The activity selected to pioneer the Centre for Comparative Law in Africa's (CCLA) capacity-building engagement under the TY Danjuma Fund is the training of junior Law academics in research skills. The first of these training events is scheduled for September 2016 and will cover a selection of researchers from the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

The NIALS Journal of Legislative Drafting invites articles and commentaries for publication. The Journal which is peer – assessed is devoted to Law and Legal Development and emerging issues in Legislative Drafting, which includes  legislative style and technique, legal concept and theory, modern drafting techniques, legislative form and arrangements, substantive provisions of a law, the judicial process and legislative drafting, legislative syntax and expression, constitutional considerations in legislative drafting, among others.

For the second time in the series, the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies organized a Training Course for NDLEA Senior Prosecutors under the UNODC implemented project ‘Response to Drugs and related Organised Crime in Nigeria’ sponsored by the European Union (EU). The Course was held between August 8 – 10, 2016 at Ayo Ajomo Auditorium of the Institutes Office in UNILAG, Akoka, Lagos.The course was designed to strengthen the capacity of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)

The Director General recently attended an International Workshop on the evolving Role of Prosecutor in domestic and international spheres.

 In his presentation which focused on the Independence and Accountability framework for exercising prosecutorial powers the Professor Adekunle reviewed Nigerian constitutional provisions and the extent to which prosecutorial powers which the Constitution granted an Attorney General can be supervised by (a) the courts; or (b) the legislature.

Following the judge’s comprehensive review of all the entries, three (3) entrants were adjudged Winners as follows:

    Anastasia Eruaga  – Winner
    Kenechi Mbajiorgu – First Runner –Up
    Ijeoma Anozie – Second Runner- Up

It is worthy of note to state that the key outcome of this Competition is the renewed interest of Research Fellows to pursue in-depth studies and classified researches that will improve their work.