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Dr. Michael Takim Otu


Private and Property Law


Senior Lecturer


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About Dr. Michael Takim Otu

Dr Michael Takim Otu served in the Cross River State University of Technology, Calabar between 1994 and 2008 when he successfully transferred his services to the University of Calabar as Lecturer II in the Department of Private and Property Law. He holds a Ph.D in Law, specializing in Law of Secured Credit transactions/property Law obtained from the University of Abuja in 2015. He has been involved in teaching, research, project supervision and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. He is currently the Chairman, Faculty of Law Graduate Committee. He is a member of Nigeria Law Teachers Association and Nigeria Bar Association. His areas of research interest are land Law , Equity and Trust, secured Credit transactions and Mortgages, Oil and Gas law, Administrative law and good governance, Contract. He has several publications in local and foreign Journals of repute and has attended several conferences.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC).Primary School Bansan-Osokom.19701976
West African School Certificate (WASC).Boki Comprehensive Secondary School Okundi, Boki, Cross River State, Nigeria.19761982
West African School Certificate (WASC).Federal School of Arts & Science, Ogoja, Cross River State, Nigeria.19831986
Nigerian Certificate of Education (NCE).Federal College of Education, Kontagora, Niger State, Nigeria.19831986
Bachelor of Education (Hons) (B.Ed).University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.19871989
Bachelor of Law (LL.B).University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.19901997
Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM).University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.19951997
Master in Business Administration (MBA).University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.19971999
Barrister at Law (BL).Nigerian Law School, Abuja, Nigeria.19992000
Masters of Law (LL.M).University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.20012005
Doctor of Philosophy in Law (Ph.D).University of Abuja, Nigeria.20062015

S/N Publication
Nabiebu, N. & Otu, M. T. (2019). Administrative Law and the challenges of good Governance in Nigeria under Democratic System of Government: The Exigency of Legal Reforms. Frontier of Finance and Economics, 16(1), 15 - 36.
Otu, M. T. & Nabiebu, M. (2019). The Concept of Hypothecation as a secured credit instrument under International Business Law: An Appraisal. American Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research (AJHSSR), 3(6), 92 - 96.
Nabiebu, M. & Otu, M. T. (2019). The legal conundrum of non-interest Banking. A case study of Islamic Bank in Nigeria. International Journal of Scientific Research and Management (IJSRM), 7(7), 141 - 152.
Otu, M. T. & Enyia, J. O. (2015). Documentary Credit: An Assessment of its Autonomous Character in Modern day commercial Transactions. Calabar Law Journal, 16(1), 295 - 307.
Otu, M. T. (2015). The Efficafy of Life Insurance Policies as Security in Contemporary business , Climate in Okom, M. P. (ed) Nigeria's political Economy and the Courtship with Poverty: A Compendium of Readings i Honour of Prof. patrick O. Utomi Pumoh prints concept ltd, Pp. 285 - 292.
Otu, M. T. (2014). The Trusteeship Policy of the Land Use Act: Is the Governor a true trustee in the lower sense of the word "Trust"? In Okom, M. P., Ozumba, G. O., Ndifon, C. O. (ED) The Dynamis of Educational Engineering in the 21st Century 2014: A Colloquim in Honour of Prof. James Epoke: Pp 222 - 228.
Otu, M. T. (2012). The Law on Development Control in Nigeria Problems and Prospects. UNIUYO Journal of Commercial and Property Law, 3(1), 84 - 98.
Dorothy, N. & Otu, M. T. (2012). Guarantee as a Secured Credit Instrument in Contemporary Business Climate. UNIUYO Journal of Commercial and Property Law, 3(1), 191 - 204.
Otu, M. T. (2010). The Illusive Nature of a Right of Occupancy Under the Land Act of 1978. Eket BAR Journal, 1(2), 119 - 135.
Ndifon, C. O., Otu, M. T., Odey, S. (2010). The Rwanda Genocide: Frails and Failures of Response Mechanism.Journal of Social and Policy research, Centre for Development Strategies in Africa, 5(1), 286 - 300.
Ekanem, S., Ejue, J. & Otu, M. T. (2010).Crime and Technology in an industrial setting: A philosophical investigation. International Journal of Sustainable Development, 3(12), 36 – 41.
Owa, E. O., Ovat, I. C., & Otu, M. T. (2009). International Relations and Intellectual Property Right Development in Developing Countries. Calabar Law Journal, 12&13(1), 371 - 388.
Otu, M. T. & Mohammed, M. A. (2009). The Issue of Compensation on Revocation of Rights of Occupancy under the Land Use Act: Problems and Prospects. Calabar Law Journal, 12(1), 316 – 326.
Ekanem, S. A., Otu, M. T., & Bassey, E. (2009). The Status and Efficacy of a Certificate of Occupancy under the Land Use Act of 1978. Calabar Law Journal, 7(1), 229 - 236.
Otu, M. T. (2008). The Pledge Question and the Issue of Perpetual Redeemability of Pledged Land: A Judicial Appraisal. Calabar Law Journal, 7(1), 170 – 178.
Otu, M.T., Wonah, E. B. (1998). A review of primary Education in the National policy on Education, being a chapter contribution on a text book: Introduction to Primary Eduction Studies for Nigeria Schools. see Chapter 3, Pp 40 - 51.

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
School of Art and Social Annual confernece (SASSCON).(i) Political participation and the future of Democracy in Nigeria. (ii) Human Right and National Development.1999-11-101999-11-11
Law Teachers' confernce held at Afe Babalola University Ekiti State, Nigeria.Nil2015-05-182015-05-23
Advanced Digital Appreciation Programme for Tertiary institution (ADAPTI) at the University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.Nil2016-11-142016-11-18
IPPA International Seminar held at University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.Revisiting the Structural Foundation of Nigeria Federalism: paper presented with atached abstract: Resource control and appraising debates on true Federalism in Nigeria : Critical Perspectives and Political options.2017-11-082017-11-09