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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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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