Assessing Nigeria’s Implementation of its Commitments from the London Anticorruption Summit and Global Forum on Asset Recovery – What We Know So Far.

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Last week, the first comprehensive report assessing the level of Nigeria’s implementation of its commitments made at the 2016 London Anticorruption Summit and 2017 Global Forum on Asset Recovery (GFAR) was launched by a broad range of stakeholders in Abuja.  The evaluation is important due to the significance of both events – and the commitments […]

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ANEEJ LAUNCHES REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF 2016 LONDON ANTI-CORRUPTION SUMMIT AND GFAR COMMITMENTS IN NIGERIA

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Background The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ, launches Report on the Implementation of 2016 London Anti-Corruption Summit and GFAR Commitments in Nigeria on February 12, 2019 at Denis Hotel, Abuja. The event had in attendance: representatives from Vice President Office, Ministry of Justice, OGP Secretariat, NEITI, CSOs/Media representatives and World Bank. The […]

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Implementation of London Anti-Corruption and GFAR Commitments: Nigeria Is on Course—ANEEJ Report

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ABUJA, February 12, 2019. Three years after the London Anti-Corruption Summit where Nigeria signed on to the Open Government Partnership (OGP) and committed to Global Forum on Asset Recovery (GFAR), Nigeria has largely implemented its commitment. Executive Director of Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ, Rev David Ugolor stated this at the launch […]

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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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