The Law of Restitution in Nigeria

Author: Festus Emiri

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9785157830

Category: Law

Page: 652

View: 3411

The Law of Restitution in Nigeria covers the historical development of restitution in law, its scope, and contemporary issues related to it. Some of the issues covered are: Ignorance; Incapacity; Exploitation; Enrichment at the plaintiffs expense; Restitution for wrongs and general principles, torts, breach of contract, equitable wrongdoing, criminal offenses; Defenses relating to changing circumstances; Illegality; and limitation of actions in restitution.

Land Law in Nigeria

Author: Adefi M. Olong

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9788422640

Category: Law

Page: 272

View: 8058

This study, in nineteen chapters, deals with the various issues pertaining to land law in Nigeria. Namely: Concept of ownership; ownership and communal land holding under customary land tenure; individual land ownership; family land ownership; alienation under customary law; nature of customary tenancy; pledge; the law of property; an overview of the effect of the Land Use Act on customary ownership of land; The Nigerian Land Use Act; Land Use Act 1978; ways of declaration of title to land; legal mortgage; the position of landlord and tenant; the procedure for recovery of premises under the recovery of premises law; classification of right of occupancy; nature of prescription; march towards the reform of the Land Use Act.

Cases and Materials on the Law of Restitution

Author: Andrew S. Burrows,Ewan McKendrick,James Edelman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199296514

Category: Law

Page: 1045

View: 970

Cases and Materials on the Law of Restitution is an authoritative and scholarly guide written by leading experts who have shaped and defined the law of restitution and unjust enrichment. Extensive coverage of cases and academic perspectives provides a rounded view of the subject. Introductions, notes, and questions enable readers to check their understanding of key issues. The second edition of this seminal title covers many important new cases and academic publications, including Birk's 'absence of basis' approach. The coverage reflects the continuing debates on questions such as: * what is an enrichment? * was the enrichment at the claimant's expense? * what is the role of tracing? * when will proprietary restitution be granted? * when does change of position operate as a defence? * and does corrective justice underpin this area of the law? The book's structure has been updated to reflect the judicial development of the law of restitution, providinga map through this complex subject. This book is invaluable for undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral students, as well as academics working in the area.

Contractual Obligations in Ghana and Nigeria

Author: U. U. Uche

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135157049

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 7708

First Published in 1971. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Left Out of the Bargain

Settlements in Foreign Bribery Cases and Implications for Asset Recovery

Author: Jacinta Anyango Oduor,Francisca M.U. Fernando,Agustin Flah,Dorothee Gottwald,Jeanne M. Hauch,Marianne Mathias,Ji Won Park,Oliver Stolpe

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 1464800871

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 178

View: 9838

Over the past decade, countries have increasingly used settlements that is, any procedure short of a full trial to conclude foreign bribery cases and have imposed billions in monetary sanctions. There exists a gap in knowledge, however, regarding settlement practices around the world and the disposition of these monetary sanctions notably through the lens of recovery of stolen assets. Left out of the Bargain, a study by the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR), provides an overview of settlement practices by civil and common law countries that have been active in the fight against foreign bribery. Using the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) as its point of reference, the study addresses concerns voiced by the international community: What happens to the money associated with the settlements, and is it being returned to those most directly harmed by the corrupt practices? And what can be done to assist those countries harmed by foreign bribery? Left out of the Bargain has found that 395 settlement cases took place between 1999 and mid-2012, resulting in a total of US$6.9 billion in monetary sanctions imposed against companies and individuals. Of this amount, nearly US$6 billion came from settlements that took place in a country different from that of the allegedly bribed foreign public officials. But only about US$197 million, or 3 percent, has been returned or ordered returned to the countries whose officials were accused of accepting bribes. Left out of the Bargain urges countries whose officials were allegedly bribed to intensify their efforts to investigate and prosecute the providers and recipients of foreign bribes, hence improving these countries' prospects for recovery of assets lost through corruption. The study also calls for more proactive international cooperation and coordination to ensure that all affected countries are afforded the opportunity to seek redress for harms suffered and for the recovery of assets thus fulfilling the principles set out in UNCAC.

Family Law in Nigeria.

Third Edition

Author: Nwogugu, E.I.

Publisher: HEBN Publishers

ISBN: 9780814256

Category: Law

Page: 510

View: 1699

This is the third edition of an established and leading book on family law in Nigeria. Since the last edition in 1990 significant judicial and statutory enactments have taken place in the area of study. The new edition incorporates these changes and explains their implications. The chapters have been comprehensively re-written to reflect the changes in the law and to update all relevant information including the Same Sex Bill and the Nigerian Law Reform Commissions draft Marriage Act. New chapters have been included on domestic violence and widowhood respectively to reflect the continuing developments in Nigerian family law. The new Child's Right Act of 2003 and the similar state legislations have been analysed in the three new chapters. The non-customary law rules in the intestate succession have been extensively recast to reflect the provisions of the Marriage act as contained in the Lawa of the Federation of Nigeria 2004. This edition has devoted considerable attention to the applicable customary laws on the family and provides extensive treatment of Islamic Law Rules and their interpretations and application by the superior court. Familu law in Nigeria presents a fresh view not only on the applicable rules on Nigerian family law but also suggest new directions and underlines the socio-economic implications.

The laws of Nigeria

containing the ordinances of Nigeria and subsidiary legislation, made thereunder, enacted on or before the 1st day of January, 1948, and including Imperial statutes, Orders of His Majesty in Council, Letters patent and Royal instructions relating to Nigeria

Author: Nigeria

Publisher: N.A


Category: Delegated legislation

Page: N.A

View: 6861

The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law 58/2008

Author: Gordon R. Woodman

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643999321

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

View: 3418

Jon Unruh examines the role of a disordered and dysfunctional legal pluralism in Liberia's descent into internal armed conflict. Thoko Khaime considers the concepts of children's universal rights and their relationship to the social reality of living law in an African society. Abdulmumuni Oba discusses the jurisdiction and functioning of Area Courts in the state of Ilorin in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Sue Farran examines the land law in the Pacific state of Vanuatu.


The New Corporate Challenge

Author: N. Kochan,R. Goodyear

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230343341

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 295

View: 4796

The dangers of involvement in corruption need to be embedded in corporate strategy. Companies' response to these dangers must also be reflected in their practices, particularly if operating outside its own borders. This book guides managers through the complexity of bribery issues with advice on how to implement anti-corruption strategies.

Social change in Nigeria

Author: Simi Afonja

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Ltd

ISBN: 9780582644342

Category: Social Science

Page: 261

View: 7792

Invisible Punishment

The Collateral Consequences of Mass Imprisonment

Author: Meda Chesney-Lind,Marc Mauer

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595587365

Category: Law

Page: 368

View: 1601

In a series of newly commissioned essays from the leading scholars and advocates in criminal justice, Invisible Punishment explores, for the first time, the far-reaching consequences of our current criminal justice policies. Adopted as part of “get tough on crime” attitudes that prevailed in the 1980s and ’90s, a range of strategies, from “three strikes” and “a war on drugs,” to mandatory sentencing and prison privatization, have resulted in the mass incarceration of American citizens, and have had enormous effects not just on wrong-doers, but on their families and the communities they come from. This book looks at the consequences of these policies twenty years later.