Law book seller edition The Law of Succession in Nigeria – Principles, Cases and Practice. By Babatunde A. Oni, Ph.D (book review)

Title: The Law of Succession in Nigeria – Principles, Cases and Practice.
Author:Babatunde A. Oni, Ph.D
Paperback 778 pages
ISBN-10 9780231935
ISBN-13 978-9780231934
Product Dimensions 9.02 x 1.01 x 5.98 inches
Price: NGN 25,000
Publisher University Press (June 27, 2019)
Language: English
The book published by the University of Lagos Press & Bookshop Ltd, reflects the author’s Oni’s over fifteen years’ lecturing experience at the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos on the Law of Succession and Administration of Estate in Nigeria, for which the limited reference materials had hitherto been outdated.
Dr. Oni’s book includes treatment of recent legislation, case law and practices in Will Writing, Will Precedents, Probate Forms, Administration of Estates (Small Scale) Claims and Estate Planning Devices. Apart from being a reference material for students, the book provides a guide for legal practitioners, judges and non-lawyers who are interested in Estate planning and wish to learn how to distribute their property while alive.
About the Book
This book, The Law of Succession in Nigeria, Principles Cases and Practice, is based on research and lecture notes used by the author in teaching Law of Succession and Administration of Estate for over fifteen years.
The book is written in a simple and comprehensive language. It covers intestate customary succession which no writer in Nigeria has adequately considered. The book, therefore, covers the missing links in the older textbooks in these areas.
The author decisively treated recent developments in Will writing Administration of Estates (Small Scale) Claims from a new law enacted by Lagos, Oyo and other States in this as Also considered are Estate Planning devices, Will Precedents and Probate Forms amongst others. The book makes use of the current legislation and recent case law development till date. The book no doubt is reliable and a great companion for undergraduate and post-graduate students. It also provides a guide for legal practitioners, judges and non-lawyers who are interested in Estate planning and wish to learn how to distribute their properties while alive.
About the Author
Dr. Babatunde Adetunji Oni has been teaching Law of Succession and Administration of Estate Laws for over fifteen years at the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos. He has also supervised students at various levels (undergraduate and post-graduate) in the area of Succession, Administration of Estate Laws, Land Law, Equity and Trusts, Conveyancing Law and Landlord and Tenant Law.
He was awarded a Master of Laws Degree (LL.M) from Obafemi Awolowo University in 2003. He bagged his Ph.D. in law from the University of Lagos in 2010 and LL.B Honours Second Class Upper in 1997 from Ogun State University Ago-iwoye (now Olabisi Ona banjo University). He has to his credit several Academic Awards and prizes in Land Law, Equity & Trusts, Nigerian Legal System, and Commercial Law amongst others. He was at the Nigerian Law School in 1997 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in February 1998. He joined the Department of Private and Property Law of the University of Lagos in 2004 after an active legal practice.

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