Administrative Law In Nigeria

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The second principle of administrative law, he said, is that those subject to government decisions are entitled to procedural fairness, also known as rules of national justice or due process, fairness in administrative law sense, he added, includes the right to fair hearing and the right to an impartial decision maker. The third principles of administrative law which Sossin (2008) stated that government most be rational it cannot be arbitrary or based on discriminatory, corrupt or improper factors. This principle is fundamental to a society governed by the rule of law, but also requires a balance to be struck between the legitimate needs of the state and the protection of citizen he said. According to Sossin, the enhancement of the authority…show more content…
This independence attained by Nigeria cannot be said of its judiciary. The judiciary as it was then still under colonization even after the independence of the country. The Federal Supreme Court of Nigeria which was the highest and final court of the country was not as final as it appears. Its final appeal still had to be laid before the jurisdiction of the privy council of the House of Lords in England. This meant that the Nigeria court final decisions were still subject to judicial views handed down from England through the privy councils. Nigeria judicial decisions continued to be subjected under the Privy Council 's decision until 1963 when Nigeria became a republic and the judiciary became independent from the decision of the Britain Privy Council. Prior to Nigeria becoming a republic, the decisions of our courts were not the only issue subjected to the decision of the British, the personnel of the Nigerian judiciary including the Chief Justice and Judges were reflective of the colonial rulers, also decisions and cases decided in England were largely binding on Nigeria courts by virtue of the influence of the privy council on the Nigerian judicial…show more content…
ii. The principal sources of government legal powers, parliamentary and subordinate legislation. iii. The mechanism by which citizens in respect of governmental actions may be examined and where appropriate redress be offered. Such channels of redress may be parliamentary, administrative or judicial. iv. The administrative of federal government and the general legal principles applying to local authorities. v. Public corporation In a nutshell, administrative law is a branch of public law dealing with the actual operation and the control of the powers of government through administrative processes. When a constitutional process (election) resulted to duly elected government, an administrative process begins when that government determined its policies for legislation is necessary for substance. SOURCES OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW The meaning of the sources of administrative law in this sense implies the origin and place where administrative law could be derived. In this regard therefore we would examine the following sources; i. Case Law: These are pronouncement and decision of judges or cases brought before them. Under the doctrine of judicial precedent, the judge is always concerned to lay down legal principles

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