The Nigerian Law Publications Limited was established in 1976 by our Late
founder Chief Gani Fawehinmi, SAN, SAM, D.Litt., LL.D.). The main aim of
founding the company is to promote, advance and democratise the knowledge
and practice of law. As the name implies, the company is involved in printing,
publishing and marketing of Law Books and Reports.

Currently, the Corporate Head Office of the company is at Central Business District Otunba Jobi Fele Way, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos while the Sales Head Office is at 90 Lewis, Lagos.

The company has 9 (Nine) branch offices in Nigeria namely; Abuja, Port-Harcourt, Enugu, Benin, Ibadan, Akure, Ilorin, Kaduna and Jos.

These branch offices serve as sale outlets for all its publications. The company has
published more than 1700 (titles) of Books and Law Reports since its inception.
The most popular out of all the publications is the Nigerian Weekly Law Reports,
which was founded in 1985 by our Late Chairman (Chief Gani Fawehinmi SAN). It is the first in Africa.

It is published on a weekly basis as the name implies and its first publication came out on October 1, 1985 with a maiden message from the Founder and Editor-in-Chief (Chief Gani Fawehinmi, SAN of blessed memory).




Starts today Tuesday the 1st of October, 1985.

My aim is to make the laws of Nigeria available to all and sundry as quickly as possible.

The decisions of the courts which constitute a fundamental part of our laws must be made more readily accessible with a view to ensuring that the learned men at the Bar and on the Bench are more learned and the entire spectrum of the Administration of Justice more JUST.”


Saturday, 1st October, 1985"

(See: Back Cover of Part 1 of Nigerian Weekly Law Reports, 1985)

The Nigerian Weekly Law Reports (NWLR) has revolutionised the practice of law in Nigeria and has never failed to come out on a weekly basis. Since 1st of October 1985, the company has published 1535 One Thousand, Five hundred and Thirty-Five Parts as at 31st October, 2016, and it continues in that order.

The Nigerian Weekly Law Reports contains appellate courts judgments i.e. (Court of Appeal and Supreme Court decisions) which have undergone series of reporting and editing by our editors. It is used by lawyers, Justices of all Courts, higher institutions of learning, corporate organisations and individuals who desire the knowledge of Law.