‘There is no known Solid Minerals Industry Tax Policy being followed by the Companies’ – CISLAC

2014-09-10T11:10:31+00:00September 10th, 2014|Categories: News, News Alerts|

By Abubakar Jimoh As part of the efforts to promote transparency and accountability and ensure Nigeria mining sector is effectively harnessed towards nation’s growth and development, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) on Tuesday paid an advocacy visit to the federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development. While speaking during the visit, the head of the [...]

CALL FOR INTERNSHIP

2014-08-26T12:10:56+00:00August 26th, 2014|Categories: News, News Alerts|

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), a non-governmental civil society organisation with focuses on policy and legislative engagement based in Abuja, Nigeria, is seeking recent graduates in African Studies, Development Studies or Public Policy who are interested in hands-on learning about governance and policymaking in Africa. CISLAC (www.cislacnigeria.net) was founded to forge links between civil [...]

WACSOF appoints Rafsanjani Acting Secretary General

2014-08-01T08:42:48+00:00August 1st, 2014|Categories: News, News Alerts|

By Chioma Blessing Kanu The West Africa Civil Society Forum (WACSOF) has at its recent Executive Committee meeting held in Ghana appointed Mr. Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani) as new Acting Secretary General to the Forum. Rafsanjani, a human rights, anti-corruption, policy and legislative advocacy activist with interest in positive transformation of Nigeria and Africa at large [...]

CSOs launch a network to address the plights of IDPs

2014-07-31T17:41:25+00:00July 31st, 2014|Categories: News, News Alerts|

By Augustine Erameh In the wake of the Arab Spring that rocked the entire northern African region and led to effective leadership change in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, majority of security pundits, political analysts across African regions have raised concerns about proliferation of small and light weapons and the dire spillover effects and impacts that this [...]

Combating Financial Secrecy in Revenue Generation

2014-07-30T12:24:45+00:00July 30th, 2014|Categories: News, News Alerts|

By Kolawole Banwo Recently, at international conference on Beyond Transparency: Oil and Crisis of Democratic Governance in Nigeria and Gulf of Guinea organized by SocialAction in Abuja, a paper titled Fighting Secrecy in the Oil and Gas Sector: Assessing Existing Strategies and Future Alternatives presented by Dung Pam Sha, a Professor of Political Economy and Development [...]

Western Corporations Gulp 43% of Nigeria’s Oil Export – SocialAction

2014-07-30T09:27:13+00:00July 30th, 2014|Categories: News, News Alerts|

By Abubakar Jimoh As part of the efforts to address rising fraud in the oil and other extractive industry in Nigeria and other countries in the Gulf of Guinea region of Africa, Social Action in collaboration with Gulf of Guinea Citizen Network (GGCN), Faculty of Environment Studies, York University, Canada and the New Centre for Social [...]

Senate Snubs President Jonathan's N160 Billion Loan Request

2014-07-21T09:59:17+00:00July 21st, 2014|Categories: News, News Alerts|

The Senate yesterday proceeded on two months annual recess without considering the request by President Goodluck Jonathan to take a foreign loan of $1 billion to finance the fight against Boko Haram insurgents. Jonathan had on Wednesday written to the two chambers of the National Assembly seeking permission to borrow $1 billion (N160 billion) external loan [...]

CISLAC urges Social Equity in Tax Regime

2014-04-05T12:57:07+00:00April 5th, 2014|Categories: News, News Alerts|

Cross-section of participants at the forum By Abubakar Jimoh As part of its efforts to promote justice, equity and fairness in the nation’s tax regime, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) with support from Transparency International yesterday organized a stakeholder capacity building forum on multiple taxations for Nyanya market women in Abuja.   While speaking [...]

Group Slams Unlawful Financial Flows in Africa

2014-03-24T14:56:24+00:00March 24th, 2014|Categories: News, News Alerts|

By Abubakar Jimoh As part of the efforts to combat continuous illicit financial flows across African regions and table before the Seventh Session of the AU Conference of African Ministers of Economy and Finance, other critical matters to drive sustainable development across the region, civil society organisations under the aegis of Tax Justice Network Africa has [...]

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