• The Department at a Glance
  • 2018 Activities
  • Publications
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The Department at a Glance

The Department of Legislative Support Services is one of the core departments of the Institute and is responsible for discharging the core responsibilities of the Institute and providing legislative assistance to members of the legislature. The Department is headed by a Director with two divisions headed by Deputy Directors. The Department has a team of Researchers and Legislative Drafters responsible for providing legislative services to the National Assembly, State Houses of Assemblies and ECOWAS Parliament.

The core functions of the two Divisions of the Department, Legal Research Division and Bills and Legislative Drafting Division, are as highlighted below. Both departments aside these core functions also undertake adhoc assignments relating to the review and reform of our laws.

Legal Research - Functions
  • Legal and Legislative Research
  • Writing of Research Papers
  • Bill and Policy Analysis
  • Providing and operating legislative databank
  • Conducting Training and Seminars
Bills and Legislative Drafting - Functions
  • Drafting of Bills, Motions and Briefs of Argument
  • Bill Analysis and Scrutiny
  • Legislative Research
  • Legislative suport services to the legislature including the Committees
  • Conduct of Departmental Trainings and Seminars

2018 Activities

Departmental Seminar Series

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Papers Presented
  • Domesticating International Treaties in Nigeria: Examination of Requirments and Roles of the Legislature under the 1999 constitution Chukwuka Onyeaku
  • Novelties and Perplexities of Plea Bargain in the Administratin of Criminal Justice in Nigeria: The Role of the Legislature - Samuel Oguche
  • Policy Paper on Farmers / Herders Clashes: Exploring Legislation Options in Curbing the Menace - Dr. Bethel Ihugba, Doris Aaron

Departmental Training Workshop Series

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Papers Presented
  • Introduction to Legal Research for Policy Papers and Briefs - Prof. M.T. Ladan
  • Introduction to Legislative Drafting - Dr. Tonye Jaja
  • Methods of Drafting Amending Legislation and Exercises - Dr. Tonye Jaja
  • Context in draft and construction of statutes in Nigeria - Mr. Muhammed Etudaiye
  • Law reform and law making process - Prof. Edoba Omoregie
  • Techniques in legislative drafting - Dr. Shuaibu Danwanka

Publications

Departmental Publications

Contact Us

Contact Information

Staff


Head, Legal Research Division

Senior Research Fellow

Research Fellow I

Research Fellow II

Research Fellow II

Research Fellow II

Legal Research Officer

Legal Research Officer

Legal Research Officer

Legal Research Officer

Legal Research Officer

Publications


  • Bill Drafting
  • Policy Analysis
  • Policy Briefs
  • Issue Briefs
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