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CISLAC launches SDGs Shadow Report, Global Office in New York

By Chioma Kanu and Abubakar Jimoh

Effort to complement current effort by Nigerian government in advancing the fight against corruption brought to the fore, a ‘Shadow Report’ developed and launched by Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) at the UN General Assembly 72 Session Side Event in New York.

Apart from the launched Report, the event also availed CISLAC the opportunity to deepen advocacy and launch her ‘Global Office’ in New York.

As emphasised in the opening address of the Executive Director, CISLAC, Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani), the shadow report focuses mainly on the anti-corruption agenda, in particular on SDG 16, which specifically addresses illicit financial and arms flows, bribery and other forms of corruption, and access to information.

He said: “We are very much aware of the harmful of effects of corruption as it relegates development efforts to the background plunging countries into underdevelopment. A society free of corruption is healthy, wealthy, […]

Request for Proposal

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

REVIEW OF PROVISIONS OF THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY BILLS AND DEVELOPMENT OF FACT-SHEET

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, requests for proposals from a competent consultant to undertake a review of current drafts of all the components of the Petroleum Industry Bill. This is in furtherance of the implementation of a project to promote multi-stakeholder support for the passage of the Bill.

 

Project Background

The need for a better regulatory framework for the oil and gas sector has been long established. The Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) suffered repeated setbacks due largely to disagreements and poor understanding of the critical issues among stakeholders. These disagreements have centred mostly on the regulatory framework, including power of the Minister, ownership and control of the resources, host community benefits, environmental concerns, appropriate fiscal regime, and a few others. Each PIB process has ended with each administration, to be restarted almost from scratch by the […]

REQUEST FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS TO WORK AS PROCUREMENT MONITOR

REQUEST FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS TO WORK AS PROCUREMENT MONITOR

Background

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) is by this means calling for submission of applications from suitably qualified individuals to serve as Procurement Monitors.

CISLAC is a non- governmental, non- profit legislative advocacy, information sharing and research organization and was integrated as a corporate body with Nigeria’s Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in 2006. CISLAC’s areas of focus include; budget monitoring, transparency, accountability, anti-corruption, human rights (gender equality, educational equity and improvements, sexuality and reproductive health, children and other vulnerable groups.

Within the framework of an on-going project known as Integrity, Mobilisation, Participation, Accountability, Anti-corruption and Transparency (IMPACT Nigeria) being supported by Transparency International(TI), CISLAC targets promoting more participatory processes in public procurement and encourages the empowering of citizens to become part of the anti-corruption drive through the instrumentality of enhanced compliance with the provisions of the Public Procurement Act of 2007 […]

REQUEST FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS TO WORK AS PROCUREMENT MONITOR

REQUEST FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS TO WORK AS PROCUREMENT MONITOR

Background

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) is by this means calling for submission of applications from suitably qualified individuals to serve as Procurement Monitors.

CISLAC is a non- governmental, non- profit legislative advocacy, information sharing and research organization and was integrated as a corporate body with Nigeria’s Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in 2006. CISLAC’s areas of focus include; budget monitoring, transparency, accountability, anti-corruption, human rights (gender equality, educational equity and improvements, sexuality and reproductive health, children and other vulnerable groups.

Within the framework of an on-going project known as Integrity, Mobilisation, Participation, Accountability, Anti-corruption and Transparency (IMPACT Nigeria) being supported by Transparency International(TI), CISLAC targets promoting more participatory processes in public procurement and encourages the empowering of citizens to become part of the anti-corruption drive through the instrumentality of enhanced compliance with the provisions of the Public Procurement Act of 2007 […]

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 […]

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 […]