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the appropriate customary law specified in section 25 of this Edict in so far as it is not repugnant to natural justice, equity and good conscience nor
OBA GALLEYSFINAL2 11/16/2011 4:02 PM RELIGIOUS AND CUSTOMARY LAWS IN NIGERIA Abdulmumini A. Oba∗ This Essay discusses the “religious law” and “customary law” paradigms in
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jurisdictional issues in the application of customary law in nigeria a paper delivered at 2007 all nigeria judges conference theme “the judiciary and the challenges of nation
Customary law in Nigeria include Native law and custom administered in the Southern part as well as Islamic law administered in the Northern Nigeria which is predominantly Muslim community, therefore these two legal systems on arbitration shall be examined mutatis ...
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291 Repugnancy Doctrine and Customary Law in Nigeria: A Positive Aspect... republics, each ethnic group is governed by multiplicity of customs
CUSTOMARY LAW IN AFRICA; THE JOURNEY SO FAR * By R. K. Salman ... Nigeria. NATURE OF CUSTOMARY LAW To many people in the western world today, customary law is nothing more than legislative enactment and pronouncement by judges in case decisions.
of this view argued that “customary law” here includes the rule of intestate succession under customary law. Therefore, section 3(1) has effectively taken away the
Customary Law in Nigeria by Dr Mudiaga Odje S.A.N Pgs 25-38 * Oyewo and Olaoba (1999) A Survey of African Law and Custom with particular refrence to the Yoruba speaking people of South-Western Nigeria. Jatos Publishing Coy. Pgs 27-39. 8
HRW/ CLEEN 4 May 2002, Vol. 14, No. 5 (A) The application of customary law in Nigeria provides a parallel context in which scope for vigilante action
Customary Law Nigeria is made up of different and several ethnic groups and cultures out of which each made its own varieties of customary law. Ethnic customary conceptualized as the indigenous ...
celebrated outside Nigeria and customary law marriages, whether contracted within or outside Nigeria.9 Law And Practice With respect to intestate succession in Nigeria, there is a wide gap between law and practice. The existing laws with
customary law it, it is useful to precede the description of customary water rights in this section ... A.A. KOLAJO, CUSTOMARY LAW IN NIGERIA THROUGH THE CASES (2000) C.K. MEEK A SUDANESE KINGDOM (1931) C.K. MEEK, LAW AND AUTHORITY IN A NIGERIAN TRIBE (1930)
5 customary law. Edo and Delta States have District and Area Customary Courts in addition to the Customary Court of Appeal. While the District
Discriminatory Property Inheritance Under Customary Law in Nigeria: NGOs to the Rescue. 1.0 INTRODUCTION The patterns of inheritance and succession,particularly under intestate estate under customary
customary law provided that the punishment did not involve ... Obilade, A.O., "Reform of Customary Law Court Systems in Nigeria Under the Military Government", Nigerian Law Journal. vol. 3, 1969. Obilade, A.O. The Nigerian Legal System. (London: Sweet ...
2 Western Nigeria Customary Courts Law, No. 26 of 1957, incorporated in Cap. 31 of the 1959 Revision, s. 20 (1): " In land matters the appropriate customary law shall be the customary law of the place where the land is situated." s. 20 (2): " In ...
Restatement of Nigeria Customary Law: Lagos, Federal Ministry of Justice. Badaiki AD (1997). Developmental of Customary Law. Lagos, Tiken Publishers. Dudley B (1981). An Introduction to Nigerian Government and Politics. Ibadan, Macmillan Press. Elias TO ...
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT IN IGBO CUSTOMARY LAW: THE CHALLENGE OF NIGERIAN CRIMINAL JURISPRUDENCE Ikenga K. E. Oraegbunam ... Criminal Law in Nigeria, sees punishment simpliciter as the object of Criminal Law 1. In criminal law textbooks in Nigeria and beyond,
<http://www.nigeria-law.org/ConstitutionOfTheFederalRepublicOfNigeria.htm> CBPR Database ... Harmonising Formal Law and Customary Land Rights in French-Speaking West Africa, in Evolving Land Rights, Policy and Tenure in Africa, Box 5.4, p.105 (C.
o108 Nigeria-Customary Land Law of the Itsekiris  J.A.L Okpari,1 in Eastern Urhobo Division. Three male relations of Idiboye from
Customary law is not a product of inherent contradiction or conflict of class interest, neither is it an instrument of oppression instituted for the ... customary law. The experience of Nigeria is that in constituting Nigeria into a
customary law in countries such as Nigeria (particularly the Igbo tribe); Zambia, Ghana and Zimbabwe is amply demonstrated in the minority judgment of Ngcobo J in the Bhe case. 7 This study was prompted by the approach of the minority ...
The Governor of Anambra State, 1 Supreme Court of Nigeria Law Reports [hereinafter Sup. Ct. Nig. L. Rep.] 634, 652 (1984), Eso, ].S.c., ... customary law can deal with the land to which the community holds a right of occupancy without reference to the governor or the local
5 Nigeria’s legal system is characterized by three different traditions of law: the English Common Law, the Islamic Shari’ah Law and the Customary Law.
the customary law in Nigeria. 3:0 MAIN CONTENT 3:1 Introduction As we explained above, land tenure is a legal phenomenon because they give effect to and reflect the social and economic, sometimes political demands and ...
African customary law and the protection of folklore Paul Kuruk* Contents Introduction 5 The nature of customary law 6 ... Re Effiong Okon Ata, Nigeria Law Reports, Vol 10, 1930, p. 65. 78. As one court noted, ‘The Court cannot itself transform a barbarous custom into a
according to Muslim rites or other customary law" (Nigeria 1970). In correspondence with the Research Directorate, Ayesha Imam, an independent consultant on women's rights and former Head of the Department of Culture, Gender
subject to customary law or Islamic law, then his personal law will apply, ... Probate Practice and Administration of Estate in Nigeria, Chenglo Law Publications . 2. Leo Okafor, Principles & Practices of Living Trusts, Prestige Books.
aniekwu nkolika ijeoma department of public law faculty of law university of benin benin city nigeria the repugnancy doctrine and customary law in nigeria – a
Customary Law, Land Ownership, Patriarchy, Cultural Practices, Gender Equality. ... Under the Yoruba customary law in Nigeria, females are entitled to land inheritance like males. The Efiks of Calabar also recognise the right of females to ...
Customary Law," which we are attaching hereto as Appendix A. It appears that, in the East-Central State of Nigeria, a customary law marriage may be dissolved not only judicially but also extra-judicially. An extra-judicial divorce requires the observance of certain ceremonial
1997] INTERNATIONAL LAW IN THE NIGERIAN LEGAL SYSTEM 315 themselves.9 Nigeria is opposed to some ofthese customary rules, not only because she did not participate in their formulation and practices, but also
Customary Law 31 Islamic Law 37 Criminal Law and Procedure 38 Civil Law 39. Volume 1 Public Law: Introduction to Nigerian Legal System Chapter II ... Statutory Law 134 Customary Law in Nigeria in Particular 135 Elements of Nigerian Customary Law 135
Restatement of Nigeria Customary Law. Lagos: Federal Ministry of Justice, P. 211. Badaiki AD 1997. Developmental of Customary Law. Lagos: Tiken Publishers. Dudley B 1981. An Introduction to Nigerian Government and Politics. Ibadan: Macmillan Press.
New Shari’a Law in Nigeria Prepared in cooperation with the Africa Policy Studies Program at the Council on Foreign Relations Hauwa Ibrahim ... that constitutes customary law (customs that people in a certain community hold as being
Status of Customary Law in Nigeria ..... 17 Nigerian Legal System; Brief introduction ..... 17 Customary Law..... 17 Meaning of Customary Law ...
PAPER WRITTEN (PUBLISHED) Gbenga Ojo: • Effect of Land Use Act on Customary Land Holding in Nigeria: In Land Use Act: 25 years thereafter: Faculty of Law University of Lagos 2003 ed. Prof. I.O.
3 See Nwogugu, E.I., Family Law in Nigeria, (Ibadan: Heinemann, 1990), p.312. 4 Van Bueren, G., The International Law on the Rights of the Child (The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 1998), p.95. ... instance, states that under customary law, ...
• Customary law covers various legal systems depicting each tribe’s customs and values. ... Asiedu-Akrofi, Derek, “Judicial Recognition and Adoption of Customary Law in Nigeria.” The American Journal of Comparative Law 37 (1989): 571- 593.
Customary Law BIBLIOGRAPHY* * Many thanks to Sasha Hart, McGill University, LL.B. candidate, for her assistance with the production of this bibliography.
7 As previously noted, the sources of Nigerian law today are the constitution, common law and customary law, case law and statutory law.
105 Customary Arbitration in the Nigerian Jurisprudence of thought in the development of the Shariah in Nigeria is the Maliki School.3 Definition of Custom and Customary Law
specifically undermining the customary law relating to community land ownership. ... Elias, T. O.: Nigeria Land Law and Custom. University Press, London. (1951a). Elias, T. O.: Nature of African Customary Law. University Press, London (1951b).
stated customary law conflicts with any previous subsisting judgment of any superior court of record in ... CUSTOMARY COURTS, EDO STATE OF NIGERIA Cause/Suit No ...
A Obilade, 'The Relevance of Customary Law to Modem Nigeria' in Yemi Osinbajo and Awa. U. Kalu (eds.) Towards a Restatement of Nigerian Customary Law (1991, Lagos: Federal Ministry of Justice) AE Afigbo ...
The Sharia court of Appeal, The Customary Court of Appeal and District Courts. The Northern States have separate Sharia Courts to administer Islamic personal status law.
customary law provides that woman cannot inherit land from her husband’s estate. ... In Imo state (which is part of the Ig bo ethnic group in Nigeria), This customary practice is found in the three ethnic groups on her. In the Yoruba and Igbo upbringing, ...