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…)

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…)