Guide to Nigerian Legal Information

Written by Yemisi Dina, John Akintayo and Funke Ekundayo, this GlobaLex guide (updated version published November/December 2015) covers the Nigerian legal system, government bodies and agencies, primary and secondary sources, legal education and legal profession. Links to web resources are provided where possible.

National Assembly, Federal Republic of Nigeria

The National Assembly’s web site has pages relating to the Senate (upper house) and House of Representatives (lower house), each providing information on members and committees. “Parliamentary Documents” contains Votes and Proceedings (a verbatim report of each day’s business) 2003 onwards. Bills and Acts are provided from 1999 onwards, and Hansard from 1999 onwards (House) and 2000 onwards (Senate).

Nigeria Law

The Nigeria Law web site is maintained by the International Centre for Nigerian Law. Laws of the Federation of Nigeria is available to download and consists of a single large file. Alternatively it is possible to view separately laws passed in any year from 1990 onwards. NB not all laws have links to full text. The web site also contains the Constitution of Nigeria and rules of procedure for the Court of Appeal, the High Court of Lagos State and the Federal High Court. The “Law reporting” section has selected full text judgments of the Supreme Court: these are simply arranged alphabetically by title of case.