Rights of widows to inherit property in a civil marriage where there was neither will nor children; inheritor of the property upon her death

A legal response prepared for the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada which states that Nigerian law provides for a widow of a civil marriage to be entitled to the couple's property upon the death of her husband. However, both stated that the Nigerian reality is different and that this right of the widow will often be ignored, or challenged, by the family of her dead husband.

Publisher and location: 
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada