IMPROVING ASSET RECOVERY IN NIGERIA

By Bob MajiriOghene Etemiku The inaugural Global Forum for Asset Recovery which held in the District of Colombia has come and gone. As somebody who participated very actively from the passive shadows, I feel a sense of pride to know that some of the modest efforts we put in bore some fruit. Those first fruits […]

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 […]

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: […]

GFAR CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS WELCOME RETURN OF STOLEN ASSETS TO NIGERIA, CALL FOR MORE ACCOUNTABLE ASSET RECOVERY

December 6, 2017   11:25 pm Press statement from a coalition of Civil Society Organisations at the first Global Asset Recovery Forum (GFAR) in Washington DC, 4-6th December 2017 Washington DC, 6 December 2017  –  In a statement delivered at the closing plenary of the first ever Global Forum on Asset Recovery that ends today, a […]

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 […]

PRESENTATION OF NIGERIA ASSET RECOVERY EXPERIENCE…in pics

Background The CSO report on asset recovery in Nigeria is a beautiful document. Authored by ANEEJ & SERAP, the 32-page document chronicles Nigeria’s efforts at stolen asset recovery. It analysed the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities inherent in the asset recovery drive and at the end the document proffered certain recommendations which may likely establish an […]