitution which came into operation on October 1, 1963, Section III of this constitution gave legal instrument that gave birth to Supreme Court following the abolition of section 120 which [...]

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COURT OF APPEAL OF NIGERIA

Court of Appeal (COA) (Hears appeals from the judgments of) Federal High Court The High Court of State The High Court of Federal Capital The Sharia Court of Appeal The Customary Court of Appeal Abuja States The Court of Conduct Tribunals The Election Tribunal (Particularly, the National Assembly Election Tribunals) COA has original jurisdiction as Court of First Instance (COFI) in the President Election Petitions. 16 Divisions of COA Lagos(Since 1976) Kaduna(Since 1976) Enugu(Since 1976) Ibadan(Since 1977) Benin(Since 1977) Jos(Since 1983) Port Harcourt(Since 1989) Abuja(Since 1995) Calabar(Since 1999) Ilorin(Since 1999) Owerri(Since 2009) Sokoto(Since 2009) Yola(Since 2009) Ekiti(Since 2009) Akure(Since 2009) Makurdi(Since 2009)

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NATIONAL JUDICIAL COUNCIL

National Judicial Council About the Council The National Judicial Council is one of the Federal Executive Bodies created by virtue of Section 153 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In order to insulate the Judiciary from the whims and caprices of the Executive; hence guarantee the independence of this Arm of Government, which is a sine qua non for any democratic Government, the National Judicial Council was created and vested with enormous powers and functions: Advice the President or Governor on any matter referred [...]