MALABU SCANDAL: ANEEJ HAILS UK COURT RULING, WANTS CSOs TO MONITOR USE OF $85M

18 December, 2017 PRESS RELEASE BENIN CITY: Following the ruling by a British judge, Justice Sara Elizabeth Cockerill on Friday that up to $85 million from the notorious Malabu oil deal should be returned to the Nigerian government, the Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ has hailed the judgment and has warned all […]

CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS URGE U.S., UK TO RETURN NIGERIA’S LOOTED WEALTH

7th December, 2017 By Cornelius Essen, The Guardian Nigeria Nine Nigerian Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have called on United States (U.S.) and United Kingdom (UK) to emulate the determination of Swiss authorities to track, freeze and return all looted Nigeria’s wealth and assets in their countries. The NGOs, which made this known at the 1st […]

FG MUST DIVEST EFCC, ICPC, OTHERS OF THE RESPONSIBILITY OF MANAGING RECOVERED ASSETS – UGOLOR

Background As the Global Forum on Asset Recovery holds in Washington DC, United States this week, the Executive Director of the African Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), Reverend David Ugolor spoke with Abimbola Akosile on Nigeria’s efforts to recover looted funds, climate change, illicit financial flows, international protocols and agreements, among other development issues. Excerpts: […]

NIGERIAN CSOs AT GFAR WELCOME MoU ON $321m ABACHA LOOT REPATRIATION

4th December, 2017. PRESS RELEASE Washington, DC, USA…Nine NGOs representing Nigerian Civil Society Organizations at the 1st Global Forum on Asset Recovery, GFAR, inaugural meeting in the United States have hailed the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Nigerian government and the Swiss Authorities, and have urged both sponsors (US and UK governments) of the […]

CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT FOR THE GLOBAL FORUM ON ASSET RECOVERY

4 December 2017, Washington DC On the occasion of the first Global Forum on Asset Recovery co-hosted by the United States and the United Kingdom in Washington D.C., USA, 4–6 December 2017, GFAR focus country civil society organisations, the UNCAC Coalition[1] Working Group on Asset Recovery and international civil society organisations seek commitments by participating governments […]

BRIBES PAID IN WEST AFRICA CAN BE SPENT ON A YACHT IN MIAMI – JEFF SESSIONS

Background Being  full text of Attorney General Jeff Sessions speech delivered at the Global Forum on Asset Recovery, GFAR, hosted by the United States and the United Kingdom, Washington, DC, Monday, December 4, 2017 On behalf of President Trump, I want to thank Baroness Williams and the U.K. delegation.  The United States is proud to co-host the forum with […]

NIGERIA & SWITZERLAND SIGN MoU ON RETURN OF $321MILLION TO NIGERIA…in pics

Background A high point of the inaugural Global Forum for Asset Recovery, GFAR, is the Memorandum of Understanding which was signed between Nigeria and Switzerland, 4th December, 2017 to return $321million Abacha Loot to Nigeria. A key government official had this to say about how the returned loot is going to be expended. ‘It is […]

ANEEJ PRESENTS ASSET RECOVERY REPORT AT GFAR SUMMIT WASHINGTON DC TODAY

Background and Objectives The inaugural Global Forum on Asset Recovery (GFAR) begins today, 4th December 2017 in Washington DC to end on the 6th. It is being hosted by both the United Kingdom and the United States with support from the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR). Its inaugural meeting will focus on assistance to four […]

IFF IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: STOLEN ASSETS AND THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA AND CIVIL SOCIETY (CSOS)

Background 9 November 2017, 4 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. Official UN side events are a platform for admitted observer organizations, which have limited speaking opportunities in the formal negotiations, to engage with Parties and other participants for knowledge sharing, capacity building, networking and exploring actionable options for meeting the climate challenge. UN agencies, admitted observer organizations […]