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How to validly refund or reject a bride price in Nigeria-What the Law says

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In most part Nigeria,payment of bride price is a thing of pride to the woman and could be a stigma to woman who co-habits with a man who did not pay her bride price.The bride price is indeed the pride price in many customs.

Two types of marriages are recognised under the Nigerian Law. Statutory Marriages (ie marriages in a licenced place of worship or in the registry popularly called court marriage in Nigeria) and customary marriages (popularly known as Traditional marriage) Continue reading How to validly refund or reject a bride price in Nigeria-What the Law says

What you should know about divorcing your spouse in a Nigerian Court.

As a divorce lawyer in Nigeria,I am always confronted with the question, “How do I get divorce papers?” or “I want to give my husband/wife divorce papers to sign” Each time I hear that, I smile because I know we watch a lot of foreign movies in Nigeria. The truth is that there is nothing like divorce papers within the context of what most clients have in mind which is usually a procedure where you just send your spouse a paper and he or she signs zap!You are divorced.

In Nigeria, divorce called dissolution of marriage in our laws goes through a process.

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My Landlord wants to enter my flat for Inspection. What do I do?

If you live in Lagos, the tenancy law provides that the Tenant shall permit the Landlord and his agents during the tenancy at all reasonable hours in the day time after previous written notice,to view the condition of the premises and to effect repairs in necessary parts of the building.

Note, the landlord must give you a written notice and you must agree with him on the date and time.

The Law says that it must be in daytime.