The Law of Evidence in Nigeria

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Lagos: African University press

Chapter 1- Introduction, Chapter 2- Relevancy of Facts, Chapter 3 Admissions and Confession, Chapter 4- Statements by Persons who Cannot be Called as Witnesses, Chapter 5- Statements Made in Special Circumstances, Chapter 6- Judgments of Courts of Justice, Chapter 7 Opinions of Third Persons, Chapter 8- Evidence of Character, Chapter 9- Means of Proof, Chapter 10- Facts Which Need Not be Proved, Chapter 11- Proof of Previous Conviction, Chapter 12 - Types and Proof of Documents, Chapter 13 Statements Admissible Under Section 90, Chapter 14- Documentary Evidence, Chapter 15- Burden of Proof, Chapter 16- Presumptions, Chapter 17 - Estoppel, Chapter 18- Effect of Wrongful Admission and Rejection of Evidence, Chapter 19- Competence and Compellability of Witnesses, Chapter 20- Official and Privileged Communications, Chapter 21- Corroboration, Chapter 22- The Taking of Oral Evidence and the Examination of Witnesses, Chapter 23 - The Service in a Region of Witness and Other Processes Issued in another Region.

The objective of this book is to present, in a comprehensive manner, the Nigerian law of evidence based mainly on the Evidence Act, cap. 62 of the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria and Lagos, 1958. In writing this book I have kept in view the needs of two types of readers: first, students reading for their degree examinations in Nigerian Universities and those reading for their final examinations at the Nigerian Law School. Secondly, I have in view also the needs of legal practitioners, judges, magistrates and all others who have to do with the administration of justice anywhere in Nigeria.