Senate Snubs President Jonathan's N160 Billion Loan Request

By |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

By |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

By |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 [...]

UNHRC calls for inclusive politics in Nigeria

By |2014-03-01T17:30:12+00:00March 1st, 2014|Categories: News, News Alerts|

By: Abubakar Jimoh The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has called on the Federal Government to promote implementation of UN Declaration on the Rights of National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities. Making the call yesterday was the United Nations Independent Expert on Minority issues, Rita Izsak, who addressed a press conference in Abuja to [...]

Senate Passes National Health Bill

By |2014-02-24T15:43:38+00:00February 24th, 2014|Categories: News, News Alerts|

By Omololu Ogunmade After months of hectic legislation, the Senate Wednesday passed the National Health Bill (NHB).  The bill which has been a subject of controversy in the nation’s health sector, seeks to provide framework for the regulation, development and management of the national health system. It is also aimed at setting standards for health services [...]

NNPC missing funds: CSOs call for thorough investigation

By |2014-02-11T17:23:46+00:00February 11th, 2014|Categories: News, News Alerts|

Adam Alqali Civil society groups under the aegis of the Say No Campaign- Nigeria have called for a thorough investigation regarding various allegations of non-remittance of $20bn oil revenue to the federation account of the CBN by the NNPC. The Say No Campaign- Nigeria is a coalition of CSOs, the media, labour unions, the organized private [...]

National Conference: CSOs call for more non-state actors’ representation

By |2014-02-06T15:12:10+00:00February 6th, 2014|Categories: News, News Alerts|

  By Adam Alqali A coalition of Nigerian civil society organisations working in the area of promoting democracy have called for the inclusion of more non-state actors in the forthcoming National Conference. The coalition demanded for the reduction of government appointed delegates and that not less than two-thirds of the delegates to the conference are non-state [...]

Capacity building for media would boost Maternal Accountability in Nigeria –Rafsanjani

By |2014-01-03T08:49:46+00:00January 3rd, 2014|Categories: News, News Alerts|

  Executive Director, CISLAC By Sylvester Enoghase -   Lagos Reviewing how the capacity building for media would helped to focus more attention on improving Maternal health accountability, especially the lives of the most vulnerable within the societies the Executive Director of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center (CISLAC), Auwal Musa Rafsanjani   has declared that targeting [...]

KANO ASSEMBLY PASSES STREET BEGGING PROHIBITION BILL

By |2013-11-28T11:05:12+00:00November 28th, 2013|Categories: News, News Alerts|

Kano State House of Assembly, yesterday 27th of November, 2013, finally passed Kano State Street Begging Prohibition Bill. Though, there was no public hearing concerning the Bill before its final passage, however, the Bill is meant to reposition and rebrand the state, being the only state having the highest population of street beggars in Nigeria with [...]

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