COVID-19 in Nigeria: Tax Justice and Governance Platform raises concerns over palliative measures and accountability in the process

2020-04-01T15:27:44+00:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

  Following the Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic and its adverse effect on the socio-economic activities of the Nigerian population, the Nigeria Tax Justice and Governance Platform reaffirms its solidarity with the Government and people as we go through these trying times together.   We welcome and appreciate the deliberate and strategic actions taken thus far by the federal and state governments to stop, limit and mitigate its further transmission in Nigeria.   [...]

COVID-19 in Nigeria: CISLAC Demands Total Accountability of Donated Funds

2020-03-30T11:10:25+00:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

While the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC)/ Transparency International in Nigeria commends and appreciates the ongoing donations by indigenous groups towards combating the COVID-2019 virus pandemic and its socio-economic impacts, we at the same time, call for total accountability of the utilisation and distribution of funds.   As we welcome the recent constitution of the [...]

CORONA VIRUS: CISLAC URGES PALLIATIVE MEASURES FOR CITIZENS

2020-03-23T14:56:03+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: News Alerts, Press Releases|

CORONA VIRUS: CISLAC URGES PALLIATIVE MEASURES FOR CITIZENS The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Transparency International Nigeria notes with concerns the current trend in the spread of Covid 19 virus pandemic. The increasing global spread as well as the latest sporadic spread in Nigeria including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja is worrying. We also [...]

CISLAC COMMENDS NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR DROPPING CIVIL SOCIETY REGULATION BILL

2020-03-20T13:39:30+00:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

CISLAC COMMENDS NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR DROPPING CIVIL SOCIETY REGULATION BILL The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) would like to, amongst other things, commend the House of Representatives and in particular Hon. Tajudeen Abbas (Bill sponsor) for heeding to the voice of the masses and dropping the controversial Civil Society Regulatory Commission (Establishment) Bill, 2020. This is quite commendable [...]

SANUSI’S BANISHMENT: CISLAC CONDEMNS DELIBERATE VIOLATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AND THE RULE OF LAW

2020-03-10T14:17:28+00:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) is seriously concerned over the manner of the dethronement and subsequent banishment of the former Emir of Kano State, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II. While we received as great surprise the reported dethronement, we at the same time find the imposed banishment of the dethroned Emir to Loko Local Government, [...]

NEW REPORT FINDS SEXUAL EXTORTION IGNORED, UNDER-REPORTED AND UNPUNISHED WORLDWIDE

2020-03-05T11:47:13+00:00March 5th, 2020|Categories: News Alerts, Press Releases|

Study highlights significant gaps in policy and research with little action in most countries.   Berlin, 5 March 2020 – In advance of International Women’s Day on 8 March, a new report from Transparency International provides one of the most comprehensive overviews of sexual extortion or “sextortion” as a form of corruption around the world. The [...]

THE 2020 FINANCIAL SECRECY INDEX:  How has Nigeria fared?

2020-02-25T13:30:26+00:00February 18th, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

THE 2020 FINANCIAL SECRECY INDEX:  How has Nigeria fared? The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), and members of the Tax Justice and Governance Platform in Nigeria finds it worrisome that Nigeria has again scored below expectation on the Financial Secrecy Index 2020. The Financial Secrecy Index ranks jurisdictions according to their secrecy and the scale of their [...]

Press Release: CISLAC Applauds the International Asset Recovery Effort of the Government

2020-02-04T14:51:00+00:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

In Abuja, the 3rd of February, 2020: The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) wishes to unequivocally appreciate the Government of Nigeria in their effort to repatriate the stolen Nigerian assets abroad. This is demonstrated by the just announced landmark agreement between the Government of Nigeria, the Island of Jersey and the United States of America for repatriation of [...]

NASS Resumption: CISLAC Demands Urgent Attention To Critical Issues

2020-01-27T16:53:29+00:00January 27th, 2020|Categories: News Alerts, Press Releases|

NASS Resumption: CISLAC Demands Urgent Attention To Critical Issues As the National Assembly resumes legislative activities for the year, the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) is happy to welcome the legislators to their Chambers. In view of the resumption, we would like to draw the attention of the legislators to critical issues that require urgent [...]

Press Conference: Nigeria’s Security Challenges and the Need for More Transparent and Accountable Defence Sector

2019-12-04T12:15:38+00:00December 4th, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|

Blocking Defence Reforms Undermines Buhari’s Anti-Corruption Campaign    The urgent need to expand oversight of defence to defeat corruption.    To be released 4th December 2019 Abuja   The quest to modernise the Nigerian Armed Forces has gone beyond mere declaration of policy intent by the Nigerian government. Processes for defence transformation have entailed the establishment of [...]