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DOMESTICATION OF EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE (EITI) IN NIGERIA

DOMESTICATION OF EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE (EITI) IN NIGERIA                                             ISBN: 8-978-48297-1-7                                          2010
Gaps Between Commitment and Implementation.A Civil society Assessment of the performance of extractive industries Initiatives (NEITI)
Edited by: Dr. Sofiri, Joab –Peterside , Ekanem – Bassey
 Natural resources belongs to the citizens, the general population therefore has the right to know the financial details of any revenues such as royalties fees, and exploration licences generated from this resources.The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiatives (EITI) was established in 2002 and has taken giant steps in the direction with its list of principles and criteria of upholding the view that revenues generated from natural resources should contribute to development and poverty alleviation.
Nigeria […]

MANAGING OIL EXTRACTIVE RESOURCES FOR GROWTH AND EQUITY: TRAINING MODULES

MANAGING OIL EXTRACTIVE RESOURCES FOR GROWTH AND EQUITY: TRAINING MODULES                                                       ISBN: 9789784829786                                       2009
The Training Manual on “Managing Extractive Resources for Growth and Equity”,highlights the essence of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiatives (EITI) and provides a framework for propagating its elements using the tool of advocacy. The manual conveys the central message that people can be trained to employ the instruments of transparency and accountability to promote sustainable development.
 There are five modules in the Manual. The first is an overview of extractive industries in Nigeria. Module Two focuses on the principles, objectives, and structure of governance of EITI as it is implemented in Nigeria. Module Five […]

BUDGET ADVOCACY: EXPERIENCES OF WEST AFRICAN CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS

BUDGET ADVOCACY: EXPERIENCES OF WEST AFRICAN CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS      ISBN: 978-978-48297-5-5                                    2008
This publication is a compilation of workshop report on the activities of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on budget advocacy across the West African region. The book offers a collection of shared experiences on public expenditure management, transparency and accountability through budget interventions by providing an overview of the role of appropriation committees on legislative budgetary processes. Civil engagement as a tool for budget advocacy for fighting poverty was also discussed by the Director-General of the Nigerian Budget Office of the Federation, Dr. Bright Okogu. Akey component of the civil engagement process was further highlighted by the nature of deliberations under which were adopted on the platform of the Medium Term Sector Strategy (MTSS).
Experiences shared by Nigerian Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) […]

DEEPENING STATE LEVEL LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY IN NIGERIA

DEEPENING STATE LEVEL LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY IN NIGERIA                              ISBN: 978-978-48297-6-2                                   2008
Nigeria experienced a return to democratic rule on May 29th 1990; upon this return to democracy, it was discovered that the legislative arm of governance which is the key distinctive feature of a democracy was highly incapacitated following long periods of suspended democratic law making processes. As a way of building State level capacities and strengthening state legislative advocacy the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) with support from the Heinrich Boll Foundation over a period covering December 2007 to July 2008 engaged in various stakeholders meetings and capacity building workshops across three states namely Nasarawa, Niger and Jigawa States. This CISLAC publication is a compilation of reports from several of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]