A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF CUSTOMARY LAW MARRIAGE IN NIGERIA
This project work explains the essential element of marriage under the Nigeria Customary Law. The validity of customary law marriage as a result of these elements, how this customary law marriage is being performed or celebrated in the society.
It also contains the ground in which customary law marriage can be void and voidable including various ways in which marriage under Nigeria Customary Law can be dissolved in Nigeria. However, this project work comprises of four chapters.
Chapter one of this project contains the introduction and nature of customary law marriage in Nigeria.
Chapter two deals with the essential elements of marriage under Nigeria Customary Law such as betrothal, capacity of the parties, consent of the parties, bride price or marriage consideration, solemnization of the marriage and consummation of the marriage.
Chapter three deals with the distinction between void and voidable marriage, dissolution of customary law marriage, return of bride price and the right to re-marry.
Conclusively, chapter four deals with the conclusion, possible observations or recommendations.