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MEETING THE TARGETS: PROMOTING LEGISLATIVE INTERVENTION FOR THE ATTAINMENT OF THE MDGS IN NIGERIA.

MEETING THE TARGETS: PROMOTING LEGISLATIVE INTERVENTION FOR THE ATTAINMENT OF THE MDGS IN NIGERIA.
ISBN: 978-978-50222-2-3                                   2012
The Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) consisting of 8 goals, 18 targets and 48 indicators were agreed upon by the government of the world in the year 2000. These have set priorities for international development. The MDGs are currently the highest-level expression of the international community’s development priorities. They commit the international community to an action agenda which emphasizes sustainable human development as the key to attaining socio-economic program. For about 13 years since its inception, analysis indicates that there is still progress to be made if the 2015 MDGs benchmark is to be met in Nigeria.
Even though Nigeria is making progress on the MDGs, variations from state to state still hamper achieving success. While different stakeholders have targeted […]

ANALYSIS OF NIGERIA EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE (NEITI) AUDIT OF THE PERIOD 2006-2008: A CIVIL SOCIETY PERSPECTIVE

ANALYSIS OF NIGERIA EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE (NEITI) AUDIT OF THE PERIOD 2006-2008: A CIVIL SOCIETY PERSPECTIVE                      ISBN: 978-978-50222-4-7                                   2012

This analysis provides a concise, though critical, overview of the 2006-2008 NEITI audit, while pushing the bar on expectations, transparency and accountability in oil revenue management and promotion of good governance.
For the purpose of easy understanding the analysis is divided into seven sections. Section One introduces the Nigeria oil and gas industry and the combustible mix of the good and bad even leaning more to the negative it represents for the country and its citizens, while Section Two draws attention to procedures of the NEITI Audit. The third section highlights the Financial Audit which focuses attention on assessment and reconciliation of financial flows within […]

CONFRONTING THE RESOURCE CURSE: THE NIGERIA EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE IN PERSPECTIVE’

CONFRONTING THE RESOURCE CURSE: THE NIGERIA EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE IN PERSPECTIVE’ by MUSA ABUTUDU & DAUDA GARUBA ISBN:978-978-50222-3-0                                     2011
The formation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) was necessitated by the growing concerns about the irreconcilable gap between the magnitude of highly prized natural resources exploited in so many developing countries and the sheer record of poverty and underdevelopment posted by these same countries. Tony Blair, then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, in the World Sustainable Summit Development held in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2002, tipped off the need for a process that manages the extractive industry effectively. Of course, government has over the years encouraged the intensity of corruption in the extractive industry because the activities of practitioners were shrouded in secrecy aided by government.
 Nigeria was one of the first […]

MDGs: BUILDING INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT FOR EFFECTIVE SERVICE DELIVERY

AN AUDIT OF THE NATIONAL HEALTH, EDUCATION AND GENDER POLICY FRAMEWORKS IN ATTAINING THE MDGs IN NIGERIA

ISBN: 978-978-50222-0-9                                     2011
As the 2015 target implementation deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, Nigeria has failed to show consistent credible advancements in fulfilling this International public charter. This is despite the numerous strategies and policies already adopted by different Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) respectively; and yet Nigeria cannot lay claim to substantial or meaningful achievements in this regard. Clearly, there are daunting challenges that remain evident in articulating the full implementation of the MDGs across the diverse spectrum of the developmental fabric of Africa’s most populous nation.
Available figures on the state of implementation of respective MDGs indicators depict a rather disappointing outcome e.g. 157 deaths per 1,000 live births, 98% failure rates […]

DOMESTICATION OF EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE (EITI) IN NIGERIA

DOMESTICATION OF EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE (EITI) IN NIGERIA                                             ISBN: 8-978-48297-1-7                                          2010
Gaps Between Commitment and Implementation.A Civil society Assessment of the performance of extractive industries Initiatives (NEITI)
Edited by: Dr. Sofiri, Joab –Peterside , Ekanem – Bassey
 Natural resources belongs to the citizens, the general population therefore has the right to know the financial details of any revenues such as royalties fees, and exploration licences generated from this resources.The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiatives (EITI) was established in 2002 and has taken giant steps in the direction with its list of principles and criteria of upholding the view that revenues generated from natural resources should contribute to development and poverty alleviation.
Nigeria […]

MANAGING OIL EXTRACTIVE RESOURCES FOR GROWTH AND EQUITY: TRAINING MODULES

MANAGING OIL EXTRACTIVE RESOURCES FOR GROWTH AND EQUITY: TRAINING MODULES                                                       ISBN: 9789784829786                                       2009
The Training Manual on “Managing Extractive Resources for Growth and Equity”,highlights the essence of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiatives (EITI) and provides a framework for propagating its elements using the tool of advocacy. The manual conveys the central message that people can be trained to employ the instruments of transparency and accountability to promote sustainable development.
 There are five modules in the Manual. The first is an overview of extractive industries in Nigeria. Module Two focuses on the principles, objectives, and structure of governance of EITI as it is implemented in Nigeria. Module Five […]

BUDGET ADVOCACY: EXPERIENCES OF WEST AFRICAN CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS

BUDGET ADVOCACY: EXPERIENCES OF WEST AFRICAN CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS      ISBN: 978-978-48297-5-5                                    2008
This publication is a compilation of workshop report on the activities of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on budget advocacy across the West African region. The book offers a collection of shared experiences on public expenditure management, transparency and accountability through budget interventions by providing an overview of the role of appropriation committees on legislative budgetary processes. Civil engagement as a tool for budget advocacy for fighting poverty was also discussed by the Director-General of the Nigerian Budget Office of the Federation, Dr. Bright Okogu. Akey component of the civil engagement process was further highlighted by the nature of deliberations under which were adopted on the platform of the Medium Term Sector Strategy (MTSS).
Experiences shared by Nigerian Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) […]

DEEPENING STATE LEVEL LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY IN NIGERIA

DEEPENING STATE LEVEL LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY IN NIGERIA                              ISBN: 978-978-48297-6-2                                   2008
Nigeria experienced a return to democratic rule on May 29th 1990; upon this return to democracy, it was discovered that the legislative arm of governance which is the key distinctive feature of a democracy was highly incapacitated following long periods of suspended democratic law making processes. As a way of building State level capacities and strengthening state legislative advocacy the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) with support from the Heinrich Boll Foundation over a period covering December 2007 to July 2008 engaged in various stakeholders meetings and capacity building workshops across three states namely Nasarawa, Niger and Jigawa States. This CISLAC publication is a compilation of reports from several of […]

MAINSTREAMING THE WORK OF LEGISLATIVE STAFF TOWARDS ACHIEVING MDGS

MAINSTREAMING THE WORK OF LEGISLATIVE STAFF TOWARDS ACHIEVING MDGS
978-978-48297-7-9
2008
 
As a result of the challenges faced in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) engaged officials such as the Presidential Adviser on MDGs, National Planning Commission (NPC), media, and the members and support staff of the MDGs committees of both chambers of the National Assembly in a capacity building workshop and a one-day CSO-Media Interactive Session.

This book consists of sections dealing with a report of a one-day capacity building workshop for staff of the NPC and MDGs Committees of the National Assembly; report of a one-day CSOs-Media interactive session on National Planning and the MDGs in Nigeria; National planning and Budgeting as instruments for achieving National development goals; the progress, challenges, and prospects of the MDGs; the role of committee staff in enhancing the constitutional roles of the State Assembly; essentials of report writing […]

ENHANCING CSOS’ PARTICIPATION IN THE NEITI AUDIT PROCESS IN NIGERIA

ENHANCING CSOS’ PARTICIPATION IN THE NEITI AUDIT PROCESS IN NIGERIA      ISBN:978-978-48297-3-1                                     2007
This publication is a documentation of activities and lessons learnt. It showcases workshops attended and papers presented by resource persons during a two day capacity training workshop on oversight role of the legislators in the extractive industry.
The paper presented by Prof. Adele Jinadu, the Executive Director for the Centre for Advance Social Sciences focused on the historical background of NEITI process, the subsequent actions on the part of the government on providing information on revenues from the sector and its subsequent allocations to the different Tiers of Government and on the part of the oil companies the reportage of their payments in terms of royalties and petroleum profit tax. This he said however raises the question of accountability on […]