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CAN A MARRIED WOMAN INHERIT HER PARENTS’ PROPERTY? Daily Law Tips (Tip 535) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

When a woman marries whether by traditional or English law methods, most tribes in Nigeria expect her to move away from her parents’ house and join her husband (her new home). Such transition seems to cause serious changes in lives and rights of married women, even to the extent of loss of identity, indigeneship and …

CAN A MARRIED WOMAN INHERIT HER PARENTS’ PROPERTY? Daily Law Tips (Tip 535) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

*CAN A CHILD SUE HIS/HER PARENTS FOR FAILURE TO PROVIDE FOR HIM/HER?* Daily Law Tips (Tip 529) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Child rights are protected by the constitution of Nigeria and also the Child’s Rights Act. Parents and guardians have enormous rights and duties over their children. Care, provision and maintenance of child is not only a moral duty but a statutory duty of parents/guardians. In Nigeria, CHILD is a person under the age of 18 …

*CAN A CHILD SUE HIS/HER PARENTS FOR FAILURE TO PROVIDE FOR HIM/HER?* Daily Law Tips (Tip 529) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

CUSTOMS THAT ALLOW MARRIAGES BETWEEN WOMEN OR WITH DEAD PERSONS; THE POSITION OF THE LAW. DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 525) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Succession has been among the factors that placed unfounded value on male children over female children in Nigeria. By some traditions, bereaved wives without male children are allowed to marry women to ensure male children are born for/to their deceased husbands. At times, this practise extends to even dead sons, where parents marry wives for …

CUSTOMS THAT ALLOW MARRIAGES BETWEEN WOMEN OR WITH DEAD PERSONS; THE POSITION OF THE LAW. DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 525) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

ABOLISHMENT OF CUSTOM WHERE DAUGHTERS ARE FORCED NOT TO MARRY IN ORDER TO PERPETUATE THEIR FATHERS’ LINEAGES. DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 524) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Often, many Africans seek to be perpetuated and remembered on earth not for their discoveries, inventions and good works rather for their harvest of numerous children. Also, many wish to have only their male children inherit their assets and property often to the exclusion of their daughters. No doubt, this places unfounded greater value on …

ABOLISHMENT OF CUSTOM WHERE DAUGHTERS ARE FORCED NOT TO MARRY IN ORDER TO PERPETUATE THEIR FATHERS’ LINEAGES. DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 524) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

ABOLISHED ANTI-WOMEN CUSTOM OF YORUBA PEOPLE OF NIGERIA. DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 523) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Although women have greater population and play very vital roles in society, women are often denied their place and rights. From the females that dedicate their time to nauseating unpaid house jobs to the ones leading boardrooms, there are often perceived as lesser humans by their male mates, counterparts, superiors and even juniors. In it …

ABOLISHED ANTI-WOMEN CUSTOM OF YORUBA PEOPLE OF NIGERIA. DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 523) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

ABOLISHED ANTI-WOMEN CUSTOM OF ONITSHA PEOPLE OF ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA. DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 522 ) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Roles of women are often denied. Society, Religion and Custom are fabricated to relegate women and treat them like mere property of men. However, as the last hope of the common man, the Nigerian Courts have emphasised on equality of all human beings. In the souther part of Nigeria, lives the busy famous city of …

ABOLISHED ANTI-WOMEN CUSTOM OF ONITSHA PEOPLE OF ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA. DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 522 ) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

*WOMEN HAVE EQUAL RIGHTS TO OWN/INHERIT ANY PROPERTY IN ANY PART OF NIGERIA IRRESPECTIVE OF CULTURE/RELIGION. * DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 521) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

While human beings are equal, sex of a human being is arguably not a biological/psychological makeup rather a social construction. Since all human beings are equal, there is no “main” sex or the “other” sex. Albeit, male designed cultures, customs, religions, societies and institutions seem to consciously dehumanize women, the laws and courts seem to …

*WOMEN HAVE EQUAL RIGHTS TO OWN/INHERIT ANY PROPERTY IN ANY PART OF NIGERIA IRRESPECTIVE OF CULTURE/RELIGION. * DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 521) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

AGES AT WHICH SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITH CONSENT WILL AMOUNT TO RAPE. * DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 509) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

First of all, RAPE is a criminal offence in Nigeria, punishable with life imprisonment with or without whipping in Southern part of Nigeria but punishable with imprisonment for life or lesser period and fine in the Northern part of Nigeria. In Southern Nigeria, where an unmarried girl of less than 16 years is taken out …

AGES AT WHICH SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITH CONSENT WILL AMOUNT TO RAPE. * DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 509) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

HOW TO CONDUCT PATERNITY/MATERNITY TEST (DNA TEST) ON A CHILD WITH/WITHOUT CONSENT OF PARENTS.* Daily Law Tips (Tip 507) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

“Deoxyribonucleic acid” (DNA) test is not alien to Nigeria and Nigerians. When there is dispute relating to paternity or maternity, scientific tests like DNA test becomes necessary. DNA is often used to determine roots of a child. However, it is only in rare cases that father/mother and disputants will both agree and seek for DNA …

HOW TO CONDUCT PATERNITY/MATERNITY TEST (DNA TEST) ON A CHILD WITH/WITHOUT CONSENT OF PARENTS.* Daily Law Tips (Tip 507) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »

ASSOCIATION IS NOT BY FORCE, EVEN ESTATE/COMMUNITY/PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS/CLUBS CANNOT BE COMPULSORY. * Daily Law Tips (Tip 504) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

It is not unusual to find people being forced by their estates, communities and even professions/trades to join certain clubs, associations and societies, unwillingly. There are too many ugly instances of associations/groups being imposed/forced on people and also people being forced on associations. Every person in Nigeria has right to freely assemble, associate and relate …

ASSOCIATION IS NOT BY FORCE, EVEN ESTATE/COMMUNITY/PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS/CLUBS CANNOT BE COMPULSORY. * Daily Law Tips (Tip 504) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK) Read More »