Thursday, 30 May 2019




Abstract
Maintenance is one of the ancillary reliefs in matrimonial causes that emanated from common law principles and was adopted in Nigeria by inspiration from United Kingdom laws. Maintenance always comes during or after divorce or separation proceedings. This paper conducted an enquiry into the two types of maintenance in Nigeria; Pendente Lite and per se through the statutory provisions, Islamic law provisions and customary law practice. We further undertook jurisdictional comparison with United State of America and India. This paper therefore discovers the lacunas in the legal framework for maintenance in Nigeria and we suggest workable solutions to make Maintenance practice in Nigeria top ranking in Africa and the world at large.


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