The Government has a duty to protect its people from any form of harm to human health through the use and purchase of items to meet daily needs. In light of this, the Nigerian Consumer Protection Council (CPC), whose aim is to protect and enhance consumers’ interest through information, education and enforcement of appropriate standards for goods and services was established by Act No. 66 of 1992. The Council however commenced operations in 1999, with its main functions encapsulated in section 2 of the CPC Act.



The Director of Research Prof Peter Akper (SAN) takes a first bite of the apple by kick starting the staff seminar series. He will be discussing “ Socials License to operate: An Examination of Community Development Agreements Under the Nigerian Minerals and Mining Acts of 2007” To access the 2016 Staff Seminar Schedule (Lagos,click here and Abuja, click here)


 Insider trading, no doubt is an economic problem ravaging the Nigerian market. It is therefore not surprising that the financial sector had to go through the process of mergers and acquisition mandated by the Central Bank of Nigeria as one of the corrective measures. Insider trading coupled with weak corporate governance was cited as the major factor crippling this sector.Various legislations have been passed over the years to curtail the practice with little or no changes. Investors have continuously suffered huge losses attributable to insider trading. A critical appraisal of the laws prohibiting insider trading showed that, these laws have not only failed to effectively tackle the practice of insider trading in Nigeria,



A woman’s right within marriage and the family greatly affects her ability to control her life and make voluntary, informed reproductive choices. Equal right within marriage was among the first human rights pertaining to women’s status to be explicitly recognised under international law.




The overarching objective of the Academic Staff Essay Competition is to promote research and writing skills of research fellows below RF1 with the aim of ensuring that they acquire the necessary skills and experience required for contemporary academic writing and thinking in line with the core mandate of the Institute.

The secondary objectives of the essay competition are:

(i)                 To enable junior research fellows to key into the philosophy of  “publish and “flourish” which is the bedrock of all excellent institutions of higher learning and research, and

(ii)               To reward the junior research fellows whose essays are assessed as the best in the competition.


Participation in the essay competition is restricted to all Assistant Research Fellows and Research Fellow II. It is these categories of academic staff that the term “junior research fellow” used in these Academic Staff Essay Competition Guidelines refers to.


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