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Who We Are

Crescent University, an Islamic, non-sectarian and co-educational institution.

Standing for scholarship, service and character, Crescent is the pioneer Islamic University in Nigerian and was established in 2005. With a mission to develop world-class human resources to meet global development challenges; the university offers courses in Business, Banking, Accounting, Economics and Actuarial Sciences, Mass Communication,Chemical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Political Science as well as Information and Communication Technology.

Through our research center, our faculty members are involved in studies that support policy making for national development often in collaboration with renowned international institutions.

There are currently a number of Nigerian and international institutions that hold affiliations with Crescent University. As a leader in tertiary education, we plan to establish several link agreements with universities in Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia and North America for students, faculty and staff exchanges as well as collaborative research.

The Management

  • Judge Bola A. Ajibola - (SAN, KBE, D LITT, LLD, FCI.Arb, FNIALS, CFR)


  • Owu Baptist Day School, Ago-Owu, Abeokuta, Nigeria (1942-1949)
  • Baptist Boys’ High School, Oke Egunya, Abeokuta, Nigeria (1950-1955)



  • Holborn College of Law, University of London (1959-1962)
  • Council of Legal Education –Inns of Court London (1959-1962)
  • Honourable Barrister-At-Law of Lincoln’s Inn, London (Called to Bar On 27 November 1962)



  • President Judge of the World Bank Admistrative Tribunal (Washington D.C and London) 1994-2005.
  • Arbitrator/Commissioner for the Boundary Dispute between Ethopia and Eritrea (EEBC)
  • Chairman of the Nigerian Delegation, Cameroon/Nigeria Mixed Commission, set up to resolve the boundary dispute between the two countries after the International Court of Justice Judgement of 10 October 2002.
  • Judge of the International Court of justice, the Hague, 5 December 1991 to February 1994, appointed Judge ad hoc in the case concerning the Land and Maritime boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v.Nigeria) 12 April 1994 - 10 October 2002
  • Nigeria High Commissioner to the United Kingdom; 10 November 1995 – 8 March 2002
  • Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo) 1994 – 2001
  • Member of the Panel of Commissioners of United Nations Compensation Commission set up to review the claim submitted by against the government of Iraq as a result of the Gulf war (Geneva) – 1994 – 2000
  • Member, Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague, Netherlands
  • Member of the Governing Board of International Maritime Law Institute of the International Maritime Organisation (Malta)
  • President of the World Association of the Judges or the World Jurist Association (Washington D.C)
  • Arbitrator: Court of Arbitration for Sports: CAS Ad hoc Division for the commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, 1998: Ad Hoc Division for the Sydney2000 Olympic Games.
  • President, Pan African Council of London Court of International Arbitration (1994 – 1999)
  • Member, International Court of Arbitration of ICC, Paris (1986 – 1999)
  • Vice – Chairman; the Commission on International Arbitration ICC, Paris.
  • Member; International Maritime Arbitration Commission, Paris.
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Permanent court of Arbitration (The Hague, Netherlands)
  • Member of Board of Directors of the International Development law Institute (Rome)
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitration (London) Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, University of Buckingham (England)
  • Honourable Bencher of the Lincoln’s Inn
  • Honorary Vice-President, Association of the Arbitrators (Southern Africa)
  • Member of International Centre for Settlement of Investment Dispute from 1999.



  • Honorable Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Federal Republic of Nigeria, 12 September 1985 – 4 December 1991
  • President, Nigerian Bar Association, 1984-1985
  • President, Association of Arbitration of Nigeria, 1974-1999
  • Vice-chairman, Body of benchers, 1989-1990
  • Chairman, Body Benchers 1990-1991
  • Life Benchers from 1991
  • Chairman, Disciplinary Committee of the Bar, 1985-1991
  • Chairman, General Council of the Bar, 1985-1991
  • Chairman, Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria, 1985-1991
  • Chairman, advisory Committee of the Prerogative of Mercy (1985-1991)
  • Chairman of the Task Force for the Revision of the law of the federation, 1990
  • Member, Nigeria Police Council 1989-1991
  • Member, Advisory Judicial Committee, 1985-1991
  • Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Advance Legal Studies.
  • Chairman of the Human Right Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association, 1980-1984
  • Member of the Privileges Committee of Bar responsible for selection of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (equivalent to Queen’s Counsel in England ) 1985-1991.
  • Chairman of the commission of Inquiry into the Jos North Local Government Area Crisis of 28 November 2008.

  • Professor I. Gbajabiamila - BSc (Hons)(Lond.), PhD (Lond), MILT (Lond.), C.Biol, M.I.Biol, FLS (UK)

Brief Profile of Professor Ibraheem Gbajabiamila, Vice Chancellor of Crescent University ABEOKUTA

Professor Ibraheem Gbajabiamila was born in Lagos State over six decades ago. He received his Primary and Secondary Education in London. He proceeded to the University of London in 1976 where he obtained his first degree in Microbiology. He remained at the University as a Research Student until he obtained his PhD in Virology in 1984.

He was at the University as a Research Fellow before obtaining his first appointment within the University of London where he worked for over twenty years, rising to the rank of Head of Extra Mural Science. He was later head-hunted to the role of Associate Director in the another London University where he had academic responsibility for academic excellence.

Professor Gbajabiamila was Visiting Professor and was later appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor and Professor of Virology at Crescent University, Abeokuta in 2010/2011.

Professor Gbajabiamila has served on a member of a number of International and Community organisations.

Academic Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons.) Microbiology, University of London, 1980.
  • PhD (Virology), University of London, 1984

The classic and erudite Professor Gbajabiamila belongs to several professional associations including:

  • Member Institute of Learning & Teaching, (MILT) (UK).
  • Member of the Forensic Science Society
  • Member Institute of Biology (M.I.Biol
  • Chartered Biologist (C.Biol)
  • Fellow of the Linnaean society (FLS)

His tenure as Vice Chancellor of Crescent University has witnessed numerous achievements including:

  • 100% Accreditation of all Crescent University programmes.
  • The Crescent graduates making first class at the Nigerian Law School and getting job placements with the BBC,CBN, Nigeria Customs,Nestle Foods...
  • The establishment of College of Health Sciences: Nursing, Anatomy & Physiology
  • Attracting many scholarship opportunities from organizations and individuals.
  • Construction of ultramodern halls of residence to cater for students' population.

Professor Gbajabiamila is a lover of teaching profession which he deliberately inherited from his father and by extension, his grandfather. The popular Ansarud-Deen Society of Nigeria, which gave birth to Ansar-ud-Deen Primary Schools, Colleges and hospitals, started in his family compound on Lagos Island in 1920s with his grandfather and other friends as foundation members.

His love for knowledge transcends the frontiers of his area of specialization which is science, specially, Virology. His interest in and passion for the study of music, musicology, films, theatre and Yoruba culture have earned him a visiting lecturer and facilitator of masterclasses to TAMPAN students at the Department of Mass Communication, Crescent University, Abeokuta.

In his estimation, Yoruba culture and language are "a serious enterprise", which should not be allowed to go into extinction. Professor Gbajabiamila's belief is that if Yoruba culture and language could be widely studied and embraced by Europeans and Americans, why should a son of the soil like him not be so interested.

It is interesting to emphasize that a science scholar such as Professor Gbajabiamila is a proud custodian of an impressive digital library of music and films as he keenly follows the activities of the Yoruba genre.He has cited the philosophy of "Orin Ketekete" by Ebenezer Obey and has analysed the highly cerebral works of Professors Chris Watterman, Karin Barber and David Crystal in language development and decline around the world.

As part of his contributions to the cross-disciplinary research, Professor Gbajabiamila has delivered masterclasses on the following themes:

  • Contemporary discourse on the rapid decline in Communication in Yoruba language
  • Film Narratives and Projection of Meaning in Yoruba Movies
  • Yoruba music, history of Yoruba theatre and need for more professionalism in the Nollywood industry

In recognition of his numerous contributions to knowledge, human capital development and community service, our esteemed Prof. Gbajabiamila has received academic, professional and community awards too numerous to mention here.

Professor Gbajabiamila is a prolific speaker, humble personage, articulate scholar, fluid presenter and academic manager of human and material resources.

A standing ovation for the vice Chancellor.


  • Barrister Z. A. Ajibola - LLB(Bucks). LLM.(Malta) BL(Nig.)

Barrister Z. A. Ajibola was born in Lagos state, received his primary and secondary education both in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. He is a graduate in Law from the University of Buckingham and attended the Nigerian Law School and became a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme court of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 1992. He also attended the IMLI Institute in Malta in 1995 and obtained a masters degree. He qualified a a solicitor of England and Wales in 2000. He has worked as a barrister and solicitor in Nigeria and the United Kingdom in public and private law extensively before joining university administration.

Membership of professional bodies have included:

  • International Bar Association
  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • Law society of England and Wales
  • Associate Member of the London chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Association of University Administrators(UK)


  • Mr. J. A. Bankole - B.Sc (Nsukka), M.B.A. (Ibadan), FCA, AMNIM, ACTI.

Alhaji Jimoh Bankole was born in Ado-Odo/Otta Local Government Area of Ogun State. His parents were Mr. Yusuf Agabi Bankole and Madam Taliat Abdul Raheem (both of blessed memory).

His early life was quite challenging. His father, a prominent cocoa farmer liked him so much that he would prefer to have him by his side to help calculate purchases and sales than send him to school. By sheer luck, he attended secondary school on the insistence of a tenant to the father. This man – Mr Elegbede (Brother to Madam Bisilola Edionsere - Cash Madam) impressed it on Pa Yusuf to send young Bankole to school and that he would sponsor the boy’s education if Pa Yusuf would not sponsor him. This was the catalyst that propelled Pa Yusuf to agree to send Jimoh to secondary school.

After his WAEC in 1976, young Jimoh worked as a Classroom teacher to gather his own resources and proceeded to Ansar-Ud-Deen Teacher Taining College, Otta in 1977. After A brief teaching experience, he was admitted to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1980, where he read Accountancy. Pa Yusuf however died when young Jimoh was barely 21days old in the University. Through thick and thin, he graduated with a Second Class Upper degree in1984. He served his NYSC at the then University of Ife, Ile-Ife and immediately after started work as an Internal Auditor II in the University.

He transferred his service to university of Ibadan in August 1989. He also obtained his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Ibadan in 1996. He rose through the ranks from Senior Accountant to become the University Bursar on 9th of September, 1999. He served the University for two terms and left office on 8th of September 2009.

As of today, Alhaji Jimoh Ayinla Bankole belongs to these professional bodies among others:
- Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria
- Full Member, Nigerian Institute of Management
- Member, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria
- Student Member, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria

  • Dr. Mulikat O. Salaam - B.LS., M.LS., Ph.D.


  • Bachelor of Library Science (BLS) (Second Class Upper Division) – 1983
  • Graduate Certificate of Education – 1983
  • Master of Library Science (MLS) – 1991
  • Doctor of Philosophy – 2008


  • University of Ibadan, Ibadan – 1973 – 1974
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria – 1980 – 1983
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria – 1986 – 1991
  • University of Ibadan, Ibadan – 2003 – 2008


  • Member, Nigerian Library Association (General Secretary, Nigerian Library Association, Ogun State Chapter 1996-2002)


  • Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta
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Bola Ajibola College of Law (BACOLAW) offers admission to prospective candidates wishing to undergo legal training leading to the award of Bachelor Degree in Law LLB (Hons).

Bola Ajibola College of Law (BACOLAW) offers admission to prospective candidates wishing to undergo legal training leading to the award of Bachelor Degree in Law LLB (Hons).

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The college was established in January 2011 with the overall objective of producing graduates who would be academically and professionally sound to blend with global challenges in the area of Environmental Sciences. Read More
The College of Information and Communication Technology was established at the inception of the University in 2005.The objective is to train and produce graduates, who are adequately equipped with knowledge and have the necessary skills to identify and confidently meet the challenges of computing, data processing and information communication, using state-of-the-art tools. Read More
At the inception of the university in 2005, three colleges were created among which was the college of natural and applied sciences with four departments namely: biological sciences, chemical sciences, mathematical sciences and physical sciences. All the departments are run as a school. Read More
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