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Press Release: UN @73: CISLAC urges increased implementation priority for SDGs in Nigeria

UN @73: CISLAC urges increased implementation priority for SDGs in Nigeria
As the world marks the Global Day of Action on SDGs, the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) commemorates with the United Nations on its 73rd Anniversary, urging increased legislative priority and inclusive process in the implementation of SDGs.

While the SDGs remains the globally ratified blue print to effectively drive development agenda and priorities, we find the critical roles of the legislators as paramount in actualising such priorities in Nigeria.

As effective implementation of the SDGs requires greater transparency, accountability and political will, CISLAC calls on the legislators as custodians of the SDGs to promote, safeguard and strength oversight activities on implementation of the SDGs to high impact and efficiency at all levels.

This syndicated action will enhance appropriate domestication and implementation of the SDGs by all levels of government with prioritised citizens’ engagements to promote sustainability and ownership.

The Sustainable Development […]

Call for ToR for Consultancy: ANALYSING AND DISTILLING ANTI-CORRUPTION REPORTS FROM THE MEDIA

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CONSULTANCY

 

TITLE: ANALYSING AND DISTILLING ANTI-CORRUPTION REPORTS FROM THE MEDIA

 

Introduction

 

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), as National Contact of Transparency International in Nigeria wish to engage the services of consultants to conduct a desk review on the above subject matter. The consultants are to work in collaboration with CISLAC staff in this regard on information coming out from verifiable media reports on anti-corruption including that of MacArthur Foundation’s support for journalism which is expected to increase the spate and quality of corruption investigations by the media.

 

The consultancy is within the project “Strengthening Legislative Accountability and Anti-Corruption Mechanisms” (SLAAM) in Nigeria with financial support from MacArthur Foundation. The work of the consultants’ would be to synthesize investigative reports of corruption from journalists with a view of using the report to engage the relevant committees of the National Assembly to carry out legislative oversight responsibilities over […]

Press Statement on Nigeria’s Criminal Justice System

THE CIVIL SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY CENTRE PRESS STATEMENT ON NIGERIA’S CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CRIMJUST) SYSTEM

30thAUGUST 2018

 

Over the years, Nigeria has been the centre of a number of transnational crimes. West Africa is also conveniently situated for drug and illegal weapon’s trade between South America and Europe. Porous borders and the free flow of arms in and out of Nigeria has contributed to the increase in the number of violent conflicts in the country.
Nigeria accounts for about 70% of the illegal small arms in the West Africa sub-region.
Human trafficking, including its worst forms such as child trafficking in Benin and Nigeria, is one dominant form of increasingly sophisticated regional trend in cross-border crime that extends through West and Central Africa into several European cities. Needless to say, human and drug trafficking has been, and still is, a constant challenge to various authorities including Nigeria.
It will be glad […]

PRESS RELEASE: UK-AFRICA PARTNERS FOR TRADE OPPORTUNITY

UK-AFRICA PARTNERS FOR TRADE OPPORTUNITY, the priority areas for Nigeria

As the British Prime Minister, Theresa May embarks on a trade mission to African continent being part of the strategic diplomatic efforts to establish and deepen ties with nations ahead of the Britain’s exit from European Union in 2019, the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), United Kingdom (UK) demands total sincerity, openness, transparency and accountability in repatriation of various Nigeria’s illicit monumental financial outflows in the coffer of the UK Government into the country.

While we welcome the proposed visit to Nigeria, CISLAC UK calls on Nigerian Government to prioritise mutual benefits, given congnisance to the country’s lingering but whopping sums—in custody and tax havens, stashed in the British economy awaiting repatriation, as such have tendency to adequately finance Nigeria’s poorly funded critical sectors and positively transform the economy.

We are not unaware that as Britain prepares to exit the European […]

Press Statement

LEADERSHIP CRISIS AND THE IMPERATIVE OF THE RETURN TO GOOD GOVERNANCE ISSUES: CIVIL SOCIETY CONCERNS

16th August 2018

 

The crisis around the Senate and the Presidency today is causing alarm among democratic forces in Nigeria. There are multiple signs that the political class is even more self-serving than it has been in the past and civil society believes the time has come to clearly define the national interest and work towards edifying it. The lingering and recurrent leadership crisis that has characterized the upper Legislative Chamber since the return to democracy in 1999 has developed into a threat to the democratic system. We recall that a combination of internal and external crisis has at different times, resulted in the removal of three Senate Presidents and the Speaker of the House of Representatives by 2014. We also note that since 2015, there has been crisis between the Executive and the Legislature that has […]