Full name: Federal Republic of Nigeria
Area: 923, 768 km²
Capital: Abuja
Largest city: Lagos
Population: 170 million

LEGAL SYSTEM

Nigeria has its own constitution which was established on 29 May 1999. 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 (Islamic) Law. English law in Nigeria is derived from colonial Nigeria, while common law is a development from its post-colonial independence.

The primary sources include; a) The Constitution b) Legislation c) Case laws d) Received English law, comprising of the principles of common law, the doctrines of equity and many statutes of general application. e) Customary law rules and Islamic law.

CWAG AAP | PARTNERS

Partners Events Date

Cross River State Government & Lagos Business School

Seminar on the Essentials of Prosecution December 2016

National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) & Cross River State

Seminar on Human Trafficking Prosecution & The Protection of Victims February 2017
Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS)
Workshop on Oral Advocacy May 2017
Initiative for Socio-cultural Fairness & Equality (FISE)
Symposium on ‘Speeding-Up of Criminal Litigation in Nigeria’ October 2017
National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) & Cross River State
Symposium & Workshop on the Investigation and Prosecution of Human Trafficking February 2018
Cross River State Ministry of Justice
 Symposium on investigation and Prosecution of Transnational Crimes -Wildlife Trafficking.

Hon. Joseph Abang – Attorney- General and Commissioner for Justice, Cross River State of Nigeria, appointed CWAG AAP Ambassador.

Workshop on the Effective Administration Of Criminal Justice.

Symposium on Human Trafficking – Ogun State Ministry of Justice

April 2018
Ogun State Judiciary
Workshop on Effective Administration of Criminal Justice.

‘Succeeding In The Fight Against Human Trafficking’ Symposium.

June 2018
Interpol and National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) & Cross River State

6th Interpol Global Conference On Human Trafficking And Migrant Smuggling In Abuja, Nigeria. October 2018