Nigeria’s chief justice wants more Shari’a in constitution


The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Muhammad, has called for the amendment of the constitution to accommodate more aspects of the Shari’a law.

Mr Muhammad said this on Thursday at the 20th Annual Judges Conference that held at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

The theme of the two-day conference was ‘Documentation of Contracts in Islamic Law: Procedure, Sample Precedents and Practice.

Justice Muhammad, in his address read by Justice Muhammad Danjuma, Grand Khadi of Niger State, urged academics to champion the cause of redesigning the methods of teaching Shari’a law.

He said the implementation of his suggestions would be more feasible if universities give the Shari’a law its own faculty.

“As we all know, there are sections of the constitution that allow the…



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