Kenneth I Ajibo

Dr Kenneth I. Ajibo

Dr Kenneth I Ajibo is an adjunct lecturer at PAU. He teaches Business Law to Accounting and Business Administration students at the undergraduate level.

Research interests

His research interests and expertise lie in international business laws – contracts, commercial, corporate, trade and investment, arbitration laws as well as the interface between governance and regulations in both public and private corporations including banks.

Brief Bio

After completing his LLB (Law degree) at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Kenneth Ajibo attended the Nigerian Law School Abuja and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar as a solicitor and advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. Dr Ajibo worked in Nigeria as a Barrister, Solicitor and subsequently Managing Solicitor in Commercial and Company Practice. He completed his LLM (Masters in Law)  in ‘International Business Law’ with Hull Law School, UK,  in 2011, and his PhD (Hull) in law  in 2015 on a topic entitled ‘Corporate Governance Deficits: The Implications for Nigerian Banking Sector’.

During his PhD programme in Hull, he was a teaching assistant at the instance of his supervisors. After his PhD graduation, Dr Ajibo was employed by the University of Hull to lecture on rolling contract basis on both the undergraduate and postgraduate classes at the Law School. At the undergraduate level in Hull, he taught English legal system, tort law and contract law. At the postgraduate level, Dr Ajibo lectured on international commercial arbitration and assisted in teaching environmental justice.


Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Kenneth I Ajibo and Eghosa Osa Ekhator (2015). ‘Agriculture and human rights: Legal and theoretical assessment of the right to food in Nigeria’ in Rhuks .T. Ako and Damilola S. Olawuyi (edn) Food and agricultural law: Readings on sustainable agriculture and the law in Nigeria (Nigeria: Afe Babalola University Press) Chapter 9.


Journal – Peer Reviewed Articles

  • Kenneth I Ajibo, ‘Facing the truth: Appraising the potential contributions, paradoxes and challenges of implementing the United Nations Conventions on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) in Nigeria’ (2013) 2(1) Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy 175-189.
  • Kenneth I Ajibo, ‘Immunities and international crimes: The emerging reality in international law’ (2014) 1(2) Ife Journal of International and Comparative Law 532-546.
  • Kenneth I Ajibo, ‘Risk-based regulation: the future of Nigerian banking industry’ (2015) 57(3) International Journal of Law and Management 201-216.
  • Kenneth I Ajibo, ‘Confidentiality in international commercial arbitration: Assumptions of implied duty and a proposed solution’ (2015) 3(2) Latin American Journal of International Trade Law 336-359.
  • Kenneth I Ajibo and Collins C Ajibo, ‘CEO/Chairman duality in Nigerian corporate governance: An institutional theory perspective’ (2016) 27 (8) International Company and Commercial Law Review 277-284.
  • Kenneth I Ajibo, ‘Transboundary hazardous wastes and environmental justice: Implications for economically developing countries’ (2016) 18(4) Environmental Law Review 267-283.

Selected Conferences

  • Kenneth I Ajibo, ‘Revisiting corporate governance theories: Some issues with banks in Nigeria’ being a paper delivered at GARI International Conference on Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment, Hanley Business School, University of Reading, UK, 25th-26th September, 2013.
  • Kenneth I Ajibo, ‘Corporate governance in Nigerian banking: Issues, challenges and prospects’ being a PhD Poster Presentation for the 25th Josephine Onoh’s Memorial Lecture in International Law, School of Law, University of Hull, UK, 4th December, 2014.
  • Kenneth I Ajibo, ‘Shareholder vs stakeholder in corporate governance: A case of banking’ being a paper delivered at International Graduate Legal Research Conference (IGLRC), Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College, University of London, UK, 8th April, 2014.
  • Kenneth I Ajibo, ‘State immunity and international crimes: The emerging reality in international law’ being a paper delivered at Mccoubrey Centre for International Law, School of Law, University of Hull, UK 20th January, 2015.
  • Kenneth I Ajibo, ‘The PhD Journey: Let’s Talk & Panel of PhD Students’ being a paper discussed as one of the panellists at the PhD International Conference in University of Hull, UK 19th – 20th April, 2016.

Professional Bodies:

  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association.
  • Member, Nigerian Association of Law Teachers (NALT)
  • Member, Society of legal scholars (SLS), UK.