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Islamic Law in Africa by J. D. Anderson

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Part II West Africa

NIGERIA

It would at first sight seem somewhat of an anomaly that the Ordinances of a territory in which, so far as its Northern Provinces are concerned, Islamic law is in fact applied more widely than in any other part of the British Empire, except the Aden Protectorate, should include virtually no reference whatever to that law. Perhaps the only1 exception to this generalisation occurs in the Sheriffs and Enforcement of Judgments and Orders Ordinance, 1945, where section 53 reads:—

“(1) In the application of sections 43 to 522 to the Northern Provinces the

(a) where all parties to a suit are Muhammadans,3 or

(b) where in any other suit the person applying for a writ of execution and the person against whose property the writ ...

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