Re-Examining the Role of Locus Standi in the Nigerian Legal Jurisprudence

Godwin N. Okeke


The hornets’ nest contains specie of powerful stinging insects that could release deadly stings to those who stir its nest. Impliedly, those who touch the nest seek for trouble. The principle of locus standi in the Nigerian Legal System has been applied in litigations in Nigeria. It has checkmated the influx of frivolous litigation by limiting litigation only to those whose interests are injured by an act of a person or persons. The removal of this limiting principle as a condition precedent to instituting legal actions in Nigeria could act as stirring the hornets’ nest as the consequential influx of legal suits in the Nigerian Legal System would overwhelm the existing legal facilities presently on ground.

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