Professor Itse Sagay, a distinguished legal scholar, Professor of Law and human rights activist is the former Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Benin, a constitutional law expert and Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
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NIGERIAN FAMILY LAW
Contents

  • Statutory marriage: preliminary matters
  • Statutory marriage: formal & essential validity
  • Nullity – void and voidable marriages
  • Restitution of conjugal rights and judicial separation
  • The ground for divorce
  • Willful refusal to consummate
  • Adultery and intolerability
  • Respondent’s intolerable behaviour
  • Desertion
  • Living apart
  • Restrictions and bars to divorce and other matrimonial causes
  • Financial provisions
  • Custody of children (including guardianship & adoption)
  • Evidence and standard of proof under the Matrimonial Causes Act
  • Jurisdiction
  • Legal effect of marriage
  • Factors restricting the full application of customary law in matters related to family law and succession
  • Customary marriage and divorce

  • Professor Itse Sagay, LLB (Ife), LLM, Ph.D (Cambridge) BL, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) was a Professor of Law and Dean Faculty of Law, University  of Benin. He is currently in private practice, and a consultant to numerous local and international clients.
   

NIGERIAN LAW OF SUCCESSION
Principles, Cases, Statutes and Commentaries
This highly readable book explains the principles of law of succession and the statutes backing them up in a practical language and makes use of extensive numbers of cases as examples. The book will be an essential resource for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate law students, legal practitioners as well as the public in general.

Among the topics covered are:

  • legitimacy, legitimation and rights of inheritance;
  • intestate succession (non-customary);
  • restate succession (wills);
  • succession under customary law; and
  • administration of estates.

Professor Itse Sagay, LLB (Ife), LLM, PhD (Cambbridge) BL, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) was a Professor of Law and Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Benin. He is currently in private practice, and a consultant to numerous local and international clients.


   

AUTHOR’S BIOGRAPHICAL DATA
Professor Sagay, a brilliant, well known scholar and established Author of many classic works in Law, attended Government College, Ughelli from September 1954 to December 1959. After working first as a Customs Clerk, and later as a Programmes Operator (now known as Studio Manager) in the then N.B.C. (Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation) Ikoyi for nearly three years, he obtained admission as a member of the very first batch of students into the Faculty of Law, University of Ife in September, 1962. After having the distinction of being the only Law student from a Nigerian University to obtain the Upper Second Division in 1965, he proceeded to the Nigerian Law School for his professional training and was called to the Bar in July 1966. Once again, in the 1966 Nigerian Bar Examinations, the Author won the Willoughby prize for the best overall performance and the Sweet & Mazwell prize for the best performance in Revenue Law.

Following his appointment in September, 1966 as an Assistant Lecture, Faculty of Law, University of Ife, the Author proceeded to Cambridge University for his post-graduate studies, obtaining the ‘LL.B’ (a post-graduate degree  now called LL.M) in 1967 and the Ph.D in 1970.

Returning to lecture at Ife in 1970, the Author rose to the position of Professor in 1979, and became acting Dean and then substantive Dean of the Faculty in the years, 1979-80 and 1981-82.

Having set up the Faculty of Law, University of Benin, in 1981, he was invited to become its first substantive Professor and Dean in October 1982, a position which he held until October 1986.
Professor Sagay who is presently in Private Legal Practice is a leading crusader for the Rule of Law, Human Rights and Social Justice. He is also the Author of numerous journal articles and well-known legal works like The Legal Aspects of the Namibian Dispute, Racial Discrimination in International Law, Nigerian Law of Contract, A Case Book on the Nigerian Law of Contract and Case Law Under the Matrimonial Causes Decree.

   

THE ENFORCEMENT OF ELECTORAL LAWS AND CASES LAW OF 2007 ELECTION PETITION Judgments is a comprehensive research and review of election petitions arising from the 2007 General Elections, examining the bases and grounds of the petitions. It is an in-depth analysis of the judgments arising from the 2007 election petitions, highlighting the essential elements of the law in all aspects of the Electoral Act, 2006 with appropriate references to the Electoral Act, 2011 as amended.

The book also discusses in the proper context, the correct roles of the INEC, police, and other security agencies, and scrutinizes the roles of all those who participated in organizing or securing the integrity of elections.

Although this is not a textbook on electoral law, anyone reading it will be brought up to date in every aspect of the electoral laws and their judicial interpretation.


   

AUTHOR’S BIOGRAPHICAL DATA
Professor Sagay, a brilliant, well known scholar and established Author of many classic works in Law, attended Government College, Ughelli from September 1954 to December 1959. After working first as a Customs Clerk, and later as a Programmes Operator (now known as Studio Manager) in the then N.B.C. (Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation) Ikoyi for nearly three years, he obtained admission as a member of the very first batch of students into the Faculty of Law, University of Ife in September, 1962. After having the distinction of being the only Law student from a Nigerian University to obtain the Upper Second Division in 1965, he proceeded to the Nigerian Law School for his professional training and was called to the Bar in July 1966. Once again, in the 1966 Nigerian Bar Examinations, the Author won the Willoughby prize for the best overall performance and the Sweet & Mazwell prize for the best performance in Revenue Law.

Following his appointment in September, 1966 as an Assistant Lecture, Faculty of Law, University of Ife, the Author proceeded to Cambridge University for his post-graduate studies, obtaining the ‘LL.B’ (a post-graduate degree  now called LL.M) in 1967 and the Ph.D in 1970.

Returning to lecture at Ife in 1970, the Author rose to the position of Professor in 1979, and became acting Dean and then substantive Dean of the Faculty in the years, 1979-80 and 1981-82.

Having set up the Faculty of Law, University of Benin, in 1981, he was invited to become its first substantive Professor and Dean in October 1982, a position which he held until October 1986.
Professor Sagay who is presently in Private Legal Practice is a leading crusader for the Rule of Law, Human Rights and Social Justice. He is also the Author of numerous journal articles and well-known legal works like The Legal Aspects of the Namibian Dispute, Racial Discrimination in International Law, Nigerian Law of Contract, A Case Book on the Nigerian Law of Contract and Case Law Under the Matrimonial Causes Decree.

   

AUTHOR’S BIOGRAPHICAL DATA
Professor Sagay, a brilliant, well known scholar and established Author of many classic works in Law, attended Government College, Ughelli from September 1954 to December 1959. After working first as a Customs Clerk, and later as a Programmes Operator (now known as Studio Manager) in the then N.B.C. (Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation) Ikoyi for nearly three years, he obtained admission as a member of the very first batch of students into the Faculty of Law, University of Ife in September, 1962. After having the distinction of being the only Law student from a Nigerian University to obtain the Upper Second Division in 1965, he proceeded to the Nigerian Law School for his professional training and was called to the Bar in July 1966. Once again, in the 1966 Nigerian Bar Examinations, the Author won the Willoughby prize for the best overall performance and the Sweet & Mazwell prize for the best performance in Revenue Law.

Following his appointment in September, 1966 as an Assistant Lecture, Faculty of Law, University of Ife, the Author proceeded to Cambridge University for his post-graduate studies, obtaining the ‘LL.B’ (a post-graduate degree  now called LL.M) in 1967 and the Ph.D in 1970.

Returning to lecture at Ife in 1970, the Author rose to the position of Professor in 1979, and became acting Dean and then substantive Dean of the Faculty in the years, 1979-80 and 1981-82.

Having set up the Faculty of Law, University of Benin, in 1981, he was invited to become its first substantive Professor and Dean in October 1982, a position which he held until October 1986.
Professor Sagay who is presently in Private Legal Practice is a leading crusader for the Rule of Law, Human Rights and Social Justice. He is also the Author of numerous journal articles and well-known legal works like The Legal Aspects of the Namibian Dispute, Racial Discrimination in International Law, Nigerian Law of Contract, A Case Book on the Nigerian Law of Contract and Case Law Under the Matrimonial Causes Decree.

   

AUTHOR’S BIOGRAPHICAL DATA
Professor Sagay, a brilliant, well known scholar and established Author of many classic works in Law, attended Government College, Ughelli from September 1954 to December 1959. After working first as a Customs Clerk, and later as a Programmes Operator (now known as Studio Manager) in the then N.B.C. (Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation) Ikoyi for nearly three years, he obtained admission as a member of the very first batch of students into the Faculty of Law, University of Ife in September, 1962. After having the distinction of being the only Law student from a Nigerian University to obtain the Upper Second Division in 1965, he proceeded to the Nigerian Law School for his professional training and was called to the Bar in July 1966. Once again, in the 1966 Nigerian Bar Examinations, the Author won the Willoughby prize for the best overall performance and the Sweet & Mazwell prize for the best performance in Revenue Law.

Following his appointment in September, 1966 as an Assistant Lecture, Faculty of Law, University of Ife, the Author proceeded to Cambridge University for his post-graduate studies, obtaining the ‘LL.B’ (a post-graduate degree  now called LL.M) in 1967 and the Ph.D in 1970.

Returning to lecture at Ife in 1970, the Author rose to the position of Professor in 1979, and became acting Dean and then substantive Dean of the Faculty in the years, 1979-80 and 1981-82.

Having set up the Faculty of Law, University of Benin, in 1981, he was invited to become its first substantive Professor and Dean in October 1982, a position which he held until October 1986.
Professor Sagay who is presently in Private Legal Practice is a leading crusader for the Rule of Law, Human Rights and Social Justice. He is also the Author of numerous journal articles and well-known legal works like The Legal Aspects of the Namibian Dispute, Racial Discrimination in International Law, Nigerian Law of Contract, A Case Book on the Nigerian Law of Contract and Case Law Under the Matrimonial Causes Decree.

   

In the first edition of this book, one of the objectives of the author was that it would enable Nigerian students and legal practitioners to rely substantially on Nigerian case law in contracts, supplemented by cases from the English and other Commonwealth of Nations countries’ courts. The author had in that edition fully woven the Nigerian judicial pronouncements in the law of contract into the fabric of the text. Thus, the basic common law principles of the law of contract were fully discussed, explained and illustrated by references to the rich collection of Nigerian cases and statutes.

In this edition, not only has the above practice been sustained, additionally, numerous Nigerian cases, decided since 1985 when the first edition was published – giving further elaboration and clarity to the basic common law principles – have been incorporated into the book. What is particularly significant about these new cases is that an overwhelming number of them emanate from the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. This edition is therefore even more Nigerian than the first edition, without losing any of its universal common law flavor.

Professor Sagay, S.A.N., is an established author and scholar and has conceived this book primarily as a work for law students, although the copious footnote references will be of great benefit to practitioners.

   
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