WACSOF appoints Rafsanjani Acting Secretary General

2014-08-01T08:42:48+00:00August 1st, 2014|Categories: News, News Alerts|

By Chioma Blessing Kanu The West Africa Civil Society Forum (WACSOF) has at its recent Executive Committee meeting held in Ghana appointed Mr. Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani) as new Acting Secretary General to the Forum. Rafsanjani, a human rights, anti-corruption, policy and legislative advocacy activist with interest in positive transformation of Nigeria and Africa at large [...]

CSOs launch a network to address the plights of IDPs

2014-07-31T17:41:25+00:00July 31st, 2014|Categories: News, News Alerts|

By Augustine Erameh In the wake of the Arab Spring that rocked the entire northern African region and led to effective leadership change in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, majority of security pundits, political analysts across African regions have raised concerns about proliferation of small and light weapons and the dire spillover effects and impacts that this [...]

Combating Financial Secrecy in Revenue Generation

2014-07-30T12:24:45+00:00July 30th, 2014|Categories: News, News Alerts|

By Kolawole Banwo Recently, at international conference on Beyond Transparency: Oil and Crisis of Democratic Governance in Nigeria and Gulf of Guinea organized by SocialAction in Abuja, a paper titled Fighting Secrecy in the Oil and Gas Sector: Assessing Existing Strategies and Future Alternatives presented by Dung Pam Sha, a Professor of Political Economy and Development [...]

Western Corporations Gulp 43% of Nigeria’s Oil Export – SocialAction

2014-07-30T09:27:13+00:00July 30th, 2014|Categories: News, News Alerts|

By Abubakar Jimoh As part of the efforts to address rising fraud in the oil and other extractive industry in Nigeria and other countries in the Gulf of Guinea region of Africa, Social Action in collaboration with Gulf of Guinea Citizen Network (GGCN), Faculty of Environment Studies, York University, Canada and the New Centre for Social [...]

Senate Snubs President Jonathan's N160 Billion Loan Request

2014-07-21T09:59:17+00:00July 21st, 2014|Categories: News, News Alerts|

The Senate yesterday proceeded on two months annual recess without considering the request by President Goodluck Jonathan to take a foreign loan of $1 billion to finance the fight against Boko Haram insurgents. Jonathan had on Wednesday written to the two chambers of the National Assembly seeking permission to borrow $1 billion (N160 billion) external loan [...]

CISLAC urges Social Equity in Tax Regime

2014-04-05T12:57:07+00:00April 5th, 2014|Categories: News, News Alerts|

Cross-section of participants at the forum By Abubakar Jimoh As part of its efforts to promote justice, equity and fairness in the nation’s tax regime, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) with support from Transparency International yesterday organized a stakeholder capacity building forum on multiple taxations for Nyanya market women in Abuja.   While speaking [...]

Group Slams Unlawful Financial Flows in Africa

2014-03-24T14:56:24+00:00March 24th, 2014|Categories: News, News Alerts|

By Abubakar Jimoh As part of the efforts to combat continuous illicit financial flows across African regions and table before the Seventh Session of the AU Conference of African Ministers of Economy and Finance, other critical matters to drive sustainable development across the region, civil society organisations under the aegis of Tax Justice Network Africa has [...]

UNHRC calls for inclusive politics in Nigeria

2014-03-01T17:30:12+00:00March 1st, 2014|Categories: News, News Alerts|

By: Abubakar Jimoh The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has called on the Federal Government to promote implementation of UN Declaration on the Rights of National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities. Making the call yesterday was the United Nations Independent Expert on Minority issues, Rita Izsak, who addressed a press conference in Abuja to [...]

Senate Passes National Health Bill

2014-02-24T15:43:38+00:00February 24th, 2014|Categories: News, News Alerts|

By Omololu Ogunmade After months of hectic legislation, the Senate Wednesday passed the National Health Bill (NHB).  The bill which has been a subject of controversy in the nation’s health sector, seeks to provide framework for the regulation, development and management of the national health system. It is also aimed at setting standards for health services [...]

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