Nigeria
Nigeria
Population
168,833,776
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa
Income Group
Lower middle income
Female Population
82,935,471
% of Women in the Workforce
48%

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Constitutional rights  
Is there a non-discrimination clause in the constitution? YesConstitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Art. 15
If there is a non-discrimination clause in the constitution, does it explicitly mention gender? YesConstitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Art. 15
Does the constitution guarantee equality before the law? YesConstitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Art. 17(2)
Is customary law recognized as a valid source of law under the constitution? YesConstitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chpt. VII
If customary law is a valid source of law, is it considered invalid if it violates constitutional provisions on non-discrimination or equality? YesConstitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Art. 1(3)
Is personal law recognized as a valid source of law under the constitution? YesConstitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chpt. VII
If personal law is a valid source of law, is it considered invalid if it violates constitutional provisions on non-discrimination or equality? YesConstitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Art. 1(3)
Quotas  
What are the legal quotas for women on corporate boards? N/ANo applicable provisions could be located
What are the legal quotas for women in parliament? N/ANo applicable provisions could be located
What are the legal quotas for women in local government? N/ANo applicable provisions could be located
Rights of married and unmarried women  
Can an unmarried woman apply for a passport in the same way as a man? YesPassport application forms
Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Art. 42
Can a married woman apply for a passport in the same way as a man? YesPassport application forms
Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Art. 42
Can an unmarried woman apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man? YesNational Identity Management Commission Act, Art. 16
Can a married woman apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man? YesNational Identity Management Commission Act, Art. 16
Can an unmarried woman travel outside the country in the same way as a man? YesConstitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Art. 41(1)
Can a married woman travel outside the country in the same way as a man? YesConstitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Art. 41(1)
Can an unmarried woman travel outside her home in the same way as a man? YesConstitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Art. 41(1)
Can a married woman travel outside her home in the same way as a man? YesConstitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Art. 41(1)
Can an unmarried woman get a job or pursue a trade or profession in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman get a job or pursue a trade or profession in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman sign a contract in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman sign a contract in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman register a business in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman register a business in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman open a bank account in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman open a bank account in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman choose where to live in the same way as a man? YesConstitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Art. 41(1)
Can a married woman choose where to live in the same way as a man? YesConstitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Art. 41(1)
Can an unmarried woman confer citizenship to her children in the same way as a man? YesConstitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Art. 25(1)(b)
Can a married woman confer citizenship to her children in the same way as a man? YesConstitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Art. 25(1)(b)
Can an unmarried woman be "head of household" or "head of family" in the same way as a man? N/ANo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman be "head of household" or "head of family" in the same way as a man? N/ANo restrictions could be located
Division of responsibility within marriage  
Can a married woman convey citizenship to her non-national spouse in the same way as a man? NoConstitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Art. 26(2)(a)
Are married women required by law to obey their husbands? NoNo applicable provisions could be located
Do married couples jointly share legal responsibility for financially maintaining the family's expenses? YesNo restrictions could be located