International Journal of Business & Law Research 3(2):110-123, April-June 2015


SEAHI PUBLICATIONS, 2015

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND THE CHALLENGES FACING THE LEGAL PROFESSION IN NIGERIA


ODOH, Ben. Uruchi

Coordinator, Legal Clinic / Lecturer, Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law,
Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State, Nigeria. E-mail: benodoh@yahoo.ca.

ABSTRACT
Information Technology is an outcome of the nexus between the Computer Technology and the Communication Technology which has grown as silver fiber in Nigeria. Information Technology represents the fourth generation of human communication after sight, oral and written communications. This paper seeks to appraise the challenges facing the legal profession in Nigeria because of want of Cyber Laws. The enormous benefits derivable from the use of information technology in administration of justice in Nigeria are highlighted. The paper also elaborated on the relationship between the law of evidence and information technology with clear case studies. The paper highlights the loopholes in the existing Nigeria laws and recommends the way forward
Keywords: Cyber crime, cyber laws, information technology, Law of Evidence, Nigeria