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Title:Lex domicilii in contemporary Nigeria: a functional analysis
Author:Agbede, Oluwole
Periodical:African Law Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subject:legal status
External link:https://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/jlpul9&id=65&collection=journals&index=journals/jlpul
Abstract:Until the beginning of the 19th century, domicile was universally recognised as the basic for the application of personal law. However since the mid-19th century, some of the continental European countries adopted nationality in preference to domicile as the connecting factor for the ascertainment of personal laws In Nigeria the adoption of domicile is rather a matter of practical necessity as 'Nigerian nationality' covers a number of independent legal systems. This paper discusses the rules of domicile as contained in the received (English) law: 1. Analysis of the concept of domicile - 2. Forms and rules of domicile. After that the author shows how these rules have been or ought to be. modified in order to suit Nigeria local conditions with finally a summary of the suggested modifications. Notes.