Rafsanjani bestowed ‘2018 ICON of Community Development Award’

2018-01-31T12:30:55+00:00January 31st, 2018|Categories: News, News Alerts|

Rafsanjani bestowed ‘2018 ICON of Community Development Award’ The Arewa Student Forum (ASF) has bestowed on the Executive Director of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani) “2018 ICON of Community Development Award”. Presenting the Award to the Executive Director on behalf of the Forum, a delegation led by Comrade Abdullahi Muhammad Saleh, [...]

Press Conference to Address the State of the Nation

2018-01-23T12:22:06+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Categories: News, Press Releases|

A TEXT OF A PRESS CONFERENCE ORGANISED BY CIVIL SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY CENTRE (CISLAC) TO ADDRESS THE STATE OF THE NATION ON 23RD JANUARY, 2018 PREAMBLE The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, having observed the disturbing trends, events and occurrences in our dear nation; noting the responses from government, groups and different stakeholders in the Nigerian [...]

‘Nigeria lacks legal framework to prosecute non-disclosure of beneficial ownership’ —Rafsanjani

2017-12-11T14:53:27+00:00December 11th, 2017|Categories: Articles, News, News Alerts|

By Abubakar Jimoh The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has hitherto been involved in series of interventions on Beneficial Ownership disclosure with specific focus on the extractive sector as a means to promoting Transparency and Accountability, curbing Illicit Financial Flows and promotion of tax transparency. At a Global Forum for Asset Recovery (GFAR) held recently [...]

Stringent tax regime and the unwanted fatalities from tobacco use

2018-02-02T12:44:32+00:00December 11th, 2017|Categories: Articles, News, Tobacco Control Updates|

Stringent tax regime and the unwanted fatalities from tobacco use By Abubakar Jimoh and Austin Erameh The dreaded but preventable impacts of tobacco use like diseases and premature deaths in Nigeria with various studies showing potential opportunities for the country, if redirected focus on preventive rather than curative measures to mitigate effects of tobacco led to [...]

Niger Delta: Group demands prompt clean-up of polluted communities

2017-12-08T06:58:01+00:00December 8th, 2017|Categories: News, News Alerts|

Salaudeen Hashim A group of Nigerian non-state actors working on good governance has called on the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency end environmental degradation and fast-tract total clean-up of polluted communities in the oil-rich Niger Delta region. The group made this call at a National Summit on the ‘Niger Delta Clean-up organised by [...]

CISLAC launches SDGs Shadow Report, Global Office in New York

2017-10-09T13:25:20+00:00October 9th, 2017|Categories: News, News Alerts|

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 [...]

2017-08-15T14:04:01+00:00August 15th, 2017|Categories: News|

CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION STATEMENT AT A ONE-DAY INTERACTIVE TECHNICAL ROUNDTABLE BETWEEN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AND CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATION ON THE ‘BILL TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS COMMISSION FOR THE COORDINATION, SUPERVISION AND HARMONIZATION OF THE ACTIVITIES OF NGOs AND CSOs IN NIGERIA’ HELD ON 25 JULY 2017 AT THE ROCKVIEW ROYALE HOTEL, ABUJA [...]

Two years on: Institutionalising the ‘Buhari-effect’ in defence sector reform

2017-05-24T15:31:26+00:00May 24th, 2017|Categories: Articles, News, News Alerts|

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 [...]