International Journal of Law, Policy and Social Review
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 1
Apprisal of intestate and inheritance rights in Nigeria
Dr. Bertha Nnenna Otunta
Succession in Nigeria has become a sensitive issue under the Nigeria plural legal system. The law of intestate succession is particularly problematic because of the nature of inheritance which is subjective and at the mercy of the applicable legal framework. This article therefore critically examines the laws, practices and jurisprudence of intestate succession in Nigeria, the human rights perspectives to succession and administration of estate and the way forward to create a robust legal framework for intestate governance.