“The principles of fair hearing are fundamental rules of procedure and pivotal in ensuring fairness and justice to all parties in any legal or quasi-legal proceedings. The principles form the foundation of law and justice without which society would fall into chaos.”

Ejembi Eko, JSC
Supreme Court of Nigeria
June 23, 2020



ISBN: 978-84-1346-638-5

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“A void of knowledge will be filled as the book draws real-life examples from businesses that have benefitted from private equity, highlighting private equity as a significant option for startups, as well as businesses that cannot afford debt financing, arising from the inability to meet the requirements.”

Professor Enase Okonedo
Dean, Lagos Business School

ISBN: 978-84-9197-666-0

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“This book presents a broad procedure for dispute resolution through Arbitration. It gives a distilled analysis to statutory and case law positions regarding Arbitral Proceedings with greater emphasis on relevant International Conventions.

It further provides good insight into the preliminary and major issues being encountered in Arbitral Proceedings in Nigeria by Legal and Arbitration practitioners … with this book, no excuse could any longer be proffered for seeking foreign authors in the field of Arbitration in Nigeria.”

–  Hon Justice Kayode Eso, JSC, CON
Formerly Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria

ISBN: 978-84-9197-663-9

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‘’I contemplated the fact that the learned SAN, like me, must also possess a tremendous passion for advocacy. Thus, I accepted the invitation to engage in the intellectual and professional leadership challenge. Perhaps, if the title of the book had not included the magical word “advocacy”, I might not have responded in the affirmative. I congratulate Fabian – The Prolific Writer – for the brilliant choice of attractive and compelling title to wit: “Oral and Written Advocacy: Law and Practice”

Chief ‘Folake Solanke SAN, CON
First Female Senior Advocate of Nigeria

ISBN: 978-978-952-388-7

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“The good seaman weathers the storm he cannot avoid, and avoids the storm he cannot weather. This book will help the reader navigate the complexities of international shipping finance in the context of the Nigerian economy. Ship Acquisition & Finance: Law & Practice is an important guide for practitioners in the maritime, banking, and financial services sectors.”

– Jim Ovia, CON
Chairman, Zenith Bank Plc



ISBN: 978-978-950-689-7

‘’It is intended to highlight the challenges that managers and boards face in having to seek continuously to balance the socio-economics rights and benefit of a range of persons, who have a success or failure stake in the company they run (beyond the obvious stakeholders – the shareholders).

It is proposed to recommend how to properly balance these competing rights in the pursuit of profits in a capitalist and free economy.’’

Fabian Ajogwu, Ph.D., SAN, FCIArb
Professor of Corporate Governance,
Lagos Business School

ISBN: 978-978-969-193-7

“Brief Insights: A Selection of Milestone Cases is a careful selection of cases which celebrate the progressive matters brought by litigants before our Courts, the persuasive arguments of Counsel and the well-reasoned (and in some cases) landmark decisions that have enriched legal practice and modern legal history in recent times. Undoubtedly, these cases portray how our lives and legal system have evolved over the years. It was Lord Denning LJ in Parker v Parker [1954] that aptly captured the importance of the evolution of law to accommodate the ever changing society in and for which it exists. What is the argument on the other side? Only this, that no case has been found in which it has been done before. That argument does not appeal to me in the least. If we never do anything which has not been done before, we shall never get anywhere. The law will stand still whilst the rest of the world goes on: and that will be bad for both.”

Professor Fabian Ajogwu, SAN, FCIArb
Principal, Kenna Partners

ISBN: 978-978-948-236-8

“Trade & Investments in Nigeria: Legal & Regulatory Aspects provides an insight into many legal and regulatory issues in business such as legislative requirements for doing business in Nigeria, tax management and efficiency, immigration, labour relations, banking and financial services, corporate governance, oil and gas, maritime and incentives for doing business in Nigeria. The reader is provided with an insight into the regulatory issues which a prospective investor must take into cognizance before embarking upon a commercial venture.

I sincerely recommend this book to captains of industry, business executives, intending foreign and local investors, members of the Bar and Bench, all persons in the corporate world and indeed, the general public. It is a “must read”

– Olusegun Olutoyin Aganga
Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment

ISBN: 978-978-942-151-0

“The book presents the law and practice of mergers and acquisitions in Nigeria, followed by crucial issues such as legal and commercial setting of M&A , due diligence, preliminary documentation, the valuation question, tax aspects of M&A, implications on labour relations, and good references to successful mergers and acquisitions in Nigeria. This book constitutes a bold initiative at stating the law and practice of M&A in Nigeria in the form of a practitioner’s book for the benefit of all who are interested in the subject. For students of the subject it is a one-stop-shop, which sets M&A in its practical context.

For practitioners, investment bankers, lawyers, executives, board members and policy-makers it should be good reference and compulsory reading.

I must commend the Learned Senior Advocate for this pioneering step in writing this book, and therefore regard ‘Mergers and Acquisitions in Nigeria: Law and Practice’ as an authoritative text on the subject. I recommend the book to all practitioners and persons interested in Mergers and Acquisitions in Nigeria”.

– Mr Atedo Peterside OON,
Formerly Chairman,
Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc

ISBN: 978-978-939-108-0

“This book has convincingly dealt with this powerful impediment by recommending measures through which the goal of sustainable oil and gas exploration and production could be realised in Nigeria. The discussion on the need for a paradigm shift for sustainable oil and gas exploration and production is undoubtedly an outstanding contribution to the Nigerian oil and gas industry and entire country which has often struggled with negative economic, social, and environmental impacts of the petroleum industry. With more than thirty combined years of experience of legal practice and research between the authors, it is not surprising to see that this book combines theory and practice in a seamless practical way as it offers solutions that will engender sustainability.

The Learned Authors, Dr. Fabian Ajogwu SAN and Dr. Oscar Nliam have produced a marvelous reference book for the oil and gas industry, government and regulators, judicial officers, legal practitioners, academics, students, civil society groups, the media, and all who wish to see the Nigerian oil and gas industry move in a more sustainable direction.”

– H. Odein Ajumogobia SAN, OFR, LLM (Harvard)
Formerly, Honourable Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Nigeria
Formerly, Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nigeria
Formerly, Attorney-General & Commissioner of Justice, Rivers State

ISBN: 978-978-936-620-0

“The scope of the book is huge as it analyzes the relationship of the Law with many societal topics encompassing “inter alia” the history of the Nigerian society, sources of law, evolution of the Nigerian legal system, the Nigerian Constitution, Ethics in the legal profession and many more topics besides. Indeed, the learned Senior Advocate of Nigeria splendidly demonstrates an impressive holistic approach to the title and essence of the book: “Law and Society”. As we say in the law “he covers the field”.

I hereby recommend the book, without any reservation whatsoever, to judicial officers, legal practitioners, academicians, law-students, civil society, the media, all who enjoy reading and all persons who are interested in making the Nigerian society better for us all by upholding the Rule of Law.”

– Chief ‘Folake Solanke, SAN, CON
First Female Senior Advocate of Nigeria

ISBN: 978-978-919-954-6

“The Author has been a great advocate of good corporate governance practice in Nigeria since it became a discipline of interest to practitioners in the country. He has taught it, preached it, and written on it consistently, bringing his understanding and expertise on the subject to bear on his interactions with his audiences over the years. For me, this book offers additional confirmation of his scholarly commitment, which is evident in the scope and depth of discussions, the propositions as well as the analysis of the principles of corporate governance as they apply to groups. I must commend the Learned Senior Advocate for making this significant contribution to the jurisprudence of corporate governance.

I, therefore, have no hesitation in recommending this book as an authoritative text on the subject for the benefit of companies, boards, shareholders, regulators, directors, managers, stakeholders and indeed all who are interested in seeing that our corporations become increasingly well-governed”.

– Dr. Christopher Kolade CON,
Formerly Pro-Chancellor, Pan-Atlantic University;
Formerly, Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom;
Formerly, President, Society for Corporate Governance

ISBN: 978-978-919-957-0

“This book presents a broad procedure for dispute resolution through Arbitration. It gives a distilled analysis to statutory and case law positions regarding Arbitral Proceedings with greater emphasis on relevant International Conventions.

It further provides good insight into the preliminary and major issues being encountered in Arbitral Proceedings in Nigeria by Legal and Arbitration practitioners … with this book, no excuse could any longer be proffered for seeking foreign authors in the field of Arbitration in Nigeria.”

– Hon Justice Kayode Eso, CON
Formerly Justice Supreme Court of Nigeria,
Formerly, President, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Nigeria),
Chancellor Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso

ISBN: 978-978-912-804-4

“This book provides a practical evaluation of the substantive as well as procedural approach to the concept and principles of fair hearing, which is crucial to the administration of justice in any legal system.

It is a text book as opposed a source book presents the meaning of fair hearing and fair trail, analyzes of the right to a fair hearing under the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, making references to decide cases under the Constitution as well as under the equivalent provisions the 1979 Constitution and further provide the substantive law and insights into the attitude of Nigerian courts on the subject.

The twin principles of audi alteram partem (let the other side be heard) and nemo judex in causa sua (that no one should be a judge in his own case) are discussed comprehensively in the context of constitutionally guaranteed fundamental rights.”

– Hon Justice SMA Belgore GCON,
Formerly, Chief Justice of Nigeria

ISBN: 978-978-084-464-6

“This book presents a comprehensive piece on the laws and practice of corporate governance in Nigeria by laying out the fundamentals, carrying a well-reasoned comparative analysis and study of corporate governance practices in Nigeria.”

Dr Ibe Kachikwu,
Formerly Executive Director & General Counsel, Exxon Mobil Nigeria
Formerly Minister of State for Petroleum Resources

ISBN: 978-978-8202-59-2

“… this book provides the needed resource and promised a good read for everyone interest in trade and commerce in Nigeria whether larger scale or small scale.”

– Koosum Kalyan,
Board Member, South African Reserve Bank;
Board Member, MTN Group;
Chair, G-8 Business Action Against Corruption

“ … provides insights into business establishment procedures across different sectors of the economy. The book seeks to give the reader excellent insights into the legal and regulatory issues that an investor should carefully consider in establishing a subsidiary or affiliate in Nigeria.”

– GFE Ravelli,
Managing Director, Heerema Nigeria