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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...

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


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