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Corruption: Experts demand adequate response to cases

By |2018-05-29T12:48:32+00:00May 29th, 2018|Categories: News, News Alerts|

  By Abubakar Jimoh A group of national and international anti-corruption actors has called for ample and sincere policy response to reported corruption, giving zero chance to nepotism to revert current unfavourable corruption indices and successfully combat the menace in Nigeria. The group made this call at a One-day High Level Workshop to Share International Anti-Corruption [...]

Civil Society Holds Public Lecture in Honour of Taju, Winnie & Momoh

By |2018-05-24T14:37:33+00:00May 24th, 2018|Categories: News, News Alerts|

The Nigerian Civil Society groups have scheduled a public lecture in honour of the past renowned human rights activists and pan-Africanists such as late Tajuddeen Abdulraheem, Abubakar Momoh and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. The late trio stand out as Activists, pan-Africanists and Gender Advocates who lived fighting for human causes and therefore deserve periodic remembrances to inform and [...]

Clamour for State Police: Beyond Sloganeering and Grandstanding

By |2018-05-15T14:47:55+00:00May 15th, 2018|Categories: Articles, News Alerts|

  By Salaudeen Hashim and Jaye Gaskia Whenever the question of restructuring and devolution of powers are raised by the contending factions and fractions of Nigeria’s prodigal ruling class, they bring to the fore incessant outcry for State Police and fiscal federalism. As always, these issues, like the parent concepts of Restructuring and Devolution of powers, [...]

Nigeria and corruption cankerworms

By |2018-05-15T12:32:40+00:00May 15th, 2018|Categories: Articles|

  By Aminat Yusuf and Salmat Abdulwaheed In Nigeria, endemic corruption permeating the three arms of government constitutes a major threat to social, economic and political development. Apart from the arms of government, corruption is consciously and unconsciously encouraged in the smallest unit of the society like the family. Corruption spreads like epidemic in all ramifications [...]

Human rights abuses and the inconsistencies in recruitment, selection for peacekeeping missions

By |2018-05-14T07:43:40+00:00May 14th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Feature, News Alerts|

By Abubakar Jimoh There are indications that faulty recruitment and selection processes by the security forces could be major contributory factors to persistent human rights abuses and violations by Nigerian peacekeeping troops in various United Nations’ missions. These hints are contained in a 78-page report titled “Nigeria: Navigating Secrecy in the Vetting and Selection of Peacekeepers” [...]

Tobacco use: A major contributory factor to cancers, other diseases – Anya

By |2018-04-12T15:36:12+00:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: News, Tobacco Control Updates|

By Austin Erameh There are indications that tobacco consumption could be a major contributory factor to cancer, cardiovascular ailments and other diseases. These hints were given by Okeke Anya, Programme Manager (Democratic Governance), CISLAC, while presenting the priorities and challenges for advancing the WHO FCTC in Nigeria’s Public Health Systems at the recently concluded 17th World [...]

How poverty worsens child marriage, Almajiri system in Nigeria

By |2018-04-12T15:16:18+00:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Articles|

By Aminat Yusuf and Salmat Abdulwaheed Just as needle injects content into the body, poverty remains a systemic menace breeding insecurity, socio-economic deprivation and instability, especially in the Northern part of the country where high level illiteracy and child destitution prevails. Poverty, in the analysis of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), is a denial of choices and [...]

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF CISLAC’s SIDE EVENT DURING UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION FOR THE STATUS OF WOMEN 62 (CSW 62)

By |2018-03-19T11:10:49+00:00March 19th, 2018|Categories: Communiques, News|

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF CISLAC's SIDE EVENT DURING UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION FOR THE STATUS OF WOMEN 62 (CSW 62) ON THE 14TH OF MARCH 2018 IN 4 WEST 43RD STREET New York, NY.   PREAMBLE   The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) on the 14th of March 2018, held a side event at [...]

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

By |2018-03-15T13:36:19+00:00March 15th, 2018|Categories: News, News Alerts|

  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 [...]

Tobacco Use: Stakeholders Lament Growing Burdens on Public Resources

By |2018-03-12T16:15:13+00:00March 12th, 2018|Categories: News, Tobacco Control Updates|

  By Austin Erameh The Cross Rivers State Ministry of Environment has said the associated risks to tobacco use remained endemic increasing burdens on public resources. This disclosure was made by Mr. Samuel Njar representing the Ministry at the recently concluded ‘Expanded Workshop for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in South-South Nigeria’ organised by the Civil Society [...]

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