vLex Extends Coverage to Support the Nigerian Legal Sector and Continue Global Expansion

23 August 2023

London, United Kingdom. August 23, 2023. — vLex has today launched new collections of highly sought-after Nigerian legal materials on its award-winning legal research platform. These extensive collections include Nigerian Supreme Court cases, from 1956 to 1993, Sasegbon’s Laws of Nigeria, Sasegbon on Election Petitions, Sasegbon's Judicial Dictionary, and a broad range of judgments from the National Industrial Court, dating back to 1970, and the Federal Capital Territory High Court, from 2003.

These authoritative materials, provided in partnership with DSC Publications, offer practitioners in Nigeria a solid legal framework to support their understanding and practice of the law. The coverage is wide-ranging, from an overview of the law governing elections in Nigeria, to a definitive encyclopedia of key legal definitions, as well as both reported and unreported superior court judgments. These documents can be accessed alongside vLex’s global law library, which contains legal materials from over 100 countries, as well as AI-powered technology to support comparative research. Request more information about this Nigerian content today.

We are delighted to add these unique products to our global collections,” said Masoud Gerami, Managing Director, vLex Global Markets. “The addition of this important legal information source has enabled vLex to introduce its unique services to the Nigeria legal sector, highlighting the magnitude and speed of vLex’s global expansion. We look forward to working with our partner, DSC Publications, to support all researchers in the country and across the wider African continent going forwards.”

The vision of vLex to include Africa and, in particular, Nigeria on its global platform is not just pleasing but a necessary step given Nigeria's historical and present-day ties to common law, and its role in the continuing development of legal jurisprudence,” said Oge Sasegbon, Managing Director, DSC Publications.

Sasegbon continued, “This move is a significant advancement in the growth and expansion of vLex’s legal database. Even more gratifying is the global recognition being given to the groundbreaking ideas and publications of the erudite editor and legal publisher, the late Deji Sasegbon Esq SAN. That his legacy is now part of the growth of digital and AI intelligence and will benefit not just the national but also the global legal network is a tremendous posthumous honour to his memory.”

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