The Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is pleased to announce the publication of the Second Edition of the NIALS JOURNAL OF BUSINESS LAW. The Journal which is cited as NJBL is published biannually. NJBL welcomes submissions of articles, case law review, short notes on recent developments and commentaries on current issues on business practice, corporate law generally, regulation of businesses including financing and taxation as well as comparative study of business practice and regulation in other jurisdictions.

Manuscripts should be submitted in British English, with both text and footnote typed and double spaced. Articles should be between 25-30 pages double line spacing in Times New Roman, Font Size 12, excluding footnotes. Authors should also submit an abstract of not more than 200 words. Articles submitted must not have been published, submitted or accepted elsewhere. Manuscripts should be sent as an email attachment in Microsoft Word format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Articles for publication in the Journal must be received not later than 31 March, 2018. Thereafter, articles will be received on an ongoing basis.  Please find attached the guidelines for authors submitting articles for publication.

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Prof Paul Obo Idornigie SAN, PhD, FCIS, C.Arb
Editor, NIALS Journal of Business Law 
Supreme Court Complex, Abuja, Nigeria
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Phone: +234 803 311 4797



Please read these author guidelines for articles to be published in the NJBL carefully prior to submitting your manuscript. Reading and carefully following these guidelines may increase the likelihood that your Article is accepted and will certainly streamline the review and editing processes and reduce the time you will need to spend on revision if the Article is accepted.


The preferred maximum length for articles is 25 -30 pages, double line spacing in Times New Roman, Font 12, excluding footnotes.

Citation of Legal Authorities

Citation of legal authorities should conform to NALT Uniform Citation Guide available at


Only footnotes are permitted. Footnotes should appear at the foot of each relevant page. However, footnotes to the title and author(s)’names should be designated with an asterisk thus *. The asterisked footnote should give the author’s position, institutional address and any brief acknowledgements, where necessary.
Footnotes to the text should be designated as 1, 2, 3 etc, and follow any closing punctuation, e.g. [… the trial court has no jurisdiction to entertain the action.1]


All references should be placed in footnotes.

All articles submitted to the Journal are peer-reviewed. Authors must correct articles in line with the assessor’s views before the corrected article can be accepted for publication.


It is a condition of publication in NJBL that all authors must grant exclusive license to the publisher to enable reproduction, and dissemination of the author’s contribution or parts of it. Authors are expected to include a short statement in their cover letter, granting the exclusive license to the publisher.