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ABSTRACT


This research project entitled ‘AN APPRAISAL OF THE APPLICATION OF THE
LAW RELATING TO DOMICILE IN NIGERIA’, is aimed at examining the legal
framework of the law relating to the concept of Domicile in Nigeria. However, in the
course of this research, the finding of the researcher is that there is a gaping hole in
the application of the rules of Domicile especially that of Domicile of Choice in interstate situation like Nigeria. For instance, according to the traditional concept, the
rule of Domicile is to the effect that, to acquire a Domicile of choice, a person must
satisfy, amongst others, a principal condition that he must have an intention of
remaining in a country or place permanently or at least, indefinitely. This is not
practically possible or feasible in Nigeria. Nigeria is a country made up of many
States with various ethnic flavors where there is a high mobility of persons as a result
of inter-marriages, work and search for ‘greener pastures’. The need to address this
unsuitable circumstance constitutes the justification for this research. In the light of
this, therefore, the objective of this research is to identify the challenges of the present
practice to make viable recommendation as a way forward to addressing the
challenges identified. In the final analysis, this research work is concluded by
recommending, amongst others, that there should be a consideration of habitual
residence as a requirement for acquisition of Domicile of choice rather than intention
to reside permanently in a place. The research methodology relied upon will be
doctrinaland the sources of information include relevant text materials, statutes,
judicial decisions, journals and internet sources.

TABLE OF CONTENT
Page

Title page
Dedication
Declaration
Certification
Acknowledgment
Abstract
Table of Statutes
Table of Cases


Table of Abbreviations … … … … … … x
Table of Contents … … … … … … xi

Chapter One
GENERAL INTRODUCTION
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Statement of the Problem
1.3 Scope Of The Research
1.4 Research Methodology
1.5 Literature Review
1.6 JustificationFor The Research
1.7 Organizational Layout


Chapter Two
CONCEPTUAL CLARIFICATIONS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF
DOMICILE IN NIGERIA … … … … … … 11
2.1 Introduction … … … … … … … 11
2.2 Conceptual Clarifications … … … … 11
2.3 Development Of Domicile In Nigeria … … 15
2.4 Forms Of Domicile … … … … … … 17
2.4.1 Domicile of origin … … … … … … 20
2.4.2 Domicile of choice … … … … … … 26
2.4.3 Domicile of dependence
… … … … … 32
Chapter Three
LEGAL FRAMEWORK OF THE LAW ON DOMICILE IN NIGERIA 37
3.1 Introduction … … … … … … … 37
3.2 Rule 1: Nobody shall be without a domicile … … … 38
3.3 Rule 2: The rule prohibiting two domiciles … … … 39
3.4 Rule 3: Domicile connotes a connection with a territorial
system of law …
… … … … … … 39
3.5 Rule 4: The presumption of continuance of existing domicile 40
3.6 Rule 5: Determination of domicile according to Nigerian law 42
Chapter Four
ALTERNATIVES TO DOMICILE AS A CONNECTING FACTOR 44
4.1 Introduction … … … … … … … 44
4.2 Demerits of Domicile As A Connecting Factor … … 44

Uncertainty
Technicality
Proof of intention to change domicile


4.4 Habitual Residence as a Connecting Factor … … 52
Chapter Five
SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION … … … … … 55
5.1 Summary … … … … … … … 55
5.2 Findings … … … … … … … 55
5.3 Conclusion … … … … … … … 57
5.4 Recommendations … … … … … … 58
BIBLIOGRAPHY … … … … … … … 63

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