Legal research guide customary law in africa research reports the 1991 land reform acts and the future of african customary law 109 s afr lj 447 1992 the customary laws of succession in eastern nigeria and the statutory and judicial rules governing their application . Reform of the customary law of inheritance in nigeria lessons from south africa anthony c diala doctoral candidate nrf dst chair in customary law indigenous values and human rights faculty of law university of cape town south africa n okoro the customary laws of succession in eastern nigeria and the statutory and judicial rules . May 6 2014 on april 14 2014 the nigerian supreme court in a unanimous decision confirmed decisions of two lower courts which had found unconstitutional an igbo customary law of succession excluding female offspring from eligibility to inherit the property of their fathers. Western nigerian 1959 section 15 customary court edict 1966 of eastern nigeria some customary law rules on succession in nigeria will now be examined iii the yoruba customary law of inheritance discriminatory property inheritance rights under the yoruba and igbo customary law in nigeria. Under customary law in nigerias southern states anthony c diala urc fellow centre for comparative law in africa managing editor journal of 16 n okoro the customary laws of succession in eastern nigeria and the statutory and judicial rules governing their application 1966 4
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