Customary law in nigeria through the cases by aa kolajo in nigeria rules have been handed down orally from generation to generation and now form the countrys customary law. Abstract customary law is an important source of nigerian law its influence on the nigerian legal system is enormous it is indigenous and reflects the customs and culture of the people. In nigeria rules have been handed down orally from generation to generation and now form the countrys customary law the absence of the codification of these rules has presented difficulties in ascertaining them. Customary law in nigeria through the cases nigerian customary law cases policy practice customary law cases judgments decisions ratio decidendi of courts connected to nigeria policy practice publications law reports constitution of the federal republic of nigeria 1 supremacy. For instance if a customary law is invoked in civil proceedings before nigerian courts except in certain sharia and area customary courts it may be ascertained in one of two ways 1 through judicial notice this occurs when the particular custom in question has been established in a superior court of record or 2 via proof 18
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