This paper examines an appraisal on the legal framework and recognition of Trade Union in Nigeria. Trade Union can function and be recognized by the enabling law and statutes. The legislature has provided various standards and laws for the process of registration, recognition and regulation of the conduct of activities of Trade Union in Nigeria. Trade Union rights as provided by the statutes are shaped by the interpretation of various court rulings. For a Trade Union to be recognized, it has to pass through the process of registration and for an employer to recognize same as a Trade Union. This paper further seeks to examine the Trade Union Act, Trade Disputes Act, Trade Union International Affiliation Act, and Procedure for the Registration and recognition of Trade Unions in Nigeria. The writer also recommends the review of statutes to meet International Standards.