The Institute collaborates with other policy research centres, universities, government and non-governmental institutions in order to ensure its technical quality in research. The output of such works are published in a language and style easily understood by members of the National Assembly and the general public.

The reputation of the Institute rests equally on its teaching and research. The diversity and excellence of our research reflected in the quality of the teaching and the range of programmes available to prospective students.



The Institute conducts and supports research on a wide range of topics. Our students can hope to benefit from thorough and standard supervision with the view to preparing them for careers in academics and public and private organisations. 

As a student of NILDS, you will have at your disposal dedicated staff and facilities to enhance your research and student experience. Our library does not only house an extensive collection of books and manuscripts, it is equally functional, adaptable, accessible, varied, interactive, conducive, environmentally suitable, safe and secure, efficient and suitable for information technology.

In addition, you can benefit tremendously from the annual international conferences organized by the Institute. NILDS offers Postgraduate Diploma, Master’s Degree Programmes and Online Degrees.


NILDS offers Postgraduate Diploma and Master’s Degree Programmes in the following areas:

  1. Legislative Drafting
  2. Parliamentary Administration
  3. Legislative Studies

It is also set to commence the following programmes:

  1. Master’s in Elections and Party Politics
  2. Postgraduate Diploma in Election and Political Party Management
  3. Higher National Diploma in Official Reporting

The Postgraduate diploma programmes is a minimum of two (2) semesters and a maximum of four (4) semesters. The duration of the part-time postgraduate diploma programme is a minimum of four (4) semesters and a maximum of six (6) semesters.


The Master’s Degree programme is a minimum of six (4) semesters and a maximum of six (6) semesters. The duration of the part-time Master’s Degree programme is a minimum of six (6) semesters and a maximum of eight (8) semesters.

These programmes are available on both full-time and part-time basis and are administered in affiliation with the University of Benin, Nigeria. All lectures are conducted at the training facilities in Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria.