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Article Number - 14A005846712


Vol.6(4), pp. 67-77 , August 2014
DOI: 10.5897/JLCR2014.0184
ISSN: 2006-9804



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Some aspects of the law and practice of commercial arbitration in Nigeria



Gogo George Otuturu
  • Gogo George Otuturu
  • Department of Legal Studies, Bayelsa State College of Arts and Science, Elebele, Yenagoa, Nigeria.
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 Received: 31 March 2014  Accepted: 05 May 2014  Published: 31 August 2014

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Arbitration is considered as a cheaper, quicker and technicality-free alternative dispute resolution mechanism than litigation. This paper examines some aspects of the law and practice of commercial arbitration in Nigeria under the arbitration and conciliation act 1990. In particular, it examines the law and practice of commercial arbitration relating to arbitration agreements, appointment of arbitrators, conduct of arbitration, arbitration awards and the enforcement of awards. It also examines the multi-door courthouse concept which integrates alternative dispute resolution processes into the regular court system. It suggests that the various states in Nigeria should follow the initiative of Lagos state in providing multi-door courthouse facilities. This will enhance access to justice and minimize delays in judice delivery.

 

Key words: Commercial arbitration, alternative dispute, law and practice.

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APA Otuturu, G. G. (2014). Some aspects of the law and practice of commercial arbitration in Nigeria. Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution, 6(4), 67-77.
Chicago Gogo George Otuturu. "Some aspects of the law and practice of commercial arbitration in Nigeria." Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution 6, no. 4 (2014): 67-77.
MLA Gogo George Otuturu. "Some aspects of the law and practice of commercial arbitration in Nigeria." Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution 6.4 (2014): 67-77.
   
DOI 10.5897/JLCR2014.0184
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/JLCR/article-abstract/14A005846712

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