CHAPTER VII
THE EXECUTIVE

Part IV
Supplemental


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    1. Subject to the provisions of this Constitution:-
      1. where by the Law of a State jurisdiction is confer#FF0000 upon any court for the hearing and extermination of civil causes and of appeals arising out of such causes, the court shall have like jurisdiction with respect to the hearing and determination of Federal causes and of appeals arising out of such causes;
      2. where by the Law of a State jurisdiction is confer#FF0000 upon any court for the investigation, inquiry into, or trial of persons accused of offences against the Laws of the State and with respect to the hearing and determination of appeals arising out of any such trial or out of any proceedings connected therewith, the court shall have like jurisdiction with respect to the investigation, inquiry into, or trial of persons for Federal offences and the hearing and determination of appeals arising out of the trial or proceedings; and
      3. the jurisdiction confer#FF0000 on a court of a State pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be exercised in conformity with the practice and procedure for the time being prescribed in relation to its jurisdiction over civil or criminal causes other than Federal causes.

    2. Nothing in the provisions of this section shall be construed, except in so far as other provisions have been made by the operation of sections 299 and 301 of this Constitution, as conferring jurisdiction as respects Federal causes or Federal offences upon a court presided over by a person who is not or has not been qualified to practise as a legal practitioner in Nigeria.
    3. In this section, unless the context otherwise requires "cause' includes matter;

      "Federal cause" means civil or criminal cause relating to any matter with respect to which the National Assembly has power to make laws; and

      "Federal Offence" means an offence contrary to the provisions of an Act of the National Assembly or any law having effect as if so enacted.
    1. The decisions of the supreme Court shall be enforced in any part of the Federation by all authorities and persons, and by courts with subordinate jurisdiction to that of the Supreme Court.
    2. The decisions of the Court of Appeal shall be enforced in any part of the Federation by all authorities and persons, and by courts with subordinate jurisdiction to that of the Court of Appeal.
    3. The decisions of the Federal High Court, a High Court and of all other courts established by this Constitution shall be enforced in any part of the Federation by all authorities and persons, and by other courts of law with subordinate jurisdiction to that of the Federal High Court, a High Court and those other courts, respectively.

    1. In exercising his powers under the foregoing provisions of this Chapter in respect of appointments to the offices of Justice of the Supreme Court and Justices of the Courts of Appeal, the president shall have regard to the need to ensure that there are among the holders of such offices persons learned in Islamic personal law and persons learned in Customary law.
    2. For the purposes of subsection (1) of this section:-
      1. a person shall be deemed to the learned in Islamic personal law if he is a legal practitioner in Nigeria and has been so qualified for a period of not less than fifteen years in the case of a Justice of the Supreme Court or not less than twelve years in the case of a Justice of the Court of Appeal and has in either case obtained a recognised qualification in Islamic law from an institution acceptable to the National Judicial Council; and
      2. a person shall be deemed to be learned in Customary law if he is a legal practitioner in Nigeria and has been so qualified for a period of not less than fifteen years in the case of a Justice of the Supreme Court or not less than twelve years in the case of a Justice of the Court of Appeal and has in either case and in the opinion of the National Judicial Council considerable knowledge of and experience in the practice of Customary law.


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