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TOWARDS THE LEGISLATIVE HARMONISATION OF THE NEITI BILL: ISSUES AND CONCERNS

TOWARDS THE LEGISLATIVE HARMONISATION OF THE NEITI BILL: ISSUES AND CONCERNS
ISBN: 978-078-080-837-2                                     2007
The NEITI bill is intended to check the corruption and other sharp practices inherent in the country’s oil and solid minerals industry. Before its passage by both chambers of the federal legislature, industry operators, policy makers and the civil society groups subjected the bill to a series of debate.
But there’s a concern about the provision of section 3(d) and (e) of the NEITI Bill dealing with the powers of the law to obtain information from companies on the volume of the sales of oil, gas, and other minerals extracted, but provides that such information shall not be used in any manner prejudicial to the contractual obligation or proprietary interests of the extractive industry company. This was why sensitization programmes […]

Legislative Digest March 2007

2007 Movement says elections must hold
The crisis of confidence over INEC in respect of the 2007 elections once again drew the attention of the members of the 2007 Movement of the House of Representatives.
Addressing members of the media recently, the group based on the insincerity of INEC, said the briefing was meant to raise issues, alert the nation and avert a crisis waiting to happen.
Among the issues raised by the Movement were; INEC flagrant dismissal of procedures and processes regarding the display of the register of voters as provided by Sections 20 and 21 of the Electoral Act 2006. They therefore called on Nigerians to insist that INEC does display the voters register as required by the Electoral Act and do so along with the 2003 Voters Register which according to them, was better than the current electronic  register. (more…)

Legislative Digest November 2006

2007 Election: Civil Society Worried
The Nigerian civil society is expressing alarm over what it calls a cloudy preparation for2007 general elections. At two separate for a penultimate week, civil society NGOs and other stakeholders listed the poor preparations for voters’ registration exercise, the absence of candidates as well as lack of issue-oriented campaign less than four months to the elections as issues to worry about.
First set of civil society activists to put the issue in the front burner were the participants at a one-day stakeholder’s forum on elections 2007 organised by Action Aid International Nigeria who said that the march to civilian-civilian transition in the country appeared cloudy and bleak if the trend continued. (more…)

Legislative Digest Oct. 2006

 House committee tasks NCWD
The House of Representatives Committee on Women Affairs and Youth Development has urged the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) to ensure effective collaboration with relevant donor agencies in order to achieve its core mandate of gender research, training and documentation. (more…)

CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE EITI IN NIGERIA VOLUME 2, SOLID MINERAL

CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE EITI IN NIGERIA VOLUME 2, SOLID MINERAL                                            By Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC)                                                             ISBN: 978-078-070-X                                           2006
The book is made up of five chapters,the entire book espouses interaction on solid minerals.It highlights workshop presentations that heralded the meeting which took place at Lamonde and Crest Hotels all in Jos plateau state. A total of eleven papers were presented at the two consultations. Some of the participants made the following contributions: Professor Asisi Asobie said that” I […]