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Press Statement on Nigeria’s Criminal Justice System

THE CIVIL SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY CENTRE PRESS STATEMENT ON NIGERIA’S CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CRIMJUST) SYSTEM

30thAUGUST 2018

 

Over the years, Nigeria has been the centre of a number of transnational crimes. West Africa is also conveniently situated for drug and illegal weapon’s trade between South America and Europe. Porous borders and the free flow of arms in and out of Nigeria has contributed to the increase in the number of violent conflicts in the country.
Nigeria accounts for about 70% of the illegal small arms in the West Africa sub-region.
Human trafficking, including its worst forms such as child trafficking in Benin and Nigeria, is one dominant form of increasingly sophisticated regional trend in cross-border crime that extends through West and Central Africa into several European cities. Needless to say, human and drug trafficking has been, and still is, a constant challenge to various authorities including Nigeria.
It will be glad […]

The Terms of Reference for Project Website Development

TERMS OF REFERENCE (ToR) FOR WEBSITE DESIGN, HOSTING AND MAINTENANCE

(REF: CISLAC/NG/PLT/ICT/001)

The Terms of Reference for Project Website Development

1            Project Background
·         Civil Society Legislative and Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has been in existence since 2005 and has worked to promote good governance in Nigeria, through activities relating to accountability and the fight against corruption. CISLAC has pushed the passage of Bills that project national development in Nigeria. In recent years, Nigeria has witnessed a strong crackdown on corruption following its commitment to join the Open Government Partnership as the 70th member at the 2016 London Anti-Corruption Summit convened by the UK Government and made 14 commitments which was approved for implementation at the Global Summit in Paris (France) in December 2016, this project will serve as a tool to follow up on the progress of implementation, and milestones achieved on these commitments. CISLAC as an organization will leverage on this opportunity as […]

CISLAC advocates open contracting regulation in the extractive sector

By Abubakar Jimoh

The Pan African Conference on Illicit Financial Flows (IFF) with theme “Linking Illicit Financial Flows to the Sustainable Development Goals” held recently in Nairobi, Kanya, emphasized the importance of domestic resources mobilisation through concerted effort to address IFF, corruption, tax evasion and avoidance, to effectively finance the implementation of SDGs at country level. Apart from mitigating fraud and corruption in public contracts, open contracting was observed as paramount to improve efficiency and harness funding for effective implementation of SDGs.

There are indications that the effective management of extractive sector through open contracting in accordance with the principles of ‘African Mining Vision’ is crucial to boost Nigeria’s growth and harness her domestic resources for impactful implementation of SDGs in the country.

These disclosures were made by Kolawole Banwo, Programme Manager (Legislative & Policy Advocacy), CISLAC, while speaking on ‘Nigerian Multi-stakeholders’ Perspective on Open Contracting’ at the recently concluded Pan African […]