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The Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is Nigeria’s apex institution for research and advanced studies in law. It was a brainchild of the legal academic community established in March 1979. One of the main ideas in founding the Institute was to establish it as the centre for advanced legal research for all the Nigerian universities with Faculties of Law, so that all postgraduate work could be undertaken there under the joint auspices of the most experienced and learned academic lawyers available in the country, whether indigenous or foreign.

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Another Mile Stone For NIALS

The Director General Professor Adedeji Adekunle and the HOD Private and Property Law , Prof Adewapo Adebambo were on Monday the 18th of September Conferred with the Rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

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Three NIALS Research Fellows Present Papers At The Law...

Three Research Fellows from the Institute were among the six Nigerians who presented papers at the Law & Development Conference that was held in Cape town, South Africa on the 7th and 8th September, 2017.

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DG NIALS Serves As A Panelist At The Oakwell...

The Director-General, Professor Adedeji Adekunle, SAN was a panelist at a Mediation Conference organised by Oakwell Partners which held on Thursday 14th September 2017 at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos State.

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NIALS Participates At The African Bar Conference Which Held...

The African Bar Conference is an annual event held for lawyers all over Africa. The Theme of this years Conference is “Dissecting the Legal and Regulatory

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Report Of The Public Dissemination Of The Research Report...

The event was to disseminate the report on the Research Carried out by the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) in Collaboration with

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NIALS Professor Appointed ICPC Chairman

Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, former the Director of Research and Taslim Elias Distinguished Professor of Law, NIALS has been appointed by the Acting

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Held at Kaduna on 28th – 28th September 2015.
The Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015 was signed into law in May, 2015 by the immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan. The purpose of this Act is to ensure that the system of Administration of Criminal justice in Nigeria promotes efficient management of Criminal justice institutions, protect the interests of the suspect, the defendant and the victim. It is tailored to effectively address criminal justice Matters in Nigeria and reflect international best practices in the administration of criminal justice.

 

It is against this backdrop and considering the crucial role the Judiciary plays in the criminal justice system, the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) in conjunction with the UNODC deemed it appropriate to organize this orientation workshop for the FCT Judiciary which is geared towards ensuring effective implementation of the Act.  The venue of the Workshop was ASSA Pyramid Hotel, Kaduna State. The chairman of the event was the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Mahmud Mohammed, GCON FNIALS, who was ably represented by Hon Justice Mohammed Tanko, JSC, FNIALS, also in attendance were Hon Justice Ishaq Bello The Chief Judge of the Federal capital Territory, Professor Adedeji Adekunle, Director General Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Mrs.Ugonna Ezekwem (representative of UNODC) Dr. P. Orakwe (Prisons) Mr Kefas Magaji, chairman- Nigerian Law Reform Commission

The participants of this two days workshop were Judges and Magistrates of the FCT Judiciary. At the end of workshop, the participants were acquainted of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 and better equipped to play their strategic role in the effective implementation of this new legislation and they were also urged by the Chief Judge of the FCT, Hon. Justice Ishaq Bello to be proactive and circumspective in the implementation of the Act in his closing remarks.