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Published by Routledge & K. Paul in London .
Written in English


  • Land tenure -- Nigeria.,
  • Real property -- Nigeria.

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Statementby T. Olawale Elias.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxv, 326 p.
Number of Pages326
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22903169M

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Nigerian land law and custom. Taslim Olawale Elias, Nigeria. Routledge & K. Paul, - Business & Economics - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Contents. HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION. 1. Land law in Nigeria. M. G. Yakubu individual inherit interest in land intestate Islamic Law Kaduna Kano Lagos Land and Native Land Law land reform Land Registration Land Tenure Law Land Use Act law and custom law in Nigeria Laws of Northern lease lex situs Lugard marriage ment mortgage Moslem Native Authority native law Nigerian Land NNLR. CUSTOMARY LAND TENURE SYSTEM. This is the system of landholding indigenous to Nigeria. NATURE OF CUSTOMARY LAND TENURE SYSTEM. At customary Law, ownership of land is generally vested in the village, community or family with the head holding it for the use of the whole village, community or family respectively. Individual right is limited to [ ]. There he was an instructor in law and social anthropology. It was also in that he published his first book, Nigerian Land Law and Custom. Professional life. Elias moved from Manchester to Oxford in when he became the Oppenheimer Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Nuffield College and Queen Elizabeth mater: University College, London, (B.A., .

The Nigerian Common Law. The Nigerian common law is divided into 2 broad aspects, which are: • The non-Muslim/Ethic laws and • The Sharia/Muslim laws. The non-Muslim laws are referred to as the indigenous laws and these laws are derived from the various ethnic groups in Nigeria. This study, in nineteen chapters, deals with the various issues pertaining to land law in Nigeria. Namely: Concept of ownership; ownership and communal land holding under customary land tenure; individual land ownership; family land ownership; alienation under customary law; nature of customary tenancy; pledge; the law of property; an overview of the effect of the Land Use . The formal start of an English law of real property came after the Norman Invasion of , when a common law was built throughout England. The new King, William the Conqueror, started standardising England's feudal rules, and compiled a reference for all land and its value in the Domesday Book of This was used to determine taxes, and the feudal dues that were to . Land Use Act. Chapter Laws of the Federation of Nigeria An Act to Vest all Land compromised in the territory of each State (except land vested in the Federal government or its agencies) solely in the Governor of the State, who would hold such Land in trust for the people and would henceforth be responsible for allocation of land in all urban areas to individuals .

  Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Author of Nigerian land law and custom, The nature of African customary law, The Nigerian legal system, Groundwork of Nigerian law, Law in a developing society, Africa and the development of international law, Judicial process in the.   12 For this reason, although a definition proffered by Onwuamaegbu, M. O. in his Nigerian Land Law and Tenant, , 25 is alleged to be “a pointer to the route which the traveller or conveyance must take in his legal adventure of discovering the relation between the landlord and tenant in Nigeria,” we do not think that the proffered Cited by: 5. Nigeria - Nigeria - Daily life and social customs: Nigeria’s vibrant popular culture reflects great changes in inherited traditions and adaptations of imported ones. Establishments serving alcoholic beverages are found everywhere except where Islamic laws prohibit them. Hotels and nightclubs are part of the landscape of the larger cities. 9 Differences between Custom and Law. Article shared by: They are not codified in any single book so that it becomes difficult to know all the customs of the land. (iv) Law is more flexible and adaptable than custom. Law can readily adjust itself to changing condition: whereas customs cannot be readily changed.