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Extractive 101 – A Basic and Comprehensive Companion

“Extractive 101—A Basic and Comprehensive Companion’ is a 52-page document that essentially provides fundamental guides to equip voices and interest groups with critical information in pushing and demanding appropriate reforms by government and other players in the extractive sector, through seven different modules.

The publication provides a detailed introduction into the structure of oil and gas industry operations giving conginsance to the Upstream, Midstream and downstream.

It extensively discusses various arrangements under the upstream sector such as Joint Venture—the standard agreement between the national oil company and international oil company; Production Sharing Contract—adopted as a response to the funding pressure from Joint Venture; Service Contract—where contract undertakes exploration, development and production activities for, and on behalf of NNPC or the concession holder, at its own risk; Marginal Field Concession—adopted to promote Nigerian content development in oil exploration and production.

The publication further highlights the evolution of mining in Nigeria, detailing its rapid transformation from […]

Rafsanjani: FG Should Establish Integrity Trust Fund for Transparent Management of Recovered Monies

 

 

In this interview with Funke Olaode, Executive Director, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), a not-for-profit organisation based in Abuja, Auwal Musa Rafsanjani, shares his views on the federal government’s effort on looted funds and why the establishment of Integrity Trust Fund is necessary to ensure that the looted fund is not re-looted

 

You have been an advocate for accountability and good governance. What is your take on the recent happenings in Nigeria in the area of looted funds?

We have been advocating for the Nigerian government and supporting them to ensure that all assets stolen and kept abroad are brought back, but with the condition that these monies and assets are not re-looted. Last December, we had a foreign Asset Recovery Forum, which was organised by both United States and United Kingdom governments, and CISLAC was one of the organisations that were invited to that meeting. In that meeting, we […]

CRIMJUST NIGERIA PROGRESS REVIEW MEETING

 

On Thursday the 19th of July 2018, the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) alongside the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC), held a Criminal Justice (CRIMJUST) project progress review at the sidelines of a workshop for investigators and prosecutors in Golf View Hotel, Lagos Nigeria organized by the UNODC under the CRIMJUST project.

The meeting was to discuss the recommendations of the CRIMJUST assessment of the Nigerian Police Force, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and the Federal High Court conducted by CISLAC.

The CRIMJUST project, which aims at combating drug and organized crime along the cocaine route in South America, the Caribbean and Africa, is currently being implemented by the UNODC, transparency International (TI) and INTERPOL. CISLAC, as the National Contact of TI, is an implementing partner of this joint initiative in Nigeria.

Present at the meeting was the Global Coordinator of the CRIMJUST project, Marco Moreira De […]

ADVOCACY VISIT BY CISLAC TO THE NATIONAL DRUG LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY (NDLEA) ABUJA LIASON OFFICE

 

By Salmat Abdulwaheed and Gideon Ojigi

As part of a number of activities lined up towards the attainment of the overall objectives of the project “Turning up the Pressure: Tackling anti-money laundering through multi-stakeholder approaches in ECOWAS countries,” Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) paid a visit to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) liaison office in Abuja on the 17th of July 2018.

The delegation was led by the programme officer on Democratic Governance, Austin Erameh, who, in a brief introduction, gave a brief overview of what the anti-money laundering project intends to achieve and areas of policy engagement as well as its spread across the continent. He thanked the NDLEA team for receiving CISLAC and encouraged further partnership beyond the day’s interaction. He also used the opportunity to invite NDLEA formally to the multi-stakeholders’ meeting coming up in September and expressed

Afterwards, the assistant programme officer on Anti-Money Laundering (AML) project, Gloria Okwu, presented an outline of the project, […]

CISLAC Launches ALAC Office in Lagos State

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), national contact for Transparency International (TI) in Nigeria, conducted one-day orientation and training on the 17th of July, 2018, for focal staff of Arise Nigerian Woman Foundation, the partner organization hosting the Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre (ALAC) in Lagos State.

The training was organized as part of an ongoing project called “Integrity, Mobilization, Participation, Accountability, Anticorruption and Transparency in Nigeria (IMPACT Nigeria), in collaboration with the TI-International Secretariat, Berlin and with support from Global Affairs Canada. As part of implementation of the project, CISLAC is setting up Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre desks in three (3) geo- political zones of the country so as to cater to the size of Nigeria and make reporting of corrupt practices to the ALAC easier for citizens who wish to do so. These ALAC desks will be hosted by partner organizations based in those geo-political zones. The […]

CCB Commends CISLAC on Anti-Corruption Fight

By Onyekachi Eke

 

The Head of Reforms, Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), Mr Gwimi Sebastine Peters, has commended the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) and other non-state actors for their work in the fight against corruption. Mr Peters made this commendation when the staff of CISLAC visited the CCB office in Abuja today, July 16.

The visit was to introduce the project “Turning up the pressure: Tackling money laundering through multi-stakeholder approaches in ECOWAS countries” and to discuss areas of collaboration.

The focus of this project, which is funded by the European Union and Transparency International (TI), is on the implementation of existing commitments and recommendations related to Anti-Money Laundering (AML) in ECOWAS countries, with focus on Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire.

It is often a challenge for elected officials to identify priorities in the fight against money laundering when faced with multiple recommendations and high-level commitments. […]

Call for Expression of Interest (EoI)

Organization: Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC)

Date of announcement: 20th June 2018

Type of Announcement: Request for Expression of Interest (EoI)

Station: Abuja

 

Subject: Request for Expression of Interest (EoI) to engage consultants to conduct a Review of Laws and Policies in Adamawa and Cross River States / Analysis of Humanitarian Intervention in Nigeria.

 

Background

Nigeria remains a country originating and receiving refugees in addition to playing host to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). The major components of current humanitarian needs have been fuelled by the activities of insurgent groups operating in various parts of the country in addition to the receiving of refugees from across the international borders just as environmentally induced needs remain evident.

 

More significantly, from 2012 the insurgent group Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād otherwise known as Boko Haram carried on a grave campaign of violence and destruction of lives and property leading to the designation of the group as the world’s deadliest terror group […]