Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms and conditions on which you may use Obinrin.com.ng, its sub-domains and mobile application (Obinrin) whether as a guest or Registered User.

Please read these Terms carefully and make sure that you understand them before you start using Obinrin. By using Obinrin, you indicate that you accept these Terms and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these Terms please do not use Obinrin.

All videos, audios, images, texts and others posted on Obinrin remains the property of Obinrin and Obinrin reserves the right to use the above for marketing promotional and other purposes it deems fit.

All images, audios, videos, texts and others posted by guests or registered users cannot be undone and Obinrin reserves the right to do so at the request of the user if deemed malicious to the user or community.

If you apply to become a Registered User you will be asked to click to "Accept" these Terms. If you refuse to do so, you will not become a Registered User. Where you have refused to click to "Accept" but continue to use Obinrin as a visitor your continued use of Obinrin will nevertheless indicate acceptance of these Terms.

You should print a copy of these Terms for future reference.

1. Information About Us

  1. Obinrin.com.ng and the Obinrin mobile application are sites/applications operated by RQ Consultancy Limited trading as "Obinrin" ("we", "our", "us").

  2. We are registered in Nigeria by Companies Affairs Commission under company number RC998679

  3. Our registered office at 17-19 Allen Avenue Ikeja Lagos Nigeria.

  4. Our VAT number is #####.

  5. We are a trading company under RQ Consultancy Ltd (A Limited Liability Company).


  1. 2. Definitions Used In These Terms

  2. "Confirmation" means our e-mail confirmation to you that you have become a Registered User or Upgraded User (as the case may be).

  3. "Content" means the data, text, information, adverts, messages, details, screen names, photographs, graphics, software, files, sounds, static and mobile images and all other material on Obinrin.

  4. "Items" means all goods or services offered for sale or rent that have been Posted on Obinrin.

  5. "Minor" means a person under 18 years of age.

  6. "Post" means display, exhibit, publish, distribute, upload, transmit and/or disclose and the words "Posted" and "Posting" shall be interpreted accordingly.

  7. "Obinrin" means all web pages available under the domains Obinrin.com.ng and their sub domains and all screens on the Obinrin mobile application.

  8. "Upgraded User" means a Registered User who has paid to upgrade their user account.

  9. "Registered User" means anyone who has a Obinrin account and includes a Upgraded User.

  10. "Services" means all or any services provided by us through Obinrin including without limitation our on-line market place.

  11. "Terms" means these Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy and any documents to which they refer.


3. Obinrin is a platform

  1. Obinrin is a platform. Sellers may list Items, buyers may find Items and Registered Users may exchange their reasonably held and legal views and opinions.


  1. We are not responsible for contracts for the supply of goods, services or information formed through Obinrin (or as a result of visits made to Obinrin) between you and other Obinrin users. We are simply a platform.

  2. Any contract is between the buyer and the seller and is subject to the terms and conditions which are implied by law or which the buyer and seller agree between themselves or both. Obinrin is not a party to the contract between the seller and buyer nor is Obinrin liable under it.


  1. Obinrin does not provide any warranties or assurances in relation to the Items you purchase (or attempt to purchase) from third party sellers through Obinrin, or from companies to whose websites we have provided a link on Obinrin, and any such warranties and assurances are DISCLAIMED by us absolutely. This DISCLAIMER does not affect your statutory rights against the third party seller. If you would like information about your legal rights you should contact your local trading standards The designated State Government Agency

4. Access to Obinrin

  1. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of Obinrin or the whole of Obinrin to Registered Users or just Upgraded Users.

  2. When using Obinrin, you must comply with the provisions of our acceptable use policy published http://www.Obinrin.com.ng/terms/

  3. You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to Obinrin. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access Obinrin through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and that they comply with them.

5. Membership Accounts and User Names

  1. You may create only one membership account per person. You may not assign, transfer or otherwise deal with your membership.

  2. You user name must not:

Ø  Contain any swear words or expletives or any words which could be construed as such in any language; or

Ø  Damage our goodwill or reputation or that of any entity with which we are associated including in each case officers, employees, personnel, members, customers and stakeholders; or

Ø  Breach our or any third party rights; or

Ø  Imply any connection with us. For example, your user name must not include the word "Obinrin" nor must it use any of our trademarks or any confusingly or indirectly similar words or expressions.

  1. If in our opinion you breach any clause we may, without prejudice to our other rights and remedies, require you to change your user name or change it ourselves.

  2. If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of the Terms.

  3. You are responsible for any use of Obinrin under your password and login details. We have no responsibility for such use. If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password or login details please contact us immediately at info@obinrin.com.ng


6. Registered Users

  1. By becoming a Registered User, you affirm that:

Ø  You are legally capable of entering into binding contracts; and

Ø  You are at least 18 years old or if you are a Minor you have the prior written consent of your parent or guardian to become Registered User.

  1. Your application to become a Registered User constitutes an offer by you to us to enter into a binding contract with us to become a Registered User. We do not have to accept your application. We will act in accordance with the law when deciding whether or not to accept your application.

  2. A contract, in relation to your use of Obinrin as a Registered User, will come into existence and these Terms shall become binding on you in respect of such use and us when you begin to use Obinrin as a Registered User.

  3. As a registered User to ‘Sell”, you agree to pay 1.5% transaction fees and/or any other fees agreed to Obinrin for all sales of items or services rendered.

  4. English is the only language in which our contract may be concluded.

  5. We store previous versions of our Terms. To request a particular version of our Terms contact us at info@obinrin.com.ng.

7. Upgraded Users: Price and Payment

  1. Some Services require payment in full before their use. In such cases the amount payable will be clearly indicated by the Seller or concerned parties.

  2. We may introduce or change our prices from time to time. In which case you will be notified of this in advance and have the opportunity to decline payment. If you decline payment you will not receive the Services to which such payment relates.

  3. Prices include Value Added Tax unless otherwise indicated.

  4. We will not start to provide the paid-for Services (and shall be under no obligation to do so) until we have been paid in advance in accordance with these Terms.

  5. Without limiting any other remedies or rights that we may have, if you do not pay us on time, we may cancel or suspend our performance of the paid-for Services until you have paid the outstanding amounts.

  6. You are given the opportunity to check your Application and cancel it or amend it prior to its final submission to us. You have agreed that we will begin to provide the Services immediately on our issuing a Confirmation. Please note that once we have issued a Confirmation, provided you with a copy of these Terms in a durable medium and we have begun to provide the Services (i.e. activated your account) you may not cancel or amend our contract and you will lose any cancellation rights. This does not affect your other statutory rights and you may still cancel our contract where you are legally entitled to do so, for example, in accordance with these Terms or because of our breach.

8. Posting to Obinrin

  1. You are solely responsible for your Content when using Obinrin. We are not responsible or liable whatsoever, for the content or accuracy of any Content Posted by you or any other user of Obinrin.

  2. You must not use or allow anyone else to use Obinrin to Post any Items, Content or other materials that:

Ø  Do not meet the guidelines published a  our Guidelines page or

Ø  Breach our Acceptable Use Policy published at our Terms and Conditions page

  1. You undertake that any Content Posted by you will comply with those standards and you indemnify us for any breach of that undertaking.

  2. Any Content you Post to Obinrin, sub-domains, mobile applications or others will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By Posting Content you grant to us an irrevocable, worldwide, royalty free and sub-licensable license and right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such Post and Content for any purpose.

9. No Duty to Monitor or Moderate

  1. We are under no duty to you to monitor or record the activity of any Obinrin user.

  2. Content generated by Registered Users is not moderated.

  3. We have the right (but not the obligation) to monitor any Posting or Content and we have the right to refuse, reclassify or remove any Post or edit any Content, for example (but without limitation) if:

Ø  In our opinion, such material does not comply with our Terms; or

Ø  We are notified that it may be offensive, illegal or defamatory.

  1. 9.4 Please note that Content includes messages sent via our on-line messaging service. This means that messages are not confidential and are not proprietary. We may view, refuse, reclassify or remove messages even if you have not opened the message.

10. Storage of Content (Including Messages)

  1. We assume no responsibility for the deletion or failure to store, deliver or timely delivery of messages or other Content.

  2. We may, from time to time and without notice, set limits on the number of messages a Registered User may send, store or receive through the Service and we retain the right to delete any messages about such limits without any liability whatsoever. Any notice provided by us to you in connection with such limits shall not create any obligation to provide future notification.

11. Other Users of Obinrin: Risks

  1. You understand that by using Obinrin you may receive or be exposed to third party Content which you may find indecent, offensive or objectionable but you use Obinrin at your own risk and we are not responsible for such third party content.

  2. You understand that we cannot verify the identity of users. This means that some users may not be who they say they are.

12. Underage

  1. Underage are not permitted to become Registered Users Obinrin without the consent of a parent or guardian.

  2. Underage may not enter areas of Obinrin that are marked as being for persons of 18 years of age and over and it is the responsibility of parents and guardians to ensure that they do not do so.

  3. Parents and guardians are responsible for supervising Underage when they use Obinrin and undertake to us to do so. This is not our responsibility.

  4. We advise parents and guardians who permit Underage to use Obinrin that it is important that they communicate with them about their safety online. This is not our responsibility. Underage who are using Obinrin should be made aware by you of the potential risks to them and of their obligation to comply with the Terms when using Obinrin.

13. Privacy and Data Protection

  1. We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy published at our Privacy page. By using Obinrin, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.


14. Third Party Rights Owners

  1. We have the right to disclose your identity (and the relevant Content) to any third party who is claiming that your behaviour or any Content Posted or Item advertised is illegal, breaches these terms, is in violation of intellectual property rights or in some other way infringes that third party's rights.

  2. Rights owners who believe that Content has infringed their rights should go contact us at info@obinrin.com.ng

15. Competitions

  1. We reserve the right to amend these Terms without notice from time to time.

  2. These rules will be deemed incorporated into each competition except to the extent that any specific instruction in a competition provides otherwise.

  3. By entering the competition entrants will be deemed to have read and understood these Terms and be bound by them. All of our decisions will be final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.

  4. Competitions are only open to residents in Nigeria.

  5. All entrants are to be aged 18 or over unless any other age restriction is specified or implied. Entrants should, if under 18, obtain permission in advance from their parent or guardian.

  6. All entries must be received by the closing date specified in the competition. Answers will be entered upon submission. No responsibility will be taken for any answers that are misdirected, lost for technical or other reasons or received after the closing date.

  7. We reserve the absolute right to disqualify without notice any entries to any competition which we consider have used improper technical means to enter and/or we believe is fraudulent.

  8. Entrants are liable for their costs to access computer networks.

  9. We will not be liable for or accept any responsibility for:

Ø  Any failure by the winner or any entrant to comply with these terms and conditions;

Ø  Any disruption, delay or misdirection of entries; or

Ø  Any server, system or network failures, malfunctioning or inaccessibility.

  1. We shall be the promoter of all competitions subject to these terms and conditions unless stated otherwise.

16. Prizes

  1. If for any reason an advertised prize is unavailable we reserve the right at our absolute discretion to substitute a similar prize of equivalent or greater value.

  2. Only one prize will be awarded per household.

  3. There will be no cash or other alternative to the prize offered and prizes are not transferable.

17. Notification

  1. The winner's name will be selected in a random draw, after the closing date, from all correct answers received.

  2. The winner of a prize will be notified within 28 days after the winner has been ascertained.

  3. Please allow 28 days for delivery of all prizes.

  4. If the winner of the a competition is unable to take up a prize for any reason or if the winner cannot be notified after reasonable efforts having been made then we may dispose of the prize as we think fit without any liability to the winner for having done so.

  5. For each competition, only one prize will be awarded per entrant / email address. Names of winners will be available on request.

  6. The names of the winners may be published on our Website and/or on any of sub-domains, mobile applications or social media platform.

  1. Claiming Prizes

  1. Prizes Involving Travel:

  2. Travel arrangements are the responsibility of prize winners unless otherwise stated;

  3. We reserve the right to require written permission from the parent or guardian of any winner who is under the age of 16 and to require such a winner to choose as a companion someone 18 or over.

  4. Competition prizes/tickets may be restricted to certain times of the year and unless otherwise stated all prizes must be taken within six months of the date of the competition draw.

  5. Where prizes are to be provided by a third party then the winner will be required to complete all appropriate or applicable booking or other formalities direct with such providers. We will have no responsibility for the acts/defaults of any other persons or companies.

19. Intellectual Property Rights

  1. We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in Obinrin and in Content Posted on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

  2. You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from Obinrin for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to Content Posted on Obinrin.

  3. You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any Content you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use Content separately from any accompanying text.

  4. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of Content on Obinrin must always be acknowledged.

  5. You must not use any part of the Content on Obinrin for commercial purposes without obtaining a license to do so from us or our licensors.

  6. If you print off, copy or download any part of Obinrin in breach of these terms of use, your right to use Obinrin will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the Content you have made.

20. Trade Marks

  1. Obinrin and the “head in circle” crest/logo is a registered trade mark of RQ Consultancy Limited.

  2. "Obinrin" and other identifying characters communicated on any of our platforms are trademarks of RQ Consultancy Limited.

21. Linking to Obinrin

a.         You may link to Obinrin, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

b.         Obinrin must not be framed on any other site. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy published at our Terms and Cnditions page

c.          If you wish to make any use of material on Obinrin other than that set out above, please contact us at info@obinrin.com.ng

22. Links From Obinrin

Where Obinrin contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage from your use of them.

23. Viruses, Hacking and Other Offences

  1. You must not misuse Obinrin by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to Obinrin, the server on which Obinrin is stored or any server, computer or database connected to Obinrin. You must not attack Obinrin via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

  2. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use Obinrin will cease immediately.


  1. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of Obinrin or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

24. Limitation Of Liability

  1. The material displayed on Obinrin (including without limitation Content and Posts) is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy.


  1. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

Ø  all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity;

Ø  any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with Obinrin or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of Obinrin, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:

  i.                        loss of income or revenue;

ii.                        loss of business;

iii.                        loss of profits or contracts;

iv.                        loss of anticipated savings;

v.                        loss of data;

vi.                        loss of goodwill;

vii.                        wasted management or office time;

viii.                        and any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.

25. Nothing in these Terms limits or excludes our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our liability for our fraudulent misrepresentation or our misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter nor for any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.


26. Without prejudice to the general limits on our liability referred to in above stated clause and subject to above stated clause:

We are under no obligation to you to monitor or record the Postings, Content or other activities of users of Obinrin;

  1. we do not assume any responsibility for the quality, safety or legality of Items;

  2. we do not assume any responsibility for the truth or accuracy of any Postings or Content;

  3. we make no promises, warranties or guarantees about your ability to buy or sell Items using Obinrin;

  4. we are not responsible for third parties. For example, it is not our responsibility if a seller does not deliver Items, if the Items are not as described or if a buyer does not pay for Items.

27. No Reliance

Commentary and other materials posted on Obinrin are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to Obinrin, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

28. Events Outside Our Control

  1. We will not be liable or responsible for any matter arising out or in connection with events outside our reasonable control, including without limitation:

strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action;


Ø  civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war;


Ø  fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster;

Ø  impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport;


Ø  impossibility of the use of public or private telecommunications networks.

  1. each a ("Force Majeure Event").

29.  Our obligations shall be suspended for the period that the Force Majeure Event continues, and we will extent the time to perform these obligations for the duration of that period. We will take reasonable steps to bring the Force Majeure Event to a close or to find a solution by which our obligations under these terms can be performed despite the Force Majeure Event.

30. Interruption of Service

  1. Access to Obinrin is permitted on a temporary basis. We reserve the right to interrupt, withdraw or amend the Service without notice. For example, if it is necessary or desirable for us to interrupt the Service (for example for routine maintenance) then we may do so without prior notice.


  1. You agree that we are not liable to you for any loss whether foreseeable or not arising out of or in connection with unavailability or interruption of the Service.

31. Ending Our Contract

  1. You may terminate your registration at any time, for any reason, with immediate effect by contacting us via info@obinrin.com.ng. We reserve the right to check the validity of any request to terminate registration.

  2. We may terminate your registration at any time, for any reason, with immediate effect by contacting you at your last known postal or e-mail address.

32. We may terminate your registration without notice if you breach our Terms including without limitation our Acceptable Use Policy and guidelines as in our Terms and Conditions and Guidlelines pages

33. Refund Policy

  1. If you terminate your registration for reasons other than our breach, then we will not refund to you any monies.

  2. If we terminate for reasons other than your breach, then we will within thirty (30) days refund to you the balance of any monies which you have paid to us (and we have received) which relate to Services to be provided (but not provided) after the date of termination.

34. Other Consequences of Ending Our Contract

 Termination by either party shall have the following effects:

a.       Your right to use the Services shall immediately cease;

b.      We are under no obligation to forward any unread or unsent messages to you or any third party.

c.       Termination will not affect either party's outstanding rights or duties up to the date of termination, including our right to recover from you any money you owe to us.

35. Written Communications

Applicable laws require that some of the information or communications we send to you should be in writing. When using Obinrin, you accept that communication with us will be mainly electronic. We will contact you by e-mail or provide you with information by posting notices on our website. For contractual purposes, you agree to this electronic means of communication and you acknowledge that all contracts, notices, information and other communications that we provide to you electronically comply with any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

36. Notices

  1. All notices given by you to us must be given to Obinrin at info@obinrin.com.ng We may give notice to you at either the e-mail or postal address you provide to us when you register or by posting the information on Obinrin. Notice will be deemed received and properly served immediately when posted on Obinrin, 24 hours after an e-mail is sent, or three days after the date of posting of any letter. In proving the service of any notice, it will be sufficient to prove, in the case of a letter, that such letter was properly addressed, stamped and placed in the post and, in the case of an e-mail, that such e-mail was sent to the specified e-mail address of the addressee.

37. Transfer of Rights and Obligations

a.    The contract between you and us is binding on you and us and on our respective successors and assignees.


  1. You may not transfer, assign, charge or otherwise dispose of a Contract, or any of your rights or obligations arising under it, without our prior written consent.

  2. We may transfer, assign, charge, sub-contract or otherwise dispose of a Contract, or any of our rights or obligations arising under it, at any time during the term of the Contract.

38. Waiver

  1. If we fail, at any time during the term, to insist upon strict performance of any of your obligations, or if we fail to exercise any of the rights or remedies to which we are entitled, this will not constitute a waiver of such rights or remedies and will not relieve you from compliance with such obligations.

  2. A waiver by us of any default will not constitute a waiver of any subsequent default.

  3. No waiver by us of any of these terms and conditions will be effective unless it is expressly stated to be a waiver and is communicated to you in writing.

39. Entire Agreement

  1. These Terms and any document expressly referred to in them constitute the whole agreement between us and supersede all previous discussions, correspondence, negotiations, previous arrangement, understanding or agreement between us relating to the subject matter of any Contract.

  2. We each acknowledge that, in entering into a Contract, neither of us relies on any representation or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in these terms and conditions or the documents referred to in them.

  3. Each of us agrees that our only liability in respect of those representations and warranties that are set out in this agreement (whether made innocently or negligently) will be for breach of contract.

40. Our Right To Vary These Terms And Conditions

  1. We have the right to revise and amend these terms and conditions from time to time.

  2. We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.

41. Severance

If any court or competent authority decides that any of the provisions of these terms and conditions are invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, the term will, to that extent only, be severed from the remaining terms, which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.

42. Status

Nothing is intended to or shall be deemed to establish any partnership of joint venture between us or make either of us an agent or employee of the other.

43. Third Party Rights

A person who is not party to these terms and conditions or a Contract shall not have any rights under or in connection with them under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Acts in any country or countries of operation.

44. Dispute Resolution

If any dispute arises out off or in connection with Obinrin, we may first attempt to settle it by mediation. However in the event of non agreement, refer to the appropriate authorities.

45. Jurisdiction and Applicable Law

  1. The courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to Obinrin although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.


  1. These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Your Concerns

If you have any concerns about material which appears on Obinrin, please contact us at info@obinrin.com.ng



Advertisers are ultimately responsible for ensuring that the adverts they place are suitable for listing on Obinrin, ie. that they are legal and decent.

These pages give you some guidelines as to which adverts may not be placed on Obinrin, but does not represent a complete list. If you are unsure of whether your product can be listed, please Contact Us at info@obinrin.com.ng

We reserve the right to edit, remove or reclassify any advert at our discretion.

Business Advertising

If you are advertising in the course of business, you must upgrade to Obinrin Business Membership.

For more information contact us at info@obinrin.com.ng 


Adverts using graphic or obscene or racist or gender biased language are not be allowed.

Copyright Infringement

Ø  Copies or backups of software and games may not be advertised. Games machines that have been chipped or otherwise modified to allow copied games to be played may not be advertised.

Ø  Items that exist only in electronic format (software without original media, eBooks etc.) may not be sold without written permission from the copyright holder.

Tobacco Products and Alcohol

We do not accept adverts for cigarettes, tobacco related products or alcohol.


Ø  All adverts for animals must be accompanied by a recent photo of the animal offered.

Ø  We do not allow cats to be sold within 9 weeks of being born. We do not allow dogs or any other mammals to be sold within 8 weeks of being born. Other animals (non mammals) may only be sold once they are capable of feeding themselves. We do not accept adverts for animals that are yet to be born. We do not accept adverts for animals which are pregnant.

Ø  Advertisers classed as carrying on a business of breeding dogs for sale within the terms of the proper authorities must be appropriately licensed and require Obinrin Business membership.

Ø  Members advertising 3 or more litters of kittens or puppies will be considered a commercial breeder, and therefore require Obinrin Business membership in order to advertise kittens or puppies.

Ø  We have the right to ask members to upgrade to Obinrin Business membership if we believe they are selling pets in the course of business.

Ø  We do not allow animals to be bought with the intention of them being resold.

Ø  We do not allow animals less than 12 months old to be advertised for study.

Ø  We do not accept advertisements for any animal controlled under NIGERIA legislation. We also reserve the right to decline advertisements where we have reason to suspect that a dog is a prohibited type or has the potential to be dangerous, either based on the appearance of the animal or wording of the advert.

Ø  We do not accept adverts for dogs trained as guard dogs or trained to be aggressive.

Ø  Animals listed within endangered species list of the authorities must be sold with a valid appropriate certificate and should be stated in the advert.


Ø  We do not accept advertisements for birds of prey that have not been appropriately registered or licensed. Please contact us at info@obinrin.com.ng to provide appropriate proof.


Ø  We do not accept advertisements for meerkats or monkeys of any breed.

Ø  We do not accept advertisements for animals controlled and considered dangerous according to the authorities.

Ø  We do not accept advertisements of wild caught animals.

Ø  We do not allow the advertisement of dogs that have clipped or cropped ears or any other anomaly.

Ø  We do not accept adverts for dogs advertised as suitable for illegal activities such as dog fighting and hare coursing.

Ø  Live vertebrates are not to be delivered through the postal system or by courier service, national or international.

Ø  We do not allow animals to be advertised as "gifts", especially in reference to special occasions such as Christmas and Easter.

Ø  We do not allow animals to be advertised as "urgent" or "must-go" as this creates urgency that may result in an animal going to an unsuitable home.

Ø  We do not allow live animals to be advertised as pet food.

Ø  We do not allow the sale of horses, ponies or donkeys without a proper documentation as approved by the authorities.

Ø  We do not accept advertisements for animals to be swapped.

Ø  It is illegal for an animal to be purchased by someone under 16 years of age. However, we do not allow children under the age of 18 to advertise in our pets or livestock categories as we feel this is more responsible. Sellers should make all practical enquiries to ensure that purchasers on Obinrin are over the age of 18.

Ø  Every purchaser must comply with the duty of care obligations as approved by the appropriate authorities.

Ø  We reserve the right to prevent advertisers placing animal adverts based on their account activity

Ø  Advertisers classed as carrying on a business of running a pet shop within the terms set out by the government must be appropriately licenced and require Obinrin Business membership

Ø  We do not accept advertisements for puppies for sale under a pet s

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