Administrative Law Essay

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LAW 443

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW I

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

SCHOOL OF LAW

COURSE CODE: Law 443

COURSE TITLE: Administrative Law I

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LAW 443

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW I

Course Code: Course Title: Course Developer/Writer: Administrative Law I

Law 443

Simeon Igbinedion, LL.B., LL.M., B.L., PH.D., Faculty of Law, University of Lagos. Professor Animi Awah Ifidon Oyakhiromen, LL.B, LLM, M.Phil, Ph.D, BL

Course Editor:
AG. Dean,/Programme Leader:

Course Coordinator:

Mr. Ayodeji ige, LLM, BL

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LAW 443

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW I

COURSE GUIDE
CONTENTS PAGE

Introduction ……………………………………………………………………….. 1 What You Will Learn in this Course …………………………………………….... 2 Course Aims
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Or where, upon your entry into the premises of a government agency, you were ordered by the sole administrator to be detained for hours? The above scenarios which touch on the right to property, the right to fair hearing, freedom from discrimination and of religion, and freedom of movement belong to the realm of administrative law. This Course – Law 443 (Administrative Law 1) – is one of the Law Courses you are required to take in order to obtain your LL.B. degree. Building on your knowledge of the workings of the three arms of government – the legislature, the executive and the judiciary – the Course will acquaint and arm you with the legal regime governing the activities of governmental agencies – ministries, departments, and parastatals – in their delivery of goods and services to the citizens and other persons in Nigeria. The Course will demonstrate that the relationship amongst the tripod or trilogy of legislature, executive and judiciary is not all there is to law-making, law execution and law enforcement. But, much more than that, the Course will introduce to you the legal regime that authorizes or permits these governmental agencies whether at the Federal, State or Local government levels to make and enforce rules, regulations, bye-laws and policies in their various spheres of influence to the benefit or detriment of members of the public. The Course comprises 16 study units, taking into consideration the convenience of

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