Resources

Publications

Utuama A.A — (2016). Critical Issues in Nigerian Property Law. (ed) Malthouse Books

—- (2012). Nigerian Law of Real Property: An Introduction, Lagos: Malthouse Press Ltd., (2nd Edition)

—- (1989), Nigerian Law of Real Property: An Introduction. Ibabdan; Shaneson C. I. Ltd (1st Edition).

—- (2003). Nigerian Planning Law. (ed) University of Lagos Press, Lagos.

—- (2003). The Law of Trusts and Their Uses in Nigeria. (ed) Lagos: Malthouse Press Ltd.

—- (2002). Law of Wills in Nigeria. (eds). Ibadan; Shaneson C.I. Ltd.

Contribution to Books

Utuama A. A. (2006). “A Critique of Election Tribunals in Nigeria in Perspectives on Contemporary Legal Issues”: Essays in Honour of Hon. Justice Dolapo Akinsanya Osipitan Taiwo, p. 249

— (2006). “Land Law” in Uwais Through the Case, Niki Tobi. Scion Press Ltd, Chapter 10 (eds)

— (2004). “Constitutional Unification of Imperium and Dominium — The Nigerian Experience in Judicial Excellence”. Essays in Honour of hon. Justice Anthony Igik JSC, CON. Irukwu, J.O., Umezulike, I.A. (eds), Chapter 9.

— (2004). “The Politics of Resource Control Case”. In Prof. Oluwole Akanle (ed). Essays in honour of the Hon. Justice Michael Ekundayo Ogundare JSC (in the Press)

— (2004). “The Future of Planning Law in Nigeria” in “Essays in Honour of Hon. Justice A.G. Karibi-Whyte JSC

— (2001). “Evaluation of Wills” in Law of Wills in Nigeria, G. M. Ibru (ed) Shaneson, pp 104-137

— (2000). “Savannah Bank (Nig. Ltd. V Ajilo) (1989) NWLR (PART 97) 305. “Problems and Consequence in Nigeria Today” , in T. Fakoyede (ed): “F.R.A. Williams through the Cases” Congress pp 215-232

— (1977). “The Rent Control and Recovery of Residential Premises Edict No. 6, 1997-Evaluation of the Policy and Principles” in E. N. U. Uzodike (ed) Rent Control and Recovery of Residential Premises Edict No. 6, 1977-Report of Workshop, pp 140-158

— (1995). “An Evaluation of Tenurial Issues in The National Urban Development Policy” , in A. O. Obilade (ed). A Blueprint for Nigerian Law, pp 218-236

— (1992). “Town and Country Planning Law in Nigeria: Evolution and Philosophy” in C. O. Okonkwo (ed). Contemporary Issues in Nigeria Law: Essays in Honour of Judge Bala Ajibola, ppp 345-367

— (1991). “Customary Land and Land Use Act” in Yemi Osinbajo and Awa U. Kalu (eds) Towards A Restatement of Nigerian Customary Laws, Ministry of Justice, pp 102-128

— (1990). “Planning Law and Environmental Protection” in J. A. Omotola (ed) Environmental Laws in Nigeria including Compensation, pp 16-34

— (1990). ” Town and Country Planning Authorities: A Critical Appraisal” J. A. Omotola (ed), Essays on Nigerian Law, Volume 11, pp 53-57

— (1989). “Town Planning Law: A Search for a Viable Concept of Development,” in J. A. Omotola (ed), Issues in Nigerian Law, pp 142-151

— (1987). “Ownership and Possession” in M.A. Ajomo (ed), General Principles of Law for Professional Examinations, p, 129-166

— (1987). ‘The Place of Possession in the Acquisition of Title to Land” (Joint) in J. A. Omotola & A. A. Adeogun (eds), Land and Development, pp 239-258

Published Articles in Learned Articles

Utuama, A.A. (1997) “Tenurial and Planning Reforms in the National Housing Question, in The Nigerian Journal of Public Law, Vol. 1 pp 74-84

— (1992) “Waste Management in Lagos state: “Conflicts and Resolutions”. In Nigerian Current Law Review, pp 81-92

— (1990) ” The Law in the Management of Public Property” in Nigerian Journal of Contemporary Law, pp 69-107

— (1990) “Compulsory and Revocation Processes” in Nigerian Journal of Contemporary Law, pp. 28-41.

— (1989) “The Land Use Act As A Model for the Attainment Of Economic Development Through Land Reform” (Joint) in Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Association of Law Teachers, pp 91-129

— (1989) ” Crocodile Tears in Savannah Bank Ltd V. Ajilo & Anor” In Gravitas Review of Business & Property Law No. 4, pp 20-26

— (1988) “A Decade of Land Reform in Nigeria: The Land Use Act, 1978 in Perspective” (Joint) in Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society of Law Teachers, pp 31-59

— (1988) “The Need for Participatory Planning” In Nigerian Current Law Review, pp 217-233

— (1986) “Power to Sue for Forfeiture: Akinloye v. Ogungbe” In Nigerian Journal of Contemporary Law, pp. 78-85.

— (1985) “Application of the Doctrine of Frustration to land – A Rejoinder” Journal of Provate and Property Law, pp. 35-40

— (1984) “Planning Law Implications in the Land Use Act” In 1&2 Journal of Private and Property Law, pp 45-52.

— (1983) “Land Use Planning in Lagos” In Gravitas Review of Business and Property law, pp 18-26

Case Notes

Utuama, A.A. (1990/91) “Revocation of Rights of Occupancy — Applicable Law: Saude v Abdullahi (1989)” 13, 14 & 15 Journal of Private & Property Law, pp 109-114

— (1990/91) “The Rights of an Alien to Land: Ogunola v Eiyekole (1990)” 13, 14 & 15 Journal of Private & Property Law, pp 113-116

— (1989/90). “The Question of Indefeasibility of Right of Occupancy: Adebiyi v William” 12 Journal of Private & Property Law, pp. 57-58.

— (1989/90) “Does the Land Use Act Extinguish A Lessor’s Reversionary Interest on the Land: Ladejobi v Shodipo (1989)” In 12 Journal of Private & Property Law, pp 109-112.

—(1989/90) “Joint Tanancy-Jus Accrescendi: Chinweze v Masi (1989)” 12 Journal of Private & Property Law, pp. 65-66.

— (1987/88) “Insufficient Notice of Sale Does not Invalidate Deed of Legal Charge: Timothy Omo-Bare v New Nigerian Bank Ltd.” 8 & 9 Journal of Private & Property Law, pp. 105-108.

— (1987) “Liability of State in Tort: Ransome Kuti v A.G. Commissioner for Justice” 5 in Journal of Private & Property Law, pp 93-97.

— (1987) “Agricultural Lands and the Incident of Customary Tenancy: Salami v Oke” in 6 & 7 Journal of Private & Property Law, pp 97-99.

— (1987) “The Question of Consent Under the Land Use Act 1978: Has the Last Word Been said: Savannah Bank v Ajilo” 8 & 9 Journal of Private & Property Law, pp 99-102

— (1986/87) “Land Law: Settlement: Okesuji v Lawal & Others” in 6 & 7 Journal of Private & Property Law pp 105-114

— (1986/87) “Acquisition of Title-Possession: Laguro v Toku” in 6 & 7 Journal of Private & Property Law, pp 105-114.

— (1986/87) “Right of Occupancy: Long Possession Sufficient to Support a Declaration? Omonfonwan v Okohuale in 6 & 7 Journal of Private & Property Law, pp 114-117.

— (1986) “Operation of Section 14(1) of Conveyance Act,1882; T.A. Hammond Projects Ltd. v Williams in 5 Journal of Private & Property Law, pp 72-74.

— (1986) ” Certificate of Occupancy: A Worthy Monument of Title? Dzungwe v Gbishe” in 5 Journal of Private & Property Law, pp 74-76.

— (1986) “Land Use Act: Jurisdiction — Alhaji Salati v Shehu” in 5 Journal of Private & Property Law, pp 76-78

— (1986) “State Power of Compulsory Acqusition: Effect of Being Declared Void: Abaye Ofili” in 5 Journal of Private & Property Law, pp 78-82.

— (1985) “Customary Tenancy: Ojomu v Ajao” in 3 Journal of Private & Property Law, pp 51-53.

— (1985) “Sale of Land: Ajilo v Sijuwola” in 3 Journal of Private & Property Law, pp 53-55.

— (1985) “Survey Plan & Declaration of Title: Elias v Omobare” in 3 Journal of Private & Property Law, pp 55-57

— (1985) “Conveyancing: Owosho v Dada” in 4 Journal of Private & Property Law, pp 41-42.

— (1985) “Public Participation: Adeola v Rutili” in 4 Journal of Private & Property Law, pp 43-44.

— (1985) “Dealing in Family Property: Kalio v Wolumchem” in 4 Journal of Private & Property Law, pp 44-45.

— (1985) “A New Defense to Trespass: Gbadamosi v Bello” in 4 Journal of Private & Property Law, pp 45-47.

— (1985) “Effect of a Lease of Reversion on a Subsisting Tenancy: Pilot v Johnson” in 4 Journal of Private & Property Law, pp 47-49.

— (1984) “Certificate of Occupancy and Problem of Security of Title: Ademola v Amao”  in 1 & 2 Journal of Private & Property Law, pp 97-98.

— (1984) “Whether a Lease of Sale Land Granted can be acquired by the State: re Peenok Investments Ltd v Hotel Presidential” in 1 & 2 Journal of Private & Property Law, pp 104-106.

— (1984) “Who is a Tenant Under the Rent Control and Recovery of Residential Premises Law no. 9 of Lagos State: Pan Asian African Ltd. v National Insurance Corp. Nig. Ltd”, in 1 & 2 Journal of Private & Property Law, pp 106-110.

— (1984) “Pleadability and Admissibility of Instrument of Registration After the Filing of Writ of Summons: Ojugbele v Olaasoji” in 1 & 2 Journal of Private & Property Law, pp 110-111.

— (1984) “Dealing in Family Property: Solomon v Mogaji (1982)”, in 1 & 2 Journal of Private & Property Law, pp 111-114.

— (1984) “Letters of Administration — It is no Magic: Toriola v William”, in 1 & 2 Journal of Private & Property Law, pp 114-117.

Professor Utuama has delivered several Learned papers at conferences at home and abroad. They include;

Utuama, A.A. (2008). “The Land Use Act & The Millenium Development Goals”. First Memorial Lecture in Honour of Prof. Jelili Adebisi Omotola, SAN.

— (2004) “Election Tribunal as a Major Prop of Democracy” Paper presented at an All_Stakeholders Seminar organized by Independent National Electoral commission Delta State at Asaba on August.

— (2004) “Freedom of Expression Under the 1999 Constitution: Scope and Limitatiion” Paper presented at the Law Week of the Nigerian Bar Association Edo State held Between 21st and 25th June at Benin City, Edo State.

— (2004) “The Land Use Act Cap 202: its Implications on Public Land Management” Paper delivered at 2nd International Housing Summit Organized by the House Committee on Housing and Urban Development of the National Assembly on 28th April at Abuja.

— (2002) “Untenableness of the Presidential Reasons for Withholding Assent to the Allocation of Revenu (Abolition of Dichotomy in the Application of the Principle of Derivation) Bill, 2002” Address on the Occasion of the Year 2002 Annual Dinner of the Nigerian Bar Association (Asaba Branch) Held on 19th December at Asaba, Delta State.

— (2002) “Urban Governance and the Rule of Law” Paper delivered on the Occasion of the 33rd Annual Conference of the National Institute of Town Planners Between 30th October — 2nd November at Ilorin Kwara State, Nigeria.

— (2001) “Constitutional Unification of Imperium and Dominium: The Nigerian Experience”. A keynote address on the occasion of the Inauguration of the Nigerian Bar Association (Eket Branch) on 7th December.

— (2001) “International Issues Relating to Environmental Justice and Community” A Contribution to the Discussion at the World Conference of mayors Held Between 16th – 20th July, at Eket, Akwa-Ibom, Nigeria.

— (1994) “The Land Use Act, 1978, Minity Operations: Conflicts and Resolutions” Paper delivered at the National Workshop on the Review of the Minerals Act. 1946 and Allied Laws and Regulation held at Sheraton Hotel Abuja, 4th – 8th April.

— (1994) “The Concepts of Family Land” Paper delivered at the Professional Workshop on Traditional African Values as an Asset to the Development of Modern Legal Systems held under the auspices of the South University/University of Lagos Democracy in Africa Linkage Project at the Southern University Law Center, baton Rouge, February 28th.

— (1990) “The Consent Provisions in the Land Use Act, 1978 — A Case for Review” Paper delivered at the Seminar on Advance Law Practice in Nigeria Organized by Financial Institutions Training Centre at Enugu, 14th to 20th November.