Whether the Supreme Court has jurisdiction over seaward boundary of Nigeria and the international boundaries of Nigeria  

 

Manuel Akinshola
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03/04/2018 6:56 pm  

Whether the Supreme Court has jurisdiction, in the event of dispute between Nigeria and any of its neighbouring countries or between Nigeria, over seaward boundary of Nigeria and the international boundaries of Nigeria

"The seaward boundary of Nigeria as well as the international boundaries of Nigeria are the subject of international law in the event of dispute between Nigeria and any of its neighbouring countries or between Nigeria and any other Nation States vis-a-vis its territorial waters or the high seas.

Nigerian courts, including the Supreme Court may not have jurisdiction over such a dispute but international tribunals like the International Court of Justice in the Hague."

Per UWAIS, CJN. in A.-G., Fed. v. A.-G., Abia State (2001) 11 NWLR (Pt.725) 689


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