Nials Laws of Nigeria. Evidence ACT 2011

Edited by Bolaji Owasanoye

In most jurisdictions, particularly common law jurisdictions, the Law of Evidence is a key component of the legal system as it sets the yardstick for regulating civil and criminal proceedings in courts of law. The annotation of the Evidence Act 2011 undertaken by The Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) is a welcomed development for researchers, academics, legal practitioners, judicial officers and the public as previous annotations of the Evidence Act were based on the Evidence Act, Cap E14 Laws of the Federation, 2004. This annotation provides current information on the decided cases and relevant publications on provisions of the Evidence Act. It is particularly unique as it deals with vital amendments of the Act such as the provisions on admissibility of electronic/computer generated evidence which for a long time formed the basis of several judicial proceedings.