Arbitration has been in the Nigerian legal system for almost a century. Its relationship with the courts has fluctuated from time to time ranging from suspicion and opposition to open support for same. This article examines the attitude of the Nigerian Supreme Court to arbitration by reviewing the only four cases that have come up on appeal from 2001 to 2010. Different issues arose in the cases under review and a careful analysis of same reveals that in the decade under review, the courts have shown a willingness to completely support the arbitral process and the choice of the parties to resolve their dispute outside the court system.
Key words: Arbitration, Nigeria, Supreme Court, appeals
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