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Prof. Israel N. E. Worugji


Commercial and Industrial Law




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About Prof. Israel N. E. Worugji

Professor Israel Nsitelem Eme Worugji, Faculty of Law, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria, is a Nigerian of full blood, from Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria. He attended the Baptist High School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria where he passed the West African School Certificate Examination with Division One(1) in 1975. He proceeded to England on Rivers State Government Scholarship for further studies in 1977; attended the Stockport College of Technology, Stockport, where he obtained the Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business Studies in 1979; the Metropolitan University (formerly Manchester Polytechnic) Manchester, where he obtained the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Honours degree in Law in 1982; and the University of Essex for the Master of Laws (LLM) degree in 1984. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1984 after completing the professional training at the Nigerian Law School, Lagos; and also has a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree from the University of Ibadan (2010). His special areas of academic interest are Labour and Industrial Relations Law, International Human Rights Law; and Customary Law and Women’s Rights Law. Professor I.N.E Worugji was a former Head of Department, Public & International Law, former Sub- Dean and Dean of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Calabar, a former member of the University of Calabar Governing Council; and a former Principal officer and National Legal Adviser of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Nigerian Association of Law Teachers, International Labour and Employment Association (ILERA); African Labour Law Society (ALLS) and International Society of Labour and Social Security Law (ISLSSL) and he is widely published. He received the Nigerian Association of Law Teachers Long Service Award of Excellence in May 2016. He is a Christian of strict discipline, married to Dr. Mrs. Gloria Eme Worugji; a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English and Literary Studies, University of Calabar, and the marriage is blessed with four children.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
WASC, Division 1 Baptist High School, Port Harcourt, 19701975
HND, Business Studies Stockport College of Technology, Stockport, England, 19771979
BA. (Hons) Law Metropolitan University, Manchester 19791982
L.LM (Master of Laws) University of Essex, Colchester, Essex, England, (1982-1983)19821983
B.L (Hons) (Barrister at Law) Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria,19831984
Ph.D. African Law (Customary Law & Women’s Rights Law) University of Ibadan, Institute of African Studies 20042010

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WORUGJI, I.N.E., O. U Ndukwe & Inyang P E.(2019) “The Dissolution of ‘Double Deck’ Marriage in Nigeria”. International Journal of Law, Policy and the family, 33 (1), 123-138.
Worugji I.N.E, Ekpoudo, A., & Egbe J (2017) “Economic Termination of Employment and Some Practices in Employment Relations in Nigeria”, The Gravitas Review of Business & Property Law, 8 (3), 16-31.
WORUGJI, I.N.E & UGBE, R.O. (2016) The Supreme Court has cleared the Customary Law inhibitions on the inheritance rights of women in Nigeria, International Journal of Law, 2 (3), 27-32.
. WORUGJI, I.N.E & UGBE, R.O. (2015) Customary Law, Women’s Rights and The two faces of Law in Nigeria. East African Journal of Peace & Human Rights, 21 (1), 96-115.
WORUGJI, I.N.E (2013) Work Injuries Compensation under the Employees’ Compensation Act in Nigeria: What is next? Journal of Law, Policy and Globalisation,(10), 30-45.
WORUGJI, I.N.E & UGBE, R.O. (2013) Judicial Protection of Women’s Rights in Nigeria: the Regrettable Decision in Mojekwu v. Iwuchukwu. University of Botswana Law Journal, (16),59.
WORUGJI, I.N.E & AKPAN, E.I (2010) The Security of Employment under the Nigerian Labour Law: The Need for a New Face of Law. Nigerian Bar Journal, 6 (1), 104-122.
WORUGJI, I.N.E & ARCHIBONG, J.A. (2009) The Repressive Face of Law to Strike in Nigeria: Hope for Industrial Peace? Journal of Commonwealth Law and Legal Education, 7 (2),113-132.
WORUGJI, I.N.E & EKPOUDO, A. (2008) Institutional Mechanisms for Settlement of Labour Disputes in Nigeria: The Prospects of Maintaining Industrial Peace. Nigerian Journal of Labour Law and Industrial Relations, 2 (1), 47-74.
WORUGJI, I.N.E., ARCHIBONG, J.A. & ALUBO, E. (2007) The NIC Act 2006 and the Jurisdictional Conflict in Adjudicatory Settlement of Labour Disputes in Nigeria: An unresolved Issue. Nigerian Journal of Labour Law and Industrial Relations,1 (2 ) 25-42.
WORUGJI, I.N.E & UGBE, R.O. (2007) The Third Term Agenda Constitutional Amendment: The Unfinished Business. Zaria Bar Journal, 1 (1) 100-112.
WORUGJI, I.N.E (2007) Criminality and Domestic Forum of the University: University of Uyo & 3 Others v. Linda Onyebuchi Essel. Calabar Law Journal, (11), 256-261.
WORUGJI, I.N.E (2006) Domestic Forum, Criminality and the Power of the University to Maintain Intellectual Discipline in Nigeria. Zambia Law Journal, 38, 163-192.
WORUGJI, I.N.E (2003/2004) Clarifying the Effect of Payment of Wages in Lieu of Notice of Termination of Contract of Employment in Nigeria. Ahmadu Bello University Law Journal,(21&22), 37-57.
WORUGJI, I.N.E & IBANGA, M. (2002/2003) Structuring Anti-Corruption Measures for Sustainable Development in Nigeria. Calabar Law Journal, (6&7), 226-244.
WORUGJI, I.N.E (2003) Settlement of Trade Disputes under the Nigerian Labour Law: The Missing Links. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) Law Journal, 6, 1-17.
WORUGJI, I.N.E & ETUK, S.J. (2003) The National Breastfeeding Policy in Nigeria: The Working Mother and the Law. Health Care for Women International, 26, 534-554.
WORUGJI, I.N.E (1999) Termination of Contract of Employment under the Nigerian Labour Law. MODUS International Law and Business Quarterly,4 (3), 18-24.
WORUGJI, I.N.E (1999) Compensation for Injuries under the Workmen’s Compensation Act 1990. MODUS International Law and Business Quarterly, 4 (4), 1-10.
WORUGJI, I.N.E (1998) The Developing Trends in Nigerian Contemporary Labour Law. Cochin University Law Review, 22 (1 & 2), 177-185.
WORUGJI, I.N.E (1998) Senator Abraham Adesanya v. President & Another: Administration and Rule of Law in the 1995 Draft Constitution of Nigeria. PANJAB University Law Review, (41), 69-75.
WORUGJI, I.N.E (1997) The Right to Free Education under the 1995 Draft Constitution and Management of Primary Education in Nigeria. Calabar Journal of Liberal Studies (CAJOLIS), 4, 111-120.
WORUGJI, I.N.E (1996) The Right to work under the Nigerian Labour Law: The Need for Reform. Nigerian Journal of Contemporary Law, (18), 1-7.
WORUGJI, I.N.E (1996) Legal Control of Secret Cult in Nigerian Universities. UNICAL QUATERLY, 1 (2), 159-165.
WORUGJI, I.N.E (1990) Individual Enforcement of Public Law and the Problem of Locus Standi in Nigeria. Calabar Law Journal, 3,142-153.

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
Strategic Planning Workshop organized for ASUU leadership, 12th - 13th December 2002, facilitated by Development Research & Project Centre (DRPC) Kano.2002-12-122002-12-13
“International Workshop on Refugee Protection in Nigeria’s Border Zones context” ECOWAS Secretarial Asokoro Abuja 9th-11th March 20042004-03-092004-03-11
11th NLC Rain School 2009. Theme: Labour Law Reform & Implementations for Decent Work Agenda. 20th - 24th July, 2009, Uyo- Akwa Ibom State.2009-07-202009-07-24
“Labour and legal challenges in Redundancy, Corporate Restructuring, Shut down and Similar Programmes for Industrial Peace and Harmony”. Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), Workshop on Contemporary Issues in Labour Management Relations: Implic2010-09-152010-09-17
“Labour and Legal Challenges in Redundancy, Casualization and Outsourcing of Labour in Nigeria”. Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) Workshop Organized by PENGASSAN on Global Trends and Emerging Issues in the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry: Criti2011-05-102011-05-10
“Role of Trade Union in the Promotion of Decent Work, Social Justice and Good Governance in Nigeria”. PENGASSAN Port Harcourt Zone, 3rd Triennial Delegate Conference. 19th May, 2011. Calabar, Cross River State.2011-05-192011-05-19
The Nigerian Bar Association First Criminal Justice Reform Conference (CJRC 2011) Abuja, 17th- 25th July, 2011.2011-07-172011-07-25
African Conference for Solidarity with the Struggle of the People of Western Sahara Yar’adua Court Abuja 28th-30th October, 20132013-10-282013-10-30
Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) International Conference on the Decolonization of Western Sahara. Theme: Towards the Liberation of Africa’s Last Colony. Tuesday, 2nd – Thursday 4th June, 2015. Venue: Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Conference 2015-06-022015-06-04
South-East Zonal Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) National Conference at Federal College of Education (Technical) Umunze, Anambra State, On the 30th November, 2016.Teacher Education in Nigeria: Challenges and the Way Forward.2016-11-302016-11-30