This work olweus on a contemporary overview of the right to succession under Nigeria customary law.
Succession deaus mainly on the disposition of distribution of a deceased’s persons estate or properties of person who survives him. Although succession differs depending on the locality. Therefore this project work is going to talks on how customary law of succession is being practiced in the various parts of Nigeria.
Chapter one talks mainly on the meaning, concept, Nature and origin of the Nigerian law of succession.
Chapter two clearly spells out the principles of distribution of property and the effects of marriage on the disposition of property.
Chapter three addresses testate and intestate succession under the statute, per stripes and per capita.
Chapter four is an examination of the various methods of succession as it affects the main tribes in Nigeria and criticism of intestate succession.
Chapter five brings about the concision of this project work.
I pray that this project work will make an interesting reading mainly for the purpose of research.