The student is taken through Nigerian Constitutional Development in a chronological and
sequential order. In this course, emphases are on topics like colonial constitutions such as the
Richards Constitution, the McPherson Constitution, the Littleton Constitution; and postindependence constitutions like the Independence Constitution of 1960, the Republican
Constitution of 1963, the 1979 Constitution, the 1989 and 1999 Constitutions. Each
constitution will be examined based on the background to its making, basic provisions or
features, landmarks/merits and failure/demerits.
- Lecturer: Dr. Adekunle Ajisebiyawo