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Women and the right to inheritance in Nigeria

Women and the right to inheritance in Nigeria

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Published by Shelter Rights Initiative in Surulere, Lagos .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Inheritance and succession -- Nigeria.,
  • Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Nigeria.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Uju Obiora.
    ContributionsObiora, Uju.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 57 p. ;
    Number of Pages57
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22617342M
    ISBN 109783483048

      So, this idea that inheritance is by tribe no longer persists because among the Yoruba in the South-West and some parts of the South-South, women don’t inherit as .   Nigerian women face the most challenges under intestate inheritance matters as testate inheritance is relatively straight forward. Wills and inheritance In Nigeria, the culture of written the will is weak, not only in rural areas where socio-cultural inequalities and illiteracy are high, but also among the literate and well-informed.

    The patterns of intestate inheritance and succession under Customary Law in Nigeria have almost as many variations as there are ethnic groups in the country. In fact it could be said that the law of succession and inheritance reflects Nigeria's plural legal system. The resultant effect of this state of affairs therefore is the absence of. This Global Legal Monitor article by Hanibal Goitom covering Customary law, Discrimination, Inheritance and succession, Women's rights was published on May 6, for Nigeria.

      The Book of Numbers, the fourth book of the Hebrew Bible, lays down an early law of personal finance: “If a man die, and have no son, then ye shall cause his inheritance to pass unto his. that women exposed to the reform participate more in family decisions, indicating that improved bargaining power might be the main channel. These ndings suggest that legal recognition of women's inheritance rights can be bene cial for women even in a context of poor enforcement and in spite of the persistence of deep-rooted social norms.


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Women and the right to inheritance in Nigeria Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Land Use Act of Nigeria established a state-owned land system that allowed similar opportunities for men and women to acquire or inherit land.

However, only legally married women could benefit from this act, so it did not necessarily improve the ownership or inheritance rights for women in Nigeria. The study examines an appraisal of the inheritance rights of women in Nigeria under the act and the various customary law.

The study is consistent with prior research about abuse of women inheritance rights across cultures and how eastern part of Nigeria has liberated women from the denial of inheritance rights. in Nigeria. Researching widows’ inheritance rights is therefore a necessary step in developing a holistic approach to combating the pandemic.

In this spirit, this paper is an opening into the complex topic of widow inheritance in Nigeria. This paper has five sections. The first will develop the normative framework for examining the issues.

Rights of women in Nigeria: a long way. Nigerian women have gone a long way to reach at least the rights they have now but the situation is still very sad. Southern Nigerian women received a right to vote in Their northern neighbors received the same right only inafter 20 years.

For support and Instant Project Delivery. Please Call: +, WhatsApp: + 60 Enwe Street, Uyo. Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Email: modishproject. Women’s Inheritance Rights in Nigeria Transformative Practices.

Vanessa Emery JD/MSW, former student of the University of Toronto. Nigeria, with its complex tripartite legal system, faces a particularly. AN APPRAISAL OF INHERITANCE RIGHTS OF WOMEN IN NIGERIA. PROECT TOPIC: WOMEN AND PROPERTY INHERITANCE IN NIGERIA includes abstract and chapter one, complete project material available WOMEN AND PROPERTY INHERITANCE IN NIGERIAABSTRACTInheritance rights are one of the central problems that cause conflict among families prevalent to the extent that a house holder (father) has to write his will before he dies.

The reformation of unfavorable customary laws of women inheritance in the Igbo land is evident in the decision of the Supreme Court on female right to inherit property. On April 15ththe Supreme Court based its decision of that of the Lagos state High Court and the Court of Appeal.

WOMEN’S RIGHT TO INHERITANCE. In Nigeria, female children and widows rights to inherit their father/ husband’s property in most tribes are somewhat similar.

Generally in the inheritance system, female children or widows are usually excluded or. 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 paper examines the rights Nigerian women have to.

WOMEN AND INHERITANCE: THE AFRICAN CONTEXT Testate Succession: Nigeria Intestate Succession: Nigeria. WOMEN AND INHERITANCE: WORLD’S MAJOR RELIGIONS.

ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE LAW. RECOMMENDATIONS. ABSTRACT. From time immemorial, women have suffered greatly and disproportionately in comparison to their male counterpart. Akinnubi [] 2 N.W.L.R. (pt. )in Jaiyeola Mulikat Bolji, A Comparative Study of Women’s Rights of Inheritance in Nigeria Under Islamic Law and Some Customary Laws ().) Recent decisions show a dramatic departure from the above rulings.

This reservation means that in Bangladesh the discrimination against women with regards to inheritance rights is an official, government-held position.

Many other Muslim countries such as Indonesia, Libya, Zambia, Yemen, Gabon, Maldives, Nigeria and Benin, have no reservations to CEDAW provisions. Although under Shariah law, equal property.

This is my ordeal with the Nigerian inheritance scam squad, those guys are intelligent. Hey, you need to read this – Nigerian is my country and we are the best set of people in the world. Romance scam apparently started in some parts of the Asian continent and was adopted by a few other intelligent but lazy youths around the world as a cheap.

What is the legal framework governing Intestacy and administration of women’s right of inheritance in Nigeria. To what extent is this framework effective in regulating women’s right of inheritance in Nigeria.

What if any, can be done to improve on this framework for the regulation of intestacy practices in Nigeria. "Women’s Inheritance Rights in Africa: The Need to Integrate Cultural Understanding and Legal Reform." Human Rights Br no.

2 (): A CONSIDERABLE HURDLE TO THE REALIZATION of women’s human rights in Africa is the pervasive denial of a woman’s right to inherit land and other property.

In many. In a judgement issued in the city of Enugu, in eastern Nigeria, an appeal court wrote that "women should not be discriminated against in inheritance practices and ruled that a widow should inherit her husband's property" (Democracy and Governance Program in Nigeria n.d.; PANA 9 Feb.

1 The sudden demise of a man calls to question the manner of distributing his properties as well as succeeding to his offices of dignities and honour after his death.

The position of the wives and children of the deceased are even more critical. Women’s legal rights to property according to Kenneth () are examined on the background of the law of succession, inheritance and the family its paramount, to point out that no particular attentions has been paid to women in the making of any law in Nigeria ().

I believe the story of widows’ and women’s rights will be an issue in Nigeria for years to come. Footnotes An Appraisal of Inheritance Rights of Women in Nigeria, Richard Mordi,p 21 Davis V. Davis & Ors. () 6 in Mordi, p 22 Mordi, op. cit., pp Mordi, op. cit.

p   Supreme Court of Nigeria advances women’s property rights. In this case, the Nigerian Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, confirmed that the Igbo customary law of inheritance, which excludes female children from inheriting the property of their deceased fathers, was in conflict with the non-discrimination provisions of the Nigerian.Ibadan, Nigeria Abstract Issues relating to the rights of women across the globe are a major focus of contemporary scholarship.

Quest for women emancipation has been on the increase in religious, political and economic spheres. This is premised on the fact that women are always at the receiving end.