HOLIDAYS FOR PVCs

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FOR THE RECORDS   Dear Editor, I write to request the authorities to declare a week’s holiday to enable Nigerians go get their Permanent Voter Cards. Many Nigerians are still unable to get their PVCs mostly because the process takes place on work days and hardly at weekends. Events in governance and the speed at […]

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ANEEJ JOINS ADB TO ACCELERATE AFRICAN INDUSTRIALIZATION

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Background & theme The Civil Society Forum is a platform for dialogue between civil society and the African Development Bank. The 2018 edition of the Forum is taking place at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from May 7 to 9 and is aligned with the industrialization theme of the Bank’s 2018 Annual Meetings. The Forum is being […]

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PROTECT JOURNALISTS MORE ANEEJ URGES FG ON WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY

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Press Release 3rd May 2018 Benin City, Nigeria…The Africa Network for Environment & Economic Justice, ANEEJ, has urged the Federal Government of Nigeria to accord a measure of respect and dignity to the journalism profession. Making this plea on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, May 3rd, ANEEJ executive director, the Rev David […]

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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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CSOs TASK GOVERNMENT ON ANTI-CORRUPTION BODIES

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Civil Society Organisations have frowned at what they described as malfunctioning anti-corruption agencies in Nigeria saying their failure would hinder the fight against corruption. According to them, the absence of substantial chairmen for the agencies is limiting their capacity to perform. Specifically, the Executive Director, Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), David Ugolor […]

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UPDATE: ANEEJ FETES CONGOS EXCO: BOTH TO BUILD BRIDGES

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  The Conference of Non-Government Organisations, CONGOS, is an umbrella body for all NGOs and Civil Society organizations in Edo State. It functions under the ‘Akugbe principle’, (in Edo language to mean ‘unity‘) and to connote that when Civil Societies form a network to work together, they are stronger in voice, words and in deed. […]

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EDSOGPADEC WEBSITE TO RUN FOLLOWING ANEEJ VISIT

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An engagement meeting with the Ministry of Solid Minerals, Oil and Gas, held on Friday 30th of April 2018 at the Commissioner’s office in Benin. Led by ANEEJ Executive Director, Rev David Ugolor, there were a total number of thirteen persons in attendance: 4 from ANEEJ, 5 from the Ministry and 4 from Media.  The Honourable […]

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ON UN WOMEN’S DAY 2018 ANEEJ IS RENDEZVOUS

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Background The National Coalition on Affirmative Action (NCAA) organized a Round table event to mark the International Women Day’s at ANEEJ Secretariat April 26, 2018. The year’s theme was Rural and Urban Activists transforming Women’s lives”.  Over 180 persons across the state attended. The participants were drawn from the government and private sector.   Dignitaries that […]

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ANEEJ AT THE CORE ON PIB UNBUNDLING

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If the eyes are the windows through which we see the world, the television has been described as the instrument with which the world can speak to the world.  It is a box a tube, a container of dreams and wonders. And so, to speak and analyse on an issue of great significance to Nigeria, […]

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LET PIGB PROVIDE FOR & ADDRESS ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, COMPENSATION AND REMEDIATION, HOST COMMUNITIES SAY

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BACKGROUND / EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ANEEJ hosted the civil society organisations (CSOs) and host communities dialogue on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), with the objective of harmonising views and building consensus amongst stakeholders on the PIB.  The programme, held at the Aldgate Hotel in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, brought together 53 participants representing CSOs and host communities […]

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