ANEEJ SEEKS INNOVATIVE WAYS TO TACKLE CORRUPTION

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 BENIN CITY, December 9, 2018. On the occasion of this year’s World Anti-Corruption Day, the Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ has called on Nigerians to deepen the search for innovative ways to change the norms fuelling corruption in Nigeria. Executive Director of ANEEJ, Rev David Ugolor on the occasion of 2018 World Anti-Corruption […]

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ANEEJ MANTRA ANCHORS WITH LOGICAL FRAMEWORKS

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BACKGROUND Corruption remains a perennial challenge to development in Nigeria.  Despite its wealth of massive crude oil deposits and other resources, the country continues to experience widespread poverty and underdevelopment.  According to the UN and the AU, around $148 billion is stolen from Africa annually by political leaders, multinational corporations, the business elite and civil […]

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UPDATED: WORKING AGAIN OR NEXT LEVEL: PROSPECTS OF ANTI-CORRUPTION IN 2019 (PART 1)  

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Over the past week, the two leading political parties in Nigeria – The All Progressives Congress (APC) the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) launched their respective campaigns for the 2019 Presidential elections.  Whilst the APC chose “Next Level” as the theme of its campaign, the PDP decided on “Let’s Get Nigeria working Again”.  The documents released […]

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FOR ASSET RECOVERY & ANTI-CORRUPTION – ANEEJ ENGAGES POLITICAL PARTIES

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Context/Background The meeting with six leading political parties in Nigeria is in furtherance of the Monitoring of Recovered Assets Through Transparency & Accountability, MANTRA, as part of the DFID Anti-Corruption in Nigeria, ACORN. The meeting sought to set the tone and tenor for a future roundtable on asset recovery, anti-corruption, transparency & accountability in governance, […]

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ASSET RECOVERY & 2019 ELECTIONS

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The year 2018 is on its death knell. That knelling relentlessly brings Nigerians closer to the 2019 General Elections at a pace quicker and faster than we all imagine. Therefore, one question Nigerians are already preoccupied with has to do with the choice of president for the next four years. And of course there is […]

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EDO GOVT SUBMITS OGP REPORT – HAILS ANEEJ

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Background: Before the Open Government Partnership (OGP) was successfully launched by  the Edo State Government, ANEEJ had been there working. With her Open Niger Delta Project, OPENED, ANEEJ trained members of the Civil Society on the theory and practice of the OGP on the 27th day of September, 2018. Just two days after that training Civil […]

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LAST PUSH FOR THE POCA – ANEEJ CALLS FOR DISCLOSURE POLICY FOR ARMU

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Background/context of Situation On October 19th 2018, the Africa Network for Environment & Economic Justice, together with her MANTRA partners – BANGOF, CSJ, NISD, CIRDDOC, Development Exchange Centre and representatives of the NASSCO and NCTO including the FMOJ and the OGP secretariat – held a meeting to inaugurate an advocacy working group on the passage […]

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THE OTHER ABACHA LOOT(S)

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In June 2018, the Swiss Ambassador to Nigeria announced that with the repatriation of the sum of $322.5million, the Swiss government had concluded the return of about $1billion stolen and hidden in Switzerland by Sani Abacha. The Ambassador said that prior to this, Switzerland had returned close to $800million as part of the monies which […]

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ANEEJ CHAIRS PLENARY OF NACS ROUNDTABLE & CSO ENGAGEMENT

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The very first National Anti-Corruption Strategy  Roundtable took place at the Barcelona Hotels, Abuja on 30th October, 2018.  It had in attendance, the Representative of the Attorney-General of the Federation, the Representative of the Executive Secretary, PACAC, Development Partners such as Trust Africa, Anti-corruption agencies and a broad range of CSOs. The objective of the […]

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WHAT HAS BECOME OF THE $73 MILLION MALABU FUNDS?

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In October 2017, the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami, announced that the Nigerian Government had reached an agreement with the United Kingdom for the repatriation of $85 million from the Malabu oil deal.   The sum was later revised to $73 million which both the United Kingdom and Nigerian authorities confirm has since […]

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