Dr. Oba Isa Babatunde

Senior Lecturer

Historical Background

I was born in Ilorin, Kwara State Nigeria on 26 June 1957. I attended Children House Ibara, Abeokuta Ogun State, Nigeria for my kindergarten education from 1963-1965. After which I continued my education at United Primary School, Ilorin, Kwara State Nigeria from 1966-1976. For my secondary education, I attended Government Secondary School, Omu- Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria from 1972-1976. Then proceeded to Abeokuta Continuing Education Center, Ibara, Abeok

Educational History

  • From 1979-1982 attended Ogun State College of Education, Ijebu-Ode (Now Tai Solarin College of Education) for Nigeria Certificate of Education (NCE). Then proceeded to University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross-River State for B A (Ed) from 1982-1985. I studied for LLB and LLM at University of Ilorin, Ilorin Kwara State Nigeria from 1999-2003 and 2009-2011 respectively. I was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2006. For my doctoral degree programme, attended University of Dar Es Salaam, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania from 2013-2020.



Research Interest



        1. 1.Evolution of Kadhi’s Courts In Zanzibar Journal of Law, Policy And Globalization. Vol.37, 2015

          2.Legal Framework of Kadhi’s Courts in Zanzibar during the Post-Colonial Era. Journal of Law, Policy And Globalization Vol. 86,   2019

          3.The Laws Governing Kadhi’s Courts in Zanzibar Tanzania and Area Courts in Kwara State of Nigeria. Journal of Comparative Law, Islamic University In Uganda. Vol 6, Number 1, 2019

           4.Legal Framework of Area Courts In Kwara State Of Nigeria. International Educational Journal  Of  Sciences (Iejss) Volume 1, Issue 1, 2019

          5.An Examination of Procedural Law in Marital Disputes under Maliki Jurisprudence in Kadhi’s Courts In Kwara State Multi-Disciplinary Journal Islamic University In Uganda. Vol.7 Issue 1, March 2020.

          6.Procedural Law In Marital Disputes Under Shafii And Maliki Jurisprudence In Kadhi’s Courts In  Tanzania Zanzibar And Kwara State, Kampala International University African Multidisciplinary Journal of Development, Volume 10, Issue 1, 2021 

          7.Coronavirus Pandemic In East Africa: Tanzanian And Ugandan Approaches In Legal Perspectives. UPES Law Review, Vol 5, 2021

          8.A Review of Literature On The Application of Islamic Jurisprudence On Marriage In Kadhi’s Courts In  Zanzibar And Kwara State (Al-Hikmah University Law Journal Letter of Acceptance)

          9.Shafii And Maliki Marital Jurisprudence In The Light of International Law And International Human Rights Norms .(Islamic University In Uganda Journal Of Comparative Law Letter of Acceptance)

          10.An Overview On Shafii Marital Jurisprudence On Kadhi’s Courts In Zanzibar ( Al-Hikmah Journal On Peace Studies Letter of Acceptance)