Extractive 101 – A Basic and Comprehensive Companion

“Extractive 101—A Basic and Comprehensive Companion’ is a 52-page document that essentially provides fundamental guides to equip voices and interest groups with critical information in pushing and demanding appropriate reforms by government and other players in the extractive sector, through seven different modules.

The publication provides a detailed introduction into the structure of oil and gas industry operations giving conginsance to the Upstream, Midstream and downstream.

It extensively discusses various arrangements under the upstream sector such as Joint Venture—the standard agreement between the national oil company and international oil company; Production Sharing Contract—adopted as a response to the funding pressure from Joint Venture; Service Contract—where contract undertakes exploration, development and production activities for, and on behalf of NNPC or the concession holder, at its own risk; Marginal Field Concession—adopted to promote Nigerian content development in oil exploration and production.

The publication further highlights the evolution of mining in Nigeria, detailing its rapid transformation from […]

Sustainable Development Goal’s Shadow Report 2017

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ‘Shadow’ report is an independent review of the government-led ‘National Voluntary

Review’ (NVR) SDG process in Nigeria.This assessment attempts to provide an objective account of the progress made within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Nigeria. The report focuses mainly on the anti-corruption agenda, in particular on SDG 16. More specifically, targets 16.4 (illicit financial and arms flows), 16.5 (reduce bribery and other forms of corruption) and 16.10 (access to information) are analysed in depth. This research is based on 175 indicators explicitly developed as part of the global Transparency International project. Secondary data has been collected from publicly available sources and compiled into a report by Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), a leading Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in Nigeria and national contact for Transparency International Nigeria.

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CISLAC SDG Shadow Report

Nigeria Country Report: An Assessment of Nigeria’s Beneficial Ownership Transparency Legal Framework

Book Review: An Assessment of Nigeria’s Beneficial Ownership Transparency Legal framework

By Lovelyn Agbor-Gabriel and Abubakar Jimoh

In order to deepen awareness and understanding of state and non-state actors on outstanding shortcomings of Nigerian beneficial ownership transparency laws and practice, the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), in collaboration with Transparency International, has engaged a critical study into country’s commitment towards beneficial ownership information and regulation.

The 51-page published report titled “Nigeria country Report: An Assessment of Nigeria’s Beneficial Ownership Transparency Legal Framework” provides a detailed account of various limitations in the definition of beneficial ownership attributed to Nigerian anti-money laundering and Company Law that respectively defines beneficial ownership, but not covering control through other means in addition to legal ownership and issues affecting beneficial ownership of private companies.

In page 4, the report reveals country performance as the worst in the area of accessing beneficial ownership information. “There are no legal requirements […]