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Nigeria has a mixed legal system consisting of English Common Law, Sharia law (in the twelve northern states) and customary law. The constitution guarantees the independence of the judiciary and permits the exercise of Sharia law for consenting Muslims.

Muslims comprise nearly half of Nigeria’s current population, and they are in a majority in the north. In the centuries prior to the advent of British colonial rule, northern Nigeria had been the destination of waves of Muslim migrants, and also became the home of Muslim polities such as the Sokoto caliphate. When, in 1900, the British established a protectorate over northern Nigeria, they chose to rule indirectly, thus allowing the continuation of Islamic laws and customs.

The Supreme Court is the final court of appeal, and has jurisdiction over disputes between the states, or between the federal government and any state. The Federal Court of Appeal is headed by a president and has at least 35 justices, with a minimum of three with expertise in Sharia Law, and three in customary law.

Legal organisations in Nigeria
Abraham & Co., Solicitors & Advocates
Abudu, Dalley & Co, Barristers & Solicitors
Adejumo Ekisola & Ezeani
Adepetun, Caxton-Martins, Agbor & Segun
AELEX Legal Services
Aina Blankson LP
Akinwunmi & Busari
Aluko & Oyebode, Barristors & Solicitors
Babalakin & Co. Legal Practitioners
Banwo & Ighodalo
Bayo Osipitan & Co.
Biyi Durojaiye & Co.
Blackfriars LLP
Bloomfield Advocates & Solicitors
Brickhouse Solicitors
Charles Musa & Co.
Chibuzo N. Ziggy Azike & Co.
Chiji Okoli & Associates
Chuma Anosike & Co.
Crosswrock Barristers & Solicitors
Dapo Akinosun & Co.
EI Shaddai Chambers
Ekwueme Solicitors
F. O. Akinrele & Co.
F. O. Fagbohungbe & Co
Femi Sunmonu & Associates
G. Elias & Company
GM Ibru & Co.
Hermon Barristers & Solicitors
Idowu Sofola & Co.
Ifejika Okonkwo & Associates
Jackson, Etti & Edu
JB Majiyagbe & Co.
JK Gadzama & Co.
Kola Awodein & Co.
Legal House
M.B. Kangiwa & Associates
Matrix Solicitors
MO Awoyemi & Co.
National Judicial Council
Nigerian Bar Association, The
Nigerian Lawyers Association
Olaniwun Ajayi
Onyenucheya & Associates
Paul Usoro & Co.
Prosper Esegbue & Co.
Rickey Tarfa & Co.
Sofunde, Osakwe, Ogundipe & Belgore
Synergy Attorneys
Uche Nwokedi & Co.
Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie (Barristers & Solicitors)
Veritas Chambers
Wali Uwais & Co.
Wings of Justice Chambers
Yusuf Ali & Co.
Zik Chuka Obi & Co.

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