VALID ENGLISH MARRIAGE CANNOT START FROM CHURCH/MOSQUE.
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 327) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

"HOW TO BE LEGALLY MARRIED IN NIGERIA"

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ONYEKACHI UMAH, ESQ., LL.M, ACIArb(UK)

DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 87)
“THE RIGHT COURT FOR DIVORCE IN NIGERIA”

Divorce/dissolution of English Marriage can be sought in any State High Court in any state in Nigeria, so far as the spouse seeking such is domiciled in Nigeria. The state of origin or residence or employment of a spouse does not matter because Nigeria is a single jurisdiction in matrimonial cases.

See section 2 of Matrimonial Causes Act.

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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 47)

Where a spouse already married in via a Customary/Native/Traditional Marriage goes on without a divorce to marry another person via an English/Statutory/Court Marriage such new Marriage is invalid, Null and Void. It is also an offence punishable with 5 years imprisonment.

See, sections 33(1) and 46 of Marriage Act.

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by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 39)

Happy valentines!

It is an offence for a couple already married in English/Statutory Marriage to later seek to re-marry themselves under Traditional/Native/Customary law. It is an offence punishable with 5 years imprisonment!
So couples that perform English wedding before payment of bride price and traditional weddings are earned!
Kindly see Section 47 of the Marriage Act.

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Courtship is not marriage neither is a loose partnership of opposite sex marriage. Living together and making of babies doesn’t connote marriage. Hear this, going to a church and being declared “man and woman” without an earlier strict observance of legal marriage requirements is no marriage in the eyes of law.

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