TOBI, Justice (Prof.) Niki (Late)

CON, LL.B, LL.M, Ph.D; jurist, university teacher, administrator; b: July 14, 1940; ht: Esanma; lga: Bomadi; so: Delta; m: Gbegeto Ogbitiri; nc: six s, four d; ed: Community School, Esanma, 1946-49; Native Authority School. Akugbene, 1950-53; Teachers' Training College, Bomadi, 1956-57; University of Lagos (part-time), 1966-71; Nigerian Law School, Lagos, 1969-70; University of Nigeria, Nsukka (part-time), 1979-83; cr: Teacher, L.A. School. Esanma, 1954-55; Student Teacher, Teachers- Training College, Bomadi, 1956-57; Headmaster, L.A. School, Toru- Ibeni, 1958: Teacher. L.A. School, Okpokunai, 1959-60; Headmaster, L.A. School, Bomadi, 1961; Headmaster. L.A. School. Oboro, 1962; Teacher. C.A.C. School, Warri, 1963; Tutor. A.S.B. College,'Warri] 1964-65; Admin. Officer, McDermott Nigeria Ltd, Lagos. 1966; Private Legal Practice, 1970; Investigation Officer, Prosecution of P & T Offences in the Ministry of Communications, Lagos, 1971-72; State Counsel Grade II, Federal Ministry of Labour, Lagos, 1972-73; State Counsel Grade I, Department of Customs and Excise, 1974-75; Research asst. Attorney-Gcneral/comm. for Justice's Office, 1975; snr. State Counsel Grade II. Departmeni of Legislative Drafting, 1976; Lecturer, Grade I, Department of Law, University of Maiduguri, 1977-80; Reader, Department of Law, 1980-82; prof, of Law, University of-Maiduguri, 1982-85; Chief Consultant, University of Maiduguri Law Consultancy Services, 1980-83; ag. Head, Department of Law, University of Maiduguri, 1976-81; Dean, Faculty of Law, 1978-82; ag. Head, Department of common law, 1981-83; ag. v-c. University of Maiduguri, 1977-79; d-v-c Academic Services, University of Maiduguri. 1981- 83; visiting prof. Law. University of Calabar, 1983-84; Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Maiduguri, 1984-85; Judge, High Court of Justice, Rivers State, 1985-90; Judge, Court of Appeal, Lagos, 1990-93; Judge, Court of Appeal, Enugu, 1993; Adjunct prof. Law, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, since 1990; ch: Commission of Inquiry into Plateau State Riots of September, 2001; Justice of the Supreme Court, since 2002; ch. National Political Reforms Conference, 2005; mm: University of Maiduguri Governing Council, 1980-83; general editor. University of Maiduguri Law Journal: 1978-85; ee: Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, 1984-85; Imo State University, Aba Campus, Aba, 1984-85; mm: Nigerian Bar Association; International Bar Association; publ: Criminal Procedure and Evidence in Nigeria, Law Times Press, 1980; The Rule of Law Under the Military Government of Nigeria; Law Times Press, 1982; Legal Impact of the Constitution, Suspension and Modification Decree of 1984 on the Constitution of the FederalRepublic of Nigeria, 1979, Centaur Publications, 1984; Land Law in Nigeria, Ahmadu Bello University Press, Zaria, 1989; A Handbook on the Land Use Act, Ahmadu Bello University Press, Zaria, 1989; Understanding the 1989 Constitution Better: The Citizens Companion, Forward Press, 1992; Justice Tobis Law Students Companion: No. 1, Law of Contract. Cynako International Press Limited, 1992; Cases and Materials on Land Law in Nigeria, Mabrochi Publishers, 1992; The Nigerian Judge, A and T, Professional Publishers, 1993; Justice Tobi's Law Students Companion: No. 2, Law and Practice of Area Courts and Sharia Courts of Appeal in Nigeria, Liberty Publications Limited, 1994; Sources of Nigerian Law, MIJ Publishers Limited, 1996; The Judiciary in a Democracy, Faculty of Law, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, 1996; and contributions in many books, journals, seminar papers and public lectures. Commission of Inquiry in Jos crises, 2001 nh: Commander of the Order of the Niger, 1992; ah: Vice-Chancellor's Post-graduate degrees Prize, University of Nigeria Post-graduate degrees, 1983; University of Lagos, Faculty of Law, Distinguished Alumnus Award, 1983. hob: fishing, swimming, off: Supreme Court of Nigeria, Supreme Court Complex, 3 Arms Zone Maitama. P.M.B. 308, Abuja; tel: 09-5237136, 2346594-5.
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