Marriage in Nigeria Across Ages: Problems and Prospects
26 Pages Posted: 26 Dec 2016
Date Written: September 24, 2016
The Family the building block of societies. Thus, marriage is an important element of the family and therefore necessary for societal existence. This paper aims at exploring the religio-legal aspects of the marriage institution in Nigeria from the perspective of mainly Christianity, Islam & Customary law marriages. The paper underscores that Marriage as a legal contract is interwoven with complexities in Nigeria due to its tripartite legal system. The Paper therefore explores intricate aspects of marriages in Nigeria. It attempts to do this by providing a comprehensive overview of the religio-legal and social character of marriage in Nigeria. Furthermore, the paper also provides a narrative of the history of marriage laws in Nigeria.
Keywords: Marriage, Family, Customary law, Nigeria, Tripartite Legal System, Islam, Christianity
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