Jigawa: Gov Abubakar Intensifies Plans to Address SAM

2020-03-02T10:10:18+00:00March 2nd, 2020|Categories: News, News Alerts, Reports|

By Abubakar Jimoh The Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Mohammed Badaru Abubakar, has assured of the administration's commitment to sustain prevention and treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in the state through constructive synergy and enhanced working relation with Civil Society groups. He gave this assurance during a courtesy visit to him by a group of Civil [...]

9th Assembly and the fresh battles for leadership

2019-03-18T15:27:51+00:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Feature|

9th Assembly and the fresh battles for leadership By Abubakar Jimoh Given the recent results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has 65 senatorial seats while the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has so far produced 42 senators with one seat for Young Progressives Party (YPP). Consequently, the [...]

Government Attitude To NEITI Reports Encourage Corruption In Oil Sector – Rafsanjani

2019-01-30T08:44:49+00:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: Articles|

Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani) is the Executive Director of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Head, Transparency International (Nigeria) and Chairman Board of Amnesty International (Nigeria), in this interview with e360 he speaks on governments seemingly disinterest towards NEITI audit findings. He also talks about the benefits of the recently passed PIGB. Excerpts Are you concerned [...]

I Love Fela’s Music – Auwal

2019-01-08T08:08:57+00:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Articles|

Auwal Ibrahim Musa who is the executive director of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) and Chairman of Zero Corruption Coalition (ZCC), is a human rights activist with several feathers to his cap. In this interview with Stellamaries Amuwa, he talks about love for his work, his challenges, passions and lessons learned among other things. Read [...]

Corruption: Experts demand adequate response to cases

2018-05-29T12:48:32+00:00May 29th, 2018|Categories: News, News Alerts|

  By Abubakar Jimoh A group of national and international anti-corruption actors has called for ample and sincere policy response to reported corruption, giving zero chance to nepotism to revert current unfavourable corruption indices and successfully combat the menace in Nigeria. The group made this call at a One-day High Level Workshop to Share International Anti-Corruption [...]

Civil Society Holds Public Lecture in Honour of Taju, Winnie & Momoh

2018-05-24T14:37:33+00:00May 24th, 2018|Categories: News, News Alerts|

The Nigerian Civil Society groups have scheduled a public lecture in honour of the past renowned human rights activists and pan-Africanists such as late Tajuddeen Abdulraheem, Abubakar Momoh and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. The late trio stand out as Activists, pan-Africanists and Gender Advocates who lived fighting for human causes and therefore deserve periodic remembrances to inform and [...]

Clamour for State Police: Beyond Sloganeering and Grandstanding

2018-05-15T14:47:55+00:00May 15th, 2018|Categories: Articles, News Alerts|

  By Salaudeen Hashim and Jaye Gaskia Whenever the question of restructuring and devolution of powers are raised by the contending factions and fractions of Nigeria’s prodigal ruling class, they bring to the fore incessant outcry for State Police and fiscal federalism. As always, these issues, like the parent concepts of Restructuring and Devolution of powers, [...]

Nigeria and corruption cankerworms

2018-05-15T12:32:40+00:00May 15th, 2018|Categories: Articles|

  By Aminat Yusuf and Salmat Abdulwaheed In Nigeria, endemic corruption permeating the three arms of government constitutes a major threat to social, economic and political development. Apart from the arms of government, corruption is consciously and unconsciously encouraged in the smallest unit of the society like the family. Corruption spreads like epidemic in all ramifications [...]

Human rights abuses and the inconsistencies in recruitment, selection for peacekeeping missions

2018-05-14T07:43:40+00:00May 14th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Feature, News Alerts|

By Abubakar Jimoh There are indications that faulty recruitment and selection processes by the security forces could be major contributory factors to persistent human rights abuses and violations by Nigerian peacekeeping troops in various United Nations’ missions. These hints are contained in a 78-page report titled “Nigeria: Navigating Secrecy in the Vetting and Selection of Peacekeepers” [...]