Returning Nigerians’ stolen millions

By |2018-08-06T15:51:47+00:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: Feature, News Alerts|

The stakes are high in the planned distribution of US$322 million in stolen Nigerian public money. Of the estimated US$20-40 billion stolen annually from developing countries and hidden abroad every year, sometimes a small proportion is successfully confiscated and returned to the country it came from. In Nigeria, plans are in motion to distribute US$322 million [...]

Addressing the plight of irregular migrants

By |2018-07-13T12:55:46+00:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: Feature, IDPs/Migration|

By Gloria Chinyere Okwu “Migration is an expression of the human aspiration for dignity, safety and a better future; a part of the social fabric, part of our very make-up as a human family,” says the former Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban-ki Moon. The aforementioned therefore, describes migration as a phenomenon that will remain [...]

Mitigating the impact of climate change in Nigeria

By |2018-07-13T11:49:32+00:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: Feature|

By Salmat Abdulwaheed and Gideon Ojigi Climate change remains a serious development threat to the present generation with dreadful impact manifesting disproportionately across globe. Nigeria as a developing country with a population of about 190 million is likely to be adversely affected by the impact of climate change giving its vulnerability and low response capability. Realising [...]

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” [...]

Ethnocentrism: as an impediment to peaceful coexistence

By |2018-02-15T10:23:24+00:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Feature|

While persuasion is better than force as a means of drawing public support or attention, the intuition remains that some speeches are in fact dangerous to the peaceful co-existence of the society. In this piece, SALAUDEEN HASHIM presents the impacts of ethnocentrism with resultant tendency for hate speech. Hate speech mostly originated from ethnocentrism has hitherto [...]

Buhari and the six new laws

By |2018-02-15T10:13:00+00:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Feature|

In December, 2017 President Muhammadu Buhari assent to six different bills that brought to limelight specific laws that will henceforth abolish a devastating practice in the nation’s health care emergency response system, eradicate the use of torture to extract confessional statements in investigation process, ensure adequate financing for NDDC to effectively pursue its objectives, establish a [...]

Promoting Culture of Openness in the Legislature

By |2015-10-07T10:01:39+00:00October 7th, 2015|Categories: Feature, News|

By Abubakar Jimoh The recent global commemoration of International Day of Democracy freshened discussions on legislative openness, which aims at ensuring core democratic functions of legislature like lawmaking, representation and oversight are as transparent and inclusive as possible at all levels. Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has observed that having an open legislature helps the [...]

What the New Legislators must understand

By |2015-06-12T22:06:21+00:00June 12th, 2015|Categories: Feature, News|

By Abubakar Jimoh Legislature as a law-making body of a political unit, usually Federal and State Government, has power to enact, amend, and repeal public policy. Just as the legislature has the mandate to control through legislation all economic, social and political activities of the nation, it also scrutinizes the policies of the executive and provides [...]

National Confab: Understanding the Implications of Regional Autonomy

By |2014-05-29T12:53:51+00:00May 29th, 2014|Categories: Feature|

By Abubakar Jimoh As delegates begin debates on the reports of the 20 committees formed to deliberate on issues in the ongoing National Conference, the Yoruba ethnic nationality has said they will not accept anything short of regional autonomy. The group which recently met in Ibadan, Oyo State capital for five hours endorsed a 15-point agenda [...]

Understanding Legislative Oversight on Maternal & Child Health

By |2014-05-25T16:45:34+00:00May 25th, 2014|Categories: Feature|

By Chioma Blessing KanuAs part of its efforts to advocate for maternal and child mortality-free environment, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) with support from MacArthur Foundation, recently organized two-days Town Hall Meeting focusing on: Strengthening Existing MDGs Committee and Understanding Legislative Oversight Functions on Maternal Health both with Katsina and Kaduna State Houses of Assembly. [...]

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