Aderibigbe, Titilayo, ‘An Appraisal of the Law Governing the Devolution of Property in Nigeria’ (1998), The Network Number 3 1998, pages 20-24.

Aderibigbe, Titilayo, ‘An Appraisal of the Law Governing the Devolution of Property in Nigeria’ (1998), The Network Number 3 1998, pages 20-24.

Author by Dr. Titilayo Aderibigbe

Language: English

Abstract

Property and how it is to be distributed once the owner dies often cause discord among the deceased if there is no subsisting will. Dying intestate causes the dependents psychological trauma especially where the basic needs of the deceased's dependents cannot be met if the deceased was the breadwinner of his family. In the Nigerian society, the extended family who, often than not believe they have a divine right to the deceased's property under customary law with little regards to what is to happen to the dependents left behind, The paper explores the various social, culural and economic issues surrounding devolution of propert,y in Nigeria. Its aim is to create an awareness to the necessity of writing a will while one is still alive


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