Religious Beliefs Vis-à-Vis Child’s Rights Protection

Religion is an inseparable human companion in the world today. The role it plays in the society can never be overemphasized. As such, children grow into these set of beliefs, most times, against their wishes. As a child, you have little or no say in your own dealings. The level of attention, care and treatment a child…

Surrogacy and Adoption: Legal or Not?

Surrogacy and adoption are alternatives available to individuals who are unable to bear children of their own. In addition to childlessness, many people adopt simply to give a home and family to children who might not otherwise have them, or to relieve parents who are unable to take care of their child.  What is Surrogacy? Surrogacy is the practice…

Purchase of Property as a Married Couple

It is not uncommon for a married couple to want to purchase property jointly as husband and wife. In fact, some consider it ideal. Even though they may have properties to their individual names, they may want to acquire some as a couple, maybe their matrimonial home, maybe for financial security in the event that…

Are You Legally Married Under Nigerian Law?

Did you know that many localities in contemporary Nigeria still construe a valid marriage to mean the living together of a man and a women with the ultimate objective of procreation? Quite a misconception, as such relationship is but mere Cohabitation in the eyes of the law, regardless of the duration, or the number of…

Can A Child Own Property in Nigeria?

I heard once, on television, of a child of a celebrity in America who was less than 10 years old and had an estate worth millions in her name. Of course, she wasn’t the youngest business mogul in the world, her parents probably acquired the properties for her but they were in her name, they…

Legal Implications of Church Marriages in Nigeria

Love they say is a beautiful thing. When two people are in love and want to spend the rest of their lives together, they usually decide to get married.  Across cultures, religions, languages and continents, marriage is perceived as something beautiful and a blessing. In some cultures, parents betroth their children at very young ages…

Are Premarital Contracts Legal and Binding in Nigeria?

We live in an age where more youths are business minded and investment forward, unsurprisingly people are beginning to have more assets at a young age. As a result people are more cautious when it comes to marriage as they begin to worry about what may happen to these hard earned assets in the event…

Adoption of a Child in Nigeria

Before, natural birth was seen to be the only true way to raise a child but today, there are numerous ways a couple or individual can raise a child and one of them is Adoption of a child. Laws Governing Adoption in Nigeria The 1999 Constitution The Child’s Right Act The Eastern Nigeria Adoption Law,…