Author - CISLAC Nigeria

Press Statement on the Agitation for Separation and Ultimatum for Citizens to Leave Some Parts of the Country

 Abuja

Tuesday, June 22, 2017

JOINT STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE CIVIL SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY CENTRE (CISLAC) AND PROTEST TO POWER (P2P) MOVEMENT ON THE AGITATION FOR SEPARATION AND ULTIMATUM FOR CITIZENS TO LEAVE SOME PARTS OF THE COUNTRY

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) and Protest to Power (P2P) Movement express concern and urge for caution on the on-going agitations by some groups calling for separation from Nigeria and also on those issuing ultimatum to Nigerian citizens to leave some parts of the country.

Section 2(1) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) clearly states that “Nigeria is one indivisible and indissoluble sovereign state…”Furthermore, the Constitution provided in section 41(1) that “every citizen of Nigeria is entitled to move freely throughout Nigeria and to reside in any part thereof, and no citizen of Nigeria shall be expelled from Nigeria or refused entry thereby or exit thereof…”

Furthermore, relevant international charters, including the UN and […]

VACANCY

CALL FOR CONSULTANT

Title of Activity: FACILITATE STRATEGY UPDATE AND ACTION PLAN FOR IMPLEMENTATION FOR CISLAC/TI NIGERIA

Period of Service: JUNE 2017

 

Background

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), as National Contact of Transparency International, (TI) has been mandated by the TI- International Secretariat (TI-S), Berlin, to engage a consultant to facilitate strategy update and action plan for implementation as part of process requirement to become a full-fledged TI National Chapter in Nigeria. This is being pursued within the framework of our new project “Tackling Inequalities in Nigeria through Transparent, Accountable and Participatory Governance” which is being implemented in collaboration with TI- S in Berlin, with support from the Ford Foundation under their governance project.

The main objective of the assignment is to update Transparency International strategy for Nigeria as well as a detailed implementation plan. While the overall objective of the project is to strengthen the presence of TI and the anti-corruption movement at […]

Press Release

CSO Groups Decries Attack on Amnesty International

A group of civil society organisations finds the attack on Amnesty International, Abuja, very disheartening and considers it a huge set back, considering how much civil society organisations have fought to ensure the right to freedom of expression.

Amnesty International is a credible global movement that campaigns for human rights, is independent of any political ideology, economic interest or religious affiliations and is reputed to report facts established by empirical research. The 2016 Annual Report is not an exception. It is based on verifiable facts, including documented interviews of real victims. Amnesty International reported issues of arbitrary arrests both in the North East and Niger Delta; death penalties carried out in a Benin prison in Edo State; the killing of over 100 members and supporters of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). None of these have been disproved by the protesters. Their resorting to […]

Interview with Salaudeen Hashim on the Recession in Nigeria

Salaudeen Hashim is a senior programme officer who is in charge of security, human rights, migration, agriculture and livelihoods at the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) based in Abuja.

CISLAC is a non-governmental, non-profit, advocacy, information sharing, research and capacity building organisation. Its purpose is to strengthen the link between civil society and the legislature through advocacy and capacity building for civil society groups and policy makers on legislative processes and governance issues.

In this encounter with LUBEM GENA, he spoke on how Nigeria got into the recession, how to get out of it, as well as made instructive comments about fundamental issues in the oil sector. Excerpts:

 

What is your centre’s view around the economic recession in the country?

Basically we think one needs to understand the trajectory that has led to this problem which is based on what happened in the past, what is happening now and the tendency […]

Vacancy Announcement

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), the National Contact for Transparency International (TI), the leading international NGO devoted to combating corruption is seeking a suitably qualified person to fill the vacant position of Advocacy and Legal Advice (ALAC) Officer.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Ensure that ALAC provides client-friendly, professional and quality legal advice and guidance to victims and witnesses of corruption
Ensure all cases receive adequate legal advice and/or are followed to secure redress from appropriate state/private institutions
Oversee the systematic collection of ALAC complaints to update ALAC Database
Analyse ALAC information and carry out advocacy for reforms
Design and carry out public sensitizations and mobile ALACs
Develop and maintain close working relationship with key partners
Organise Review Committee/Stakeholder meetings

Qualification, Experience and Skills

The qualified candidate must have at least First Degree in Law with minimum of 3-5 years working experience. Good interpersonal and communication skills, computer literacy, knowledge of […]

Vacancy Announcement

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), the National Contact for Transparency International (TI), the leading international NGO devoted to combating corruption is seeking a suitably qualified person to fill the vacant position of Advocacy and Legal Advice (ALAC) Officer.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

i. Ensure that ALAC provides client-friendly, professional and quality legal advice and guidance to victims and witnesses of corruption
ii. Ensure all cases receive adequate legal advice and/or are followed to secure redress from appropriate state/private institutions
iii. Oversee the systematic collection of ALAC complaints to update ALAC Database
iv. Analyse ALAC information and carry out advocacy for reforms
v. Design and carry out public sensitizations and mobile ALACs
vi. Develop and maintain close working relationship with key partners
vii. Organise Review Committee/Stakeholder meetings

Qualification, Experience and Skills
The qualified candidate must have at least First Degree in Law with minimum of 3-5 years working experience. Good interpersonal and communication skills, computer literacy, knowledge […]

Press Release

CISLAC CALLS ON NATIONAL ASSEMBLY (NASS) TO COME CLEAN ON REPEATED SCANDALS AND MOVE TO REDEEM HER DAMAGED REPUTATION AMONG NIGERIANS

The Civil Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, calls on the National Assembly to come clean on the various scandals continues to bedevil and distract her and continues to dent her image in the estimation of citizens.

CISLAC views the recent revelations by the erstwhile Chairman of the Appropriation Committee of the House of Representatives as further exposure of the institutional fraud that has characterized the NASS over the years. We note that such practices have been going on for a long time as the NASS has been known, in the past, to in addition to padding the budget at the point of defence, made dubious inclusions of Constituency Projectsas well as have demanded and received inducement for sectorial allocation, the Fabian Osuji calls to mind. They are also known to have, […]