Hon. Justice Benedict Bakwaph Kanyip, PhD, FNIALS
Justice Kanyip was appointed a Judge of the National Industrial Court in 2000 for an initial period of four years although with eligibility for a renewal for a further term of four years. In June 2004, having completed the first term, his appointment for another term of four years was renewed. With the passing of the National Industrial Court Act, 2006, he is now a tenured Judge of the Court.
Justice Kanyip trained as a lawyer at Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, Nigeria. After a one-year national service he took up a teaching appointment as a lecturer in the Department of Commercial Law at his alma mater in 1987; and rose to the position of Lecturer II before leaving in 1992 for the National Commission for Colleges of Education as Legal Adviser in the rank of Principal Legal Officer.
In 1995, he was appointed Senior Research Fellow by the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and rose through this appointment to the rank of Associate Research Professor of Law in 2000 when he joined the Court. Professor Kanyip is the author of numerous journal articles in the areas of consumer law, tax law, labour law and commercial law.Read more