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Dr. Jacob Otu Enyia


Commercial and Industrial Law


Senior Lecturer


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About Dr. Jacob Otu Enyia

Rt Hon. (Dr) Jacob Otu Enyia, formerly a member of the Cross River State House of Assembly, is an astute politician, tactician, lawyer, seasoned administrator, community Leader, philanthropist and an academician. He took up a part time teaching appointment with Faculty of Law, University of Calabar, Nigeria in 2013. His appointment was formalized in 2015 when he joined the mainstream acadmic staff of the University as Lecturer I. He served in the Cross River State Local Government Service meritoriously for thirteen years before joining politics. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Banking and Finance obtained from the University of Calabar in1987 and MBA (1993) degree from the same University. He delved into the legal profession after being awarded a LL.B (2000), LL.M (2005) and Ph.D (2012) degrees from University of Calabar, Nigeria. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2003 having obtained a B.L from the Nigerian Law School. He is an alumnus of the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, Lagos where he was awarded a Diploma certificate in Research Methodology, Planning Research and Statistics. Finally, Regenesses Business School, Johanesburg, South Africa and British Houses of Parliament, United kingdom awarded him certificates in Legislative Studies. Chief Enyia has been teaching and contributing to the graduation of students in the University since joining the University system. He has successfully supervised and co-supervised students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Dr Enyia has over twenty-five publications in both local and international peer review academic journals. Also, he has published four books and book chapters in telecommunication and consumer protection, banking and contract law. He has attended many local and international conferences where he has made presentations. Dr Enyia has served the University and his Faculty in various capacities including Acting Head of the Department of Commercial and Industrial Law (2019 till date), Faculty of Law Representative to the Faculty Allied Medical Sciences between 2015 and 2019, Chairman, Peace and Reconciliation Committee of the Faculty of Law and so on. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Nigeria Association of Law Teachers and Associate member of the Nigerian institute of Management. He is married with children.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
F.S.L.C (First School Leaving Certificate).Lutheran Primary School KatchuanIrruan19681974
WASC/GCE O/L (West Africa School Certificate)Boki Boys Secondary School Okundi, Boki.19741980
H.S.C / GCE A/LMary Knoll School of Art & Science, Ogoja19801982
B. Sc (Banking & Finance) University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross-River, Nigeria19831987
M.B.AUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross-river, Nigeria19901992
LL.BUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross-river, Nigeria,19932000
B.L. (Barrister-at-Law)Nigeria Law School, Enugu20022003
LL.M (Public and Int’l Law)University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross-river, Nigeria20032005
Ph. D (Law) Consumer Protection &Commercial LawUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross-river, Nigeria20072012

S/N Publication
Miebaka, N., Enyia, J. O. (2019). Telecommunications and International Trade Contracts: Resolving Matters Arising for Optimal Utility: Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, (7)1, 17-24.
Enyia,J.O, Otu,S U, (2019) A pragmatic approach to raising the bar on womens right in Nigeria. journal of legal, ethical and Regulatory issues,22(5) 1-6.
Enyia, J. O. (2019). Law of Contractual Obligations in Nigeria, Malthouse Press Limited, Lagos, (1), 1-409.
Enyia, J. O., & Miebaka, N. (2018).The Land Law Use Act and Economic Rejuvenation in Nigeria: The Legal Conundrum. International Journal of Development Research, 8(12), 2491-24920.
Enyia, J.O., & Inyang, P. E. (2018).The Regulatory and Operational Framework of Microfinance Banks on Consumers in Nigeria: An Appraisal, International Journal of Managerial Studies and Research (IJMSR), 6(7),1-13.
Enyia, J. O., Udungeri, & Kevin. (2018).The Use of Land as a Collateral Security for Credit in Nigeria: Problems and Challenges International Journal of Managerial Studies and Research (IJMSR), 6(7), 44-56.
Enyia, J. O.,Miebaka, N., (2018). Ecryption Technology and Privacy Protection: A Critique: International Journal of Engineering Science and Computing, (8), 12, 19463-19470.
Enyia, J. O., Abang T. A. (2018). Telemarketing and Consumer Protection in Nigeria: A Case for the Domestication of the U.S Telephone Consumer Protection Act, (TCPA, 1991): European Journal of Business and Management, (10)9, 112-126.
Enyia, J. O., Abang T. A. (2018). In Search for a Consumer Protection Antidote in Nigeria A Case for the Amendment of the CPC Act, 1992: International Journal of Current Research, 10(3), 66733-66742.
Enyia, J. O., Igwe, C. A. (2018). Liability in Tort for Defective Products: A Review: International Journal of Scientific Research Publications, (8)8, 81-89.
Okom, M., P., & Enyia, J. O. (2018). The Impact of the Telecommunications Regulatory Agency on Consumer Protection in Nigeria International Journal of Scientific Research and Management (IJSRM), 6(7), 59-65.
Enyia, J. O., & Okon., E. U, (2018). Classification of Credit Security in Nigeria: Resolving the Perceived Dichotomy. Asian Institute of Research (AIR), 1(2),190-197
Enyia, J. O. ,& Nwokedi, D. A. (2018). Mistaken Payments in Banking Transactions: An Appraisal of the Legal Consequences, International Journal of Economics, Business and Management Research (IJEBMR), 2(1), 307-324.
Enyia, J. O. (2018). Telecommunications Law and Practice in Nigeria - Perspectives on Consumer Protection, Malthouse Press Limited, Lagos, (1), 1-455.
Enyia, J. O. (2018). Law of Banking in Nigeria - Cases and Commentary, Malthouse Press Limited Lagos, (1), 1-780
Enyia, J. O. (2018). Law of Banking in Nigeria - Principles, Statutes and Guidelines, Malthouse, Press Limited, Lagos, (1), 1-692.
Enyia, J. O. (2017). Synopsis on Nigerian Law of Contract Nigeria: Baekon Press Calabar, (1), 1-49.
Enyia, J. O., & Ofem, N. I. (2017). Pacific Settlement of Disputes under the United Nations Charter: Issues and Prospects” Calabar Journal of Public and International Law (UOC-CJPIL), (2), 257-273.
Enyia, J. O., & Okom, M. P. (2017). An Overview of the Antitrust Model of Telecommunications Regulation in the USA: A Case for the Nigerian Legal Regime, American Journal of International Law, 3(3), 129-136
Enyia, J .O. (2017). An Evaluation of the Telecommunications Regulation in the European Union and the United State of America. American Journal of International Law, 3(3),137-144.
Enyia, J. O., (2017).Resolving Disputes for Enhanced Consumer Protection in the Telecommunications Industry: Analysis of Alternatives: Calabar Journal of Public and International Law (UOC-CJPIL), (2), 110-130.
Enyia, J.O., Abang, T.A. (2017). An Appraisal of Liability for Defective Products Under Consumer Protection Law in Nigeria: International Journal of innovative Research and Advanced Studies, (4)11, 179-184.
Enyia, J.O. (2017). Evolving a Turn-around Strategy for Effective Consumer Protection in Nigeria: International Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, (5), 281-286.
Enyia, J.O., Ekpo, M., Alobo, E. E. (2017). Impediments to the Development of a Strong Consumer Credit System in Nigeria: World Journal of Social Science, (5)1, 36-45.
Enyia, J. O., Okom, M. P., & Lloyd, C. (2017). Free Movement of Goods and capital in the ECOWAS: myth or Reality? International Journal of Innovative Research and Development, 6(6), 91-96.
Enyia, J .O., (2016). Institutional Framework for Regulation of Companies in Nigeria: A Critical Evaluation, University of Uyo Law Journal (UULJ), (9), 200-221.
Enyia, J. O., (2015). Reformation of the Nigerian Consumer Credit System: Lessons from the South African and English Credit Models, Juris Insight Journal, University of Uyo, 2(1),147-169.
Enyia, J. O. (2015). International Regulatory Best Practices in the Telecommunications Industry: Issues and Prospect, in Nigeria’s Political Economy and the Courtship with Poverty. A Compendium of readings in honour of Prof. Patrick O. Utomi, (Calabar: Pumoh prints concept Ltd, 574-594.
Enyia, J. O. (2014). The Impact of Hire Purchase Act 1965 on Consumer Credit, Calabar Journal of Public and International Law (UOC-CJPIL, (1), 35.
Enyia, J .O., (2014). The Dynamics of Telecommunications Industry Regulation in Nigeria: Perspectives on Consumer Protection. In the Dynamics of Educational Engineering in the 21st Century: a Colloquium in Honour of Prof. James Epoke (Calabar: Unical Press, 167-194.
Enyia, J. O., Otu M. T. (2013-15). Documentary Credit: An Assessment of its Autonomous Character in Modern day Commercial Transactions: The Calabar Law Journal, (16), 295-307.
Enyia, J. O., Okom, M.P, (2013-15). Reservation to Treaties: A Critical Review: The Calabar Law Journal, (16), 217-239.
Enyia, J. O, (2013-15). The Nature and legal Effect of Banking Contract in Nigeria: The Calabar Law Journal, (16)15, 323-337.
Enyia, J. O, (2009). The Role of the Legislature under the 1999 Constitution: Issues and Problems: Agabi’s Herald, A Journal of Kanu Agabi Students Chambers, Faculty of Law, University of Calabar, 7-10.

S/N Grant Currency/Amount Grantor Date
SPENCER FONDATION Trainning FundUsd 49,500.00SPENCER FOUNDATION2019-06-01

S/N Conference Description Started Finished
Research methodology workshop organised by the Administrative staff college of Nigeria topo-badagry, LagosThe role of efficient research method in research outcome.1991-03-071991-03-15
A conference on public accountability and the legislative process organized by Center for democratic studies, Accra , Ghana.Public accounts committee and public financial management in Nigeria.2010-03-122010-03-19
A conference on the legislative procedure and practice: Toward enhancing parliamentary ethics in Africa- Regenessy Business School, Johannesburg, South AfricaThe Nigeria legislative procedure and its effect on sustainable democracy in Nigeria2012-05-222012-05-24
A workshop for Legislative Aides of the National Assembly, Abuja.The Budgeting Process.2013-05-102013-05-16
Conference organised by Cross River State Reform Commission held at the Women Development Centre CalabarThe Confluence of Federal and State Laws in Nigeria: A Panacea for Sustainable Development2013-06-132013-06-15
A seminar organised by the Consumer Protection Committee, CRS, at Transcorp Hotel, CalabarConsumer Protection in Nigeria: Past, Present and Future: A Review.2014-07-022014-07-05
3-day workshop organised by Cross Judiciary for Judges & Magistrates in the Cross River State Judiciary held at Tinapa Resort, CalabarJudiciary and the theory of Separation of Powers in Achieving Sustainable Democracy in Nigeria (The Fourth Republic)2016-09-122016-09-16
A retreat for National Assembly members held at Obudu Ranch Resort, Cross River StateNational Assembly Oversight Functions: Constitutional Provisions and Implications for National Development2017-03-032017-03-05
A workshop for members-elect/support staff of Cross-river State House of Assembly.Separation of powers and the doctrine of checks and balances in the Nigeria executive-legislative relationship.2019-06-052019-06-08