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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Request for Proposal

RESEARCH ON THE CONDUCT OF A BASELINE STUDY ON TAX IN NIGERIA, INCLUDING CITIZENS’ TAX PERCEPTION AND TAX GAPS ANALYSIS

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), requests for proposals from a competent consultant to undertake a research on the status of taxation in the informal sector in Nigeria. This is in furtherance of her Financing for Development (FFD) project.

Background to the project

In the year 2012, under the Capacity for Research and Fair Taxation (CRAFT) project, CISLAC, with support from Oxfam, conducted a baseline study of Taxation in Nigeria, including Citizens’ Perception and Tax Gap Analysis. The research revealed the existence of a tax gap, low Tax to GDP ratio and low citizens’ perception of the efficiency of the tax system in Nigeria.

Specifically, the research findings show high levels of leakages in tax administration with under-filing, under-reporting and under-remittance contributing to the tax gap. Corruption, poverty and absence […]