Maina v Wakil: Legality of the Sharīʿa Courts of Borno State, Nigeria

The jurisdictional question that formed the basis of this appeal arose out of a paternity suit. In this appeal, the Court of Appeal of Nigeria considered the legality of the establishment of sharia courts in Borno State by the Borno State Sharia Administration of Justice Law (No. 11) of 2000. The Court concluded that the sharia courts were validly established in Borno.


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