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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FG OTHERS SHARED N2.28T IN THIRD QUARTER OF 2018 – NEITI

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Abuja, November 18, 2018. Revenue disbursements by the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) to the three tiers of government has witnessed a steady increase in three consecutive quarters  of this year with N2.28 trillion shared  in Q3 of 2018. A breakdown shows that the Federal government received the highest sum of N904.8 billion, followed by […]

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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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OPEN ALLIANCE ENGAGES ANEEJ ON ABACHA LOOT UTILISATION

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Many years before the return of stolen Nigerian monies stashed in foreign countries, ANEEJ had been at the forefront of the campaign. In 2004, ANEEJ coordinated civil society organisations to monitor how the Abacha loot, $500million, returned from Switzerland was spent. That activity culminated in a report, SHADOW REPORT ON THE PEMFAR MONITORING EXERCISE here: […]

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ANEEJ PRESENTS PERSPECTIVE ON BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP AT TLIBISI OGP

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CONTEXT (Culled from OGP website https://www.opengovpartnership.org/events/ogp-global-summit-2018-tbilisi). As lead co-chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), Georgia will host the 5th OGP Global Summitin Tbilisi, Georgia, on July 17-19, 2018. Representatives from OGP’s 96 national and local participants — heads of state and governments, ministers, public servants, members of parliament, local authorities, civil society representatives, international foundations, researchers, academia […]

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FROM YENOGOA TO TBILISI ANEEJ FLIES OGP FLAG

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CONTEXT This inception meeting in Yenogao Bayelsa State, Nigeria  was convened 16th July 2018 for the purpose of stepping down Open Government Partnership, OGP, for Bayelsa state in accordance with the mandate of the Africa Network for Environment & Economic Justice, ANEEJ, as co-chair of the National Action Working Group on Anti-Corruption. The meeting took […]

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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, WORLD BANK COMPLIANCE OMBUDSMAN & GLOBAL RIGHTS COLLABORATE

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Background The Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) is the independent accountability mechanism for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), members of the World Bank Group.  CAO addresses grievances from people impacted by IFC and MIGA projects with the goal of improving environmental and social outcomes on the ground. CAO recently launched an outreach […]

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PRIORITIZE AFRICAN-OWNED BUSINESSES AFRICAN CSOs URGE AfDB

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Background: The Civil Society Forum of the African Development Bank side event, AfDB, which held from the 5th – 6th May 2018 in Abidgan has come and gone.  After its deliberations, it observed that a development strategy premised on private sector-led industrialization bears the risk of failing to bring the equitable, inclusive transformation that is […]

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ANEEJ & LITE-AFRICA SET TO PRESENT VALIDATION REPORT

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Come Tuesday the 15th day of May, 2018, the Africa Network for Environment & Economic Justice, ANEEJ and LITE-Africa, will at Nigeria’s Garden City, Port Harcourt, present a validation of an independent monitoring report to the general public. The event comes with a critical theme of Working Collaboratively, Addressing our common Development Challenges.   ANEEJ and […]

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