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…

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…

Marital Rape Under the Nigerian Law

As human beings evolve and our societies change, our laws must keep up with the changes and define our interactions in the context of our new societies especially laws on Rape and Marital Rape. There are many areas of our laws in Nigeria that have not kept up with the times. And there are areas…

Enforceability of Age Limit for Marriage in Nigeria

Legal writers as well as various legislations have been in the ring for ages exchanging punches over this very controversial topic – age limit for marriage in Nigeria (Marriageable Age). These legislations provide different ages which throw the citizenry into perpetual confusion. Let us take a shallow look at the various municipal legislations regulating age…

Breach of Promise to Marry

Omoge is an Auditor who works in one of the top audit firms in Nigeria. She met Adere in 2015 and fell deeply for him. Adere was the man of her dreams, he was anything a woman could ever wish for. He was tall, handsome, adventurous, ambitious, all shades of lovely was he. Adere wasn’t overly rich but he was comfortable and being a top Auditor, Omoge…