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Research Papers/Topics in Law

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...

Women's rights to inheritance in Nigeria

ABSTRACTThe general belief in Nigeria is that women are inferior to men, and this has a negative impact on women as regards succession under customary laws. Hence, the issue of gender discrimination remains a bane in the society despite various attempts both at the international and municipal level to curb such excesses.This paper examines the rights Nigerian women have to inherit under the customary/intestate laws of the major ethnic groups (Ibo, Yoruba and Benin) in Nigeria, as we...

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...

IMPACT OF PLANNING ORIGINS TO MODERN PLANNING

AbstractThis paper examines urban development, examples of skyscraper development in the world. The advantages that skyscrapers offers, what problems do we think were created by skyscrapers?  The aim of the topic is to examine the role of urban vertical development approach as a tool for urban planning and development. it also looks at concept plan that supported vertical cities, The main source of data collection for this research is secondary source. The paper is also based on the prem...

AN EXAMINATION OF EVOLVING APPROACHES IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF RISKS AND CAUSATION IN INSURANCE LAW.

INTRODUCTIONOne of the first and basic characteristics of insurance is that it is a contingent contract, that is,it depends on the happening of a future event which is outside the control of the parties to the contract. In other words, uncertainty is key in the contract of insurance. Uncertainty of the event occurring relates to risk, as there is a probability that a risk may occur but as to when is uncertain. Hence, it can be said that insurance is a risk pulling and redistribution mechanism...


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