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Title:The Tijani land case (1915-1921): a study in British colonial justice
Author:Adewoye, O.
Periodical:Odý: Journal of Yoruba and Related Studies
Geographic terms:Nigeria
Great Britain
land law
Abstract:Colonial Justice meant, in the first place, the imposition of a foreign value-system, i.a. about property rights, relations between the sexes, commercial relations and the control of defiant behaviour within the society. In these aspects of modern living English law has met the inadequacies of the traditional lava and customs, from today's standpoint, through the operation of such branches of the law as Tort, Contract, Company Law, Criminal law and the Law of Property. The Tijani land case, the subject matter of this study, offers an insight into the working of Colonial Justice. Amodu Tijani v. Secretary, Southern Provinces - the Apapa land case - is one of the most celebrated legal actions in Nigeria. Chief Oluwa demanded full compensation for land acquired by the Government at Apapa. This paper explains the political significance of this case. Notes and ref.