Titi Adegbile State how you would like your profiles to be handled. You may want to completely cancel your profile or keep it up for friends and family to visit. Some sites allow users to create a memorial profile where other users can still see your profile but cannot post anything new. Give the social media executor a document that lists all the websites where you have a profile, along with your usernames and passwords. Stipulate in your will that the online executor should have a copy of your death certificate. The online executor may need this as proof in order for websites to take any actions on your behalf. Check to see if the social media platforms have account management features to let you proactively manage what happens to your accounts after you die. For example, Google’s Inactive Account Manager allows you to manage how you want your online content to be saved or deleted. This feature also lets you give permission for your family or close friends to access the content you saved on Google website after your transition.

Anybody of the requisite statutory age, with sound disposing mind and memory, can make a will not withstanding his tribe, religion or physical status. By virtue of his will, he can give or dispose of his properties in accordance with his wishes.

1.7.1 Illiterate, Blind or Disabled Person
A person with any form of disability can make a will provided certain conditions are fulfilled.

1.7.2 Testamentary Capacity
A testator must have a sound disposing mind and memory both at the time of giving instructions to the solicitor and at the time of executing the will, in order to make a valid will. He must have the mental capacity to make a will. The will must be truly his and not an expression of the wishes of another person. He must understand that he is giving his property to one or more objects of his regard. He must also know and approve all the parts of the will. The testator must also state how he wants his estate distributed.

1.7.3 Statutory Age
A person cannot make a valid will unless he is of the statutory age. This age varies. Under the Wills Act, it is twenty-one years (21 years). It is also twenty-one years under most of the various State Wills Laws. It is however, eighteen years (18 years) in Lagos, Oyo, Jigawa and Anambra state.

The relevant age is the age when the will is made and not when the testator dies. A testator of an age below the statutory age cannot make a valid will even if he was above the statutory age at the time of his death.


You cannot circumvent the concept of ownership by way of your will. A person can only give what rightly and solely belongs to him.
For this reason, a person cannot give out, in his will, family property or property he jointly owns with some other persons.

Similarly, he cannot bequeath properties which his native law and custom place a restriction upon.


1. It is in a prescribed form (writing).
2. It is an indication of intention.
3. It is testamentary.
4. It is ambulatory or revocable.
5. It is used to appoint executors and to give further instructions.


1. Persons or entity.
2. Children.
3. Charity or non-profit organizations.
4. Your estate.


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