CONSTRUCTION AND INTERPRETATION OF STATUTES (LAW 212) SEMESTER EXAM
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Q. 1. The judicial powers of the Federation and of the States of the Federation are vested in the court.
Q. 3. The ____________ courts include the High Court of the State, Sharia Court of Appeal of a State, the Customary Court of Appeal of a State and such other courts as may be authorized by law to exercise jurisdiction on matters within the legislative competence of the State.
Q. 4. A Civil procedure seeks to systematize, in an intelligible form, the rules and practice of procedure in civil process. These rules can be found in the different Court’s Civil Procedure Rules, Statutes and Case Law.
Q. 5. A ____________is a binding adjudication (based on the construction of an instrument or enactment) that establishes the rights and other relations of persons interested, without providing for or ordering enforcement.
Q. 6. In ________, the government passed a number of ordinances, which also affected the courts sub-systems. Examples were the Native Courts Colony Ordinance, the Supreme Court Ordinance and the West African Court of Appeal Ordinance.
Q. 7. The British assumed a direct, full, and absolute dominion of the colony of Lagos following the Treaty of Clesion in________?
Q. 8. The courts in the regions were extended to the Mid-West when it was created in August, 1963. Appeals to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council were abolished with effect from 1st October, 1963.
Q. 9. The Court of Appeal was formally known as the Federal Court of Appeal. This court was established for the Federation by the Federal Court of Appeal Act.______?
Q. 10. In 1956, the Northern Region of Nigeria established a Customary Court of Appeal. It was called the Moslem Court of Appeal. It had original civil and criminal jurisdiction.
Q. 11. The _____________ are special courts. They are military courts set up to try violations of military law by persons who are subject to the jurisdiction of the court. Examples are The Nigerian Army, The Nigerian Navy and The Nigerian Air Force.
Q. 12. Any ________ officer may, with or without warrant, arrest any person who commits an offence in his presence or whom he suspects, upon reasonable grounds of having committed an offence.
q. 13. The Supreme Court has ceased to be bound by its own decision, but its decisions are binding on all lower courts.
Q. 14.The Holy Qu’ran– Given by God Sunnahi Hadith – sayings and deeds of Prophet Mohammed Ijma: Unanimous agreement of learned Islamic scholars Qiyas – Analogical deductions Istihad – Legal presumptions, customs, public interest.
Q. 15. The Qu’ran has features of substantive, procedural and penal laws as well as its principles of general liability