ABUSING HUMAN RIGHTS AGAINST NIGERIA’S ANTI-CORRUPTION WAR

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Last week, the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, released a report with a damning verdict: that irrespective of the good work being done by this administration to kill corruption, corruption has refused to die. The report said that monies paid out in 2015 and 2016 as bribes is about N400 billion, and that the police […]

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OPEN UP BUDGETS OF OIL & GAS COMMISSIONS IN THE NIGER DELTA

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  Earlier this month, I visited my home town, precisely Oghara in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State. For the time, I was at home I suffered from mosquito bites. There was hardly electricity. And as we know, electricity usually powers the machines which pump water for domestic purposes. I also found out […]

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BATTLE OF THE REFINERIES?

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The federal government said in 2016, through the Honourable Minister of Petroleum Resources, that Nigeria was putting in place measures in the oil sector aimed at meeting the needs of Nigeria’s local consumption before the year 2019. There is also information to the effect that the federal government is planning the concession of some of […]

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IS BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP TRANSPARENCY POSSIBLE IN NIGERIA?

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People or entities whose real identities are shrouded in secrecy probably own more than half of the choice properties in Abuja, Nigeria. Part of the reason for this opacity is because they are probably current or former public officials, senior military officers, politicians, and politically exposed persons (PEPs), whose source of stupendous wealth cannot be […]

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Climate Change lessons from Oghara

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By MajiriOghene Etemiku Last year November-December 2015, nearly 200 countries converged in Paris France to ratify the Climate Change deal which the Conference of Parties, COP, had negotiated in April of that same year. That convergence was not new nor was it anything novel. Every year, the COP meets, at the instance of the United […]

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Demystifying the role of moneybags in elections

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By Charles Iyare About two weeks ago, August 17-20 to be precise, the Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) organized an interactive session with the gubernatorial candidates of the various political parties. The motive was to get all 19 political parties to sell their programmes and policies to Edo people. Hitherto, there had […]

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ANEEJ…celebrating Life

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The 28th day in the month of June 2016 did not just come and go like most days. It was the celebration of the illustrious lives of two key ANEEJ staff – the one is Ramat Idiake, Head Finance and Admin, and the other Sandra Eguagie, programmes Officer and RAPEWATCH Coordinator. Both ladies played key […]

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NEITI APPLAUDS PRESIDENT BUHARI’S PRONOUNCEMENTS ON BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP AT THE LONDON ANTI-CORRUPTION SUMMIT.

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PRESS STATEMENT The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative NEITI has welcomed with high expectations, the commitment of the Federal Government to full disclosure of beneficial owners of companies doing business in Nigeria’s extractive industry. The pronouncement by President Muhammadu Buhari (Thursday) at the Anti-corruption summit in London is in line with the position of NEITI […]

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A CALL FOR TOUGHER GLOBAL ACTION AGAINST CORRUPTION

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ANEEJ OFFICIAL POSITION Being a Memo To the UK Anti-Corruption Summit And Abuja Pre-Summit 2016 from the Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ. BACKGROUND British Prime Minister David Cameron is hosting an International Conference on Anti-Corruption on 12 May, 2016. The summit seeks to galvanise global response to tackle corruption. As well as […]

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