With the deregulation of the Nigerian telecom sector and the development of information and communication technology, there has been a paradigm shift from the traditional ways of doing things to easier and more efficient technologically induced techniques in Nigeria. Today, the legal community has embraced this new wave of technology whereby legal training and practice is now being conducted electronically.
Lectures are now being delivered online; court processes are filed electronically; court services are done electronically(social media, emails etc); legal research is now conducted with the use of the internet and legal data bases like lawpavilion, legal pedia, heinonline, west law, lexisnexis etc. Consequently, to equip law students admitted into the Faculty of law, Niger Delta University, they are compulsorily required to undergo a course in the faculty set aside to teach them on the application of computer to legal studies.
Recently, students in the faculty are examined through the use of computers - domestically and internationally equipped to compete favorably with their counterparts from other parts of the country/world. Kudos must be given to the Digital Vice Chancellor of the Niger Delta University, Prof Samuel Edoumiekumo and the Dean of Law, Prof Solomon Ebobrah.
Most traditional criminal laws in Nigeria are not in tandem with situations where a computer is either used as a tool or
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