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Ifeanyi Ogbuka - Practicing for 4 years

I am ifeanyi Ogbuka,a lawyer and practice manager of I.OGBUKA LEGAL,a general practice lawfirm based in Lagos. I provide legal services which range from advisory services to documentation and dispute resolution services that include alterna...

Lagos State, Nigeria

Akintunde Esan (The Legal Adviser Online) - Practicing for 15 years

Akintunde Esan is the pioneering, leading and top Legal Adviser and Legal Consultant Online in Nigeria. He is one of the exceptional legal practitioners and legal consultants in Nigeria with an extensive wealth of experience in litigation, ...

Lagos State, Nigeria

Blessing Amaka Nwanyie - Practicing for 3 years

A dedicated lawyer. My foremost interest is to protect the rights and interests of my clients. I am proficient in all areas of law, shipping, logistics, business law and farming too.

Lagos State, Nigeria

Omololu David Oluyemi - Practicing for 3 years

A concise attorney well versed in all aspects of law, most notably corporate, commercial and property law practice

Lagos State, Nigeria

Halima Jimada - Practicing for 3 years


Oyo State, Nigeria

Isaac Adeiza Shaibu - Practicing for 3 years


Ogun State, Nigeria

Whyte Habeeb Ibidapo - Practicing for 4 years


Ogun State, Nigeria

Child Custody

There seems to be a presumption that all child custody matters in Nigeria will be decided in favor of the father. While it is true that under some customary law systems the father is privileged in custody matters this is not uniform or universal and does not apply to any statutory marriage under the Matrimonial Cause Act.

Under Sharia law custody is usually granted the mother; under Yoruba customary law, mothers are granted custody of female children and fathers of male children. In Igbo customary law custody is of weaned children is usually given to the father. Mind you Nigeria has numerous ethnic g More