Finally the basis of jurisdiction in matrimonial cause under the Matrimonial Causes Act, 1970 is domicile. The issue of domicile of the petitioner forms the foundation or pivot of adjudication in the petition. Jurisdiction of court to hear a divorce petition is governed by the domicile of the husband and not by his residence. By operation of law, a married woman on marriage takes on the domicile of her husband. If parties have acquired American Citizenship and have not abandoned same, their domicile of choice remains valid and, subsisting and endures until their Nigerian citizenship which is held in abeyance, and being their domicile of origin is revived. A domicile of choice is a domicile established by physical presence within a state or territory coupled with the intention to make it a home. Omotunde v. Omotunde 2001 9 NWLR pt 718 pg 252, Koku v. Koku 1999 8 NWLR pt 616 pg 672, Blojwani V Blojwani 1996 6 NWLR pt 457 pg 661.
— O.O. Adekeye, JCA. Ugo v. Ugo (2007) – CA/A/110/2007