Customary Law of Succession in Nigeria and the Rights of Women: Need for Reform

Nigerian women are regarded as chattel, like table, tank, deep freezer, spoon, etc and so they suffer untold hardship resulting in cumulative breaches of their human rights – civil, political, social and economic. This paper will highlight the plight of women in matters of succession under customary law to show that there is no gender equity in this area.
Enemo, Ifeoma
Source publication: 
CALS Review of Nigerian Law and Practice, Vol. 3(1).