Did You Know? Both Pre-Independence and Post-Independence Treaties Are Applicable In Nigeria

By virtue of the Nigeria International Rights and Treaty Obligation, Nigeria is bound by some treaties relating to the territory of Nigeria before its independence in 1960 entered between the United Kingdom and other Countries.

In other words, the mere fact that a treaty was entered before Nigeria gained independence in 1960 does not render it inapplicable in Nigeria.

It, therefore means that both the pre-independence treaties and post-independence treaties are applicable in Nigeria.

See the recent Supreme Court decision in the Extradition case of ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION v PRINCEWILL UGONNA ANUEBUNWA(2022)14 NWLR (Part 1850)PG 211

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