WORKING AGAIN OR NEXT LEVEL:  PROSPECTS OF ANTI-CORRUPTION IN 2019 (PART 2)  

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It has been just over a week since the two leading political parties in Nigeria – the PDP and the APC – launched their respective presidential campaigns.  Beyond the fanfare and contrivances that overly dominate electioneering times, it is critical to our democratic experience that the promises and plans of candidates and parties are not […]

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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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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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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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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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ANEEJ PROPOSES CONSISTENT ADVOCACY FOR PASSAGE OF ANTI-CORRUPTION BILLS

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  The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) and the Federal Ministry of Justice have called for the fast-tracking of the four anti-corruption bills presently before the National Assembly (NASS). The demand was made on Friday, 19th October, 2018 in Abuja during the inauguration of the Advocacy Working Group on the bills. The […]

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ANEEJ SCORES A BRACE WITH MANTRA MID-TERM REVIEW

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Background ANEEJ organized a two-day MANTRA project mid-term review meeting on October 11 – 12, 2018 at Morzi Hotel, Benin City. ANEEJ staff and her project partners, MANTRA project consultants, ACORN project partners (Actionaid Nigeria) and other CSOs, Ministry of Justice, OGP Secretariat, National Cash Transfer Office (NCTO) and National Social Safety Net Coordinating Office […]

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MDAs FMJ WORKING WITH ANEEJ TOWARDS ACCOUNTABILITY WITH THE MANTRA

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Participating MDAs – the National Social Security Safety Net, NASSCO , the National Cash Transfer Office, NCTO and the Ministry of Justice – at the ANEEJ  2-Day MANTRA Mid Term Review meeting taking place in Benin City the Edo State capital have identified the importance of working with frontline NGOs like ANEEJ towards accountability and […]

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