MALABU SCANDAL: ANEEJ HAILS UK COURT RULING, WANTS CSOs TO MONITOR USE OF $85M

18 December, 2017 PRESS RELEASE BENIN CITY: Following the ruling by a British judge, Justice Sara Elizabeth Cockerill on Friday that up to $85 million from the notorious Malabu oil deal should be returned to the Nigerian government, the Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ has hailed the judgment and has warned all […]

ANEEJ LAUNCHES NIGER DELTA TRANSPARENCY INDEX DECEMBER 15.

Press Release 13th December, 2017 Benin City, Nigeria…Considering the need to engender transparency, accountability and prudence in the management of resources accruing to the Niger Delta Interventionists Institutions, the Africa Network for Environment & Economic Justice, ANEEJ, is set to launch a monitoring and advocacy tool, the Niger Delta Transparency Index, NDTI on Friday, December […]

PRESENTATION OF NIGERIA ASSET RECOVERY EXPERIENCE…in pics

Background The CSO report on asset recovery in Nigeria is a beautiful document. Authored by ANEEJ & SERAP, the 32-page document chronicles Nigeria’s efforts at stolen asset recovery. It analysed the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities inherent in the asset recovery drive and at the end the document proffered certain recommendations which may likely establish an […]

NIGERIA & SWITZERLAND SIGN MoU ON RETURN OF $321MILLION TO NIGERIA…in pics

Background A high point of the inaugural Global Forum for Asset Recovery, GFAR, is the Memorandum of Understanding which was signed between Nigeria and Switzerland, 4th December, 2017 to return $321million Abacha Loot to Nigeria. A key government official had this to say about how the returned loot is going to be expended. ‘It is […]

IFF IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: STOLEN ASSETS AND THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA AND CIVIL SOCIETY (CSOS)

Background 9 November 2017, 4 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. Official UN side events are a platform for admitted observer organizations, which have limited speaking opportunities in the formal negotiations, to engage with Parties and other participants for knowledge sharing, capacity building, networking and exploring actionable options for meeting the climate challenge. UN agencies, admitted observer organizations […]

ANEEJ HAILS PCAR INAUGURATION, URGES PROFESSIONAL HANDLING OF RECOVERED ASSETS

Press Release 22nd November, 2017. Benin City, Nigeria…The Africa Network for  Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ, has hailed the inauguration of the Presidential Committee on Asset Recovery, PCAR, saying that it yields to the call by Nigerians for a comprehensive audit of all seized assets. ANEEJ executive director, the Rev David Ugolor who made this […]

LET NDIs WORK WITH BUDGET MINISTRY FOR PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION, NDCEF SAYS

CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT AT THE END OF THE 3RD NIGER DELTA CIVIC ENGAGEMENT FORUM (NDCEF 2017) ON 13TH NOVEMBER, 2017 The 3rd Niger Delta Civic Engagement Forum (NDCEF 2017) organized by Strengthening Advocacy and Citizen Engagement (SACE), a governance project funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Partnership Initiatives for the Niger […]

PARADISE PAPERS REPORT: ANEEJ URGES BUHARI TO DEMONSTRATE POLITICAL WILL.

6th November 2017 Press Release Vienna, Austria…The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ, has urged the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari to provide leadership by demonstrating that all those mentioned in the Panama Papers Leak as well as the recently released Paradise Report will not only be investigated and brought to justice, but their […]

NIGERIA REVIEWING ANTI-CORRUPTION LAWS -ABUBAKAR MALAMI, SAN

Background At the ANEEJ-SERAP pre-GFAR Consultative meeting in Abuja 26th October 2017, the Federal government of Nigeria announced that it had recovered $USS85million of the Malabu deal. Other groundbreaking remarks and commitments from the Nigerian Government which the announcement above seemed to overshadow are contained in the speech by the Attorney General and Minister of […]