Omobola Ibidapo-Obe

PhD Thesis title

Competition Law Adoption and Economic Advancement in Developing Countries: Nigeria as a case study

Omobola Ibidapo-ObeThesis Abstract

In recent years, a large number of developing countries have either adopted some form of competition law domestically or have it high on the national agenda. Nigeria like most developing countries has some sector specific competition policies in place, however, the country is yet to adopt a competition law and this has been argued to be synonymous to putting the cart before the horse. This thesis explores and draws attention to the need for more research on competition law and policy within the context of economic circumstances of Nigeria. Through a close comparative analysis of certain aspects of the EU, UK and USA Antitrust laws, this thesis aims to provide a basis for law makers in adopting a competition law regime in Nigeria. The thesis however does not propose that Nigeria "copy and paste" the laws in the European Union or the United States of America but use these laws as a mechanism for building a suitable competition law for Nigeria.   It is hoped that the research findings and outcomes of this thesis will add to the body of knowledge in this field, enabling greater understanding of competition law and leading to enactment of Competition Law in Nigeria.


  • LLB (Hons)- University of Wales, Cardiff, 2000
  • LLM Commercial Law- University of Wales, Cardiff, 2002
  • BL- Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria,  2003
  • MRes- Queen Mary University of London, 2009
  • PhD Candidate, Middlesex University Law School

Research Interests

  • Competition Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate social responsibility

Professional Membership

Omobola was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2003 as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. She is currently taking steps to qualify as a solicitor in the United Kingdom

Teaching Experience

Omobola lectured at the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos Nigeria where she taught Contract law, Company law and Insurance law. She is currently on leave to focus on her PhD research.

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