Department Of Public and International Law Journals


A comparative analysis of Lagos and Kwara States Citizens Mediation Centre Laws by  Abifarin Olufemi Published by journal of public and private law of Nnamdi Azikwe University Awka Vol 5 September 2013 pg 129

This paper looked at the Mediation Centre Law of Lagos and Kwara States and made a comparison. We noted that the jurisdiction of each differs in some material respect. The two centres are not court connected. The centres are to be run from the government and…
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A critical appraisal of laws regulating production and consumption of Beer/Alcohol in Nigeria by Abifarin Olufemi published by Nigeria bar Journal 2006

In this paper, we reviewed the various laws regulating production and consumption of alcohol in Nigeria. We first of all identified the types of alcoholic drinks in Nigeria, we considered the Customs and Excise Management Act which is still the law regulating brewing of beer, manufacturing of spirit and manufacturing of menthylated sprit, we considered the liquor licensing…
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An Appraisal of Methodology of Resolution of Conflict between Municipal and International Law by Olufemi Abifarin, Agu Rachael and Abdulrasaq F.F.

The paper was jointly written by Olufemi Abifarin, Agu Rachael and Abdulrasaq F.F. 2008

The paper attempted to answer the question whether an individual can invoke International law before a municipal court? Or to what extent can a national court put into effect within the domestic system rules of International law which are contrary or not contrary to domestic law?…
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An Appraisal of Protection against Domestic Violence Law of Lagos State 2007 by Olufemi Abifarin and Jimmy O. Chijioke Published by Afe Babalola University Law Journal

This paper was jointly written by Olufemi Abifarin and Jimmy O. Chijioke

The paper appraised the provisions of the protection against Domestic Violence law of Lagos State 2007. The provisions of the law are far reaching and are capable of protecting both women; children and men in a home and the authors commended the…
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An Assessment of Statutory Roles of BPE in Privatization and Commercialization of Public Enterprises in Nigeria by Olufemi Abifafrin, Shittu A. Bello and E.E. Published by Journal of department of Public Law and Jurisprudence Usman Dan Fodio University Sokoto 2008/2009.

This is another joint paper written by the trio, of Olufemi Abifafrin, Shittu A. Bello and E.E which discussed the role of BPE in the privatization exercise in Nigeria. The paper outlines the composition of BPE and the supervisory body…
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An exploratory survey of cooperative societies law in Nigeria by Olufemi Abifarin Published by Journal of Commercial and contemporary law vol.4 June 2014

This paper did a historical survey of cooperative societies in Nigeria. We looked at the types of cooperative societies in Nigeria we also distinguished between cooperative societies and other similar institutions. We pointed out in the work that cooperative societies are within the purview of the state as per item 32 of the exclusive legislative list in…
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Curbing the menace of sexual harassment in campuses in Nigeria by Olufemi Abifarin published by The Nigerian Journal of Social Health vol.1 No.2 2008 p 175

The paper defined sexual harassment on campuses in the Nigerian context. It categorizes campus activities to academic, social and religious and that a good student should strike a balance between academic, social and religious activities on the campus.

The paper also raised a very important question as to who is harassing who sexually in the campus?…
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Gay marriage, Human Rights and African Cultural Heritage by Abifarin Olufemi published by Nigerian Journal of legal studies volume IX 2010/2011 pg 86

In this paper, we defined gay marriage and described it as a form of sexual perversion in all its manifestation. We examined how gay marriage which was earlier resented globally has now become the norm in the western world. We also examined how the western world has been trying to globalized it and without respect for cultural…
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Gender Issues in child custody in matrimonial causes in Nigeria by Olufemi Abifarin published in the Journal of Commercial and Contemporary law vol.3 June 2012

In this paper, we looked at child custody after a divorce or a decree of judicial separation under Customary law, Islamic law and Christian law. We discovered that from available judicial authorities, that there is a general belief of courts that a child naturally belongs to his father and therefore any child of the marriage…
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Imperative of legal framework for traditional health care delivery in Nigeria by Olufemi Abifafrin published by Nigeria Journal of indigenous knowledge and development vol 1 March 2009 p1

In this paper, we looked at the existing law in Nigeria and its provision on traditional health care delivery and discovered that there is none for the federation but only few states have legal framework and regulatory Boards, we also discussed the war of attrition between traditional health care providers and the…
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Legal framework for Control of Tobacco use in Nigeria by Olufemi Abifarin  published by Kogi State University law journal vol.1 No.1 April 2009

This paper examined the legal framework for control of tobacco consumption in Nigeria. It contended that tobacco is the only legally available consumer product that kills through normal use and that in spite of the risk and dangers associated with tobacco more and more companies are investing in tobacco production in Nigeria and by extension globally. The…
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Legal framework for the protection of traditional institution in Nigeria by          Abifarin Olufemi published by Journal of Comparative law vol.1 No. 1 2006 p. 33

This paper looked at traditional institution in Nigeria. Here traditional institution is our chieftaincy institution and its role in administration of Justice in pre-colonial and post-colonial Nigeria. We examined the role of traditional rulers in the indirect rule system, the appointment and deposition of chief laws of various states, we distinguished between traditional chiefs and…
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Monogamy as a universal religious concept of marriage by Abifarin Olufemi published by journal of law and international security Vol. 1 No 3 2007

This paper looked at marriage in Customary law, Islamic law and Christian law and concluded that it appeared all the religions prefer monogamy as the first option in marriage but in customary law accommodation is given to polygamy as a remedial option, in Islamic law too a stringent condition is given before a second marriage could…
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Prospectively of law as an indispensable ingredient of the rule of law in a liberal democratic state by Abifarin Olufemi Published by journal of law and international security Vol 1 No 3 2007

This paper defined prospectively of law, retroactivity of law was also explained, which we saw as a feature of military regimes in Nigeria. We highlighted those Decrees promulgated as from 1966 up to the end of military rule in 1999. We also discussed the position of the…
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Taxation of ecclesiastical bodies, charitable organization and educational institution in Nigeria by Abifarin Olufemi published by journal of contemporary legal issue Vol 1 No 1 p.103 2009

This is a joint paper which examined taxation of ecclesiastical bodies, charitable organizations and educational institutions in Nigeria. We discussed payment of tax as a constitutional obligation of citizens of Nigeria, we looked at Personal Income Tax Act, Companies Income Tax Act and other tax laws and concluded that even though the church,…
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The Challenges of Institutionalizing Alternative Dispute Resolution in Nigeria by Olufemi Abifarin Published by Ekiti State University Law Journal 2013

This paper looked at ADR as a complement to the court system of adjudication. We considered Arbitration which is adjudicatory in nature and other methods that are consensual and nonbinding such as conciliation, mediation, negotiation, expert determination etc. We pointed out the challenges facing institutionalization of ADR in spite of its very many advantages. Such challenges include lack of efficient…
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The imperative of legal frame work for corporate social responsibility by multinational oil companies in the Niger Delta oil communities of Nigeria by     Abifarin Olufemi published by Bi-annual Journal of public law- vol.1 part 1 (2009)p.78

In this paper, we examined corporate social responsibility as a new concept in corporate governance which is aimed principally to address profit, people and planet. We examined the proponents and the critics of the concept and stressed the fact that it has come to…
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The use and misuse of legislative power of impeachment in Nigeria by Abifarin Olufemi published by Fountain Quarterly law journal Vol 3 December 2006 pg1.

The paper discussed definition, origin and nature of impeachment. He also examined the scope of legislative power of removal of the executive in Nigeria, stressing that Nigeria constitution of 1999 did not use the word impeachment but removal. We examined cases of impeachment in Nigeria from the first case of Alhaji Balarada Musa former governor…
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Journal of Jurisprudence & Public Law, 1(2012):328-373

THE OIL INDUSTRY AND HOST COMMUNITIES OF THE NIGER DELTA: BACKGROUND AND JUSTIFICATION FOR A BENEFICIAL RELATIONSHIP

BY

Florence Masajuwa, PhD

Abstract

 This study examined the relationship between the oil industry and host communities through the historical evolution of the oil industry in Nigeria. This is informed by the fact that in recent years, significant strides have been made to build a legal framework for matters of this nature in most resource-bearing areas…
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Igbinedion University Law Journal, 8, (2009): 54-67

SHARES AND CLASS RIGHTS IN NIGERIA’S COMPANY LAW: A CRITICAL OVERVIEW

BY

FLORENCE MASAJUWA

 

Abstract

What constitute the shares of a company has assumed varying legal meanings overtime. During the period of the Deed of Settlement Company, the partnership property vested in the trustees, with members having a kind of “shares” which entitled them to an equitable interest in the assets of the company. The snag with this arrangement is that the…
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Nigerian Journal of Policy and Development, 3, 2004:86-94

INTEREST GROUPS AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT PROGRAMME IN NIGERIA

 BY

 FLORENCE MASAJUWA

 Abstract

The Structural Adjustment Programme (“SAP”) came into existence with the 1986 annual budget as a core policy programme of the Ibrahim Babangida’s administration to address Nigeria’s economic problems. The debates and controversies accompanying the birth of SAP awakened people’s interest to know the forms of interactions between institutions that lead to policies. They also became interested…
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JABULAW Journal, 4 (1), 2017:188-203

CONTROL OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES AND PROTECTION OF HOST COMMUNITIES INTERESTS IN NIGERIA: A LEGAL APPRAISAL

 

BY

Florence U. Masajuwa, PhD

 

Abstract

 This paper examines the contentious issue of ownership and control of the oil industry in Nigeria and how successive constitutions and other enactments vested ownership and control of the oil industry in the hands of two of the three critical stakeholders of the oil industry, the federal government (FGN) and the…
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Nigerian Journal of Social Sciences (NJSS)

RENTIERISM AND OFFICIAL CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA

 

BY

S.A. Idahosa
Department of Political Science & Public Admin.
University of Benin, Benin- City, Edo State, Nigeria.

Masajuwa Florence
Department of Political Science & Public Admin.
Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State, Nigeria.

AdesoyeIsiaka Mustapha
Department of Government
Federal Government Girls College, Benin-City, Edo State, Nigeria.

 

Abstract

This paper discusses corruption in the Nigeria state from the…
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Nigeria Journal of Food, Drug and Health Law, 8 (2015): 8-17

CHILDREN INSURGENTS IN WEST AFRICAN SUB-REGION: THE BOKOHARAM EXAMPLES IN NIGERIA, CHAD AND CAMEROON

 

BY

Chijioke, J.O, Adesina, E.A & Masajuwa, F.U, PhD, (Mrs.)

 

Abstract

This study is on child involvement in Boko Haram, one of the world’s deadliest extremist groups.  One of the most shocking horrors of Boko Haram’s rampage across West Africa has been the insurgent’s ability to turn capture girls and boys…
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Namibian Journal of Management, 3(1 and 2), 2016: 64-91

STRENGTHENING THE GENDER BALANCE: WOMEN AND DECISION -MAKING IN OIL PRODUCING COMMUNITIES IN THE NIGER DELTA

 

BY

Florence U Masajuwa, PhD and Adekunle Ajisebiyawo

 

Abstract

In most Nigerian communities, participation in decision making is gendered, reflecting the structure of the dominant patriarchal ideology. The advent of the petroleum industry in the country has further entrenched the problem by undermining the voices of women regarding the distribution of the benefits…
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International Journal of Arts & Sciences, CD-ROM. ISSN: 1944-6934: 07(05):453–468 (2016).

CREDIBLE ELECTIONS AND ESTABLISHMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF DEMOCRATIC ORDER: THE NIGERIAN DIMENSION

 

BY

 

Adekunle S. Ajisebiyawo and Florence U. Masajuwa

 

Abstract

Credible elections are indispensable to the establishment and maintenance of democracy. This is because elections, inter alia, provide legitimation for the state and its custodians. In developed liberal and social democracies such as the United States and many European states, elections have been institutionalized as…
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BIU Journal of Social and Management Sciences, 2 (1), 2004: 40-48

THE MILITARY AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN NIGERIA: AN APPRAISAL

 

BY

Florence U Masajuwa & Nse Akpan

 

Abstract

Local governments are third tier level of government meant to serve as agent of rural and grassroots development. In Nigeria, they have evolved through the years acquiring different status which each successive administration structuring them to suit its peculiar needs and purposes. Most of the reforms do…
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Law, Conflict and Human Rights in Africa, 1 (2012):107-142

 

NIGERIA’S NATIONAL GENDER POLICY AND THE RIGHT OF WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION IN POLITICS: AN ASSESSMENT

 

BY

Florence .U. Masajuwa

 

Abstract

Since the 1999 return of democracy, representation of women in political office has fluctuated. Nigeria women’s political, economic and social rights remain largely neglected, as seen in the lack of gender equality and political representation. The National Gender Policy, which stipulates a 35 percent presence of women in all…
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Abstract
Pension means regular payments made by the state to the disabled, widowed or by a former employer to an employee after long service or a periodical payment made especially by government, company or an employer in consideration of past services.1 This paper seeks to review Nigerian pension laws with a view to identifying whether a state can enact a pension law to grant pension and gratuities to an ex-governor and if not what happens to the pensions…
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Abstract
Cooperative banking is now a global phenomenon but going through the history of banking in Nigeria there is nothing to show that Nigeria had actually established any cooperative bank. There were the defunct Nigerian cooperative and Commerce bank, or Cooperative Bank Plc, Nigerian Agricultural and Cooperative bank etc. They were never cooperative banks in the true sense, they all operated Commercial banks or at best as micro finance or primary mortgage institutions. This paper unfolded the enormity of the impact cooperative…
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ABSTRACT
This paper examines the role played by foreign interests and intervention in the nature and manifestation of these sorts of insurgency in Nigeria. Chief among the factors that can motivate and sustain violence in a political system are factors that originate or come from outside the borders of the country involved. As forms of political violence, insurgency and terrorism in the Nigerian context pits the state against groups with perceived discontent in a struggle that has resulted…
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ABSTRACT
This paper examines the contentious issue of ownership and control of the oil industry in Nigeria and how successive constitutions and other enactments vested ownership and control of the oil industry in the hands of two of the three critical stakeholders of the oil industry, the federal government (FGN) and the multinational oil companies (MOCs) leaving out the communities who live on the land where the actual exploration and production takes place. The Federal Government and the…
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ABSTRACT
The paper bridging the digital divide, review the multifaceted problem which has made Africa nations to lag behind the western developed countries. It traces the origin, causes and consequences which includes socio-economic factors, connectivity, technological access and literacy, and digital repositories. The efforts and initiatives by world leaders, international, regional, national, and non-governmental organizations, research Institutes and Industries to bridge the digital divide is examined. The author posit that African nations are a consuming nations historically and hence the continued flow of information…
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ABSTRACT
Reported here are the results of a research project that examined the progress that has been made by Nigerian University libraries in computerization of their services. Fourteen university libraries that said that their libraries were automated were investigated using structured questionnaires. The research design was carried out in two stages by the use of structured questionnaires. The study population consisted of 47 university libraries, of which 24 were Federal, 17 state and 6 private. While the sample population was limited…
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