Go to AfricaBib home

Go to AfricaBib home AfricaBib Go to database home

bibliographic database
Previous page New search

The free AfricaBib App for Android is available here

Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Execution of judgments and means of enforcement available to a court in Nigeria
Authors:Fabunmi, J.O.
Akai, O.O.
Periodical:Journal of African Law
Geographic term:Nigeria
Abstract:Clearly, if provisions to execute and enforce court orders and judgments are inadequate or lacking, the relevance of the whole judicial process is called into question. In this regard one may say that the existing rules of enforcement in Nigeria are sufficiently geared to prevent that anomaly. The rules of enforcement currently in force are examined in three parts. The first part examines the general principles of execution and enforcement of money judgments and non-money judgments and orders. Part two examines the methods of enforcement in specific areas: labour and industrial relations, civil rights (including sex, ethnic and employment discrimination), family affairs, tenancy and consumer protection, and environmental sanitation. Part three examines the enforcement of civil judgments against the government and public administrative bodies. It is in this domain that rapid changes have occurred. The government can now be sued and indirectly be made to obey court orders through actions directed against state functionaries, and there is increasing willingness on the part of the courts to subject judicial, or quasi-judicial actions of government to judicial review. Notes, ref.