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Prof Yusuf Aboki is distinguished abusite, renowned law scholar and Iconic Professor of Law with a specialization in Nigerian Land Law and Legal Research at the Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello, University, Zaria. He is regarded as a sacred oracle of Nigerian Land Law and a pioneer of Legal Research in Nigeria.

He has taught and supervised an uncountable number of students for many decades amongst whom are several professors, associate professors, Judges, and Senior Advocates of Nigeria.

Prof Yusuf Aboki: The Iconic Professor of Professors
Prof Yusuf Aboki

Prof Yusuf Aboki was born on the 31st day of December 1952 at Ukya, Toto Local Government Area of present-day Nasarawa State.

He attended Junior Primary School, Toto from 1957-1960; Senior Primary School, Laminga from 1961-1963; and Government Secondary School, Abuja from 1963-1968 for his primary and secondary school education respectively.

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He proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria-Nigeria where he obtained a Diploma in Law in 1976; Degree of Laws in 1980 and Master of Laws in 1985. He obtained another Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School, the USA in 1987 and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School, the USA in 1990.

Prof Yusuf Aboki was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1981. As additional educational qualifications, Prof. Yusuf Aboki did a program on Words Perfect Application Programme at the University of Wisconsin, Computer Centre from 1989-1992; Alternate Dispute Resolution Workshop at Abuja Multi-door Court Center in 2004; and Online Journals Publication Course, at Kaduna State University in 2007.

Prof Yusuf Aboki’s Career

Prof Yusuf Aboki was an Assistant Registrar at the Judicial Department of Plateau State; a Higher Executive Officer, I & J Office, at A.B.U. Samaru; a State Counsel (NYSC) at the Ministry of Justice, Calabar; and a State Counsel at the Ministry of Justice, Plateau
Jos.

Between January 1988 – May 1988, he was a Teaching Assistant in Introduction to African Survey at the Department of African Languages and Literature, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.

He became a Professor of Law at the Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria-Nigeria in 2001.

Prof Yusuf Aboki has taught both undergraduate and postgraduate students. At the undergraduate level, he taught

  1. Nigerian Legal System. – 1982-1986
  2. Land Law – 1984-1986
  3. Conflict of Laws – 1991 –1996
  4. Land Law – 1991 – To date
  5. Legal Method – 2002 – 2003, 2005/2006; and
  6. Research Methodology – 1996 – To date

While at the postgraduate level he taught:

  1. Property Law – 1998 – Till date; and
  2. Research Methodology – 2006 – Till date

Prof Yusuf Aboki is a professor of professors. He has been supervising Ph.D students for over two decades. He has supervised and graduated a long List of Ph.D. students among whom are:

  • Prof. Ladan, M.T: Prevention and Control of Crime Under Nigerian Law, 1995;
  • Prof. Kanam, S.M.G. The Impact of Colonialism on Some Aspects of Nigerian Laws (2004).
  • Akaagerger, I.: The Legal and Institutional Foundations of Economic Self-Determination Principle (2003).
  • Dr. Akume, A.A. The Legal Framework for Corporate Investments and Investor Protection in Nigeria (2005)
  • Prof. Rufai Muftau. Crimes Against Humanity in International Law (2007).
  • Dr. Umar, I. An Analysis of the Institutional and Economic Frameworks of the ECOWAS Treaty (2010)
  • Dr. Ogiji, L.O. The Land Use Act and the Challenges of Development in Nigeria. (2012).
  • Dr. Ishaya Martins. Domestic Implementation of International Maritime Law Relating to Carriage of Goods by Sea in Nigeria: Issues and Challenges. (June 2013).
  • Dr. Afolabi, O.S. A Comparative Study of the Rules Governing Priority of Interest in Property in Nigeria, (March2013)
  • Dr. Dantata, M. A. An Assessment of the Legal and Institutional Framework for the Prevention and Mitigation of Ethno-Religious Conflicts in Nigeria, (2011)
  • Dr. Hussein Mukhtar. The Role of Tribunals and Dispute Resolution Centres in the Administration of Justice in Nigeria (2012).
  • Dr. Ibrahim, S. U. Converence of Humanitarian and Refugee Laws (12).
  • Dr. Agom, A R. The Legal and Institutional Frameworks for the Regulation of the Nigerian Capital Market (2008).
  • Dr. Abdulkarim, I. An Assessment of the Legal and Institutional Frame-Works for the Prevention of Environmental Degradation By Oil and Gas Companies in Nigeria.
  • Dr. Aliyu, A. The Migrant Rights of the Niger-Basin Communities: A Case Study of the Niger River Development Commission.
  • Dr. Nwigbo C. N. The Niger-Delta Crisis: The Proffered Legal Solutions.
  • Dr. Alkali, F. An Appraisal of the International Legal Framework for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons and the Implications for World Peace and Security.
  • Galadima T. The Land Use Act in a Privatized Economy: A case Study of State Control of Land Use in Contemporary Nigeria.
  • Dr. Makanjuola, B. A Comparative Analysis of the Law and Practice of Xommunity Policing in Nigeria and Other Selected Jurisdictions.
  • Ogbonna, J. O. An Appraisal of the Administration of Justice in Customary Courts in Nigeria: A Case Study of Abia State.
  • Dr. Rigal, H.A. Administrative Decisions and Rule Making Procedure: A Sine Qua Non in Administrative Law in Nigeria.
  • Abbas, U. S. An Appraisal of the Doctrine of Notice under Nigerian Law.

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Prof Yusuf Aboki has also supervised and graduated countless Masters Degrees students some of whom are now Ph.D holders and professors. Some of them are:

  • Umar Dikko: Acquisition and Alienation of Land Under the Land Use
    Act,1978.
  • Ladan, S.: Review of the Law of Non-Intervention in International Law.
  • Ezra Yakusak: The Legal and Institutional Frameworks of OAU Emerging Priorities.
  • Ibrahim Shehu: International Humanitarian Law: Legal Perspectives on Dissemination of Information and Implementation of Its Objectives.
  • Lawrence Ogiji; The Land Use Act and Title to Land Under Customary Law in Idoma Land.
  • Prof. Ocheme, P.A.: The Law and Practice of Copyright in Nigeria.
  • Ali Yunusa: Application of Prerogative Remedies in Nigeria (1997)
  • Galadima T. Compulsory Acquisition and Compensation under the Land Use Act, 1978.
  • Dr. Madaki, M. A. Land Policy and Administration in Nigeria: An Assessment of the Land Use Act.
  • Adasu, O.F. The Concept of Sovereignty in International Law: Issues Challenges and Lessons for Nigeria (2006).
  • Andzende, T. Joint Venture Agreements As a Tool for Revitalization of Solid Mineral Sector. (2003).
  • Adedokun K.A. A Critical Appraisal of Uniform Personal Income Tax
    System within the Context of the Nigerian Federation (2005).
  • Babaji, H.Z Alienation of Right of Occupancy in a Developing
    Economy: A Critical Analysis of the Provision of the Land Use Act, 1978.
  • Elijah Aliyu Causes of Terrorism Under International Law. (20120).
  • Ilumah, T.O. Efficacy of Legal Mortgage Financing in Nigeria (2012).
  • Shuraihu, B.N. The Role of International Criminal Tribunals in the Administration of International Criminal Justice: A Case Study of Sierra Leone (2012).
  • Zainab, A. An appraisal on the Ascertainment of Applicable Law of Torts in Conflict of Law Situation, (2014)
  • Chikwendu, F.P. Custom as a Source of International Law (2012).
  • Abdu Maryam. The Rights of Married Women under the Matrimonial Act, 1978 (2012)
  • Safiya Etsu. A Comparative Study of Modern and Customary Arbitration in Nigeria.
  • Eunice, E.E An Appraisal of the Cultural Impediments to the Realization of Women’s Rights in Nigeria: A Case study of Agbarha Community of Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State.
  • Jacks, E. An Appraisal of the Nigerian Pension Reform Act, 2004 As a Tool for Economic Development.
  • Abba J.E.I A Study of Customary Land Tenure Practices of Six Major Communities of the Lower Basin Benue River Valley of Nigeria.
  • Dahiru S. Recognition and Enforcement of International Arbitral Awards: Nigeria as a Case Study.
  • Rabi Anka. An Appraisal of the Reproductive Health Rights under Islamic and International Laws: A Case Study of Nigeria.
  • Dr. Suleiman, A.J. Criminal Responsibility for War Crimes under International Law: History, Context, and Current Trends.

Prof Yusuf Aboki has been an external examiner at Kaduna Federal Polytechnic, Kaduna from 1993 till date. He held many positions both within and outside the university. He held the positions of Sub-Dean from March 1991 to December, 1992; Chairman of Faculty Examination Malpractice Committee from March, 1991 to November, 1992; Ag. Head, Department of Private Law from December, 1992 to November 20, 1993;

He was also Chairman, Junior Staff Disciplinary Committee, Administration Complex from 1992 to 1995; Member Security Task Force from 2000 to 2002; Member, Security Committee from 1984 to 1986; Member, University Board of Research from 1994 to 2001; Deputy Dean of Students Affairs, Kongo Campus from September 1994 to August 1997; Member, lya Abubakar Computer Centre from 1993 to1996; Head of Department of Public Law from July 1996 to February 2001.

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Prof Yusuf Aboki also served as Asst. Dean, Postgraduate Matters from June 2004 to October 2005; Senate Member Congregation from April 2004 to 2006; Member, A.B.U. Power Supply Committee from 2001 to 2002; Editor, A.B.U. Law Journal from 1998 – 2001; Deputy Dean, Faculty of Law from October 1997 to October 2004; Member, Nigerian Council of Legal Education from June 2005 to October 2005; Chairman, Intellectual Property Policies Drafting Committee from August 2007 to March 2008; Board Member, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies from June 2005 to October 2005;

Chairman, ICPC/ ACTU A.B.U., November from 2006 – till date; Member, Council of Legal Education of Nigeria from May 2008 to June 2010; Senate Member Representing Congregation from May 2003 to May 2006; Member, Management Committee, Institute of Administration, ABU, Zaria from June 2005 to October 2005;

Member, Institute of Admin. Governing Council from 2008 to 2010; Dean, Faculty of Law from May 2008 to June 2010; Member, Central Admission Committee from 2008 to 2010; Member, Committee for the Compilation, Documentation, and Revision of the Laws of Nasarawa State from 2012 to 2013; and a Member, Search Team for the Post of Vice-Chancellor, A.B.U., from March to May 2003.

Prof Yusuf Aboki has written and said a lot about different aspects of Nigeria including:

A) Newspapers publications:

  • Re-emergence of Poll Tax in Nigeria: Revisited –Nigeria Standard. Monday, March 26, 1984.
  • Aboki Canvases Reform of the Land Use Act. Nigeria Newsday, April 12, 2000.
  • The Role of Elites in Economic Development: A Further –Critique. New Nigeria News papers September 25, 1991.
  • The State, Family and Population Control Programmes. New Nigeria Newspapers, May 23, 1992.
  • Is Abuja Really a No Man’s Land? –New Nigeria Newspapers, Thursday, May 13, 1993.
  • Who Says Abuja Has No Indigenes? N.N.N, Friday, February 5, 1986.

B) Radio Talks

  • B.B.C. (Hausa) We Need Mayor in Abuja – April 12, 1993.
  • B.B.C. (Hausa) Indigenes of F. C. T. Defranchised -8/6/1993.
  • F.R.C.N Kaduna Make F.C.T. A State, April 17, 1993.
  • F.R.C.N. Abuja (Hausa): We Need Mayor in F.C.T, June 1993
  • TRADITIONAL TITLE HELD
  • Chiroma of Ukya, Toto Local Government, Nasarawa State, from 1992 till date.

C) International Conferences

  • Working towards Sustainable Development: A Study of Sardar Dam Project in Gujurat Province of India, Held at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University, New York, U.S.A., from March 27-30, 1992.

D) . Articles Published:

  • Aboki, Y. Are Some Nigerian Customary Law Really Repugnant? A.B.U. Law Journal (1992), Vols. 8-10, pp. 1-12.
  • Aboki, Y. Does the Doctrine of Covertures Apply Under Native Law and Custom? University of Jos Law Journal, (1994), Vols. 1-4, pp.43- 59
  • Aboki, Y. Community Property: The Idea and Agitation for its introduction in Nigeria: Published in Legal Rights Monitor, Kaduna (1998), Vol. 2, No. 8, pp. 1
  • Aboki, Y. Jurisdiction: The New Dimension under the Land Use Act: Alhaji Bakin Sallati Vs. Alhaji Talle Shehu (1986) 1 NWLR Part 198,Page 119, A.B.U., Law Journal. (1998), vols. 11 – 16, pp. 97-109.
  • Aboki, Y. Legal Education in Nigeria: Past, Present, and Future. A.B.U. Law Journal, (1998), Vol. 11-16, 24-41.
  • Aboki, Y. Kaduna State Married Women’s Property Edict No. 6, 1990 and Stability of Marriage. Current Jos Law Journal (1998), Vol. 4, pp. 192-205.
  • Aboki, Y. The Aftermath of the Death and Resurrection of the Statutes of General Application in the Nigerian Legal System. Usman Danfodio University Journal of Humanities, (1998), Vol. 5,143-161.
  • Aboki, Y. Customary Land Tenure and the Land Use Act: The Role of Local Government in Land Administration in Nigeria, Law in Society Journal, A.B.U., Zaria (1998), pp. 1-16.
  • Aboki, Y. Does the Definition of Customary Law Include Islamic Law? AI-Nur (The Light) Journal, A.B.U. Zaria,(1998/99), Vol. I, pp. 67-89.
  • Aboki, Y. The Influence of the Institution of Private Property on Family Members’ Behaviors: International Law in Focus, A Journal of the Nigerian Society of International Law (1999), Vol. I, pp. 8-21.
  • Aboki, Y. The Right of Women under Customary, Statutory and Islamic Laws in Nigeria. The Journal of Comparative Law, Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, (1999), Vol. 3, pp. 17-66.
  • Aboki, Y. Convertibility of Communal Land Holding to Individual land Holding: A Vicious Circle? The Attorney Digest (1999), Vol. 3, pp. 25-35.
  • Aboki, Y. What is the Status of Occupiers or Holders of Land in the Federal Capital Territory? Joseph Onah Vs. Alhaji Diga Agenda. A.B.U. Law Journal, (1999-2000), Vols. 17-18,.Pp 218.
  • Aboki, Y. The Ancient Customary Law of Inalienability of Land: Is it a Rea Law or a Matter of Circumstance? Critical Analysis. Usman Danfodio University Sokoto. Law Journal, (2000), Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 116-130.
  • Aboki, Y. The Land Use Act and Implementation of Sharia Under the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Journal Of Islamic and Comparative Law, A.B.U., Zaria (2002), pp: 49-59.
  • Aboki, Y. The Democratic and Egalitarian Features of Customary Land Holding. Journal of Administration and Law, Malthouse Press Ltd., Lagos, (2002) Vol. I, No. 1, pp. 208-228.
  • Aboki; Y. The Labour Theory of Property Under English and Customary Laws Compared. Journal of Law and Service Realist Chambers, Faculty of Law, A.B.U., Zaria (2006) p. 13.

(e) Contributions in Edited Books:

  • Aboki, Y. Prescriptions: “Its Applicability Under Native Law and Custom Determined-“. In: Ayua, I. A. (ed.) Law, Justice and the Nigerian Society (Essays in Honour of Justice Mohammed Bello) Published by NIALS Lagos (1995) pp. 232-243
  • Aboki, Y. “Property Rights of the Customary and Islamic Laws Spouse in Divorce”. In: “Rights of Women and Children in Divorce”. Edited by Olawale Ajai and Ipaye. Frank Enterprises, Lagos (1996) Chapter
    10, pp. 143-161.
  • Aboki, Y. The Land Use Act and Environmental Protection in Nigerian. In: Ladan, M.T. (ed.) Law, Human Rights and the Administration of Justice in Nigeria. Essays in Honour of Hon. Justice Mohammed Bello Lawal Uwais, Chief Justice of Nigeria, (2001), pp. 288-299.
  • Aboki, Y. Educational Policies and Strategies for Sustainable Development: The Need for Structural and Functional Educational Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa. In: Oni, S.B. et al. Policies and Strategies for Sustainable Development in Africa South of Sahara, Society of International Development Publication, (1999), pp. 194-211.
  • Aboki, Y. Law in Engineering Contract. In: Gulma, A.A. (ed.), The Engineering His Society Ahmadu Bello University Press Limited, Zaria (1999), pp. 152-180.
  • Aboki, Y. Land Use Policies and Legislative Development in Nigeria. In: Gefu, J.O. Land Tenure Systems in Nigeria. Published by Land Net Nigeria (2003), pp. 17-32.
  • Aboki, Y. Economic and Cultural Bases for Copyright Protection in Nigeria. In: Asein, J.O. and Nwauche, E.S. Edtns. Copyright Law in Nigeria, Copyright Commission (2002), pp. 76-87.
  • Aboki, Y. The Land Use Act and Foreign Investment in Nigeria. In: The Annual Publication of Faculty of Law, ABU Zaria (Contemporary Issues in Nigerian Law),Faith Printers International, Zaria (2005), 1-19.
  • Aboki, Y. Western and Customary Theories of Property: In: Kanam, S.M.G and Madaki. A. M., Contemporary Issues in Nigerian Law, Legal Essays in Honour of Hon. Justice Umaru Abdullahi, published by Department of Private Law, Faculty of Law,.A.B.U.,
    Zaria. (2006) 259-296.
  • Aboki Y. Jurisdiction: The New Jurisdiction of Customary Courts in Land Matters . In: Jamo, N.M and Madaki, A.M. Administration of Justice in Customary Courts of Nigeria: Problems and Prospects. Legal Essays in Honourof Honourable Justice Moses, A.D. Bello, OFR, President, Customary Court of Appeal, Abuja (2009) P. 146 –174.
  • Aboki, Y. Land Tenure System in the Federal Capital Territory and the Challenges: The Case of Joseph Ona vs. Alhaji Diga Attanda (2000) 5, NWLR. Pt.656, 244 (Court of Appeal). In: Aboki, Y. et tal, Nigeria’s March Towards Global Political Stability: An Assessment of Her Laws and Statutes, Legal Essays in Honour of Senator Bala Mohammed, Kauran Bauchi, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Published by the Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, ABU, Zaria. (2013) 342-377
  • Aboki, Y. The Influence of the Institution of Private Property on Family Members Behaviours. In: Agom, A and Igoche, P.O. Ogebe and the Law, Legal Essays in Honour of Justice James Ogenyi Ogebe, OFR,CON, Honourable Justice of the Supreme Court of Justice of Nigeria. Published by the Department of Commercial Law, ABU., Zaria. (2010) 191.
  • Aboki, Y Transparency and Accountability in the Nigerian Democratic System: Whats Up? In: Madaki et al Legal Essays in Honour of Dr, Samson Sani Ameh, SAN, MFR. Published by Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, (2012) 249

(f) Publications in Foreign Journals:

  • ABOKI, Y, Does the Definition of Customary Law Include Islamic Law? In: Prof. Paul Gerard Pougoue et al, African Journal of Business and Comparative Law, Published by University of Yaounde II- Sao- Cameroon (2011) 140.

(g) Published Conference Proceedings:

  • Aboki, Y. Construction Industry and the Provision of Quality Infrastructures for Nigeria: The Legal Perspectives. Published in the Proceedings of, the 4th National Engineering Conference, Kaduna Polytechnic, (1997), Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 227-235.
  • Aboki, Y. Engineering Profession and Land. Published in the Proceedings of the 5th National Engineering Conference, Kaduna Polytechnic, (1998), pp. 189-195.

(h) Published Books:

  • Aboki, Y. “Studying for Law Examinations”: Dada Press, Zaria
    (1995),p. 1-64.
  • Aboki, Y. Introduction to Legal Research Methodology: A Guide for Writing Long Essays, Theses, Dissertations and Articles. Tamaza Publishing Company Ltd, Wusasa, Zaria (2001), pp. 1-114.

(i) Monographs:

  • Aboki, Y. Introduction to Customary Land Law in Nigeria, (1997), 1-80
  • Aboki, Y. Introduction to Statutory Land Law in Nigeria (1988), 1-80
  • Aboki, Y. Introduction to Legal Method in Nigeria, (2002) 1 60.
  • Aboki, Y. Advanced Legal Research Methodology (2008) 1 -100.

Technical Report:

  1. Aboki, Y Federalism, Separation of Powers, and Power Sharing: Issues and Problems in the 1995 Draft Constitution. Being a Legal Opinion on Some Aspects of Power Sharing in the1995 Draft Constitution, Prepared for Alhaji Abudrrahaman Okene Committee on Power Sharing. The Presidency, Abuja, 25 pages.

Seminars and Conference Papers Presented:

  • Aboki, Y. The Effect of Alienation of Property Without Governor’s Consent. A Paper presented at the Faculty of Law Seminar, at the Faculty Board Room, March 5, 1985.
  • Aboki, Y. Customary Land Tenure and the Land Use Act: The Role of Local Government in land Administration in Nigeria. A Paper Presented at the Workshop on Land Resource Management at Local Government Level in Bauchi State. Organized by the Department of Local Government and Development Studies, A.B.U., Zaria in Collaboration with Local Government Service Commission, Bauchi State. Held at the Federal College of Education, Gombe from August 14-16, 1995.
  • Aboki, Y. The Role of Federalism on the Constitutional, Political and Administrative Structures of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. A Paper Presented at the National Conference on the 1995 Draft Constitution, Held at Kongo Conference Hotel, Zaria, from September 5-7,
    1995.
  • Aboki Y. Administration of Law and Justice in Area Courts: 30 Years After Area Courts Reform: An Overview. A Paper Presented at the Northern States Conference on the Administration of Area Courts: 30 Years After Area Courts Reform: What Are the Successes and Failures? Held at Kongo Conference Hotel, Zaria, between 21-23 April, 1998.
  • Aboki, Y The Property Rights of Women Under Statutory, Customary and Islamic Laws. A Paper Presented at the Conference Organized by the League of Democratic Women (Leads) Nigeria, Held at the National Library, Bida Road, Kaduna on Thursday October 8, 1998.
  • Aboki Y Construction Industry and the Provision of Quality Infrastructure for Nigeria: The Legal Perspectives. Being a Conference Paper Presented at the 4thNational Engineering Conference, Dikko Hall, Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna from 11-12 December1997.
  • Aboki, Y. New Areas of Thinking in Engineering: The Engineering Profession and Land. 5thAnnual Conference, Held at Mohammed Dikko Lecture Theater, Kaduna Federal Polytechnic, on 10th December, 1998.
  • Aboki Y. Proposal for Reform of the Land Use Act, 1978,- Cap. 2002, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990. Being a Proposal for Reform of the Land Use Act, submitted to the Law Reform Commission at the Conference held at Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos between 11 -13 November, 1992.
  • Aboki, Y. Principles and Operation of a Democratic System Of Government Including Separation of Powers Between the Executive and Legislative Arms of Government: An Overview- Being a paper presented at the training Workshop for Local Government Chairmen and Councilors Elect in Kaduna State. Held at Lugard Hall, Kaduna, between May 3-7, 1999.
  • Aboki, Y. The Role of Law in Industrial Relations Management: The Nigerian Experience. Being a paper presented at the Workshop for Personnel of NNPC and Central Bank of Nigeria, held at U.K. Bello Hall, Minna, between 16- 19th July, 1999.
  • Aboki, Y. Democratic Government-, Types, of Governments and Principles of Separation of Powers. Being a paper presented at the training Workshop for Legislators Elect of Kaduna State House of Assembly, held at Lugard Hall, Kaduna between April 26-30, 1999.
  • Aboki Y. Federal Capital Territory: Is Abuja a No Man’s Land? Being a paper presented for the House Committee on the Federal Capital Territory, the House of Representatives, National Assembly, Abuja. Held between 5-9 December, 2000 at Abuja.
  • Aboki Y. Achieving National Integration in a Multi-Ethnic Society through Constitutional Process: An Evaluation of the Basis of Ethnic Agitation for Self-determination. Being a paper presented at the Workshop for Local Government Executives on the Review of the 1999Constitution of Nigeria held at Chelsea Hotel, Abuja, between 14-16 November, 2000.
  • Aboki Y. Constitutional Imperatives for the 4th Republic. Being a paper presented at the Workshop for the Review of the 1999 Constitution, North-West Zone, organized by the Presidential Committee, held at Kongo Conference Hotel, Zaria from 15-16 January, 2001.
  • Aboki Y. Land Use Policies and Legislative Development in Nigeria. Being a paper presented at the Workshop organized by the Nigerian Land Network. Held at the Federal Ministry of Environment, Gwarzo Road, Kano, from 11-13 February, 2002.
  • Aboki, Y. Land: Its Meaning: Its Importance and Customary Land Tenure: An Overview. Being a Paper Presented at the Workshop on the Role of state and Local Government in the Administration of Land by Kaduna State Local Government Service Commission, held at L.G.S.C Hall, Moh’d Buhari Way, Kaduna between 26th -28th, 2004.
  • Aboki ,Y. Factors that Necessitated the Enactment of the Land Use Act, 1978: Its Philosophy and What Its Stands for. Ibid. (Supra).
  • Aboki, Y. Approval, Certificate, Arbitration and Review of Building and Engineering Contracts. Being a paper presented at the workshop for Technical Staff of Local Government Works Department, organized by Kaduna State Local Government Service Commission, held at the L.G.S.C Secretariat Hall, Moh’d Buhari Way,8th -10th August, 2006.
  • Aboki, Y. Assignments, Sub-Contracts and Substituted
    Contracts in Building and Engineering Contracts: A paper presented at the workshop on Building and Engineering Contracts for Technical Staff of Local Government Works Department, Kwara State L.G.S.C. held at Social Center, Institute of Administration, A.B.U., Zaria between August 7th – 9th, 2007.
  • Aboki, Y. Establishing National Grazing Reserve for Pastoralists in Nigeria, A Paper presented at the Sensitization Workshop organized by Musaba Consultant, Held at Matasa Hall, Minna, Niger State between 6th -7th March, 2008.
  • Aboki, Y. The Legal and Institutional Framework of the National Boundary Commission Act, 2006 Being a paper presented at the Zonal Workshop on Boundary Definition and Dispute Resolution held at Ibadan and Bauchi at Premier and Zaranda Hotels between 30th-31st Nov. and 13th -14th December, 2007 respectively.
  • Aboki, Y. Aesthetic, Historical and Cultural Land Marks Preservation: Issues and Problems. Being a paper presented at the workshop on the Role of the Land Use Act in the Control of Urban Land in the North West (Zone) States of Nigeria, held at Kongo Conference Hotel, Zaria, May 9 – 11, 2006.’
  • Aboki, Y. Financing Non-Conforming Uses: Why? Whose Fault? And What Remedies? Ibid.
  • Aboki, Y. Law and Society: The Land Use Act, 1978 As Catalyst for Food Security, Protector of Public Health, Provider of Shelter and Promoter of Good and clean Environment. Being an Inaugural Lecture Presented to the inaugural lecture Committee, A.B.U., Zaria, held at Assembly Hall, Samaru, Zaria on April 9, 2008.
  • Aboki, Y. Land Ownership and the Rule of Law: A Call for the Review of the Land Use Act, 1978. Being a Paper Presented at the Two Day National Conference on the Rule of Law and Its Implication for National Building, Held at Abubakar Atiku Conference Hall, Musa YarAduá Center, Abuja, from 29th- 30th July, 2011.

Awards:

  1. Junior Full Bright Winner. August, 1986 to Harvard Law School.

Additional Publications Since Last Promotion:

  1. Aboki, Y. The Right of Women under Customary, Statutory and Islamic Laws in Nigeria. The Journal of International And Comparative Law, Faculty of Law, University of florin Vol. 3 (1999), pp. 17-66.
  2. Aboki, Y. Convertibility of Communal Land Holdings to Individual Holding: A Vicious Circle? The Attorney Digest, A.B.U., Zaria (1999) Vol. 3, pp. 2535.
  3. Aboki, Y. What is the Status of Occupiers or Holders of Land in the Federal Capital Territory? Joseph
    Onah Vs. Alhaii Diqa Romani Atanda. A.B.U. Law Journal, Vols.17-18 (1999-2000), pp. 200-218.
  4. Aboki, Y. The Ancient Customary Law of Inalienability of Land: Was It a Real Law or a Matter of Circumstances? A Critical Analysis. Usman Danfodio University Sokoto. Law Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2, (2000), pp. 116-130.
  5. Aboki, Y. The Land Use Act and Implementation of Sharia Under the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Journal of Islamic and Comparative Law, A.B.U., Zaria, Vol. 22 (2000), pp. 49-59.
  6. Aboki, Y. An Analysis of the Concept of Property in Person under Native Law and Custom in Nigeria. A.B.U. Law Journal (2001 – 2002) Vols. 19-20, pp. 16-141.
  7. Aboki, Y. The Land Use Act and Environmental Protection in Nigeria. In: Ladan, M.T. (ed.) Law, Human Rights
    and the Administration of Justice in Nigeria. Essays in Honour of Hon. Justice Mohammed Bello Uwais, Chief Justice of Nigeria, (2001),pp. 288-299.
  8. Aboki, Y. Educational Policies and Strategies for Sustainable Development: The Need for Structural and Functional Educational Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa. In: Oni, S.B. et al. Policies and Strategies for Sustainable Development In Africa South of Sahara, Society of International Development Publication, (1999), pp. 194-211.
  9. Aboki, Y. The Land Use Act: Its Genesis, Problems and Contributions to Land Management, Administration and Policy (1999-2000) A.B.U, L.J. 24-49.
  10. Aboki, Y. Introduction to Legal Research Methodology: A Guide for Writing Long Essays, Thesis, Dissertations and Articles. Tamaza Publishing Company Ltd, Wusasa, Zaria (2001), pp. 1-114.
  11. Aboki, Y. Law in Engineering Contract. In: Gulma, A.A. (ed.),(1999), pp. 152-180.
  12. Aboki, Y. Inaugural Lecture. Law and Society: The Land use Act as catalyst for Food Security, Protctor of Health, Promoter of Good Environment. Held at Assemble Hall, ABU Samaru, Zaria on 9th April, 2008

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One thought on “Prof Yusuf Aboki: The Iconic Professor of Professors.

  • February 25, 2020 at 9:29 am
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    Wow ! These credentials are quite intimidating showing the high pedestal of a top flight academic.

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