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Professor. A.T Shehu

Professor

Historical Background

Prof. A.T. Shehu: Biotata Born on 8th Day of December, 1952, He at ennen primary ann seconnary schools in Lagos ann Ilorin between 1959 ann 1971 He starten his public service career with the Nigerian Prison Service in November 1974, serving in Ilorin ann Kano States. He was the best all-rounn stunent nuring his training at the Prison Training School, Kanuna in 1976. He however lef the service in 1978 in search of bet er acanemic at ainment. On the 12th April, 1978, he starten his acanemic career as a primary school teacher at Oloro LGEA Primary School, via Agbeyangi in Kwara State. He was later transferren to Okelele LGEA Primary School, Ilorin ann was there unt l 30th October, 1980 when, having acquiren annit onal qualif cat ons, he joinen to co-start the Uniten Community Seconnary School, Unity Roan, Ilorin, where he later acten as the Vice-Principal. Professor A.T. Shehu also worken as an Accountant with the Kwara State Teaching Service Commission between 1985 1nn 1999, having acquiren relevant qualif cat ons in account ng. He qualif en as an Associate member of the Associat on of Cost Execut ve Accountants, Lonnon, in 1985 ann holns a professional Diploma in Public Account ng ann Aunit ng all with nist nct on. He rose through the lanner to become a Chief Accountant in the Kwara State Teaching Service Commission before he f nally transferren his service to University of Ilorin as an Assistant Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, on 1st April, 1999 having at ennen Usmanu Danfoniyo University, Sokoto, between 1992 ann 1996 to rean Common ann Islamic Law ann granuaten with LL.B. (Seconn Class Upper). He lat er successfully at ennen the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria for his Masters of Law negree ann proceenen to University of Jos, Nigeria, for Doctorate Degree, which he successfully completen in 2009. Before joining Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Nigeria, Professor A.T. Shehu was Ag. Hean of Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. He also serven on the boarn of postgranuate school, University of Ilorin ann was also the postgranuate stunies, Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin. He has to his crenit many publicat ons incluning art cles in referren local, nat onal, internat onal acanemic journals, as well as chapters in books. He was the pioneer substant ve Dean of Law from October, 2015 to March, 2019 when he was electen by the Senate of the University as an act ng Deputy Vice Chancellor (Anministrat on). He also represents the hallowen Senate of the University on the University’s Governing Council. He is, however, the current nean of the faculty of law. He is also a member of several professional bonies, among which are the Nigerian Bar Associat on, Nigerian Associat on of Law Teachers, Nigerian Associat on of Const tut onal Law, Intellectual Research Inst tute, African Network of Const tut onal Law, Internat onal Associat on of Const tut onal Law ann many others. He is marrien with chilnren.

Educational History

Prof. A.T. Shehu: Biotata Born on 8th Day of December, 1952, He attended primary and secondary schools in Lagos and Ilorin between 1959 and 1971 He started his public service career with the Nigerian Prison Service in November 1974, serving in Ilorin and Kano States. He was the best all-round student during his training at the Prison Training School, Kaduna in 1976. He however left the service in 1978 in search of better academic attainment. On the 12th April, 1978, he started his academic career as a primary school teacher at Oloro LGEA Primary School, via Agbeyangi in Kwara State. He was later transferred to Okelele LGEA Primary School, Ilorin and was there until 30th October, 1980 when, having acquired additional qualifications, he joined to co-start the United Community Secondary School, Unity Road, Ilorin, where he later acted as the Vice-Principal. Professor A.T. Shehu also worked as an Accountant with the Kwara State Teaching Service Commission between 1985 1nd 1999, having acquired relevant qualifications in accounting. He qualified as an Associate member of the Association of Cost Executive Accountants, London, in 1985 and holds a professional Diploma in Public Accounting and Auditing all with distinction. He rose through the ladder to become a Chief Accountant in the Kwara State Teaching Service Commission before he finally transferred his service to University of Ilorin as an Assistant Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, on 1st April, 1999 having attended Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, between 1992 and 1996 to read Common and Islamic Law and graduated with LL.B. (Second Class Upper). He latter successfully attended the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria for his Masters of Law degree and proceeded to University of Jos, Nigeria, for Doctorate Degree, which he successfully completed in 2009. Before joining Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Nigeria, Professor A.T. Shehu was Ag. Head of Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. He also served on the board of postgraduate school, University of Ilorin and was also the postgraduate studies, Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin. He has to his credit many publications including articles in referred local, national, international academic journals, as well as chapters in books. He was the pioneer substantive Dean of Law from October, 2015 to March, 2019 when he was elected by the Senate of the University as an acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration). He also represents the hallowed Senate of the University on the University’s Governing Council. He is, however, the current dean of the faculty of law. He is also a member of several professional bodies, among which are the Nigerian Bar Association, Nigerian Association of Law Teachers, Nigerian Association of Constitutional Law, Intellectual Research Institute, African Network of Constitutional Law, International Association of Constitutional Law and many others. He is married with children.

Qualifications

PhD

Research Interest

Constitutional Law, Social-Economic Justice, Sustainable Development, Comparative Law

Publications

1.SHEHU, A.T. (2000): “Islamic Banking System in Nigeria: Prospect and Viability.”
Unilorin Sharia Journal, vol. 1, Department of Islamic Law, University of Ilorin, Nigeria,
pp. 122-134
2.SHEHU, A.T. (2000): “Contempt Power of the Legislature.” The Journal of
International and Comparative Law, vol. 1(4), Department of Jurisprudence and
International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin, Nigeria, pp.95-110.
3.SHEHU, A.T. (2001): “Sharia Concept of Family and Society” Journal of Law and
Social Science, vol. 1 (1), Intellectual Research Institute, Ilorin, Nigeria, pp. 129- 136
4.SHEHU, A.T. (2005): “Shariah: The Need for Reflection in Nigeria.” University of
Ilorin Law Journal, vol. 2, Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin, Nigeria, pp. 122-131.
5.SHEHU, A.T. (2005): “The Legal Framework for Islamic Banking in Nigeria: Some
Problems & Solutions” Nigerian Bar Journal, vol. 3 (3), Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos,
Nigeria, pp. 23-39
6.SHEHU A.T. (2006): “Civil Jurisdiction in Nigerian Courts: The Jurisprudential
Synthesis of Some Issues.” University of Ilorin Law Journal, vol. 2, Faculty of Law,
University of Ilorin, Nigeria, pp. 66-88.

7.SHEHU, A.T. (2006): “The Nigerian Vice-President: Reality and Relativity of Powers
in a Global Perspective.” University of Ilorin law Journal, vol. 1, Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin, Nigeria, pp. 9-30.
8.SHEHU, A.T. (2008): “Inherent Power: An Examination of Executive Power of The
President under the Nigerian Constitution, 1999.” Kogi State University Bi-Annual
Journal of Public Law, vol. 2, Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, Kogi University, Anyigba, Nigeria, pp. 124-134 State
9. SHEHU, A.T. (2010): “The True Foundation of Judicial Review: A View from
Nigeria” Jindal Global Law Review, vol. 2 (1), O.P. Jindal Global University, Haryana, India, pp. 212-231
10. SHEHU, A.T. (2010): “Oversight Powers of the Legislature: Scope and Limitation
under the 1999 Constitution.” Journal of Public Law & Constitutional Practice, vol.
3(1), Department of Public Law, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria, pp. 69-91.
11. SHEHU, A.T. (2010): “Committee System in the Nigerian National Assembly: Powers
and Privileges in Comparative Perspective.” Journal of Public Law & Constitutional
Practice, vol. 3(2), Department of Public Law, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria, pp. 239-
258.
12. SHEHU, A.T. (2011): “Modeling Separation for Constitutionalism: The Nigerian
Approach”, University of Maiduguri Law Journal, vol. 9, Faculty of Law, University of
Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria, pp. 1-14
13. SHEHU, A.T. (2011): “Judicial Review and Judicial Supremacy: A Paradigm of
Constitutionalism in Nigeria,” International and Comparative Law Review, Vol. 11, (1),
Palacky University, Olomouc Czech Republic, pp. 43–72
14. SHEHU, A.T. (2011): “Constituency Control of Legislatures: Lessons from
Nigeria” African Journal of International and Comparative Law,vol.19(1) Edinburgh
University Press, Edinburgh, pp.124-144.
15. SHEHU, A.T. (2012): “The Judiciary and Electoral Disputes in Nigeria: Challenges and
Prospects.” Confluence Journal of Jurisprudence and International Law, vol. 5(2),7
Department of Jurisprudence and International Law, Kogi State University, Ayingba,
Nigeria, pp. 12-30
16. SHEHU, A.T. (2012): “The Imperatives of Independent Judiciary for Constitutionalism
and Sustainable Democracy in Nigeria” Journal of Public Law, vol. 1 (2), Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria, pp. 27-
39
17. SHEHU, A.T. (2012): “Challenges to Local Government System in Nigeria: The Way Forward”, Kogi State University Bi-Annual Journal of Public Law, vol. 4 (1), Department of Public Law, Kogi State University, Ayingba, Nigeria, PP. 309-317
18. SHEHU, A.T. (2013): “Medical Practice and Medical Negligence: Wherewithal Nigeria?”
Nigerian Journal of Food, Drug and Health Law. Faculty of Law, Kogi State University, Ayingba, Nigeria, pp. 109-120
19. SHEHU, A.T. (2013): “The Nigerian Legislature: Composition and Qualification in Comparative Perspective” Port Harcourt Law Journal, vol. 5 (1), Faculty of Law, River
State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, pp.82-103
20. SHEHU, A.T. (2013): “The Enforcement of Social and Economic Rights in Africa:
The Nigerian Experience” Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy, vol. 2 (1),
Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria, pp. 97-116
21. SHEHU, A.T. (2013): “Property Right’s Implication for Garnishee Proceedings in Nigeria” Journal of Public and Private Law, vol. 5, Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka, Nigeria, pp. 118-
22. SHEHU, A. T. (2014): “Evaluating Effectiveness of Legislative Oversight for Accountability, Democracy and Good Governance in Nigeria” Kerala University Journal of
Legal Studies, vol. VII (2), Faculty of Law, Kerala University, Kerala, India, pp. 241-277
23. SHEHU, A. T. (2014): “Democracy, Constitutionalism and Shariah: The Compatibility Question” European Journal of Law Reform, vol. 16 (2),
http://www.elevenpub.com/law/catalogus/european-journal-of-law-reform, pp. 247-273
24. Abdulqadri Z. A., I. A. Yusuff, Shehu, A.T. and Abdulqadri, I. A. (2014) “Judicial Reform in Democratizing Nigeria” Akungba Law Journal, Faculty of Law, Adekunle
Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Nigeria, pp. 67-90
25. SHEHU, A.T., ALEMIKA, E. I. & ALEMERU, J. B. (2015); “International Human Rights’ Instruments and Environmental Pollutions: Nigeria in Perspective” Justice
Journal, Vol. 7, Federal Ministry of Justice, Abuja, Nigeria, pp. 289-312
26. SHEHU, A. T. (2015): “Judicial Independence and the Executive Branch in Nigeria” GIMPA Law Review, Vol. 1 (I), Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration,
Achimota, Ghana, pp. 50-70
27. SHEHU, A.T. and Kamaldeen, I (2016): “Suspension of Hon. Justice Isa Ayo Salami: Implications for Rule of Law, Judicial Independence and Constitutionalism” African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies, 9:1 University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, USA
https://www.umes.edu/ajcjs/default.aspx?id=55149 pp. 41-60
28. SHEHU, A.T. & Adedayo, T.I., (2017): “Chief Justice John Marshall in Marbury v Madison: Revisited” Akungba Law Journal, vol. 5 No 1, Faculty of Law, Adekunle Ajasin
University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria, pp. 120-133
29. SHEHU, A.T (2017): “Judiciary and the Constitution in Nigeria: The Emerging Trend in a Transitional Constitutionalism” Noida International Journal of Human Rights, vol. 4, Noida International University, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India, pp. 46-73
30. SHEHU, A.T., A. T. IBRAHIM & J. O. ADEDOYIN RAJI (2017): “An Examination of Freedom of Information Act in the Nigerian Public and Private Sectors” Journal of Al-
Hikmah University Journal of Public and International Law, vol. 1 (1), Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Nigeria, pp. 110-124
31. SHEHU, A.T. (2019): “Exclusion of Private Tertiary Institutions from Tertiary Education Trust Fund (FETFUND): Constitutional and Human Rights Perspectives” Al-Hikmah Journal of Arts and Social Sciences Education, Vol. 1 No. 1 (Online), pp. 51-59
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
32. SHEHU, A.T. and SOLAHUDEEN I.A. (2019): Indigenous Theories of Concept of
Law: Islamic Schools of Law. Jurisprudence and Legal Theory in Nigeria. Taiwo, A. and
Koni, I.J. (eds.). Princeton & Associates Publishing Co. Ltd., Lagos, pp. 315-378
33. SHEHU, A.T. (2015): Commentary on Adijatu Fadiora, Jimoh Adio Fawler v Tijani
Akande Abonde & others. In Commentaries on Selected Judgments of Hon. Justice M.M.A. Akanbi, Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin, Nigeria, pp. 343-359
34. SHEHU, A.T. and Kamaldeen, I (2013): Constitutional Framework for Peace and Conflict Management in Nigeria. In The Security Sector and Conflict Management in
Nigeria, Isaac O. Albert, Benjamin O. Aluko & Olusola O. Isloa (eds.). Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, pp. 59-79

35. SHEHU, A.T. (2012): “Constitutionalism and Sustainable Development in Africa: The Nigerian Legislative and Institutional Responses.” In Law and Sustainable
Development in Africa. Bondzi-Simpson, et. al. (eds.), Grosvenor House Publishing, Surrey, pp. 142-171
36. SHEHU, A.T. (2009): “Due Process in the Management of Public Fund in Nigeria.” In U.O. Umozurike & E.C. Ngwakwe, (eds.) Law and the Challenges of Nation Building in the 21st Century. (The Nigerian Association of Law Teachers.), pp. 110-126
37. SHEHU, A.T. (2004): “The Nigerian Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges Act: The Way Forward.” In W.O. Egbewole (ed.), Readings In International Law and 9 Jurisprudence. (Department of International Law and Jurisprudence, University of Ilorin, Nigeria) pp. 197-216
38. SHEHU, A.T. (2001): “Legal Positivism Reality or Myth.” In W.O. Egbewole & O.Y.
Abdul (eds.), Essays on Contemporary Legal Issues, Intellectual Research Institute,
Ilorin, Nigeria.
E-BOOKS
39. SHEHU, A.T. (2012): “Constitutionalism and the Shariah in Nigeria.” (ISBN 978-3-
8484-3974-4), LAP Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Co., KG, Heirich-Bocking-
Str. 6-8, Saarbrucken, Germany.
40 .SHEHU, A.T. (2011): “Introduction to Administration of Criminal Justice in Nigeria.”
(ISBN 978-3-659-12911-7), LAP Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Co., KG,
Heirich-Bocking-Str. 6-8, Saarbrucken, Germany.

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