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Expression of Interest (EoI) for the Development of Policy Brief on Improved Legislative Oversight on Accountability in Public Sector Operations.



The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), as National Contact of Transparency International in Nigeria is requesting expression of intrest from intrested consultant to develop a policy brief on Improved Legislative Oversight on Accountability in Public Sector Operations. The consultancy is within the project “Strengthening Legislative Accountability and Anti-Corruption Mechanisms” (SLAAM) in Nigeria with financial support from MacArthur Foundation. The aim is to create better understanding of what is required of National Assembly on oversight and how citizens are abreast of the work the legislative arm is doing to enable it build citizens’ confidence in the oversight role of the legislature.

As part of its commitments in the project implementation, CISLAC is currently seeking the services of a consultant to conduct a desk review on the above subject matter.


Nature of Work:

The consultant will reflect technical expertise to facilitate […]

Cross River parleys CISLAC to strengthen humanitarian response

By Austin Erameh

The Cross River State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Joe Oshie Abang, has assured of his administration’s commitment to strengthen collaboration with the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) in the formulation of appropriate internationally-complied policy or legal frameworks for guiding humanitarian response in the state.

Abang gave this assurance while receiving a group of civil society organisations led by Okeke Anya, Programme Manager (Democratic Governance), CISLAC, at his office in Calabar, Cross River State’s capital.

The Commissioner reiterated commitment to partner CISLAC in advancing holistic solutions to complement existing efforts by the state and developmental partners in addressing the growing challenges associated with human trafficking.

Also speaking during the visit, Anya explained that the meeting aimed at advocating to relevant government agencies on the need for the introduction of state-based frameworks on emergency response.

“This visit aims primarily at advocating for a state law and/or policy that will […]

Vacancy Announcement



Location:  Abuja

Application Deadline: 20th April, 2018

Type of Contract: Annually renewable contract

Languages Required: English

Starting Date: 27th of April, 2018


Organizational Summary

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) is a non-governmental, non-profit legislative advocacy, information sharing and research organization that is currently a Transparency International (TI) in Nigeria. CISLAC works towards bridging the gap between the legislature and the electorate, by enhancing campaign and advocacy strategies; engagement of bills before their passage into law; manpower development for law makers, legislative aides, politicians and the civil society, as well as civic education on the tenets of democracy and Human Rights promotion. CISLAC undertakes activities related to capacity strengthening, advocacy, policy analysis, citizen’s education and mobilization, civil society networks and coalition enhancement. CISLAC seeks to promote transparency, accountability, good governance and anti-corruption efforts among multiple stakeholders in the areas of public finance management, revenue mobilization, including tax justice and extractive revenue management.

The organization is seeking a qualified candidate […]

‘Nigeria accounts for about 70% of the illegal small arms in West Africa’ – Report


By Vaclav Prusa and Abubakar Jimoh

There are indications that West Africa is conveniently situated for drug and illegal weapons’ trade between South America and Europe, and Nigeria accounts for about 70% of the illegal small arms in the sub-region.

These hints are contained in 20-page report titled ‘CrimeJust: Fact Sheet Nigeria’ published by Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) under the aegis of Criminal Justice project supported by the European Union (EU), implemented by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in partnership with INTERPOL and Transparency International.

The report, which aims at raising policy consciousness on the dreadful impacts of Organised Crime and enhancing the capacity of relevant authorities to effectively devise appropriate countermeasures, reveals that Nigeria stands at the centre of a number of transnational crimes.

According to the report, the existing porous borders have not only paved ways for free flow of arms in and out of […]

CISLAC commends FG on new tobacco tax regime

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) commends the much awaited development in the nation’s tax regime with the recently approved amendment by President Muhammadu Buhari to the excise duty rates with tobacco constituting a major priority.


While we applaud the giant stride by the Federal Government, seeing it as one amongst many measures to discourage consumption of tobacco products and mitigate the devastating impacts – health, social and economic of tobacco use on the citizens and its growing burdens on limited and already overstretched public resources, we are not unaware of tactics of the Tobacco Industry globally who in their known fashion try to subvert such efforts by national governments.


We are delighted that the development is not only in line with the Government’s commitment to safe and secure the lives of Nigerians but also the overarching recommendations made by the Tobacco Taxation Working Group as well as those of the […]

Vacancy for the Post of Researcher

Call for Researcher

Title of Activity – Assessment of Military Corruption in the Niger-Delta, Nigeria.


Task Summary

Transparency International – Defence and Security is seeking a researcher to conduct research on corruption risks for military personnel operating in the Niger Delta Region in Nigeria.  This research will look at the involvement of military personnel in corruption while on mission in the Region. Specifically, it would look at the role played by military personnel in oil theft, oil bunkering; vessel diversion; illegal mining; kidnapping and other vices in the Niger Delta.

The research should include an initial review of assessment frameworks and scope for data collection; research into exiting military records and media resources; and interviews which should be coordinated and conducted by the researchers. The research should conclude with a report detailing the corruption risks identified and the involvement of military personnel, including relevant case studies, and a short summary of recommendations for […]

Invitation to CISLAC’s Side Event at the 62nd Session of the United Nations Commission for The Status of Women

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) is non-governmental, non-profit legislative advocacy, information sharing and research organization, arising from the felt need to address defects in the legislative advocacy work of civil society and open the window through which legislators can also access civil society groups.  It aims to strengthen the work of Civil Society on Legislative Advocacy and bridge the gap between legislators and the Civil Society. CISLAC has a United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Status.

As part of our commitment to the United Nations ECOSOC deliverables, CISLAC is hosting its annual side event to mark this year’s UN Commission 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 62) with the theme ‘Rural Women.’ This event, titled “Policy and Legislative Intervention on Empowering the Girl-Child,” is very crucial as it brings to limelight the issue of the girl-child and women’s struggles.

The event seeks to interrogate the […]

Corruption Perception Index 2017

Corruption Perceptions Index 2017 shows a high corruption burden in more than two-thirds of countries Analysis of results from Transparency International finds crackdowns on NGOs and media are associated with higher levels of corruption.

Berlin, 21 February 2018 – An index released today by Transparency International, which marks its 25th anniversary this year, reveals some disturbing information – despite attempts to combat corruption around the world, the majority of countries are moving too slowly in their efforts. While stemming the tide against corruption takes time, in the last six years many countries have still made little to no progress. Even more alarming, further analysis of the index results indicates that countries with the lowest protections for press and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) also tend to have the worst rates of corruption.

To view the results, visit:

The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption […]

The Terms of Reference for Project Website Development



The Terms of Reference for Project Website Development

1            Project Background
·         Civil Society Legislative and Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has been in existence since 2005 and has worked to promote good governance in Nigeria, through activities relating to accountability and the fight against corruption. CISLAC has pushed the passage of Bills that project national development in Nigeria. In recent years, Nigeria has witnessed a strong crackdown on corruption following its commitment to join the Open Government Partnership as the 70th member at the 2016 London Anti-Corruption Summit convened by the UK Government and made 14 commitments which was approved for implementation at the Global Summit in Paris (France) in December 2016, this project will serve as a tool to follow up on the progress of implementation, and milestones achieved on these commitments. CISLAC as an organization will leverage on this opportunity as […]

Reps laud CISLAC on amendment to Tobacco Control Act

By Austin Erameh

The Chairman, House Committee on Agriculture and Production, Hon. Mohammed Tahir Monguno has commended Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) on its on-going effort in ensuring effective and comprehensive implementation of the National Tobacco Control Act 2015 through a proposed amendment Bill to specific provisions of the Act.

Hon. Monguno made this commendation while receiving a civil society delegation working on tobacco control under the aegis of African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) led by Okeke Anya, Programme Manager, Democratic Governance, CISLAC, at his office in National Assembly Complex, Abuja.

He, however, scheduled another meeting to ensure full participation by Members of the Committee for exhaustive deliberations on the way forward to fast-track the passage of the amendment Bill.

“This is a very important visit that demands full participation by all Members of the Committee. We will schedule another meeting with Members to discuss the way forward on passage of the amendment Bill. […]