Rules for ad Posting

If an ad is rejected due to breaking the rules, the advertiser will be given the opportunity to change it. Ojabuy reserves the right to decide whether an ad does not correspond to the rules. The rules are constantly updated and may change over time.

It is not allowed to place ads with the same item or job in more than one region. Delete the old ad before you place the new one.

Ad Titles

Do not list your ad with all CAPITALS in the title, check other ads before posting yours.

Pure marketing adverts are not allowed.

Private ad:
You have to be 18 years old to post an ad on

Company ad:
STRICTLY for Nigerian registered companies.

Services offered or wanted must follow applicable laws and regulations.

Write a decent, clear title and relevant description. Add additional information, such as size, color, and age. Mention the possible errors or omissions.

Only ads in English are allowed.

Right thing in the right place, makes it easier to both buy and sell. If you don’t know where to put your item, take a look at the site or ask our customer service

Only one item per ad:
It is not allowed to place more than one vehicle or property in a single ad, except if they are to be exchanged (e.g. 2 for 1).

No links in item description or in pictures.

Take lots of pictures from different angles. Many advertisements with pictures attract more attention. Company logotypes are not allowed

Pirated goods and Illegal items: It is not allowed to advertise pirated goods. Ads featuring goods that are prohibited from sale according to Nigerian law are not allowed.

Rules for pets and animals:
Animals traded on Ojabuy must follow laws and regulations. (are we going to allow this)

Illegal items: Ads featuring goods that are prohibited from sale according to Nigerian law are not allowed. For a list with examples of illegal products, click here

Offensive content:
Ads or images that can be perceived as offensive to individuals, ethnic groups or public figures are not allowed.

Prohibited goods and services: You are not allowed to sell some goods and services on ojabuy. For a list of examples, click here

Ojabuy reserves the right to adjust the ad heading to fit these rules. Item descriptions may not be copied from other ads, these are protected under copyright laws.


Shop safely

o    Never pay in advance to the seller that you do not know.

o    Even if the seller discloses their personal information or bank account number, this does not protect you from being cheated.

o    Where possible, request original receipt and a written receipt for the purchase.

o    Never send the goods before payment arrangements have been finalised.

Take extra caution when…

o    The offer sounds too good to be true.

o    The other party keeps pushing you to complete the deal.

o    Someone asks for your bank account or credit card number.

o    Paying large amounts to people you don’t know. Try to meet up at a shop or at a public place.

o    Buying branded items. It is always advisable to meet up with the buyer at a shop and check the authenticity of the item.


Problems with ads

o    Advertising

Missing images

Use the form below and send us the image and we will help you upload files.

Delete ad

Click the “Delete Ad” link on the ad. Use the password you specified when you inserted the ad. If you forgot the password, use the “I forgot my password” link.

The ad is still visible after I deleted it

It usually takes a few minutes before the ad is deleted.

Can I use HTML in my ad?
Why do I need to provide the telephone number if I have chosen to hide the phone number in the ad?

We need a phone number to identify you and to be able to contact you in case of a problem with your ad.

Why can’t I see the e-mail address in the ad?

The e-mail address is hidden to protect our advertisers from spam.


o    Account FAQ


My account is a new feature and it’s absolutely FREE!

Posting ads will be easier. All information is pre-filled each time you post an ad, making posting ads faster and easier!

What information do I need to enter to register an account?

o    Your name: The name you want to show in the ad.

o    Your contact phone number, you can hide your number if you don’t want to show it in the ad.

o    The region you live in.

o    Your e-mail address. This e-mail will be the contact e-mail address connected to your ads.

o    A tricky password!

Why am I still required to complete the profile data?

Only first time account users will be asked to provide personal information. This one-time registration process will benefit you when posting ads in the future as your information will be pre-filled each time they will post.

Can I post an ad without having an account?

Yes! You don’t need an account to post ads.

What if I’ve lost my account password?

If you’ve forgotten your password, click here, and we’ll help you reset it. You’ll need to provide your e-mail address that you used when you created your account.

How can I update my account information?

To update your registered account information at any time, sign in to your account with your e-mail and password. You can change your region and the name that will be published in the ad. You can also change your contact phone number. But remember, these changes will not affect already published ads.

Can I change the e-mail address on my account?

No, you cannot change the e-mail address the account was created with.