CONSULTANCY FOR SCOPING STUDY – ANEEJ CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

BACKGROUND TO MANTRA PROJECT Corruption is a major problem in Nigeria and is largely responsible for widespread poverty and underdevelopment. According to the UN and the AU, around $148 billion is stolen from Africa annually by politically exposed persons, multinational corporations, the business elite and civil servants with complicity of banking and property industries in […]

ANEEJ PARTICIPATES IN GRIEVANCE REDRESS MECHANISM OF NCTO

Background The National Cash Transfer Programme is one of the four programme areas under the Social Investment Programme that provides monthly stipends of N5000 to the poor and vulnerable. On Monday 28th May 2018, officials of the programme invited key CSOs, including the Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ, to an interactive breakfast […]

UPDATED: HM & US INVITE ANEEJ TO VIENNA UNCAC SIDE EVENT AS PANELIST

Background Building upon the outcomes of the inaugural Global Forum on Asset Recovery (GFAR), this side event will focus on how countries are promoting transparency and accountability in asset recovery processes through successful implementation of the GFAR Principles for Disposition and Transfer of Confiscated Stolen Assets in Corruption Cases. A panel of experts will focus […]

NDDC TO CONDUCT CSO CONSULTATIONS AFTER ANEEJ LITE-AFRICA VALIDATION REPORT

Background A one-day validation workshop with NDDC officials on the draft Independent CSOs project monitoring report was facilitated by ANEEJ/LITE-Africa  at the Dannic Hotel in Port Harcourt, May 15, 2018.  Present at the workshop were the CSOs Coalition members, NDDC officials, SACE, CSOs and Media, making a total of 30 participants. The NDDC officials present […]

UPDATED: INCLUSION OF CSOs IN UTILIZATION OF RETURNED $322.5M ABACHA LOOT: ANEEJ APPLAUDS BUHARI

15th May, 2018 Press Release Benin City, Nigeria…The Africa Network for Environment & Economic Justice, ANEEJ, has applauded the plan by the Buhari administration to expend the $322.5million loot returned from Switzerland to Nigeria on the poorest of the poor through a conditional Cash Transfer Programme. In a statement released to the media after 8th […]

ANEEJ, WORLD BANK COMPLIANCE OMBUDSMAN & GLOBAL RIGHTS COLLABORATE

Background The Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) is the independent accountability mechanism for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), members of the World Bank Group.  CAO addresses grievances from people impacted by IFC and MIGA projects with the goal of improving environmental and social outcomes on the ground. CAO recently launched an outreach […]

PRIORITIZE AFRICAN-OWNED BUSINESSES AFRICAN CSOs URGE AfDB

Background: The Civil Society Forum of the African Development Bank side event, AfDB, which held from the 5th – 6th May 2018 in Abidgan has come and gone.  After its deliberations, it observed that a development strategy premised on private sector-led industrialization bears the risk of failing to bring the equitable, inclusive transformation that is […]

ANEEJ & LITE-AFRICA SET TO PRESENT VALIDATION REPORT

Come Tuesday the 15th day of May, 2018, the Africa Network for Environment & Economic Justice, ANEEJ and LITE-Africa, will at Nigeria’s Garden City, Port Harcourt, present a validation of an independent monitoring report to the general public. The event comes with a critical theme of Working Collaboratively, Addressing our common Development Challenges.   ANEEJ and […]

ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS – ANEEJ IS PANELIST @ SIDE SESSION IN ABIDJAN

CONTEXT At the AfDB- Civil Society Forum taking place in the ancient of Abidjan, Illicit Financial Flows, IFF, and how their implications for African Industrialization will feature prominently at a side event tomorrow 8th May, 2018. A statement from Martin Tsounkeu, General Representative, Africa Development Interchange Network (ADIN) and F/Chair of the Commonwealth Civil Society Advisory Committee […]

VP YEMI OSINBAJO ACKNOWLEDGES ANEEJ ROLE IN ABACHA LOOT RETURN

OGP Nigeria Week Background & Concept The Government of Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has been focused on combating corruption and achieving an open and transparent government. At the London Summit on Anti-Corruption, the Government committed to strengthening anti-corruption measures through implementing programs aimed at: exposing corruption; punishing the corrupt and providing support to […]