Enforcement guide—Nigeria
Enforcement guide—Nigeria

The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Enforcement guide—Nigeria
  • The questions raised in the guide

The enforcement guide for Nigeria is presented in a Q&A format. The questions are set out below. The guide can be accessed here:

2020 GTDT enforcement Nigeria

The questions raised in the guide

The guide answers the following questions:

1. Treaties—is your country party to any bilateral or multilateral treaties for the reciprocal recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments? What is the country’s approach to entering into these treaties and what, if any, amendments or reservations has your country made to such treaties?

2. Intra-state variations—is there uniformity in the law on the enforcement of foreign judgments among different jurisdictions within the country?

3. Sources of law—what are the sources of law regarding the enforcement of foreign judgments?

4. Hague Convention requirements—to the extent the enforcing country is a signatory of the Hague Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters, will the court require strict compliance with its provisions before recognising a foreign judgment?

5. Limitation periods—what is the limitation period for enforcement of a foreign judgment? When does it commence to run? In what circumstances would the enf