The laws of Nigeria online

Access an extensive collection of Nigerian content, including Nigerian Supreme Court cases, Sasegbon on Election Petitions, Sasegbon’s Laws of Nigeria, and much more, all available alongside coverage from over 100 countries.

Access Nigerian law online

vLex global legal database allows you to access exclusive Nigerian coverage, alongside international materials. This exclusive collection of Nigerian legal materials provides you with up-to-date access to:

  • Sasegbon's Laws of Nigeria
  • Sasegbon's Judicial Dictionary
  • Nigerian Supreme Court cases online
  • Sasegbon on Election Petitions
  • National Industrial Court cases
  • Federal Capital Territory High Court cases


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Authoritative materials

In partnership with DSC Publications

The authoritative Nigerian materials available on vLex, 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 in this collection 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.


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DSC Publications Books Collection

An extensive collection of legal information from Nigeria is available in this collection, including Nigerian Supreme Court cases, from 1956 to 1993, and Sasegbon on Election Petitions (15 volumes), which is an overview of the law governing elections in Nigeria, as expressed or applied by the appellate courts in the context of specific court cases. The DSC Publications Collection also includes Sasegbon Laws of Nigeria (30 volumes), which is the only complete and authoritative corpus juris based on all known and reported Nigerian cases of superior courts, ranging as far back as Nigeria’s existence as a colony of Great Britain. Sasegbon's Judicial Dictionary (7 volumes), a finely researched publication and the definitive encyclopaedia of legal definitions on Nigerian law, is also available in this collection.

vLex Nigerian Core

This growing collection contains judgments from the National Industrial Court, dating back to 1970, and the Federal Capital Territory High Court, from 2003. This collection has been curated by vLex, and it is available alongside legal information from over 100 countries and intelligence technology that allows you to see how Nigerian judgments have cited or been cited by international cases.

vLex United Kingdom Core

The vLex UK Core contains the largest collection of UK judgments available anywhere online, including both reported and unreported content, which is updated daily. Containing over one million full-text cases, as well as legislation, dockets, books, journals, news, legal commentary, and court and tribunal forms, this collection’s case law dates back to 1163, and it covers the full legislative history of the UK dating back to 1235. This unique collection of data was digitised and independently sourced from the Ministry of Justice, Royal Courts of Justice, Advocates Library, and even individual barristers.

vLex’s United Kingdom collection also includes UK Supreme Court and Court of Appeal dockets, Scottish judgments from a number of courts, including the Court of Session and the High Court of Justiciary, as well as thousands of cases from the courts of Northern Ireland, covering the Magistrates’ Court to the Supreme Court of Northern Ireland. Coverage for Northern Ireland extends from 1922 to 2009 for the House of Lords content, and from 2000 onwards for all other courts.

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International Law Reports

Discover the only publication which is entirely devoted to the regular and systematic reporting of decisions of international courts, arbitrators and judgments of national courts, in English, dating back to 1919. This collection contains thousands of cases from a vast variety of courts and countries, including cases from the International Court of Justice, Arbitration Tribunals, United Nations Human Rights Committee, and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

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