Emulate UKAID’s ACORN Programme’s Development Effectiveness in Nigeria, ANEEJ Urges OECD- DAC Countries

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Paris, France. November 28, 2019… The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ a Benin City, Nigeria Civil Society Organisation has said the Anti-Corruption in Nigeria (ACORN) programme is an important model of Aid and development effectiveness which is capable of changing numerous development challenges buffeting Africa if replicated by other OECD-DAC countries. Deputy […]

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Abacha money is money for poor people – Aaron Bornstein

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Wednesday, 7th November 2019 – visiting World Bank Expert, Aaron Bornstein who is in Nigeria as a guest of the Africa Network for Environment & Economic Justice, ANEEJ, has said that the $322.5million returned Abacha loot returned to Nigeria by the Swiss government actually belongs to the Nigerian people. Mr Bornstein stated this via Skype […]

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ANEEJ SET TO ENGAGE WORLD BANK EXPERT ON INTERNATIONAL ASSET RECOVERY AARON BORNSTEIN

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Benin City, Nigeria. November 4, 2019… The Africa Network for Environment & Economic Justice ANEEJ is set to engage internationally acclaimed asset Recovery expert in Benin City Edo state, Aaron Bornstein, formerly Executive director of the BOTA Foundation of Kazakhstan, to examine Civil Society role in recalibrating returned assets to alleviate poverty. Mr. Bornstein, an […]

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StAR OCTOBER NEWSLETTER 2019, ANEEJ-MANTRA IS REFERENCED.

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The bigger picture Our quarterly newsletters are always full of information about our work – from workshops for financial investigators to legislative assistance on the legal framework for asset declarations and consultations on non-conviction based forfeiture laws. That’s because we want to use this platform to give you a little insight into what we do. But […]

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TACKLING POVERTY THROUGH RECOVERED ASSETS: THE EMERGING NIGERIAN EXPERIENCE

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By Rev David Ugolor & Dr. Ayibakuro Matthew At the start of this week, a total of 724 field monitors were deployed across 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja for the second phase of the monitoring of the use of the $322.5 million Abacha loot returned from Switzerland in 2018.  By the end […]

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Tackling Poverty with Recovered Assets: the MANTRA Model.

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Background: Being Independent Civil Society Field Monitoring Report of the disbursed part of $322.5million for the August/September 2018 payment Round of the National Cash Transfer Programme. Click link to see details of report: http://www.aneej.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Mantra-Field-Report-final-compressed.pdf

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N20bn NDDC Utilization fund: ANEEJ backs Edo call for Probe

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Benin City, Nigeria. October 1, 2019…The Africa Network for Environment & Economic Justice, ANEEJ, has thrown its weight behind a call from the Edo State Government for a forensic probe of the activities of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, owing to shoddy, incomplete, abandoned and substandard projects executed by the NDDC in the past six months. ANEEJ […]

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CONDITIONAL CASH TRANSFER PROGRAMME: ANEEJ LAUDS EFCC & NSIO ANTI-CORRUPTION ROLES

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Benin city, Nigeria. September 19, 2019…The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ, has applauded the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the Office of the National Social Investment Programme, NSIO, for bold steps at stamping out sharp practices in the disbursement of the $322.5million Abacha loot currently being disbursed to Nigerians under the Conditional Cash […]

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Why Nigerians must defend the goalpost of Sports in Nigeria

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By Rev. David Ugolor, Towards the dawn of the millennium while the component units of the universe were taking quantum leaps into space and investing massively in research for the development of Artificial Intelligence, AI, Nigeria was in the throes of regular and consistent assault by the purveyors of corruption and large-scale theft of public […]

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Enhancing the Role of EITI in Fighting Corruption: The Nigerian Experience.

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By Dr. Matthew Ayibakuro Since its establishment in June 2003, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) has made considerable progress in addressing key governance issues in the extractive sector.  The EITI Standard – outlining key requirements for the good governance of oil, gas and mineral resources – is currently being implemented in the 52-member countries […]

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