Lukman is a senior lecturer in the Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. He is also the coordinator of postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin. Lukman is currently a member of the Facebook Data Protection Expert Group for African Region.

Lukman is an Iso Lomso research fellow (2020-2023) of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS). He was formerly a postdoctoral researcher at the South African Research Chair in International Constitutional Law, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Areas of Research Interest- Digital rights and constitutionalism, data protection and privacy law, constitutional law and information technology law.

Recent publications

Published during the last five years
Chapters in Books

“Managing Covid-19 in a ‘Façade Federalism’: The case of Nigeria” in N Steytler & C Saunders (eds) Comparative Federalism and COVID-19: Combatting the Pandemic (forthcoming 2021) Routledge Taylor and Francis Group.

Data Protection in the Internet: South Africa” in D Moura Vicente and C de Vasconcelos Casimiro (eds) Data Protection in the Internet (2020) Switzerland: Springer.

Constitutional implementation: The Swaziland Experience” (with TM Maseko) in CM Fombad (ed) The implementation of Modern African Constitutions: Challenges and Prospects Pretoria University Law Press: Pretoria 55-77.

Journal articles

‘State of emergency and the rule of law under contemporary African Constitutions: A comparative analysis’ (2021) 8(1) Journal of Comparative Law in Africa 67-101

‘Giving “teeth” to the African Union towards advancing compliance with data privacy norms’ (2021) 30(2) Information & Communications Technology Law 87-107

“Comparative overview of the constitutional framework for controlling the exercise of emergency powers in Africa” (with CM Fombad) (2020) 20(2) African Human Rights Law Journal 376-411.

Using Specialised Anti-Corruption Agencies to Combat Pervasive Corruption in Nigeria: A Critical Review of the ICPC and EFCC” (2020) 12 African Journal of Legal Studies 215-241.

The challenges to the rule of law posed by the increasing use of electronic surveillance in sub-Saharan Africa” (2018) 18(1) African Human Rights Law Journal 365-391.

Personal data protection in Nigeria: Reflections on opportunities, options and challenges to legal reforms” (with CM Fombad) (2016) 38(2) Liverpool Law Review 105-134.

The African Union’s data protection Convention 2014: a possible cause for celebration of human rights in Africa” (with CM Fombad) (2016) 8(1) Journal of Media Law 67-97.

“Customary arbitration in Nigeria: Reflections on some conceptual challenges to its effective development as a viable ADR mechanism in Nigeria” (with AA Daibu) 9(2) Unilorin Law Journal102-123.

New technologies and the right to privacy in Nigeria: Evaluating the tension between traditional and modern conceptions” (with AA Daibu) (2016) 7 Nnamdi Azikiwe University Journal of International Law and Jurisprudence 113-124.

Regulating trans-border flow of personal information for development in the G77+China Group” (2015) 31(1) UNISA Latin American Report 79-98.

Current Doctoral Supervision

Hlengiwe Dube
Title: Balancing the protection of human rights and public security under mass surveillance: A case study of South Africa (with Prof Magnus Killander as main supervisor)