Prof. Ezike Edwin Obimma.

Department: Private And Public Law
Faculty: Law
Designation : Professor
Phone: 08033384241

Publications (Articles and Journals):

•    Ezike, Edwin Obimma, Nigerian Contract Law, (London: LexisNexis, 2015) 688 pages.

•    Ezike, Edwin, The Right to Resource Control in the Federal Republic of Nigeria, (Saarbrücken, Germany: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, 2012) 692 pages. [My Ph.D. thesis published into a book in Germany].


•    Ezike, Edwin Obimma and Olorunfemi, John Funsho, “An Evaluation of the Admissibility of Confessional Statement Contained in Self-Serving Statement under the Evidence Act 2011”, University of Benin Law Journal, Vol. 17 No. 1 (2016-2017), pp. 96 – 109.

•    Ezike, Edwin Obimma, “Force Majeure and Hardship Clauses – Powerful Tools in Circumventing the Monster of Frustration and Absolute Contract Amidst the Vagaries of Nigeria’s Economic Downturn”, in Fighting on the Side of Law and Justice, Legal Essays in Honour of Professor GOS Amadi, (Enugu: Snaap Press (Nig.) Ltd, 2016), pp. 152 – 183.

•    Ezike, Edwin Obimma, “Resource Control, True Federalism and the Niger Delta Question”, The Nigerian Juridical Review, Vol. 14 (2016) Accepted for publication.

•    Ezike, Edwin Obimma and Wingate, Emmanuel Onyedi, “Judicial Independence and Accountability in the Enforcement of Contracts against the Nigerian Government”, Miyetti Quarterly Law Review, Vol. 1 Issue 2 (September 2016), pp. 102 – 132.

•    Ezike, Edwin Obimma, “Requirement of Due Diligence on Capacity of Nigerian Government Officials/Organs/Agents to Contract”, The Nigerian Juridical Review, Vol. 13 (2015), p. 217.

•    O. Nnamuchi, E. Ezike and J. Odinkonigbo, “Obstetric Fistula – a Menace to Maternal Health: Does Fidelity to Country Obligations under the Millennium Development Goals and Human Rights Regimes Provide an Antidote?” Annals Health Law Review, Loyola University Chicago School of Law Journal (2015), pp. 60 – 85.

•    Ezike, Edwin Obimma, “The Indispensability of the Sacraments and the Priests in the Church Today: Towards a Better Appreciation of Spiritual Realities”, in The Priesthood and New Evangelization, (Awka: Rex Charles and Patrick Ltd., 2015), pp. 35 – 53.

•    Ezike, Edwin Obimma, “Non-Pecuniary Remedies and Interim Measures of Protection in Arbitration: A Comparative Perspective”, Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Annual Review 2014, pp. 91 – 114.

•    C. A. Ogbuabor, E. O. Nwosu and E. O. Ezike, “Mainstreaming ADR in Nigeria’s Criminal Justice System, European Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 45 No. 1 (2014), pp. 32 – 43.

•    O. Nnamuchi, S. U. Ortuanya & E. O. Ezike, “Millennium Development Goal 4, Children’s Health and Implementation Challenges in Africa: Does a Human Rights Based Approach Suffice?”  Loyola University Chicago International Law Review, Vol. 11 Issue 2 Spring/Summer 2014, pp. 103 – 139.

•    Ezike, Edwin Obimma, “Online Contracts in Nigeria – An Overview”, The Nigerian Juridical Review, Vol. 11 (2013), pp. 53 – 82.

•    Ezike, Edwin Obimma, “Customary Arbitration and the Courts – A Confusion in the Law”, University of Benin Law Journal, (2013) Vol. 14 No. 1 pp. 45 – 67.

•    Ezike, Edwin Obimma, “Halting the Misconceptions Relating to Customary Arbitration Award in Nigeria”, International Arbitration Law Review, Vol. 16 Issue 5, (2013), pp. 162 – 169.

•    Ezike, Edwin Obimma, “Resource Control and True Federalism: The Niger Delta Question,” in Law, Social Justice and Development: A Festschrift for Professor Uba Nnabue, U. Chukwumaeze, et al (eds.) (Owerri: Imo State University Press, 2013), pp. 358 – 389.

•    Ezike, Edwin Obimma, “An Examination of the Legal Status of Church Marriages in Nigeria”, in Family in the Laws, edited by Izunwa, Maurice O., (Onitsha: Great M-Print and Publishers, 2013), pp. 51 – 87.

•    Ezike, Edwin Obimma, “Developing a Statutory Framework for ADR in Nigeria”, The Nigerian Juridical Review, vol. 10 (2011-2012), pp. 248 – 266.

•    Ezike, Edwin Obimma, “The Chequered History of Onshore/Offshore Dichotomy in Nigeria and its Legal Consequences”, University of Benin Journal of Private & Property Law (UBJPPL), Vol. 3 [2012], pp. 1 – 22.

•    Ezike, Edwin Obimma, “Problems of Natural Resource Control in Nigeria: A Legal or Economic Solution?”, Nigerian Journal of Petroleum, Natural Resources and Environmental Law NJPNREL vol. 4 (2012) pp. 1 – 27.

•    Ezike, Edwin Obimma, “Comparative Analysis of Resource Control in Some Federal Jurisdictions”, Journal of Nigerian & Comparative Law, Vol. 2 (2012), pp. 34 – 43.

•    Ezike, Edwin Obimma, “Time within Which to Set Aside an Arbitral Award under the Nigerian Arbitration and Conciliation Act”, Law and Policy Review, Vol. 3 (2012), pp. 26 – 47.

•    Ezike, Edwin Obimma, “Mistaken Identity in the Law of Contract: Whither the Position of the Law?”, Law and Policy Review, Vol. 4 (2012), pp. 154 – 171.

•    Ezike, Edwin Obimma, “Appraising the Employer’s Right to ‘Fire’ through the Lens of Recent Nigerian Cases”, ESUT Public Law Journal Vol. 1, No. 1 (2011), pp. 144 – 163.

•    Ezike, Edwin Obimma, “The Principle of Derivation in Nigeria: Historical Perspective and Effect”, University of Benin Journal of Private and Property Law (UBJPPL), Vol. 2 (2011), pp. 269 – 290.

•    Ezike, Edwin Obimma, “Remediating Environmental Pollution Damages in Nigeria: Need to Adopt the Principle of Absolute Liability”, Nigerian Journal of Petroleum, Natural Resources and Environmental Law, Vol. 3 No. 1 (2011), pp. 1 – 30.

•    Ezike, Edwin Obimma, “Liabilities for Environmental Pollution Damage in Nigeria,” Journal of Private and Property Law (JPPL), (2010) vol. 28, pp. 65 – 88.

•    Edwin O. Ezike, “Judicial Attitude to Natural Resources Control in Nigeria,” Nigerian Journal of Petroleum, Natural Resources and Environmental Law, Vol. 2 No. 1 (January 2010), pp. 82 – 122.

•    Rev. Fr. Dr. Edwin Obimma Ezike, “The Travails of Democracy in Nigeria: 1960 to 2007,” Perspectives on Democracy, Rule of Law and Globalisation, edited by Onuoha, G., et al, (Lagos: Falcon Publishing Co., 2010), p. 70 – 97.

•    Ezike, Edwin Obimma, “Appraisal of Legislative and Institutional Development of Anti-Corruption,” Nigerian Journal of Public Law (NJPL), Vol. 1 No. 1 (2008), pp. 145 - 160.

•    Ezike, Edwin Obimma, “Priests in the Public Service,” The Church and Development, (Awka: Rex Charles and Patrick Ltd., 2008), pp. 82 - 99.

•    Ezike, Edwin Obimma, “Equitable Estoppel and the ‘Shield Theory’”, The Journal of Private and Property Law, Vol. 25, June 2004, p. 88 - 102.

•    Ezike, Edwin Obimma, “The Validity of Section 34 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act,” The Nigerian Juridical Review, Vol. 8 2000 - 2002, pp. 139 – 151.

•    Ezike, Edwin Obimma, “The Validity of an Award under Customary Law Arbitration,” The Nigerian Juridical Review, Vol. 7 1998 - 1999, pp. 269 – 278.

•    Ezike, E. O. (Rev. Fr.) “Exclusion Clauses and their Applicability to Fundamental Terms of Contract,”  in Essays on Contemporary Legal Issues, edited by Emole, C. E., et al, (Enugu: Auto-Century Publishing Company Ltd., 1996), pp. 258 – 279.

•    Ezike, Edwin Obimma, “The Application of Public Officers Protection Act,” The Nigerian Juridical Review, Vol. 6 1994-1997, p. 100 – 127.

Area of Specialization
Research archive