WHAT EVERY NIGERIAN NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THE USE OF THE $322.5 MILLION ABACHA LOOT – PRESS UPDATES

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CONTEXT Over the last week or so, there has been heightened interest amongst Nigerians about the use of the most recently repatriated $322.5 million Abacha loot.  The questions raised around the issue include the choice of using the money for the conditional cash transfer programme of the Federal Government, the fairness of the choice of […]

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UPDATED: ANEEJ PROMOTES POST GFAR PRINCIPLES AT CSO-ASSET RECOVERY DIALOGUE

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The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ, has held a CSO Dialogue on Asset Recovery in Abuja, Nigeria, 27th June, 2018. The purpose of the CSO Dialogue on Asset Recovery included raising of awareness of the public on the outcome of GFAR, to reach a common understanding common understanding on how Nigeria can take the […]

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CAO AND IFC ENGAGE NIGERIAN CIVIL SOCIETY.

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Compliance Advisor Ombudsman, CAO collaborated with the IFC Country Office in Nigeria and several leading Nigerian civil society organizations (CSOs) to host an outreach event in Lagos and Abuja on May 17, 2018.  The purpose of the meeting—which took place in-person and via videoconference from Washington DC—was to raise awareness about CAO’s role as IFC’s […]

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ANEEJ PARTICIPATES IN GLOBAL CALL ON ASSET RECOVERY

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Background: At the Global Forum for Asset Recovery, GFAR, event in Washington, DC, December 2-4 2017, there were strong suggestions that for the asset recovery campaign to garner interest and momentum,  creating a global platform for CSO work on asset recovery and kleptocracy would be useful, and that holding some form of event for CSOs […]

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CONSULTANCY FOR SCOPING STUDY – ANEEJ CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

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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 […]

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ANEEJ PARTICIPATES IN GRIEVANCE REDRESS MECHANISM OF NCTO

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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VP YEMI OSINBAJO ACKNOWLEDGES ANEEJ ROLE IN ABACHA LOOT RETURN

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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 […]

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NIGERIA SHOULD PAY MORE ATTENTION TO CORRUPTION PREVENTION

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Culled from ThisDay, 3rd May 2018 You have devoted half of your life (24 years) to advocacy for a better society…how has the struggle been and can you recall 3 landmark events that have helped shaped your activism? Looking back to how I started from Sapele to Iguobazuwa in Ovia South-West Local Government, Edo State, […]

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ANEEJ HAILS RETURN OF $73MILLION MALABU FUNDS, CALLS FOR CSO INVOLVEMENT IN UTILIZATION.

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Press Release 29th January, 2018 Benin City, Nigeria…The Africa Network for Environment & Economic Justice, ANEEJ, has hailed the return of $73million (about N21.1billion) of the Malabu Funds to Nigeria by the UK and has expressed a desire that CSOs should participate in the monitoring of the use of the funds, in the spirit of […]

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