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nativeand customary courts of Nigeria

E. A Keay

nativeand customary courts of Nigeria

by E. A Keay

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Published by Sweet & Maxwell, African Universities Press in London, Lagos .
Written in English

  • Courts -- Nigeria.,
  • Customary law -- Nigeria.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Statementby E.A. Keay and S.S. Richardson.
    SeriesLaw in Africa -- no. 18
    ContributionsRichardson, Sam S 1919-
    LC ClassificationsLAW
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxii, 381 p. :
    Number of Pages381
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19201695M
    LC Control Number66072257

    NIGERIA: Customary Law Marriage of Nigeria. It is submitted that, at least, it should be made possible for courts to determine the validity or invalidity of a marriage. This section should, therefore, be construed accordingly so as to make its contents reasonable. In Emeakuana v Umeojiako.m the respondent claimed for an order that he is the. InImoState, Judicial Powers is accordingly vested in the Customary Courts, Magistrate’s Courts, Customary Court of Appeal and High Court. In addition to the constitutional jurisdiction of the Imo State High Court to hear and determine civil and criminal cases, it also entertains appeals from Magistrate Courts 3.

    Utong & Ors () 6 NWLR (Pt. ) as the principle is trite that the decisions of Customary Courts must be rationalised on the basis of common sense and not on failure to .   First, all customary law arbitrations (including those based on juju oaths) are now subjected to stringent conditions before the courts will enforce them. Secondly, there are discordant voices in the Supreme Court on the legal relevance and juristic value of Cited by: 8.

    REPUGNANCY TEST OF CUSTOMARY LAW Nonso Robert Attoh Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria, Enugu state Government of Nigeria [] A.C •3. the standard for deciding what amounts to repugnance is not the standard obtainable intend to be understood as holding that the Courts are there to enact customary laws. When however customary File Size: KB. ] INTERNATIONAL LAW IN THE NIGERIAN LEGAL SYSTEM themselves.9 Nigeria is opposed to some ofthese customary rules, not only because she did not participate in their formulation and practices, but also because some of them (discussed below) are contrary to her present and future national interest. Nigeria whole-heartedlywelcomed, ofcourse.

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THE JUDICIARY AND THE ROLE OF CUSTOMARY COURTS IN NIGERIA Udosen Jacob Idem (Ph.D) Former Chief Magistrate, Akwa Ibom State Judiciary, Nigeria Lecturer, School of Continuing Education, Law Diploma Programme, University of Uyo, Nigeria Facilitator, School of Law, National Open University of Nigeria, Uyo Study CentreFile Size: KB.

The law of Nigeria consists of courts, offences, and various types of laws. Nigeria has its own constitution which was established on 29 May The Constitution of Nigeria is the supreme law of the country.

There are four distinct legal systems in Nigeria, which include English law, Common law, Customary law, and Sharia h law in Nigeria is derived from the. This study deals with the laws and practices which have governed the Customary Courts in Nigeria from the pre-colonial to the present period.

It analyses the nature of customary law, the constitution and jurisdiction of the Customary Courts, the role of traditional rulers in such courts and the law administered in them. the country the story was very similar, Native Courts developed into Customary Courts too so that by there was the Customary Courts Law (Cap 31) Laws of Western Nigeria; (see also) Customary Courts Law (Eastern Region No.

21 of ). When the Mid – West Region was created in out of old WesternFile Size: 99KB. The various customary laws of these different ethnic groups in Nigeria make up this category of the customary law. The customary court is responsible for enforcing the ethnic customary laws.

The court belongs to the lowest among the courts in Nigeria and non-legally trained individuals do preside over the court. Native and Customary Courts of Nigeria (Law in Africa) [E A Keay, Sam Scruton Richardson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The role of customary courts in Nigeria.

Responsibility by Martin C. Okany. Imprint Enugu, Nigeria: Fourth Dimension Publishers, Physical description p. ; 21 cm. Customary law courts > Nigeria.

Bibliographic information. Publication date ISBN (pbk.) (pbk.). Usman and Golok’s cases (supra) are bound to be far-reaching on the Customary Courts of Appeal and the Sharia Courts of Appeal in Nigeria. For the purposes of this paper, attention will be focussed on the Customary Courts of Appeal.

In Golok’s case (supra), the Supreme Court decided, among others, that theFile Size: 77KB. The high court of Western Region of Nigeria took a contrary position in Fijabi v Odumola [24] when it set aside the decision of a customary court on the ground that the customary court without proof applied a rule of customary law.

This decision was, however, over ruled by the Supreme Court on appeal to it. The Role of Customary Courts in Nigeria. Martin Chukwuka Okany. Fourth Dimension Publishers, - Courts - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents. Prior to 3: PART JJ NATURE OF CUSTOMARY LAW. All customary courts in Nigeria are vested with unlimited involve anyone married under customary law or with respect to any such matters arising from or in connection with a marital relationship under customary law (Mwalimu, op cit.).

Also, Magistrates‟ Courts, since can also hear and determine divorce cases under the customary law. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. The role of customary courts in Nigeria by Martin C. Okany,Fourth Dimension Publishers edition, in EnglishPages: Nigeria while Customary Courts are creation of the states in southern part of Nigeria.

Customary Courts of Appeal are interspersed in the country. It has been established in Plateau, Edo, Delta, Imo, Federal Capital Territory, Abia, Benue and Taraba States.

Some other states have commenced action towards the establishment of Customary Courts of File Size: KB. the judiciary in nigeria The Federal judicial power is exercised by the Federal Courts, which adjudicate in disputes arising between individuals, governments and corporate entities in their inter-relationships with one another within or outside the country in accordance with the law.

8 Federal Capital Territory Customary Court Act (1) Subject to other provisions of this Act, a person shall not be qualified to be appointed as- (a) a chairman of a Customary Court unless he is qualified to practise as a legal practitioner in Nigeria and has been so qualified for a period of not less than five years; (b) a member of a Customary Court unless.

In Nigeria, rules have been handed down orally from generation to generation and now form the country's customary law. The absence of the codification of these rules has presented difficulties in ascertaining them.

This book helps to overcome this difficulty by presenting various aspects of customary law stating clearly that no single uniform set of customs prevails throughout the. The validity test of Customary Law in Nigeria.

The validity test of customary laws in Nigeria could be said to emerge from the decision in the case of Eshugbaye Eleko v. Government of Nigeria () in which case, Lord Atkin said: “The court cannot itself transform a barbarous custom into a milder one.

Read all the latest news, breaking stories, top headlines, opinion, pictures and videos about Customary Court of Appeal from Nigeria and the world on Continuing legal education for customary courts personnel in Nigeria: issues and challenges / Abubakar M. Madaki The customary courts of Kaduna State / Bashir Yusuf Ibrahim Complexities and complications in the administration of Islamic and customary laws in Nigeria: Rabiu v Abasi () revisited / A.A.

Oba. The Customary Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory is established by Section of the Constitution (As Amended) and caters for the FCT while Section provides for the optional establishment of a Customary Court of Appeal for any State that requires it in Nigeria.

Both courts are headed by President of the Customary Court. The Customary and Statutory Law of Marriage in Nigeria By Harinder Boparai, Ile-Ife* I. Introduction - 1. Sources of Marriage Laws in Nigeria - 2. The Different Concepts of Marriage - IT Customary Law Marriage - 1.

Betrothal - 2. Marriage - 3. Problems of Internal Choice of Law - JIT. Statutory Marriage - 1. Prelimina ries to Celebration - 2.•An attempt to reduce the customary law of the former Anambra state into writing produced A manual of customary law by the Commissioner for Law Revision of former Anambra State Dr S.N Obi.

•Those that argue for codification of customary law in a form like the ustomary Law Manual cited above argue that it will make customary law certain and noFile Size: KB.Customary Law in Nigeria Through the Cases by A.A.

Kolajo. In Nigeria, rules have been handed down orally from generation to generation and now form the country's customary law. The absence of the codification of these rules has presented difficulties in ascertaining them. This book helps to overcome this difficulty by presenting various.