Thematic Issues for Legislative Intervention

Issues Focus Source
40 years after, FG’s N2trillion Mambilla Power project yet to begin. Solution to power generation in Nigeria. Review of Electricity laws in Nigeria. View
Arewa Research tasks Zamfara lawmakers on budget tracking. The need for budget tracking not only at the state assembly level but National Assembly as well. Daily Trust Newspapers, Monday October 21, 2019
Border Closure: Benin, Niger economies feeling the heat-IMF. A review on economic treaties in Ecowas and the African sun region. Daily Trust Newspapers, Monday October 21, 2019
NCC to address illegal deductions on data. Strengthening regulatory bodies in Nigeria to protect consumers Daily Trust Newspapers, Monday October 21, 2019
Neglect of Kano Dry Port: Matters Arising The need to build and maintain dry ports in Nigeria to decongest the sea ports. Daily Trust Newspapers, Monday October 21, 2019
Rights groups seek probe of Senate/ others over alleged job racketeering. The need to ensure due process in job recruitments in Nigeria The Guardian Newspapers, Monday October 21, 2019
Private sector key to development of education, says Osinbajo, Sanwo-Olu. The need for government private partnership in developing the educational sector in Nigeria The Guardian Newspapers, Monday October 21, 2019
Stakeholders decry double taxation as disincentive to investment. Urgent need to standardize tax laws in Nigeria The Guardian Newspapers, Monday October 21, 2019
Social media regulation, not best option- Osinbajo. The need to imbibe international practices in regulating the use of social media The Punch Newspapers, Friday October 25, 2019
Gbajabiamila makes a case for Innoson, Proforce, others. The need to encourage local business by government and citizens to improve the economy and create jobs. The Punch Newspapers, Friday October 25, 2019
FG Plans 10trn infrastructure bond, eyes pension funds. The need to build a sustainable fund for infrastructure in Nigeria. The Punch Newspapers, Friday October 25, 2019
Operatives divided over FG’s 2 billion grazing reserves budget. The need for a clear blueprint on the distribution of the graving reserve funds budgeted for by the Federal Government. The Punch Newspapers, Friday October 25, 2019
AGF, Lawan, Gbajabiamila Parley over passage of bills The need for synergy between the Legislature and the Executive for timely passage of bills. The Nation Newspapers, Friday October 25, 2019
Oyo Assembly passes anti-open grazing law. A review of the Powers of the state assembly to make laws in areas that involve border issues. The Nation Newspapers, Friday October 25, 2019
Anxiety in Zaria over proposed bill to ban sale, consumption of alcohol. A review of the Powers of the state assembly to make laws in areas that may affect the provisions of chapter 4 of the constitution. Vanguard Newspapers, Friday October 25, 2019
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

United Nations University UNU-Wider Call for Papers. Conference: Achieving Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries - Towards LDC-V
Deadline: December 18, 2019
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