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  4 May 2017

Prof. Ngwakwe Ezenwa Chinedu

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SURNAME:                                                              NGWAKWE

OTHER NAMES:                                                     Ezenwa Chinedu

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:                          January 17, 1965, Aba

NATIONALITY                                                       Nigerian

STATE OF ORIGIN:                                               Abia

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA:                        Ugwunagbo

MARITAL STATUS:                                              Married with children

SEX:                                                                           Male

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:                                       Proficient-English in Igbo; Smattering of Hausa and Yoruba

E-MAIL:                                                                    ezengwac@yahoo.com

TELEPHONE:                                                          234-8060263613

ADDRESS:                                                                Faculty of Law,

Abia State University,

Uturu, Nigeria.

CONTACT ADDRESS:                                          E.C. Ngwakwe Law Chambers,

24 Udensi Street, Abakaliki,

Ebonyi State, Nigeria

 

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY/SPECIALIZATION

  • University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Ph.D (African Law)                                        –           2000 – 2003

 

  • University of Ibadan, Nigeria

M.A. (African Law)                                        –           1997 – 1999

 

  • Nigerian Law School, Lagos

B.L (Law)                                                       –           1988 – 1989

 

  • Abia (then Imo) State University, Uturu

LL.B (Law)                                                     –           1984 – 1988

 

  • Secondary Technical School Obegu Ngwa, Aba

WASC                                                            –           1978 – 1983

  • Community Primary School, Oza Umuebukwu,

Ugwunagbo LGA, Abia State

FSLC                                                              –           1971 – 1977

 

Ph.D. THESIS SUPERVISORS

Professor J.D. Ojo

Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

 

Professor J. Ademola Yakubu

Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

 

 

Ph.D EXTERNAL EXAMINER

Professor A.O. Obilade

Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, Nigeria

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Organization                                                                          Date

  • Abia State University, Uturu (Faculty of Law) 2004 – Date

Position:    Professor (2014 – Date)

                 

                  Reader (2012 – Date)

Head, Department of Private and Property Law

 

Senior Lecturer (2008 – 2012)

 

Lecturer 1 (2004 – 2008)

 

Duties

Former Coordinator of Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Law, 2007-2012) during which period the following students completed their PhD Programmes:

 

  1. Uchefula Chukwumaeze, 2009

 

  1. Ajah Cyprian Ogbu, 2011

 

  • Igwe, O. 2012

 

  1. Moses Unegbu, 2012,

 

 

 

      –    Teaching,

  • Research,
  • Projects Supervision,
  • Examinations administration,
  • Administrative duties, and
  • Other assignments

 

Courses taught (Undergraduate), at sundry times: Jurisprudence, Nigerian Legal System, International Law, Constitutional Law, Business Law, Banking and Insurance Law, Environmental and Clinical Law

Courses taught (Postgraduate) African Legal Systems

 

Academic Project supervisor for:

  1. i) Undergraduate Projects
  2. ii) Master’s Dissertations

iii) Ph.D. Theses

  1. Completed and successful PhD Supervisions

i). Osita Nnamani Ogbu (2010), Anambra State University, Igbariam

 

ii). Innocent Okoronye   (2011), Abia State University, Uturu

 

iii). Ine Nnadi (Mrs) (2012), Imo State University, Owerri

 

iv). Collins Chijioke (2012), Abia State University, Uturu

 

v). C.K. Nwankwo (2013), Abia State University, Uturu

 

vi). Chika E. Odoemenam (2013), Abia State University, Uturu

 

vii). Nnamdi O. Obiaraeri (2014), Imo State University, Owerri

 

  1. Outstanding PhD candidates at various stages of completion

Over 5 Ph D. Candidates

 

 

Organization                                                                          Date

  • Ebonyi State University, EBSU, LawFaculty, Abakaliki) 2012 – Date

Position: Reader (Adjunct)

Coordinator, Law Faculty Postgraduate Programme                                     2012 – 2013

Duties:        Teaching

Research

Supervision of academic Projects (LL.M and Ph.D)

Administration of Postgraduate Programme

  1. PhD Candidates graduated as PG Coordinator, (EBSU)

i). Obot, E O (2012)

  1. ii) Okonkwo T R (2012)

iii) Aja-Nwachukwu, M.A. (2013)

iv). Udude, K. (2013)

 

  1. A number of LL.M candidates also graduated

 

 

 

Organization                                                                          Date

  • Peace Transformations Forum, PETRAF Ibadan, (NGO) Sundry times

Position:    Research Collaboration/partnering

Duties:      Action research on conflicts

Organization of seminars, workshops, conferences and mediation meetings

Publication and distribution of peace literature

Public peace advocacy

 

 

Organization                                                                          Date

  • Independent National Electoral Commission INEC,

Ibadan, Oyo State                                                                                                 1998 – 1999

Position:    Personal Assistant to the Resident Electoral Commissioner  (REC)

Duties:      – Assistance to the REC in Office administration, voters’ registration, screening of        candidates, conduct of elections, preparation and rendering of returns to Abuja Headquarters

  • Carrying out specific and general instructions of the REC,
  • Arranging for meetings and other assignments as instructed,
  • Representation of INEC as Defence Counsel at Election Tribunal 1999, Ibadan, Oyo State

 

Organization                                                                          Date

  • Nigerian Agricultural and Cooperative Bank Ltd, NACB (now Bank of Agriculture) 1991 – 1997

In Legal Department at the following locations:

–     Kaduna (Head Office), Yakubu Gowon Way with assignments

covering all states of the Federation                                                         1991-1994

  • Akure Zonal Office: covering Ondo, Edo, Delta and Kogi States 1994-1995
  • Enugu Zonal Office: covering Abia, Akwa-Ibom, Anambra,

Bayelsa, Cross River, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo and Rivers States                 1995-1996

  • Ibadan Zonal Office: Covering Oyo, Lagos, Ogun, Osun and

Kwara States                                                                                             1996 – 1997

 

      Last Position:        Zonal Legal Manager

      Duties:      Drafting legal documents and giving Legal Opinion and Advice on developments in the law relevant to banking, corporate management and related matters

  • Participation in Zonal Agricultural Project Management Committee (ZAPMC) meetings and other statutory and non-statutory meetings
  • Appraisal of loan security documents
  • Custody, safe-keeping and eventual release of mortgagors’ title documents
  • Documentation of loans
  • Legal Searches at various States’ Land’s Registries, and Corporate Affairs Registry, Abuja
  • Loan recovery exercises and
  • Handling of Reports of Litigations for or against the Bank

 

Organization                                                                          Date

  • National Youth Service Corps, Kaduna 1989 – 1990

Position:  Corps Member

Duties:      Primary Assignment in NACB Ltd, Kaduna (Legal Department)

 

Organization                                                                                                                Date

  • C. Ngwakwe Law Chambers                                                 1989 – Date

24 Udensi Street, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria

Position:   Consultant

Duties:      Legal Consultancy

 

 

TRAINING/WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES

  1. The 49th Annual Conference of Nigerian Association of Law Teachers hosted by the Faculty of Law, Nasarawa State Keffi, June 2016
  2. The 47th Annual Conference of Nigerian Association of Law Teachers at Faculty of Law, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, 6th – 9th June, 2014
  3. Seminar organized by Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority in collaboration with Socio-Economic Rights Initiative on Aviation Law For Federal High Court Judges and other Stakeholders in the Aviation Sector at Sheraton Hotel Lagos, 3-4 September, 2013
  4. The 45th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Association of Law Teachers at Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, 17th-20th July, 2012
  5. The 44th Annual Conference of Nigerian Association of Law Teachers at Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, 17th -21st July, 2011
  6. All Africa Law Clinics International Conference On Pre-trial and Criminal Justice organised by Network of University Legal Aid Institutions (NULAI) with the support of Open Society Justice Initiative, Abuja, 23-24 May, 2011
  7. Workshop on Loan Administration and Management Strategies for Middle Management Staff of Nigerian Agricultural Cooperative and Rural Development Bank Limited (NACRDB) at Agricultural Research and Management Training Institute, ARMTI, Ilorin 20th – 24th June, 2010 Presented two papers on:
  • Understanding Legal Issues in Managing Credit Portfolios
  • Review of laws governing Receivership, Winding-up and Bankruptcy in Nigeria
  1. The 43rd Annual Conference of the Nigerian Association of Law Teachers (NALT) 17th – 21st May 2010, at Kogi State University Anyigba, Nigeria. (Presented paper titled “Pedagogical Approaches to Legal Education in Nigeria in the 21st Century”)
  2. International Women’s Day 2010 Conference Organized by Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Owerri, Imo State (Presented a paper titled ‘Alternative Dispute Resolution: relevance of Women and Gender Equality to Development and Peace’) on March 8, 2010.
  3. Loan Administration and Management Strategies for Senior Officers of Nigerian Agricultural, Cooperative and Rural Development Bank Limited (NACRDB) at Michael Imodu National Institute for Labour Studies (MINILS), Ilorin organized by Premium Solution Ltd. (Management Consultants) 11th – 14th January 2010. Presented papers on:
  • Loan Documentation Procedures
  • Receivership, Winding-up and Bankruptcy laws
  1. International Workshop on Role of Law Clinics in Prison organized by Network of Universities Legal Aid Institutions (NULAI) in collaboration with Open Society Justice Initiative, 25 – 26 September 2009, Enugu, Nigeria
  2. The 42nd Annual Conference of Nigerian Association of Law Teachers, NALT, May, 2009 hosted by Faculty of Law, Abia State University (In the capacity of National Secretary of the Association)
  3. The 2nd Clinical Legal Education Colloquium, August 11-14 2008 in Abuja
  4. Workshop on ‘Proposal Writing, Fundraising and Project Management Capacity Training’ for CLE Teachers organized by NULAI, 25-29 July 2008, Abuja
  5. The 1st National Workshop on the Review of the Laws establishing the parastatals under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation held 27th – 29th May 2008 in Abuja (Presented a paper on Review of the Law establishing Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization, CBAAC).
  6. National Sensitization Workshop on Mandatory Continuing Legal Education, MCLE, Programme of Nigerian Bar Association (at Nigerian Law School, Enugu Campus) May 2008.
  7. MCLE Workshop on ‘Clinical Techniques and Contemporary Trends in Legal Practice’ organized by Nigerian Bar Association, Aba Branch 18-19 July, 2008 (Presented a paper on ‘Pre-trial Advocacy’).
  8. Clinical Legal Education Teacher Training Workshop at Faculty of Law, ABSU, Uturu, December 2007.
  9. Second (2nd) Nigerian Clinical Legal Education Teacher Training Workshop held in Abuja, organized by Network of University Legal Aid Institutions (NULAI), Nigeria in partnership with Open Society Justice Initiative, December 13-15, 2006.
  10. Conference on Language and Culture organized by Association for Promotion of Nigerian Languages and Culture, Faculty of Arts, Imo State University, Owerri, November 22, 2005. (Presented a paper on Impact of Western Legal System on Indigenous African Cultures)
  11. Conference on Tsunami Disaster Organized by Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Ibadan, February 8, 2005, (Chaired a Session).
  12. Conference on Discovery of Dead Bodies at Okija Shrine, organized by Programme on Peace and Conflict Studies, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, October, 2004 (Presented a paper on ‘Issues of Law, Religion and Conflict Resolution’).
  13. Methodology Workshop on Ethnic Conflicts Research Organized by University of Iowa U.S.A. (Project on Ethnicity and Good Governance in the Third World) and University of Ibadan (Programme on Ethnic and Federal Studies, PEFS at U.I. Conference Centre) July 1 – 4, 2002
  14. Training Workshop on Alternative Dispute Resolution organized by California State University Sacramento U.S.A. (Centre for African Peace and Conflict Resolution, CAPCR) in Collaboration with University of Ibadan (Institute of African Studies U.I.), November 2-4 1998.
  15. Workshop on Human Rights Law and Practice Organized by Civil Liberties Organization and British Council (Kaduna) February 4-14 1993 in Kaduna.
  16. Workshop on Uniform Rules of Procedure Organized by the Nigerian Bar Association (Northern Zone) at Kaduna, May 14-17, 1992.
  17. Seminar on Companies and Allied Matters Act 1990 Organized by Continuing Legal Education Association, Nigeria (CLEAN) at Lugard Hall Kaduna in collaboration with the Ford Foundation, September 19, 1991
  18. Sundry NBA Annual Conferences, since 1990

 

COMPUTER LITERACY

Literate in software applications and programmes like Micro-soft Word, Excel, Power point

 

PUBLICATIONS/PAPERS

BOOKS AUTHORSHIP/EDITORSHIP

  1. Ngwakwe, E.C. African Law: Text and Documents ( over 500 page Book In press)
  2. Ngwakwe, E.C. and Agbazuere, A.C.B. Jurisprudence Interrogates African Law, Abakaliki, L&D Cho-cho Ventures, 2016
  3. Ngwakwe, E.C. and Agom, C.U. Hierarchy of Norms and Jural Connectivity in the Nigerian legal System: Reflections on Persisting Jurisprudential Questions, Abakaliki, L&D Cho-cho Ventures, 2016
  4. Ngwakwe, E.C. African Customary Law: Jurisprudence, Themes and Principles, Ave-Maria Academic Publishers, Abakaliki, 2013
  5. Ngwakwe, E.C., Ajah, C.O. and Okoronye, I. Human Rights, Democracy and Development Revisited: Legal Essays in Honour of Professor Osita C. Eze, , Aba, KDV E-Publishers, 2012
  6. Onuoha, G., Ngwakwe, E. et al (eds) Perspectives on Democracy, Rule of Law and Globalization, Aba, Falcon Publishing Co, 2010
  7. Umozurike U.O. and Ngwakwe E.C. (eds.) Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Nigerian Association of Law Teachers, NALT, Owerri, Hudson Jude, 2009
  8. Ngwakwe, E.C. Issues in Human Rights Guarantees, Owerri, Hudson Jude 2008.

 

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Ngwakwe, E.C. ‘African Legal Eras and Human Rights Development: Milestones and Prospects’ in Chukwumaeze, U., Olaoluwa, R., and Nnabue, A. eds. (2013) Law, Social Justice and Development: A Festschrift for Professor Uba Nnabue, Owerri, Imo State University Press, p. 237
  2. Ngwakwe, E. C. “Legal Research Methodology: Any Need for Reforms?” in Ojukwu, E. and Nwankwo, C. K. (2012) Law and Social Development: Essays in Honour of Chief Echeme Emole CFR, Abuja, Helen Roberts, pp. 527-548
  3. Ngwakwe, E.C. ‘Human Rights and Development Equation in Africa: Conflictual or Complementary’ in Ngwakwe, E.C. et al (2012) Human Rights, Democracy and Development Revisited: Legal Essays in Honour of Professor Osita C. Eze, Aba, KDV E Publishers, pp.123-148
  4. Ngwakwe, E.C. ‘Issues of Law and Human Rights in Child Trafficking’ in Okeke, V.O.S. et al eds. (2011) Gender Studies: A Reader, Nsukka, Great AP Express Publishers
  5. Ngwakwe, E.C. “Pressure of Globalization on National Laws: The Nigerian Experience” in Onuoha, G.A., et al (eds.) (2010) Perspectives on Democracy, Rule of Law and Globalization, Aba, Falcon Publishers Co, pp186-213
  6. Erugo Sam., Ngwakwe Eze, Ezeogu C, and Ikeocha Nath “Pedagogical Approaches to Education in the 21st Century” in Muzan A.O. ed. (2010) Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the Nigerian Association of Law Teachers, NALT, May 17-20, 2010, Anyigba, NALT, pp 457-490
  7. Ngwakwe, E.C. ‘Relevance of Conceptual Differences of Human Rights to Peace and Development’ in Unegbu M.O. and Okoronye, I. (2009) Legal Developments in the New World Order: Essays in International, Comparative and Public Law in Honour of U.O. Umozurike (OON), Port Harcourt, Jite Books, pp 153-177.
  8. Ngwakwe, E.C. “An analysis of Jurisdictional conflicts among anti-corruption laws and institutions in Nigeria under the 1999 Constitution” in Enweremadu, D.U. and Okafor, E.E (2009) Anti-corruption Reforms In Nigeria since 1999: Issues, Challenges and Way Forward, Ibadan, Institut Francaise Reserche Afrique (French Institute for Research in Africa) IFRA, pp 43-57.
  9. Ngwakwe, E.C. “Pre Trial Advocacy” in Odoemenam, C.E. and Ugochukwu, P.C. eds. (2008) Issues and Responses in Contemporary Law and Practice, Owerri, Hudson-Jude, pp 153-169
  10. Ngwakwe, E.C. “Considering the legality of post–conviction disqualifications” in Suleiman I. Oji ed. (2008) Philosophical Legacy on Issues in Public Law published by Department of the Public Law/Jurisprudence, Faculty of Law Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, pp 209-225.
  11. Ngwakwe, E.C. “An Analysis of the Complementarities and Incongruities of World Trade Organisation and African Economic Community as Agents of Globalisation” Chukwumaeze, U.U. Ed (2014) Book in Honour of Retiring Chief Judge, Imo State Judiciary, Owerri (In press)

 

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES

  1. Ngwakwe, E.C. “Transitional Justice Schemes for protection of rights in Africa: Forms, Challenges and Prospects” in ABSU Property and Comparative Law Journal (PCLJ) published by the Department of Private and Property Law, Faculty of Law, Abia State University, vol. 1 No. 1 (2013), pp201-233
  2. Ngwakwe, E.C. “A Review of Legal issues in Bank Advances, Security and Loan Portfolio Management” in Journal of Commercial and Contemporary Law published by the  Department of Commercial Law of Imo State University, Owerri, 2012 (June), pp. 46-64
  3. Ngwakwe, E.C. “Legal Fictions and their Relevance to the ends of Law” in University of Ibadan Law Journal, UIBLJ, 2011
  4. Ngwakwe, E.C. “Interface Between Banker’s Duty of Secrecy and illegalities in the acquisition and disposal of a customer’s Funds” in the Journal of Commercial and Contemporary Law vol 2 published by the Department of Commercial Law of Imo State University, Owerri, (2011) pp 21-32
  5. Ngwakwe, E.C. “Examining legal issues associated with customary oath: The Okija Shrine raid of 2004 revisited” in Journal of Nigerian and Comparative Law (in affiliation with Department of International Law and Jurisprudence of the Faculty of Law of University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus), 2011
  6. Ngwakwe, E.C. “Legal Instruments of integration in Africa: An examination of convergences and Divergences” in Journal of Commercial and Contemporary Law vol 1 published by the Department of Commercial Law of Imo State university, Owerri, 2011, pp 100-115
  7. Ngwakwe, E.C. “Settlement of Disputes with international colouration in Africa: Examining the relevant institutional courts and jurisdictional interlocking” in the Journal of International and Comparative Law (in affiliation with Department of International Law and Jurisprudence of the Faculty of Law of University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus), 2011
  8. Ngwakwe, E.C. “Appraisal of Typologies and Scope of Conflict Resolution Processes in Nigeria” in Abia State University Law Journal ABSU LJ, vol. 10, 2008, pp 145-161
  9. Ngwakwe, E.C. and Olugbenga Oke-Samuel “Rethinking the Legal Foundations of Dispute Resolution mechanisms and structures in Nigeria” in Akungba Law Journal, published by the Faculty of Law of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Ondo State, 2008, vol 1 No 2 pp 89-97.
  10. Ngwakwe, E.C. “Dead bodies at Okija Shrine: Issues of Religion and Conflict Resolution:” in Quill Pen Journal published by Resources Centre for Art, Culture and Communication Development, Ibadan, vol. 5, 2006. Pp 12-16.
  11. Ngwakwe, E.C. “Traditional Concepts of Human Rights and Conflict Resolution among the Igbo Cultural Group of Nigeria” in Ijinle Asa Journal by Resource Centre for Art, Culture and Communication Development, Ibadan, vol. 3, 2006, pp 10-17.
  12. Ngwakwe, E.C. “Creative Arts and Obscenity Laws in Nigeria” in Nigerian Art Reflections, a Journal of the Society of Nigerian Artists, Ibadan, vol. 6, 2006, pp. 23-27.
  13. Ngwakwe, E.C. “Interrelationship of Law, Human Rights and Conflict Resolution” in Ibadan Bar Journal, Ibadan. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2004 pp 105-118.
  14. Ngwakwe, E.C. “Legal Schools of Thought Applied to African Customary Law” in the Journal of International and Comparative Law, vol. 7, No. 2, 2003 of the Department of Jurisprudence and International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin, pp. 164-179.
  15. Ngwakwe, E.C. and Ikeocha, Nath “Impact of Western Legal System on Indigenous African Cultures” in the Journal of African Notes, published by the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, volume 34 Numbers 1 & 2, 2010, pp55-62
  16. Ngwakwe, E.C. “The Interlink of developmental Stages and Sources of Environmental Laws in Nigeria” in Abia State University Law Journal, 2014
  17. Ngwakwe, E.C. “Social Rights in Nigeria: Sources, Scope and justiciability” in the Departmental Journal of JIPL, Abia State University, Uturu, 2014
  18. Ngwakwe, E.C. “Jurisprudence Interrogates African Law” in Faculty of Law Journal, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, 2014
  19. Ngwakwe, E.C. “Decision of Customary Court/Customary Court of Appeal not Touching On Customary Law Question in Civil Proceeding is not Appeallable” in a Journal Taking Stands: Opposing Views on Contemporary Legal Issues in Nigeria (in Press), NBA (Aba Branch)

 

 

 

UNPUBLISHED WORKS (THESES/DISSERTATIONS)

  1. The Cultural Basis of Human Rights and Conflict Resolution among the Igbo of Nigeria (Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis at University of Ibadan, Nigeria) 2003
  2. African Customary Law and Dispute Resolution Methods in Aba Zone of Abia State, Nigeria (Unpublished Master’s Dissertation, University of Ibadan, Nigeria) 1999
  3. The Legality of Secession: Biafra as a Case Study (Unpublished LL.B. Degree Project at Abia (then Imo) State University, Uturu, Abia State, Nigeria) 1988.

 

ON-GOING RESEARCH PROJECTS

  1. Key Issues in Nigeria Environmental Law (Book)
  2. Property rights in Africa: Recurring decimals and controversies (Article)
  3. Reflections on Issues in a decade of Nigerian constitutional experimentation, 1999-2009 (Monograph)

 

 

NON-LEGAL (CREATIVE) WORKS

  1. Ngwakwe, Eze Animalian Polytricks, Abakaliki, Ave-Maria , 2015 (Novel)
  2. Ngwakwe, Eze Purviews: Anthology of Poems (5Volumes) , Abakaliki, Ave-Maria, 2015
  3. i) School Day Meditations
  4. ii) Qui Sera Sera

            iii) Bubbles and Buoys

  1. iv) Transient Impulses
  2. v) Peregrination Tunes
  3. Ngwakwe, Eze Oza To Nneji: The Place and People, their Pedigree and Pursuits, Abakaliki, Ave-Maria Academic Publishers, 2015

 

  1. Reflections on Reminiscences (A Reader on personal experiences), (writing in progress)

 

 

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES

                                                                                                                                    Since

  1. Nigerian Bar Association, NBA 1989
  2. Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, IPM 1998
  3. Academic Staff of Universities Union, ASUU 2004
  4. Nigerian Association of Law Teachers, NALT 2004
  5. African Studies Association, ASA 2005
  6. Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators 2016

 

 

AWARDS

  1. NYSC (Kaduna State) Certificate of Merit 1990
  2. K.O. Abiola Student Fellowship Award by Postgraduate School,

University of Ibadan, Nigeria                                                                         2000

 

 

POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY HELD

  1. Returning Officer for Ugwunagbo Local Government Area during the Local Government Election of Wednesday, December 21, 2016, conducted by Abia State Independent Electoral Commission
  2. Head, Department of Jurisprudence, International and Public Law, ABSU 2016 – Date
  3. Head, Department of Private and Property Law, Faculty of Law,

ABSU Uturu, Nigeria                                                                                                 2008 – 2016

  1. Member, Abia State University (ABSU) Senate 2008 – Date
  2. Editor-In-Chief, ABSU Property and Comparative Law Journal (PCLJ), published by

Department of Private and Property Law, Abia State University                  2013

  1. Chairman, a University Committee on Investigation of Examination

Malpractices                                                                                                   2011

  1. Coordinator, Postgraduate Programme, Faculty of Law,

Abia State University (ABSU) Uturu, Nigeria                                               2007 – 2012

  1. Coordinator, Postgraduate Programme, Faculty of Law, Ebonyi State

University, Abakaliki, Nigeria (as Adjunct Lecturer)                         2012 – 2013

  • Member, Abia State University Research Committee and University

Journal Editorial Board                                                                                   2010

8          National Secretary, Nigerian Association of Law Teachers,

(42nd Conference)                                                                                            2009

  1. Member, Editorial Boards of Quill Pen, and Ijinle Asa Journals, Ibadan 2006
  2. Member, Editorial Board of ABSU Faculty of Law Journal, Uturu 2005 – Date
  3. Member, NBA Human Rights Committee, Ibadan Bar Branch 2004
  4. Legal Adviser, The International Sport Violence Intervention Squad,

TISVIS, Ibadan (NGO).                                                                                 2004

  1. Member, Nigerian Agricultural and Cooperative Bank (NACB Ltd) Zonal

Management Committees in Akure (1994-95), Enugu (1995-96

and later 1997), and Ibadan (1996-97)

  1. Secretary, NACB Staff Fringe Benefits Review Committee, Kaduna 1992
  2. Editor-In-Chief, NYSC Community Legal Aid Scheme Magazine,

Kaduna                                                                                                           1989/90

  1. Member, Judicial Council of Law Students’ Association, LAWSA,

Abia (then Imo) State University, Uturu                                                        1986/87

  1. Editor-In-Chief of ‘The Views’, A Magazine of Secondary Technical

School, Obegu-Ngwa, Aba                                                                             1982/83

  1. Member of Executive Committee and Legal Adviser of many Community-Based

Organisations and Social Clubs at sundry times since                                    1990

 

 

HOBBIES

  1. Writing, Reading and Research
  2. Debates and Philosophical enquiries
  3. Community service

 

REFEREES

Professor U S F Nnabue

Faculty of Law, Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria

 

Hon Justice O Ogbuinya

Honourable Justice of the Court of Appeal, Markurdi Division, Benue State, Nigeria

 

His Royal Highness, ACP (Rtd) Eze John A. Nwigwe

Traditional Ruler, Nneji Autonomous Community, Ugwunagbo LGA, Abia State