NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

UNIVERSITY VILLAGE, PLOT 91, CASDASTRAL ZONE, NNAMDI AZIKIWE EXPRESS WAY, JABI, ABUJA.
FACULTY OF LAW
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013 EXAMINATION

EXAMINATION QUESTIONS.                                            

TIME ALLOWED: 3 Hours.

Answer any 5 questions.                                                          All questions carry equal marks.

EXAMINATION QUESTIONS CONSTITUTIONAL LAW 1.

LAW 243.

 

1a. A Constitution is a written document having legal sanctity that determines the framework of the organs of government…with the aid of relevant authorities expand this statement with respect to the definition and scope of Constitutional law.

 

2. State and briefly describe four sources of the Nigerian Constitution.

 

3a. The term Federalism according to Prof. Ben Nwabueze involves five different principles, state four of them.

 

4a. With the aid of relevant authorities, discuss in detail the theory of separation of powers.

 

5a. Under the military rule as experienced in Nigeria the doctrine of Separation of powers was maintained. Discuss the veracity or otherwise of this statement with the aid of decided cases.

 

6. “A man with us (the English nation) maybe punished for a breach of the law but he can be punished for nothing else…”A.V. Dicey. Discuss the doctrine he was expounding when he made this statement.

 

7. “Equality before the law” this term is only “a social feel good jargon” with no real legal implication. Discuss with the aid of decided cases.

 

8. “Equality before the law” this term is only “a social feel good jargon” with no real legal implication. Discuss the above, in the light of the operation of the EFCC in Nigeria.

 

9. Judicial decisions can be developed into Constitutional Law in England. (Watson V. Walter 1868.) Is this position true/false? Briefly discuss with the aid of decided cases.


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