In the first edition of this book, one of the objectives of the author was that it would enable Nigerian students and legal practitioners to rely substantially on Nigerian case law in contacts, supplemented by cases from English and other Commonwealth of Nations countries courts. The author had in that edition fully woven the Nigerian judicial pronouncements in the law of contract into the fabric of the text. Thus, the basic common law principles of the law of contract were fully discussed, explained, and illustrated by references to the rich collection of Nigerian cases and statutes.
In this edition, not only has the above practice been sustained, additionally, numerous Nigerian cases, decided since 1985 when the first edition was published, are giving further elaboration and clarity.
What is particularly significant about these new cases is that an overwhelming number of them emanate from the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.