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Two years on: Institutionalising the ‘Buhari-effect’ in defence sector reform

Two years on: Institutionalising the ‘Buhari-effect’ in defence sector reform

 

President Buhari’s election has been a turning point for the Nigerian anti-corruption struggle. The President moved quickly to dismiss the service chiefs and make his own appointments, while a number of those implicated in defence sector corruption are being prosecuted.

Two presidential ad hoc audit committees were quickly established to identify who was responsible for arms procurement fraud leading to losses under the previous administration estimated by Acting President Osinbajo at US$ 15 billion. The Nigerian armed forces have also attempted to cut out third parties by contracting for key equipment directly with governments and working with the Bureau for Public Procurement to increase oversight.

These are significant steps and deserve recognition. But it is our view that on their own they are not enough to institutionalise the ‘Buhari-effect’ and ensure that there is no repetition of ‘Dasukigate’ in 2, 5 or 10 years time.

To build […]

Request for Proposal

Media Mapping of Reportage of Internal Displacement Issues in Nigeria: Causes, Trends, Scope and Citizens’ Perception Analysis
 
Request for Proposal
 
The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), by this medium requests for proposals from a competent individual consultant to undertake a mapping of the level of reportage of cases of Internal Displacement In Nigeria. The focus is to enable stakeholders have a baseline analysis of media reportage of displacement issues as it relates to causes, trends and citizens’ perception across the media.

This call falls under the framework of the project “Engaging State and Non-State Actors towards the Passage, Assent and Implementation of a National Internally Displaced Persons Act in Nigeria” and is supported by the Swiss Government in Nigeria through the Human Security Division (HSD).

 

Background to the Project

The upsurge in the number of persons affected by internal displacement in Nigeria has resulted in a high number of individuals and families being […]

Vacancy for the Post of TI-DS Regional Programme Manager – Sub-Saharan Africa

TI-DS Regional Programme Manager – Sub-Saharan Africa
Overview:

Role reports to TI-DS Programme Manager – Corruption, Conflict and Instability Team
Salary: 2.5 million Nigerian Naira
Initial 12 months fixed term, with potential to become permanent
Full time (35 hpw)
25 days holiday (in addition to public holidays).
Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Transparency International Defence and Security (TI-DS) is working towards a world in which governments, the armed forces, and arms transfers are transparent, accountable, and free from corruption. We seek reforms towards open governments served by transparent defence institutions that are accountable to ordinary people and whose primary purpose is the protection of all citizens.

The goals of the TI-DS Conflict, Insecurity and Corruption Programme are to ensure that corruption is recognised as a threat to security and peace; to reduce corruption and increase accountability in defence establishments in fragile and conflict affected states; and to advocate for interventions that encourage accountability and […]

Request for Expression of Interest (EoI)

Request for Expression of Interest (EoI) for the production of fact sheets on supporting Beneficial Ownership in Nigeria, under the project Supporting Beneficial Ownership in Nigeria, supported by Transparency International.

Introduction

Supporting Beneficial Ownership is a project that seeks to support the realization of commitments made by Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya at the London Anti-Corruption Summit in May 2016 on establishing public beneficial ownership registers. This project is being implemented by Transparency International Chapters in the three countries, supported by Transparency International (TI) with funds from The Department for International Development (DFID).

The project is meant to engage relevant stakeholders across civil society, government, private sector and law enforcement to collaborate and progress plans on how to collect, share and use beneficial ownership information to tackle corruption in Nigeria. Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), the National Contact of Transparency International in Nigeria is the implementing partner for this project in Nigeria.

CISLA,C […]

Civil Society Experts Devise 14 Steps to Combat Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs)

Civil Society Experts Devise 14 Steps to Combat IFFs
By Abubakar Jimoh
A group of civil society experts has identified 14 holistic steps for African Leaders to curtail the endemic Illicit Financial Flow (IFF) resulting in monumental financial losses in the continent.
The group made this known in a recent statement issued as national leaders converged at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa to discuss issues of critical importance affecting the growth and development of the continent.  
The experts’ positions entitled “Accelerated Agenda for Addressing Illicit Financial Flows in Africa” comes at a time where there is vacuum in global leadership on the issues of IFFs. The 14 point agenda integrates fundamental political and institutional steps that African governments and African multilateral agencies can take to curb IFFs.  
The experts said: “Robbing the African continent of more than $70 billion per year, IFFs represent one of the largest problems facing Africa […]

Press Release

NASS Resumption: CISLAC charges Legislators on Priority Issues

As the National Assembly resumes legislative activities for the New Year, the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) calls on the legislators to, as a matter of urgency, prioritise pending and important issues affecting the nation’s socio-economic development such as the Petroleum Industry and Governance Bill, openness and transparency in the 2017 Appropriation Bill, Constitutional and Electoral Reforms, Constituency Accountability, and Sustainable Security.

We are not unaware of the existing efforts by the legislators towards the passage of Petroleum Industry Governance and Institutional Framework Bill 2015. Indeed, the Bill was subjected to a Public Hearing in December 2017 in which CISLAC and her partners actively participated. We call on the legislators to fast-track passage of the Bill, which remains highly imperative to provide for the Governance and Institutional Framework for the Petroleum Industry to attain increased transparency and accountability and significant growth and progress […]

Request for Proposal

Media Mapping of Reportage of Internal Displacement Issues in Nigeria: Causes, Trends, Scope and Citizens’ Perception Analysis

Request for Proposal

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), by this medium is requesting for proposals from a competent individual consultant to undertake a mapping of the level of reportage of cases of Internal Displacement in Nigeria. The focus is to enable stakeholders have a baseline analysis of media reportage of displacement issues as it relates to causes, trends and citizens’ perception across the media.

This Call falls under the framework of the project “Engaging State and Non-State Actors towards a National Internally Displaced Persons Policy and Act in Nigeria” and is supported by the Swiss Government in Nigeria through the Human Security Division (HSD).

 

Background to the Project

The upsurge in the number of persons affected by internal displacement in Nigeria has resulted in a high number of individuals and families being made […]