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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Alienation of family property in Nigeria
Author:Ezejiofor, G.
Year:1975
Periodical:African Law Studies
Issue:12
Pages:4-20
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:property
patriarchy
External link:http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/jlpul12&id=8&collection=journals&index=journals/jlpul
Abstract:This article deals only with alienation of family property in Southern Nigeria. Although much has been written about this institution in Southern Nigeria and there has similarly been a flood of judicial decisions on the various aspects of this subject, the law on some of its aspects is far from satisfactory. The rules invest excessive powers in the head of the family as against the entire family, and a reaction to this state of affairs has induced judicial pronouncements which introduce uncertainty in the law. Sections of the study: A critique of the current law - The case law - Suggestions for future development - Conclusion. Notes.
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