Nature, Scope and Definition of Constitutional Law, Sources of Constitutional Law, Functions of Government, Constitutional Concepts, Separation of Powers, Sovereignty in Federal and Unitary State, The Rule of Law, Ministerial Responsibility, Constitutional Conventions, Federalism, Autochthony, Supremacy of the Constitution, Classification of the Constitutions, Written and Unwritten, Rigid and Flexible, Federal and Unitary, Presidential and Parliamentary Constitutional History of Nigeria 18672 – 1914, 1914 – 1966.

Constitutional Breakdown: The Legal Consequence of the Change of Government by Extra-Constitutional means (e.g. coup d’etat). The Military in Government, the period between January 15, 1966 and October 1, 1979, January 1984 to date.


Level of Study: 200 Level