Law

Research Papers/Topics in Law

PLIGHT OF REFUGEES IN NIGERIA

This paper looks mainly on the causes and impacts of wars in African countries. Nigeria is a good example of many African countries that are experiencing civil wars emerging from political backgrounds.

THE LEGAL IMPLICATION OF PARTIES CONTRACTING STATUTORY MARRIAGE WHILE THEY ARE ALREADY MARRIED UNDER CUSTOMARY MARRIAGE: CONVERTION; CO-EXISTENCE AND ABEYANCE THEORIES.

INTRODUCTIONIt has become a common practice in Nigeria for parties who intend to contract a statutory marriage to marry first under customary law before the solemnization of the statutory marriage. This practice may be explained by the fact that though Western civilization and culture have permeated Nigerian society, most people, even the most sophisticated understandably regard themselves as bound by the customary law of their place of origin.The Nigerian Marriage Act has...

IMPACT OF GLOBALIZATION ON INTERDEPENDENCY OF DEVELOP AND DEVELOPING SOVEREIGN STATES

AbstractNigeria-United States relations remain a critical aspect of Nigerian foreign policy. Thedemands, challenges and competition of this 21st century have made it pertinentthat Nigeria review her relation/interdependency with United States in order tobenefit maximally from their relation. One would have thought that Nigeria-USeconomic relation since 1960 would have moved Nigeria from being a Third worldnation to at least a Second world nation but like the story of any otherdeveloping econo...

A critique of federal character

This paper analysis the suitability of federal character in Nigeria, it does this by analysing the various concepts which gave rise to the presumably benign principle, one of this concept is Federalism. Also, the paper seeks to articulate the reasoning behind the principle and see how the principle has fallen short of expectation. The paper achieves this goal by bringing a brief but accurate understanding of Federalism, Federal Character, the Nigeria’s demographical size and justiciable rig...

Law of Evidence

Law of Evidence 

The significance of the distinction between Rights in rem and rights in personam

A brief overview of the significance in the distinction between rights in rem and rights in personam

AN APPRAISAL OF HEARSAY RULE: IN NIGERIA

 ABSTRACTThe topic under surveillance is “An Appraisal of Hearsay Rule in Nigeria and so it goes beyond a mere determination of what the Hearsay Rule translates to and touches on the actual working and operation of the rule within contemporary Nigerian society. We have considered the background of the rule in Nigeria and discovered that Nigeria is a country where rumours and hearsays statements are treated as concrete facts and this finding justifies ...

CALL PEOPLE BY THEIR REAL FATHERS

INTRODUCTIONA lie is a lie even if the whole of mankind accept it as trivial, or of no effect.  We have lived in a society where falsehood is treated as a minor sin, but the Almighty Allah consider falsehood as one of the major sins.  We are not only liars but continue to teach it to our children from generation to generation and many die unconscious that they are liars.  Every time I ponder over the Qu’ran and observe the consequential effect of the lies, my h...

Does the law of sedition infringe on the rights of freedom of expression and the press? Discuss with appropriate cases and reference

IntroductionIt’s common knowledge that the law legal system is generally based on a precedent. Precedent law is developing under the authority of a legal case according to which a judicial body is obligated to treat similar facts or issues and according to which the law of the state may be changed. In law, sedition is overt conduct, such as speech and organisation that tends towards insurrection against the established order. Article 19 of the UN chatter states that “everyone has the...

Customary Law Rule of Primogeniture and Its Discriminating Effects on Women’s Inheritance Right in Nigeria: A Call for Reformation

ABSTRACTTOPIC: Customary law rule of primogeniture and its discriminating effects on women’s inheritance right in Nigeria: A call for reformation.BODY:The patterns of inheritance particularly intestate estate under the customary law in Nigeria , have almost as many variations as there are ethnic groups in the country and many of the variations are discriminatory in practice. The perception of many societies in Nigeria that women are inferior to men adversely affects women’s right of inher...

Visiting the Concept of Corporate Criminal Liability

ABSTRACTCompany law forms one of the major areas of law today in Nigeria. The basis of this research work is to focus on the concept of criminal liability of corporations in Nigeria. In this regard, it basically looks at the corporation as a legal personality or as a person who can be liable for a crime just like a natural person. And therefore it looks at the various crimes that can be committed by a company under Nigerian law and the corresponding penalties for such an offence or offences.&...

An Overview of International Criminal Court

ABSTRACTThe source of law in most African countries is Customary law, the Common law and legislation both colonial and post-independent.  In a typical African country, the great majority of the people conduct their personal activities in accordance with and subject to Customary law.Customary law has great impact in the area of addressing matters such as civil wrongs, crimes and traditional matter since this law developed in an era dominated by patriarchy where some of its norms conflict ...

A Critique of African Customary Law in Nigeria as it Relates to Civil Wrongs And Crimes

ABSTRACTThe source of law in most African countries is Customary law, the Common law and legislation both colonial and post-independent.  In a typical African country, the great majority of the people conduct their personal activities in accordance with and subject to Customary law.Customary law has great impact in the area of addressing matters such as civil wrongs, crimes and traditional matter since this law developed in an era dominated by patriarchy where some of its norms conflict ...

A Critical Appraisal of the Doctrine of Corporate Personality under the Nigerian Law

ABSTRACTMore than 100 years ago the UK house of Lords in the famous Solomon case established a maxism  that a company is a  separate legal entity distinct from its members. Thereby it determined the directions of modern company law and the nature of private limited companies similar doctrines are incorporated in the statutory provisions of continental countries, Nigeria being a case study here. A separate legal personality and limited liability as a device has ai...


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