The Islamist sect Boko Haram’s main aim is to enforce sharia law in the 19 states that make up northern Nigeria. Non-Muslims in the country are outraged, but are they right to fear sharia law? "Sharia law has extended so many rights to women."
Religion plays a central role in the life of most Africans. In Nigeria, this is reflected in the legal system. The country's 250 ethnic groups have their traditions recognized under customary law in civil cases.Muslims have been given the choice of being tried under Sharia law.
In this edition we try to untangle the complexities of Nigeria’s legal system.
We hear from supporters and detractors of Sharia Law, and we look inside a customary court in the south.
Guests: Zubairu Ibrahim Atta, Remi Atunwa , Shehu Sani
Chief St. Emmanuel Pii
Producers: Ekwtosi Collyer, Hélène Michaud
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