Promoting Culture of Openness in the Legislature

2015-10-07T10:01:39+00:00October 7th, 2015|Categories: Feature, News|

By Abubakar Jimoh The recent global commemoration of International Day of Democracy freshened discussions on legislative openness, which aims at ensuring core democratic functions of legislature like lawmaking, representation and oversight are as transparent and inclusive as possible at all levels. Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has observed that having an open legislature helps the [...]

What the New Legislators must understand

2015-06-12T22:06:21+00:00June 12th, 2015|Categories: Feature, News|

By Abubakar Jimoh Legislature as a law-making body of a political unit, usually Federal and State Government, has power to enact, amend, and repeal public policy. Just as the legislature has the mandate to control through legislation all economic, social and political activities of the nation, it also scrutinizes the policies of the executive and provides [...]

National Confab: Understanding the Implications of Regional Autonomy

2014-05-29T12:53:51+00:00May 29th, 2014|Categories: Feature|

By Abubakar Jimoh As delegates begin debates on the reports of the 20 committees formed to deliberate on issues in the ongoing National Conference, the Yoruba ethnic nationality has said they will not accept anything short of regional autonomy. The group which recently met in Ibadan, Oyo State capital for five hours endorsed a 15-point agenda [...]

Understanding Legislative Oversight on Maternal & Child Health

2014-05-25T16:45:34+00:00May 25th, 2014|Categories: Feature|

By Chioma Blessing KanuAs part of its efforts to advocate for maternal and child mortality-free environment, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) with support from MacArthur Foundation, recently organized two-days Town Hall Meeting focusing on: Strengthening Existing MDGs Committee and Understanding Legislative Oversight Functions on Maternal Health both with Katsina and Kaduna State Houses of Assembly. [...]

Maternal Health in Nigeria: Bill Gates, Mac Arthur Foundations Strengthen Advocacy

2014-05-02T13:32:10+00:00May 2nd, 2014|Categories: Feature|

By Abubakar Jimoh Recently, as part of their efforts to ensure workable and sustainable implementation of funded developmental and capacity building projects aimed at promoting maternal health, Bill & Melinda Gates and Mac Arthur Foundations organized a two-day Stakeholders Forum convening various non-governmental organisations pushing for maternal accountability across the country.  In her keynote address, the [...]

Strengthening Linkages between Constituents and the Legislature

2014-05-02T13:27:55+00:00May 2nd, 2014|Categories: Feature|

  Senate President - Senator David Mark By Nikhil Dutta, Christina Hajdu, Paul Oh, Sarah Peterson, Bacharee Puengpak, Simon Sternin and Suman Sureshbabu Strengthening the linkages between a legislature and the people is a necessary step for promoting peace and stability in a fragile democracy .The legitimacy of a fragile democracy rests on the [...]

Inherent Challenges in the Implementation of MDGs

2014-05-02T13:25:12+00:00May 2nd, 2014|Categories: Feature|

By Chioma Blessing Kanu The 58th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women held March, 2014 was a groundbreaking event giving Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) enabling platform to fulfill its mandate as an organization with ECOSOC status by organizing a side event, primarily to commemorate the session in New York [...]

National Conference: Emerging Face-off between Civil Society and Statesmen

2014-05-02T13:21:56+00:00May 2nd, 2014|Categories: Feature|

By Abubakar Jimoh As the debate on issues continues in the ongoing national conference, series of heat ups are reportedly taking new dimensions between civil society delegates and statesmen. In a recent development, core political associates who are also delegates at conference are now ranged against pro-democracy and human rights activists, who are mainly drawn from [...]

Nigeria: Africa’s Largest Economy, Poor People

2014-04-22T15:51:12+00:00April 22nd, 2014|Categories: Feature, News|

  Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala- Minister of Finance   President of World Bank, Jim Yong Kim  By Salaudeen Hashim Dem go turn Red into Blue! Government Magic! Dem go turn Green into White! Government Magic! Dem go turn Electric to Candle! Government Magic! Dem fit turn Electric to Candle! Government Magic! While pondering on the [...]

National Confab and the Civil Society Agenda

2014-04-07T16:00:00+00:00April 7th, 2014|Categories: Feature, News|

Abubakar Jimoh Pro-Democracy Civil Society Organisations, a group of civil society delegates which basically advocates at ongoing National Conference, for one strong formidable, united, economically, socially, politically, and equitable sound Nigeria, has continued to advocate for critically issues that would lead to positive constitutional development and realize Nigerians’ aspiration for national liberation, social emancipation through participatory [...]