Election or political party disputes often feature before Nigerian courts. In Nigeria jurisdiction in matters of conflict of laws (called “territorial jurisdiction” by many Nigerian judges) also applies to matters of disputes between members of a political party in the inter-state context.
About Chukwuma Okoli
Dr. Chukwuma Okoli is a Postdoctoral researcher in private international law at the T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague, Netherlands, and a Consultant for PC Mbadiwe & Co., Lagos, Nigeria??.
Prior to joining T.M.C Asser Institute, he was inter alia, a Teaching Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Luxembourg for about four years, where he taught Comparative Private International law, Comparative English Law of Contract, and Comparative English Law of Tort.
He is a qualified Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria since 2008. He practised law in reputable law firms for about three years in the area of domestic and international commercial transactions. He also holds an LLM in International Commercial Law (with distinction) from the University of Aberdeen.
His principal research interest is in all aspects of Private International Law/Conflict of Laws, with a special focus on the European Union, Nigeria, and English speaking or Commonwealth Africa. He has significant publications on these subjects. He accentuates expertise in the Civil and Commercial aspects of European Union Private International Law, and serves as a leading expert in Nigerian Private International Law. He is also frequently cited in academic publications.
Jurisdiction is a fundamental aspect of Nigerian procedural law. In Nigerian judicial parlance, we have become accustomed to the principle that the issue of jurisdiction can be raised at any time, even at the Nigerian Supreme Court – the highest court of the land – for the first time.
The Nigeria Group on Private International Law (“NGPIL”) will hold its inaugural lecture on June 21, 2021 at 6pm CEST and 5pm BST (also West Africa Time including Nigeria at 5pm). Registration and attendance online is free. For more information on the programme and registration see the
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The Asser Institute and the IJI are organising a
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I am coordinating together with other African private international law experts (