Law

Research Papers/Topics in Law

ENFORCEMENT OF INTERNATONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW: BREACHES, DIFFICULTIES AND PROSPECTS

ABSTRACT This thesis concerns the main obstacles surrounding the implementation and enforcement of international humanitarian law in all forms of armed conflicts are found on all sides of such conflicts. States tend to show an unwillingness to admit that a situation meets the requirements for non-international armed conflicts. States are equally reluctant in such cases to recognise that the rebels opposing it constitute parties to those conflicts. Armed insurgent factions, on the oth...

Banking law in Nigeria

History of BankingThe history of Nigerian Banking would be discussed along these lines:1. The history of expatriate Banks2. The history of Indigenous banks3. The history of Hybrid banks4. The Current BanksThe History of Expatriate BanksThe first attempt at establishing a bank in Nigeria was the establishment of a branch of the African Banking Corporation in Lagos 1891. The bank minted the coins for the colonial government and served as their banker. During this period, banking activities were...

CREATION OF LEGAL MORTGAGES UNDER THE NIGERIAN LAW

CREATION OF LEGAL MORTGAGES UNDER THE NIGERIAN LAWA mortgage can be defined as a legal document by which the owner (i.e., the buyer) transfers to the lender an interest in real estate to secure the repayment of a debt, evidenced by a mortgage note. When the debt is repaid, the mortgage is discharged, and a satisfaction of mortgage is recorded with the register or recorder of deeds in the county where the mortgage was recorded. Because most people cannot afford to buy real estate with cash, ne...

An Appraisal Of The Liabilities Of A Company For The Acts Of Its Directors

ABSTRACT A company can be described as a legal entity or a body corporate, having perpetual succession and also a common seal, as well as the ability to sue and be sued in its own corporate name. Suffice to state, also that the company upon its incorporation can acquire property in its corporation name. This corporate personality, gives the company the status of a person; albeit artificial, having all the qualities of a normal human being. It should be noted, that a company is by vi...

Critical Appraisal on Opinion Evidence

ABSTRACT Generally, where a court is faced with the problem of determining a suit before it, such can only be solved after making an enquiry into the relevant facts of the evidence put before it by the parties, drawing inferences from those facts, and listening to arguments of parties to the case or of their counsel. Evidence is there from called as a means by which those facts can be proved. Evidence of what the witness thinks, believes or infers in regard to fa...

Sources of nigerian law

Sources of Nigerian law denote where Nigerian law came from. The major question is that where did we get the present laws that we now call our own? Did they fall from heaven? Where did we get them from? We generally have six sources of Nigerian law they have been adequately discussed in this research work.

Transfer of Family Land in Nigeria; An Exploration of Powers of Family Members

ABSTRACTFamily land is land that belongs to a family as a whole under customary law. From time immemorial through the period of agriculture to the period of industrial development, land has remained the most valuable property in the life of man and his development. It is a source of wealth to those who have it and the mother of all properties. In other words, virtually all the basic needs of human existence are land dependent . The emphasis of the concept of customary family land holding...

A Comparative Analysis of The Intestate Rules of Succession And The Testate Rules of Succession in Nigeria

ABSTRACTDeath is an inevitable end of everyone. All societies even the crudest, have a form in which individual’s property will be dealt with after they die. Wills are generally unknown and partially alien to indigenous Nigerian culture. In some instances however, some terms of testamentary disposition of property are made to safeguard and avoid the various problems that may likely arise after the death of a family head. Succession, a concept of family set up is centered on a person dying a...

Provocation As A Defence To The Crime Of Murder Under Common And Islamic Law

ABSTRACTMajor legal systems across the globe have evolved rules and principles for dealing with various situations. These situations are inclusive of different legal concepts like marriages, inheritance, offences etc. The rules and regulations are either man-made or divine as it exist under the common law and Islamic law respectively. Thus, it is conceivable that different legal system will proffer different ways of dealing with the same legal concept. The offence of murder is no exception in...

Analytical Approach On Double Taxation In The Nigerian Tax Administration

ABSTRACTTaxation in Nigeria is one of the major source of revenue for it an be said that it generates between 75% to 80% of Nigerian revenue. Taxation in Nigeria is however bedeviled with a lot of problem one of which is double taxation.It is the practice in Nigeria for income tax to be imposed both on worldwide income derived by residents of Nigeria and on income derived by non-residents generated within the country. The effect of such a system is that income derived by a resident of Nigeria...

An Appraisal Of The Legality Or Otherwise Of Nuclear War Under The Islamic International Law

ABSTRACTNuclear weapon is undoubtedly a weapon of mass destruction. Thus, the ways and manners by which various states and countries that are in possession of this weapons have been using them has been and is still a subject of debate among scholars. Under the International Law, there are various statutory instruments regulating the ways and manners wherein these weapons may be used. However, the level of adherence has been subjected to questions over the years. In view of the above submissio...

An examination of the laws and procedures regulating dissolution of marriages

ABSTRACT The term marriage can be defined as the coming together of a man and a woman as husband and wife. In Nigeria, marriages are contracted in various ways which include statutory marriage, customary marriage and Islamic marriage. At the time of marriage, it is likely that neither of the parties envisages the possibility of dissolution of the marriage. However, in recent times, the high rat...

EXAMINING THE RELEVANCE OF INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF MULTINATIONAL FORCES IN THE NORTH EAST OF NIGERIA

ABSTRACT       This research critically examines the relevance of International Humanitarian Law [IHL] to the development of multinational forces in the North East of Nigeria. International Humanitarian law is a law of armed conflict. The promulgation of various laws and the enforcement agencies in limiting the extent of feasible human suffering in times of armed conflicts has created some chal...

AN EXAMINATION OF THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR COMBATING HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN NIGERIA

This research examines the legal framework for human trafficking in Nigeria. The phenomenon of human trafficking, particularly in Nigeria has assumed alarming proportion. Nigeria’s poverty coupled with high rate of unemployment, massive devaluation of the local currency and civil and political unrest, are some of the factors responsible for a high rate of migration, and this paves way for human trafficking. The research examines the issue of h...

CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF RULE OF LAW AND GOOD GOVERNANCE AS TOOLS IN OVERCOMING TERRORISM IN NIGERIA

This work critically examines the rule of law and good governance as a tool in overcoming terrorism in Nigeria if well practice. It further examines the basic concepts of rule of law and good governance as presently practice in Nigeria and suggests ways in which they can be improve upon so as to be used as effective tools in overcoming terrorism in Nigeria. It also makes references to the criticisms of the rule of law and also some basic ingredi...


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