Books

THE LEGISLATURE AND BUDGET PROCESS IN NIGERIA

THE LEGISLATURE AND BUDGET PROCESS IN NIGERIA                                                              ISBN: 978-978-48297-0-0                                     2007
The Federal budget is an official statement a government makes about how much it expects to earn, spend and what taxes are necessary for the next year. It is essential for development. Budget process therefore refers to the procedure by which governments create and approve a budget. Budget process in Nigeria involves the budget planning, enactment, implementation and monitoring. This process revolves round the executive and the legislative arm in the democratic system. A constitutional legal framework for budget control by the legislature from the pre-appropriation to actual expenditure and finally the post-appropriation […]

MAINSTREAMING TRANSPARENCY INTO THE POLITICAL PROCESS IN NIGERIA

MAINSTREAMING TRANSPARENCY INTO THE POLITICAL PROCESS IN NIGERIA                ISBN: 978-978-080-651-4                                                      2007 
The book, “Mainstreaming transparency and accountability into political and legislatives processes” raises the issue of higher reckoning in the political process. Also for the political party leaders to entrench these ideals in the daily operations, activities and administration of their respective parties in terms of the openness of their policies, party finances, appointments and elections. Most politicians went into elective offices without the understanding of the assignment and what transparency is all about, that is thethe main reason for the publication of the book.
Also, it talks about the outcomes of elections, advocating to the informal sector on elections through the various civil societies sending a strong […]

TOWARDS THE LEGISLATIVE HARMONISATION OF THE NEITI BILL: ISSUES AND CONCERNS

TOWARDS THE LEGISLATIVE HARMONISATION OF THE NEITI BILL: ISSUES AND CONCERNS
ISBN: 978-078-080-837-2                                     2007
The NEITI bill is intended to check the corruption and other sharp practices inherent in the country’s oil and solid minerals industry. Before its passage by both chambers of the federal legislature, industry operators, policy makers and the civil society groups subjected the bill to a series of debate.
But there’s a concern about the provision of section 3(d) and (e) of the NEITI Bill dealing with the powers of the law to obtain information from companies on the volume of the sales of oil, gas, and other minerals extracted, but provides that such information shall not be used in any manner prejudicial to the contractual obligation or proprietary interests of the extractive industry company. This was why sensitization programmes […]

CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE EITI IN NIGERIA VOLUME 2, SOLID MINERAL

CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE EITI IN NIGERIA VOLUME 2, SOLID MINERAL                                            By Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC)                                                             ISBN: 978-078-070-X                                           2006
The book is made up of five chapters,the entire book espouses interaction on solid minerals.It highlights workshop presentations that heralded the meeting which took place at Lamonde and Crest Hotels all in Jos plateau state. A total of eleven papers were presented at the two consultations. Some of the participants made the following contributions: Professor Asisi Asobie said that” I […]