Publications

Books

  1.    1. The Law and Practice of Affidavit Evidence  by Andrew I. Chukwuemerie

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Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Lawhouse Books, 2004

696 pages of text + 64 preliminary pages

This examination of Affidavit Evidence from all ramifications is the only textbook on the subject in any jurisdiction.  

 

 

2. Circumstantial Evidence in Nigerian Law by Andrew I. Okekifere

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Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Lawhouse Books, 2000

308 pages of text + 28 preliminary pages

When published in the year 2000, this was the only text in print anywhere in the world dealing wholly with this branch of the Law of Evidence.

 

 

 

 3. Studies and Materials in International Commercial Arbitration by Andrew I. Chukwuemerie

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Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Lawhouse Books, 2002

516 pages of text + 26 preliminary pages

A timely addition to the literature on this branch of the Law, examining in great detail in several chapters the jurisprudence of the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration, 1985 and relevant issues of Arbitration in the Oil & Gas Sector and in the developing world.

 

 

 4. Growing the Law, Nurturing Justice: Essays in Honour of Niki Tobi, JSC by Andrew I. Chukwuemerie

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Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Lawhouse Books, 2005

508 pages of text + 50 preliminary pages

A collection of well written and well edited essays calculated to point the way, in the different areas covered by the 13 chapters, for the maximal growth of the law (Nigerian and international) and maximal nurturing of justice in the Courts and other dispute resolution fora.

 

 

 5. New Dimensions in Commercial and Oil & Gas Laws by Andrew I. Chukwuemerie

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Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Lawhouse Books, 2007

857 pages of text + 42 preliminary pages

An examination of topical issues in the globalising world in Commercial Law as well as Oil and Gas, particularly as they touch the developing world including Nigeria.

 

 

 

Chapters in Books

1. Andrew I. Okekeifere, “Delay and Congestion in Nigerian Courts: Some Urgent Steps and Viable Alternatives”, in U. U. Chukwumaeze & S. Erugo (eds.), In Search of Legal Scholarship, (Uturu: Abia State University Law Centre, 2001) 239 – 257.

 

 

 

2. Andrew I. Chukwuemerie, “Client Relations: The Law Office Worker as a Marketer and Public Relations Officer”, in CAJ Chinwo (ed), Modern Law Office Service in Nigeria, (Port Harcourt: Christian Lawyers Fellowship of Nigeria, 2002) 20 - 42 

 

3. Andrew I. Chukwuemerie, “A Synergy of Opposites: Effective Commercial Justice, Rights and Liberties in African Jurisprudence”, in A. Chukwuemerie (ed.), Growing the Law and Nurturing Justice, Essays in Honour of Niki Tobi JSC, (Port Harcourt: Lawhouse Books, 2005) 184 – 263

 

4. Andrew I. Chukwuemerie, “The Case for Specialist Courts in Nigeria”, in A. Chukwuemerie (ed.), Growing the Law, Nurturing Justice: Essays in Honour of Niki Tobi, JSC (Port Harcourt: Lawhouse Books, 2005) 467 – 505

 

5. Andrew I. Chukwuemerie, “Financing of Terrorism and Religious Fanaticism: New Frontiers of Financial Crimes in Nigeria”, in Emeka Chianu (ed), Legal Principles and Policies: Essays in Honour of Justice C. Idigbe, (Lagos: Distinct Universal Ltd, 2006) 289 – 308

 

6. Andrew I. Chukwuemerie, “Lifting of the Corporate Veil in Nigeria and Britain” in A. I. Chukwuemerie (ed.), New Dimensions in Commercial and Oil & Gas Laws (Port Harcourt: Lawhouse Books, 2007) 566- 616

 

7. Andrew I. Chukwuemerie, “Advancing the Rule of Law in Nigeria’s Developing Political Culture through Arbitration and the ADRs”, in Chief M. A. Ajanwachukwu & H. P. Faga (eds.), Contemporary Legal Thoughts: Essays in Honour of Chief Jossy Chibundu Eze, (Abakaliki: Izu Publishers, 2008) 247 – 289

 

8. Andrew I. Chukwuemerie, “Circumstantial Evidence and Proof of Civil Cases in Nigeria” in Collins Chijioke & Hon Justice AU Kalu (eds), Readings in Contemporary Issues in Law: Essays in Honour of Hon. Justice Sunday Ndudim Imo, (Umuahia: Impact Global Publishers Ltd, 2010) 248 – 280

 

9. Andrew I. Chukwuemerie, “International Commercial Arbitration and Third Party Interests: A Call For Urgent Reform”, in Hon Justice C. C. Nweze (ed.), Contemporary Issues in Public International and Comparative Law: Essays in Honour of Prof. Okeke, (Florida: Vandeplas Publishing, 2011) 289 – 317, available at    www.vanderplas.com            (USA).

 

10. Andrew I. Chukwuemerie, The Propriety or Otherwise of Law Teachers Engaging in Private Legal Practice: the Needless Controversy” in Paul Idornigie et al (eds), Articles in Honour of Chief J K Gadzama, SAN; (Abuja: JKG & Partners LLP, 2012) 223 – 258

 

11. Andrew I. Chukwuemerie, “Exploring the Boundaries of Legal Certainty in Nigeria, UK and USA: Stare Decisis, Justice and Injustice” in Ernest Ojukwu & C K Nwankwo (eds), Law and Social Development: Essays in Honour of Chief Echeme Emole, (Abuja: Helen-Roberts, 2012) 269 – 318

 

12. Andrew I. Chukwuemerie, “The Freedom of Information Act and the Enforcement of Human Rights” in Olanrewaju Fagbohun & Benson Oloworaran (eds), Readings in Contemporary Law and Policy Issues: Essays in Honour of Hon. Justice Iche Ndu (Port Harcourt: Pearl Publishers, 2013) 1 – 32

 

13. Andrew I. Chukwuemerie, “Anatomy of Disputes, Dispute Prevention, Mapping, Mitigation & Resolution” in B. Onwuka Igwe, Esq; Chuma Nwokolo, Esq & Gerry Onwusi, Esq (eds.) Law & Justice in the Service of Humanity, Legal Discourse in Honour of Hon. Christopher Mitchell Chukwumah-Eneh, CON, Justice of Supreme Court of Nigeria (Lagos: Gwandustan Ltd, 2014) 55 – 83.

 

 

14. Andrew I. Chukwuemerie, “The Evidence Act, 2011: Gains and Challenges” in B. Onwuka Igwe, Esq; Chuma Nwokolo, Esq & Gerry Onwusi, Esq (eds.) Law & Justice in the Service of Humanity, Legal Discourse in Honour of Hon. Christopher Mitchell Chukwumah-Eneh, CON, Justice of Supreme Court of Nigeria (Lagos: Gwandustan Ltd, 2014) 123 – 152.

 

 

 

Journal Articles

Journal Articles  (Earliest – Latest).  N.B: Journals in the specialist area of Arbitration are still not many throughout the world, necessitating repeated publications in some of them particularly the oldest and most respected amongst academics, the Journal of International Arbitration.

 

1. Andrew I. Okekeifere, “Stay of Court Proceedings Pending Arbitration in Nigerian Law”  – 13 Journal of International Arbitration 3 (1996), 119 – 142  (Switzerland)

 

2. “The Enforcement and Challenge of Foreign Arbitral Awards in Nigeria” 14 Journal of International Arbitration 3 (1997), 223 – 242 (Switzerland)

 

3. “The UNCITRAL Model Law and the Problem of Delay in International Commercial Arbitration” 14 Journal of International Arbitration 1 (1997), 125 – 139   (Switzerland)

 

4. “The Recent Odyssey of Customary Law Arbitration and Conciliation in Nigeria’s Apex Courts” (1998) 5 Abia State University Law Journal, 1 -  16; repeated with permission in (2000) Modern Practice Journal of Finance and Investment Law, 103 – 121

 

5. “Commercial Arbitration as The Most Effective Dispute Resolution Method: Still a Fact or Now a Myth?” 15 Journal of International Arbitration 4 (1998) 81 – 105 (Switzerland)

 

6. “The Parties’ Rights Against a Dilatory or Unskilled Arbitrator: Possible New Approaches” 15 Journal of International Arbitration 2 (1998), 129 – 144 (Switzerland)

 

7. “An Appraisal of the Nigerian Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000 as an Instrument against Financial Crimes” (2003) 10 No. 3 Journal of Financial Crime, 275 – 294 (of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London) (UK)  

 

8. “Commercial and Investment Arbitration in Nigeria’s Oil and Gas Sector” 4 Journal of World Investment 5 (2003), 828 – 866 (Switzerland).     

 

9. “Ownership of Discovered and Produced Gas in Nigeria Under the Old Joint Venture Contracts” (2003) 1 OPEC Review, 9 – 23 (Austria)

 

10. “The Inheritance Rights of Women Under the Nigerian Customary Law: New Developments and Unresolved Questions” (2003) 8 Abia State University Law Journal, 96 – 132

 

11. “Between Law, Policy and Good Governance in Nigeria’s Petroleum Sector: New Conflicts and Expediencies” (2003) 1 Rivers State University Journal of Public Law, 129 – 149

 

12. “New Hopes and Responsibilities in the Maturing Process of Arbitration Law and Practice in Africa:  Nigeria as a Case Study” (2004) 2(1) Nigerian Bar Journal, 55 – 74

 

13. “Restricted Rights of Non-lawyers and Foreigners to Practice Arbitration in Nigeria: Lawmakers’ Inadvertence or National Legal Policy?” (2004) 1 Mediation and Dispute Resolution Law Journal, 57 – 69    

 

14. “Dispute Resolution in the Church (Body of Christ)” (2005) 3 (1) Sound Counsel (of CLASFON), 5 – 13

 

15. “The Law on Petroleum Pollution in Nigeria: Agenda for Reform” (2005) 9(1 – 2) Modern Practice Journal of Finance and Investment Law, 173 – 200.

 

16. “Practical Steps in the Conduct of an Arbitral Proceeding in Nigeria” (2005) 9(3 – 4) Modern Practice Journal of Finance and Investment Law, 331 – 344

 

17. “Contractual Incapacity of Infants in Nigeria: Old Rules Governing New Realities” (2005) 9(3 – 4) Modern Practice Journal of Finance and Investment Law, 578 – 591

 

18. “Arbitration and the ADRs as Panacea for the Ills in the Administration of Justice in the Third World” (2005) 1 Ebonyi State University Law Journal, 102 – 140

 

19. “Preliminary Meetings, Preliminary and Interlocutory Orders in Secured Credit Arbitrations” (2005) Nigerian Bar Journal, 81 - 98.

 

20. “Salient Issues in the Law and Practice of Arbitration in Nigeria” (2006) 14(1) African Journal of International and Comparative Law (RADIC), 1 – 52 (UK)

 

21. “The International Legal War Against the Financing of Terrorism: A Comparison of Nigerian, US, UK, and Canadian Laws” (2006) 9(1) Journal of Money Laundering Control, 71 – 88 (UK)

 

22. “The Nigerian Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2004: A Tighter Noose” (2006) 9(2)  Journal of Money Laundering Control, 173 – 190 (UK)

 

23. “The Internationalisation of African Customary Law Arbitration” (2006) 14(2) African Journal of International and Comparative Law (RADIC), 143 – 175 (UK)

 

24. “Affidavit Evidence and Electronically Generated Materials in Nigerian Courts” (2006) 3:3 SCRIPT-ed (online Journal of Law & Technology), 149 – 175, available at http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/ahrb/script-ed/vol13-3/affidavit.asp               (online)

 

25. “Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods as Frameworks for Bank Debt Recovery in the Post Consolidation Era” (2006) 1(1) Justice Gazette (of Bayelsa State Min of Justice), 45 – 58 (A4  size pages)

 

26. “Problems of Jurisdiction and Modes of Human Rights Enforcement under Federal Constitutions in Developing Political Cultures: The Case of Nigeria” (2006) 1(2) Abakaliki Bar Journal, 15 – 60

 

27. “Arbitration and Human Rights in Africa” (2007) 7 African Human Rights Law Journal, 103 – 141 (South Africa)

 

27. “Commercial and Investment Arbitration in the African Customary Law: Myths or Realities?”  (2007) The Beacon (CLASFON, Nig. Law School), 48 – 54 (A4 size 3 column pages)

 

28. “Domestic Issues of Law, Power and Justice in State Ownership of Natural Resources in Developing Political Cultures: New Perspectives in Nigeria” (2007) Port Harcourt Bar Journal, 42 – 73.

 

29. “Principles and Pitfalls of Law Textbook Writing in Present Day Nigeria” (2007) 2 Ebonyi State University Law Journal, 1 – 25; repeated with permission in (2013) Sound Counsel, 1 – 21. 

 

30. “Exploring the Boundaries of Legal Certainty in Nigeria, UK and USA: Stare Decisis, Justice and Injustice” (2009) Ebonyi State University Law Journal, 1 – 30

 

31. “Necessity as the Mother of Trail Blazing: Applying Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms to Political Party Disputes in Africa”  (2009) 2 Journal of Politics and Law, 122 – 137, available at www.ccsenet.org/journal.html      (Canada)

 

32. “The New Face of Legal Practice in Nigeria: the Place of the Law Office Support Staff” (2010) 7 University of Uyo Law Journal, 89 – 106   

 

33. “Some Contemporary Legal Problems in the Operations of the Federal Road Safety Commission” (2011) Ebonyi State University Law Journal, 1 – 17; repeated with permission in (2012) Equity (publication of the Legal Aids Forum NYSC, Rivers State) 5 – 13 (double pages)                                                                         

34. “Fresh Perspectives in Lawyers’ Training: What the Universities and Law School Fail to Teach” (2011) 1 EBSU Journal of Society, 1 – 10 (double pages); repeated in (2012) 1 Nigerian Journal of Contemporary Law, 185 – 205

 

35. “Building an Effective Ministry of Justice in Present Day Nigeria” (2012) 2 Section on Legal Practice Law Journal, 73 - 97

 

36. “The Multidoor Courthouse Concept and Justice Administration in Nigeria”  – (2012) 1 EBSU Jnl of Commercial & Indusrtrial Law 103

 

37. “Welcoming Chaos: The Legal Profession, Law Firms’ Websites and the New Rules on Advertising” – forthcoming in (2011) EBSU Journal of Society

 

38. “Anatomy of Disputes, Dispute Prevention, Mapping, Mitigation and Resolution” – forthcoming.

 

39. “The New Nigerian Evidence Act 2011: the Gains and the Challenges” – forthcoming in 2014 RADIC, African Journal of International and Comparative Law

 

40. “The Freedom of Information Act and the Enforcement of Human Rights: Innovations in Difficulties” forthcoming