Is Polygamy Allowed In Nigeria?

Is polygamy allowed in the New Testament?

“When the Christian Church came into being, polygamy was still practiced by the Jews.

It is true that we find no references to it in the New Testament; and from this some have inferred that it must have fallen into disuse, and that at the time of our Lord the Jewish people had become monogamous..

21 yearsThere are several different laws related to the minimum legal age of marriage in Nigeria. Under the Marriage Act 1990 the minimum legal age of marriage 21 years for girls and boys, although they are able to marry before this with written consent from a parent or guardian.

Can a man legally have two wives?

Polygyny is the specific practice of one man taking more than one wife: it is a common marriage pattern in some parts of the world. In North America polygamy has not been a culturally normative or legally recognized institution since the continent’s colonization by Europeans.

Marrying multiple wives is a lot less common among educated people in Nigeria but polygamy still happens in rural areas, especially in the Muslim north. It is legal. Though the official marriage registry only allows for one wife, it also has a clause that allows for marriage under “customary” law.

How many wives can a man have in Nigeria?

four wivesMoslems make up a slim majority of the nation’s population, and Islamic law allows a man to have four wives. But anyone, whether Moslem or Christian, can choose to wed under Nigeria’s Marriage Act, which legally recognizes only one wife.

United States: Polygamy is illegal in all 50 states however in Utah, in February, 2020, the law was significantly changed in the House and Senate to reduce polygamy to the status of a traffic ticket. [4] It is still illegal federally according to the Edmunds Act .