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Title:Conflict of tort laws in Nigeria: an analysis of the rule in Benson v. Ashiru
Author:Agbede, I. Oluwole
Periodical:The Nigerian Law Journal
Geographic term:Nigeria
conflict of laws
Abstract:The field of conflict of laws in one of those areas where Nigerian courts rely largely on the imported (Baglish) law. However, it has been expressly provided in the various reception-statutes that the application of English law is subject to such modifications as local circumstances require. The author discusses the operation of the 'concurrent liability' rule in Nigerian Law in the light of two cases. Amanambu v. Okafor and Benson v. Ashiru. Sections: Introduction - Analysis of the rule in Ashiru (Characterisation; Place of tort, Capacity, Scope of the rule. Structure of torts, Defences, Proper plaintiff; Proper defendant, Limitation Statutes; Damages) - Substance and rationale. Notes.