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Legal Challenges Shaping Nigeria’s Energy Future
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The Grassroots Institute
  • Copyright: Contributors & The Grassroots Institute
  • License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
  • Audience: Energy, Gas, Oil Law Experts, Social Scientists, Policy Analysts, Natural Resource Managers, Nigerian Government, etc.
  • Keywords: Nigeria; Oil Law; Gas Law; Energy Law; Regulations; Agreements; Sustainable Energy; Decarbonisation; Energy Mix; Regulatory Challenges; Gas Flaring; Oil Pipelines; Environment; Oil Spill; Oil Theft and Bunkering; Energy Policy; Energy Resources; Renewable Energy; Allied Sectors
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Legal Challenges Shaping Nigeria’s Energy Future

Edited by: Hasrat Arjjumend, Theresa Akpoghome, Ngozi Finette Unuigbe

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"Legal Challenges Shaping Nigeria’s Energy Future" delves into the intricate web of legal complexities that define and influence Nigeria's dynamic energy landscape. Authored by leading experts in the field, this comprehensive work is a must-read for legal professionals, policymakers, and industry stakeholders seeking a profound understanding of the legal frameworks shaping Nigeria's energy sector.

Section 1 Nigeria’s Oil & Gas: Trends and Developments: The book commences with a thorough exploration of the trends and developments in Nigeria's oil and gas sector. It scrutinizes the historical evolution of the industry, providing readers with a contextual foundation to comprehend the current challenges and opportunities. From the boom years to the contemporary landscape, this section meticulously examines the economic, geopolitical, and technological factors that have shaped Nigeria's oil and gas trajectory.

Section 2 Nigerian Regulations Concerning Oil & Gas: Navigating the labyrinth of regulations governing Nigeria's oil and gas sector, Section 2 meticulously outlines the legal frameworks that underpin the industry. The book analyzes the existing regulatory landscape, scrutinizing the various statutes, policies, and guidelines that govern exploration, production, and distribution activities. Special emphasis is placed on recent legal developments and their implications for industry players, ensuring readers are abreast of the evolving regulatory environment.

Section 3 Oil & Gas Exploration in Nigeria: Legal Issues and Solutions: This section zooms in on the legal intricacies surrounding oil and gas exploration in Nigeria. It provides a detailed analysis of the legal challenges faced by exploration companies, ranging from licensing and environmental concerns to community engagement. Additionally, the contributors of chapters propose innovative legal solutions to address these challenges, fostering a forward-looking approach that balances industry growth with environmental and social responsibility.

Section 4 Sustainable Energy Policies and Future Prospects in Nigeria: As the global energy landscape undergoes a paradigm shift towards sustainability, Section 4 focuses on Nigeria's efforts to develop and implement sustainable energy policies. From renewable energy initiatives to climate change considerations, this section evaluates the legal frameworks supporting Nigeria's transition to a more sustainable and diversified energy future. It explores the regulatory landscape, identifying gaps and proposing legal measures to promote environmental stewardship and long-term energy security.

Section 5 Allied Sectors Supporting the Energy Resources Development: The book concludes by examining the interconnected web of sectors that support the development of Nigeria's energy resources. From infrastructure and finance to technology and human capital, this section explores the legal dimensions of the allied sectors critical for ensuring a resilient and thriving energy industry. The contributors offer insights into legal strategies for fostering collaboration among stakeholders and overcoming challenges in these auxiliary domains.

"Legal Challenges Shaping Nigeria’s Energy Future" provides a comprehensive and insightful analysis, making it an indispensable resource for anyone seeking to navigate the legal complexities and opportunities inherent in Nigeria's evolving energy landscape.


  • Nigeria Energy Resources
  • Oil & Gas Law
  • Oil & Gas Exploration Regulations
  • Production Sharing Agreements
  • Sustainable Energy and Energy Mix
  • Decarbonisation
  • Regulatory Challenges
  • Gas Flaring
  • Oil Pipelines Vandalism
  • Environmental Damage
  • Oil Spill and Oil Theft
  • Energy Policy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Allied & Supporting Sectors


Arjjumend, H., Akpoghome, T., & Unuigbe, N. F. (eds.), “Legal Challenges Shaping Nigeria’s Energy Future”, (2024) Montreal/Vancouver, Canada: The Grassroots Institute, ISBN: 978-1-7778455-4-4. Doi:

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Hasrat Arjjumend, Theresa Akpoghome, Ngozi Finette Unuigbe

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