Thematic Issues for Legislative Intervention

Issues Focus Source
Federal roads: Reps fault FG on refund Analysis of the provisions of FERMA Act vis- a- vis the role of state and federal government on repairs of federal roads View
ECOWAS Court Orders FG to Protect Benue Communities from Herdsmen Attacks Enforcement of Judgement of the ECOWAS Courts on member states View
A Regulatory Wake-up Call Level of compliance of electricity distribution companies with the Electricity Regulatory Commission’s Act and the Electric Power Sector Reform Act View
Senate: Lopsided Recruitment Ongoing in FIRS, NDLEA, Others Legal issues on recruitment into federal civil service in Nigeria vis – a –vis the Federal Civil Service Commission’s Act View
Analyst supports call for review of legislative arm Analysis of the desirability of a unicameral or bicameral legislature for Nigeria View
CJN tells Senate to amend ‘obsolete’ Supreme Court jurisdiction Review of the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court View
Osinbajo on our flawed federalism The vexed question of Nigeria’s flawed federalism and mechanisms for enforcing true federalism in Nigeria View
Buhari Bemoans Sexual Harassment in Schools The need to review the implementation of criminal laws in Nigeria View
Police rescue chained students from another Islamic school Revisiting the effect of the fundamental rights provisions of the constitution on the citizens View
FG Can’t Provide Adequate Healthcare Services for 200 Million Nigerians: Osinbajo Confesses A review of the NHIS Act comparatively with other Jurisdictions where the healthcare for all government policy is successful View

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

Legislative Databank Book Reviews

Law Information Briefs

Briefs

Legal Issue Briefs

Journal of Law Review

Journals

Call For Papers

Africa 2020 Deadline Call for Papers: Law, Rights, and Governance in Africa. A look to the Future
Deadline: November 10, 2019

Reports

Reports

Staff


Acting Director

Senior Research Fellow

Senior Research Fellow

Research Fellow II

Research Fellow II

Research Fellow II

Legal Research Officer

Legal Research Officer

Legal Research Officer

Legal Research Officer

Legal Research Officer

Research Fellow