Sharia Law in the Northern States of Nigeria: To Implement or Not to Implement, the Constitutionality is the Question

  title={Sharia Law in the Northern States of Nigeria: To Implement or Not to Implement, the Constitutionality is the Question},
  author={Vincent O. Nmehielle},
  journal={Human Rights Quarterly},
  pages={730 - 759}
The recent introduction of the full Sharia, the Islamic legal system, by some Northern states in Nigeria raises a number of constitutional questions and impacts the supremacy of the Nigerian Constitution. The Constitution prohibits the promotion of religion by either the federal government or any of its components states and also provides for the freedom of religion and the right of all citizens to practice their religion. At the same time, any law enacted in the country that conflicts with the… 

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