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Introduction to Nigerian Legal Method Edited By Abiola Sanni
Sanni Abiola holds a doctorate Degree (Ph.D) of the University of Lagos. He has over 21 years post-call experience having been called to bar in 1990. He had a stint with the firm of G.O.K. Ajayi & Co as an attache before proceeding for his Master of Law Degree.

He bagged his Bachelor and Master of Laws Degrees from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife in 1989 and 1992 respectively and started his teaching career in the same University as a Junior Trainee Fellow in 1991. He rose through the ranks to the Position of Lecturer 1 and served as Acting Head, Department of Commercial Law before transferring his service to University of Lagos in 1999.

As a law teacher, he has taught diverse courses at the under graduate and post graduate studies over the years. He is the Managing Partner of Abiola Sanni and Co. His academic background generally gives him a good blend of theory and practice of the tax law and administration.

He was a Fulbright Fellow to the International Tax Programme of Beasley School of Law, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA in 2002-3. He was also a Research Fellow of the Institute of International Law and Policy of the same University during the same period. He is the initiator and Editor in Chief of Nigerian Revenue Law Reports, the first Law Reports in Nigeria devoted to tax cases. Sanni is a regular speaker at tax conferences and seminars. He has attended several conferences in Nigeria and abroad.

Sanni is the author of Introduction to Nigerian Business Law and the editor of the leading introductory legal text in Nigerian Universities - Introduction to Nigerian Legal Method. He is also the author of a forthcoming book on Law and Practice of Nigerian Taxation.

He is currently the Managing Partner of Abiola Sanni & Co, ASCO, a Lagos based law firm renown for its Tax Planning Support Services. Its other core competencies include Corporate and Commercial, Litigation and Dispute, Intellectual Property, Banking and Finance, Energy and Natural Resources.

The Mystery Gunman BY Kayode Eso
In 1995 i read ‘the mystery gunman’ a masterpiece written by Justice Kayode Eso. First, i read the excerpt published by the Guardian newspaper that year. Eso wrote about a case that came before him when he was a magistrate in the 60s. A mystery gunman had invaded the radio house in Ibadan.The people of the western region were waiting for a very important broadcast by the premier,Mr. Ladoke Akintola.

Security men surrounded the radio station but it was only a gimmick.The Premier already prepared a recorded speech that would be broadcast that day. When it was time to broadcast the premier’s speech,a ‘mystery gunman’ came out of no where and held the studio manager hostage.He pointed a gun at him and exchange the speech with his own.

The gunman also ordered him to play his own tape.When he did,it was a complete embarrassment to the Premier and his government. The speech ‘abused’ religious and political leaders for not having the interest of the people at heart. Durning investigation, a young lecturer,Mr. Wole Soyinka was arrested and put for trial as the ‘mystery gunman’. Soyinka’s lawyer was his bosom friend, Mr. Bola Ige and his brother. The book is very interesting, get a copy.

-By Niyi Tabiti
The Changing Law By Denning
"The book is not intended to be an exposition of legal propositions. It is only an attempt to draw a picture of the changes that are taking place. The reason for the title "The Changing Law" is because so many people think that the law is certain and that it can only be changed by Parliament. The truth is that the law if often uncertain and it is continually being changed, or perhaps I should say developed, by the judges. In theory the judges do not make law. They only expound it. But as no one knows what the law is until the judges expound it, it follows that they make it. The process of gradual change has been the very life of the common law. The legal profession has usually found itself divided into two camps, those who want to make a change and those who prefer things to stay as they are; and between the two, we have somehow usually found the happy mean. ... If the common law is to retain its place as the greatest system of law that the world has ever seen, it cannot stand still whilst everything else moves on. It must develop too. It must adapt itself to the new conditions. In these lectures, I have shown how this is being done." -- from the Preface, p. vii-viii.
Introduction to Nigerian Legal System By John Asein
An improvement on the first edition, this second edition also follows the syllabus for the course as approved by the National Universities Commission and the Council of Legal Education. Although the main target reader is the law student that is studying Nigerian Legal System as a taught course, the text is equally useful for the non-law student who needs a general introduction to Nigerian legal system. The detailed treatment of the Legal Profession serves the need of students in the Nigerian Law School, the practitioner and all those who may want to know more about the dynamics of the legal profession in Nigeria. By and large, there is something of interest for every one, including the general reader. With over 700 referenced cases, it is a compendious reference material and a useful starting point for any research into aspects of Nigerian law.

The topics covered include: The Idea of a Legal System; Meaning of Law and Classification of Law; The Constitution as a Source of Law; Law making procedure; Rules of Statutory/Constitutional Interpretations; The Doctrine of Precedent; English Law; Customary Law; Internal Conflict of Laws; History of the Judicial System; The Judicature Today; Control of Inferior Courts and Tribunals; Independence of the Judiciary; Inferior Courts and Tribunals; Juvenile Courts; Tribunals Special Courts and Courts Martial; The Public Complaints Commission; The Legal Profession; The Rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria; Office of Notary Public; Professional Etiquette; Outline of Civil and Criminal Procedure; Legal Aid and Advice; as well as Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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