Supremacy of The Constitution

In every given human society, there is always a supreme entity whose provisions or dictates are final. This particular entity is the embodiment of sovereignty in that society. In the pre – colonial times, it was usually the Gods of the land (in the South) or the provisions of the Holy Q’uran (in the North). In contemporary Great Britain, the parliament is regarded as supreme while in Nigeria, the constitution is regarded as supreme. The purpose of this work is to discuss the implication of Supremacy of the constitution in the Nigerian situation. Firstly, the key terms will be defined, then the provisions of the constitution with regards to Supremacy will be provided along with case law to show their application. Then the implication for the Nigerian situation will be discussed.

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