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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 […]

Legislative Digest May, 2007

CISLAC calls for speedy passage of pending bills
The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) recently expressed deep concern over the delay by the National Assembly to pass pending legislations that have the potentials of curbing corruption in the country.
“The present National Assembly have fought hard to defend its independence and to garner popular public support, has a patriotic responsibility to assist Nigeria consolidate its strategic reform of governance to infuse transparency and accountability and to prevent and minimize corruption at all levels.  This consolidation cannot be achieved without solid legislation, many of which are still pending at the National Assembly,” it said. (more…)

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 […]

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 […]

Legislative Digest March 2007

2007 Movement says elections must hold
The crisis of confidence over INEC in respect of the 2007 elections once again drew the attention of the members of the 2007 Movement of the House of Representatives.
Addressing members of the media recently, the group based on the insincerity of INEC, said the briefing was meant to raise issues, alert the nation and avert a crisis waiting to happen.
Among the issues raised by the Movement were; INEC flagrant dismissal of procedures and processes regarding the display of the register of voters as provided by Sections 20 and 21 of the Electoral Act 2006. They therefore called on Nigerians to insist that INEC does display the voters register as required by the Electoral Act and do so along with the 2003 Voters Register which according to them, was better than the current electronic  register. (more…)

Legislative Digest November 2006

2007 Election: Civil Society Worried
The Nigerian civil society is expressing alarm over what it calls a cloudy preparation for2007 general elections. At two separate for a penultimate week, civil society NGOs and other stakeholders listed the poor preparations for voters’ registration exercise, the absence of candidates as well as lack of issue-oriented campaign less than four months to the elections as issues to worry about.
First set of civil society activists to put the issue in the front burner were the participants at a one-day stakeholder’s forum on elections 2007 organised by Action Aid International Nigeria who said that the march to civilian-civilian transition in the country appeared cloudy and bleak if the trend continued. (more…)

Legislative Digest Oct. 2006

 House committee tasks NCWD
The House of Representatives Committee on Women Affairs and Youth Development has urged the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) to ensure effective collaboration with relevant donor agencies in order to achieve its core mandate of gender research, training and documentation. (more…)

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 […]