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Title:Private contractual obligations and the Nigerian civil war
Author:Karibi-Whyte, A.G.
Periodical:The Nigerian Law Journal
Geographic term:Nigeria
Abstract:A depressing consequence of the civil war in Nigeria is the problem of the enforcement of contracts which were made in 'Biafra' during this war, but had not been completely performed at the termination there of. There are proponents of the view that the contracts are illegal and unenforceable, there is the other view that they are valid but unenforceable due to the total failure of their supporting consideration. The author discusses the issues involved in the legality vel non of these contracts in the light of the available decided cases; and thereafter, in view of the general principles of law applicable thereto, to state what is considered to be the correct legal position. Sections: The legal status of the secessionist regime - Validity of contracts made in 'Biafra' - Validity of currencies issued by an unrecognised and illegal government - Conclusions and suggestions. Ref.