Corpus ID: 141272283

Women and the Law in Nigeria: A Reappraisal

  title={Women and the Law in Nigeria: A Reappraisal},
  author={E. Ekhator},
  journal={Journal of international women's studies},
  • E. Ekhator
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • Journal of international women's studies
  • Introduction Nigeria is a federal state with a population of about 150 million. Women make up more than half of the population. Nigeria's legal system is pluralist. It is made of up of English common law, customary law, Islamic (Sharia) law and statutory law. Customary law is prevalent in the southern part whilst Islamic law is widely made recourse to in many of the states in the northern part. The Nigerian society is inherently patriarchal. This is due to the influence of the various religions… CONTINUE READING
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