Marriage in Nigeria Across Ages: Problems and Prospects

26 Pages Posted: 26 Dec 2016

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Yinka Olomojobi

Babcock University - School of Law and Security Studies

Date Written: September 24, 2016

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Olomojobi, Yinka, Marriage in Nigeria Across Ages: Problems and Prospects (September 24, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2858618 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2858618

Yinka Olomojobi (Contact Author)

Babcock University - School of Law and Security Studies ( email )

Ilishan, Ogun State 110011
Nigeria

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