MAGU’S SUSPENSION: CISLAC CALLS FOR THOROUGH INVESTIGATION

2020-07-08T12:09:43+00:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

MAGU’S SUSPENSION: CISLAC CALLS FOR THOROUGH INVESTIGATION   The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Transparency International Nigeria is calling on the Presidential Panel set up to investigate allegations of corruption and insubordination leveled against the Acting Chair of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, to carry out a thorough and fair investigation. [...]

REFORMING NIGERIA’S OIL AND GAS SECTOR: CISLAC REACTS TO OUTCOME OF THE NNPC AUDIT REPORT

2020-07-07T12:52:06+00:00July 7th, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) is dedicated to efforts towards promoting transparency and accountability in Nigeria's oil and gas sector. We are encouraged by the increased recent emphasis of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on transparency, accountability and inclusion. We hereby convey our best wishes to the Corporation for conducting the first audit [...]

CISLAC CALLS FOR COMMENSURATE ACTION OF THE GOVERNMENT TO CUSHION THE SHOCK OF THE HARDSHIP ON ITS CITIZENS

2020-07-03T10:09:26+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

INCREASE IN PETROLEUM PRICE AND ELECTRICITY BILL: CISLAC CALLS FOR COMMENSURATE ACTION OF THE GOVERNMENT TO CUSHION THE HARDSHIP ON ITS CITIZENS It is a very big disappointment to see Nigerian Government increasing the cost of living despite the ongoing unprecedented socio-economic impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic that has continued to render many individuals and households incapacitated to finance [...]

Sherrif’s Arrest: CISLAC Condemns Act and Demands Immediate Release

2020-06-18T14:29:58+00:00June 18th, 2020|Categories: News Alerts, Press Releases|

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) is seriously perturbed by the incessant disrespect to democratic values and unchecked violation of citizens' rights. While we follow with keen interest the deliberate disregard for the rule of law and nonchalant response towards public agitations, we condemn in totality outright disproportionate deployment of armed forces with resultant arbitrary [...]

9th National Assembly @1: CISLAC Calls for Increased Priority in Legislative Activities

2020-06-10T12:36:46+00:00June 10th, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

  The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) felicitates with the 9th National Assembly (NASS) on its first year in steering the wheel of the national legislative affairs. We acknowledge various initiatives by the legislature like the return of budget cycle to January-December to ensure timely release of funds and cash-backing for the development of the ailing [...]

Group Decries Failure of System/Government in Management of the Welfare of Almajiri Children

2020-05-13T12:26:15+00:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) condemns the thoughtless, uncaring, undignified and unceremonious manner in which the Almajiri children are being treated; ranging from bundling them into animal trucks and buses from one state to the other, to stigmatizing them as carriers of the dreaded Coronavirus. These are done in the guise of trying to [...]

STATEMENT BY CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS ON THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DECISION TO CONDUCT PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE CONTROL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES BILL

2020-05-07T13:17:39+00:00May 7th, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

The Nigeria Civil Society community commends the decision of the House of Representatives to subject the Control of Infectious Diseases Bill to a public hearing in furtherance of the right of citizens to contribute to lawmaking. Harnessing the inputs of critical stakeholders and the Nigerian people, for whom the bill is proposed, gives it the necessary [...]

PRESS RELEASE BY A CONSORTIUM OF CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS ADVOCATING FOR REFORMS IN THE DOWNSTREAM SECTOR OF THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

2020-05-05T08:59:44+00:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

PREAMBLE This is a statement by a consortium of civil society organizations seeking the reform of the downstream sub-sector of the oil and gas industry. Following the recent outbreak of the novel Coronavirus pandemic and the resultant twin shocks on the global economy and the impact on crude oil prices at the international market, a virtual [...]

STATEMENT BY CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS ON THE PROPOSED CONTROL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES BILL BEFORE THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

2020-05-04T13:57:41+00:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

On Tuesday, April 28, 2020, the National Assembly resumed legislative activities after one month of recess, following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Upon resumption, the House of Representatives considered a Bill titled ‘Control of Infectious Diseases Bill’ co-sponsored by Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker, House of Reps; Rep. Pascal Obi; and Rep. Tanko Sununu. The Bill, [...]