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 . Laws in nigeria are derived from three distinct laws or legal systems customary law islamic law and english style laws customary law is indigenous to nigeria with each of the various ethnic groups in the country having its own distinctive customary law. And laws of the customary law of intestate succession prevailing in the kingdom of swaziland finally chapter 6 brings the thesis to a meaningful end by criticizing the approaches adopted by the countries of south africa ghana and swaziland in improving the rights of women as far as the customary law of intestate succession is concerned the. 12 n okoro the customary laws of succession in eastern nigeria and the statutory and judicial rules governing their application 1966 4 13 elias n 10 above 162 14 for convenience the terms inheritance and succession are used interchangeably 15 intestate succession refers to the devolution of a deceased persons estate in the. 16 n okoro the customary laws of succession in eastern nigeria and the statutory and judicial rules governing their application 1966 4 17 this is evident from women joining their husbands families after their bride wealth has been paid see ju ogbu african bride wealth and womens status 1978 5 american ethnologist 241
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