ANEEJ SCORES A BRACE WITH MANTRA MID-TERM REVIEW

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Background ANEEJ organized a two-day MANTRA project mid-term review meeting on October 11 – 12, 2018 at Morzi Hotel, Benin City. ANEEJ staff and her project partners, MANTRA project consultants, ACORN project partners (Actionaid Nigeria) and other CSOs, Ministry of Justice, OGP Secretariat, National Cash Transfer Office (NCTO) and National Social Safety Net Coordinating Office […]

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MDAs FMJ WORKING WITH ANEEJ TOWARDS ACCOUNTABILITY WITH THE MANTRA

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Participating MDAs – the National Social Security Safety Net, NASSCO , the National Cash Transfer Office, NCTO and the Ministry of Justice – at the ANEEJ  2-Day MANTRA Mid Term Review meeting taking place in Benin City the Edo State capital have identified the importance of working with frontline NGOs like ANEEJ towards accountability and […]

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CONVERSATION WITH A NIGERIAN VOTE SELLER

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During the timeline allocated for Nigerians to get PVCs, venues for the exercises were usually packed out.  About 90% of these prospective voters were Nigerians within the 20-30 age-brackets. This perhaps conveyed the idea that the most productive arm of the Nigerian economy, the youth, were ready to execute the will behind the Not-Too-Young-to-Run idea. […]

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FIGHTING DIRTY PROPERTY ACQUISITION IN NIGERIA: LEGAL HURDLES & SHENANIGANS

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The Economist Magazine of February 17 2018,  https://www.magzter.com/GB/The-Economist/The-Economist/Business/266421, carried what readers often regard as a commonplace advert. That advert, on the top right hand corner on page 79, had details of a detached 6-bedroom chalet with ‘stunning views’ over the Meribel valley in France. The Chalet is close to the Rond Point des Pistes, with […]

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UPDATED: AS THE DUST SETTLES ON EXECUTIVE ORDER 6 OF 2018: CRITICAL LESSONS ENDURE

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It has been over two months since Nigerian President, Muhammadu  Buhari issued Executive Order 6 of 2018.  The stated purpose of the Executive Order was the “preservation of suspicious assets connected with corruption and other relevant offences”. In furtherance of this, the Order empowers the Attorney-General, in collaboration with other named law enforcement agencies, to […]

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ANEEJ TAKES BOLD STAND ON ASSET RECOVERY ON GAB

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Background Dr. Matthew Ayibakuro, ANEEJ director of policy & research has had his article, The Nigerian Foreign Minister’s Vilification of Switzerland and the Diplomacy of Asset Recovery, published on the Global Anti-Corruption Blog, GAB. First published in Nigeria by The Niche Newspaper, http://www.thenicheng.com/opinion-vilification-of-switzerland-and-the-diplomacy-of-asset-recovery/, Dr. Matthew’s article attracted attention because of the issues on asset recovery […]

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ANEEJ HIGHLIGHTS 9-POINT ACHIEVEMENT ON PROJECT CLOSE OUT

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Background/Context. On Tuesday, September 25 2018 international headquarters of the Africa Network for Environment & Economic Justice, ANEEJ was a beehive of activities.  It was the Media Brief on Project Close Out. Her partner, the LITE-Africa, which worked with ANEEJ was there as well. Several media representatives graced this important meeting. In an address, ANEEJ […]

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ANEEJ ANTI-CORRUPTION CENTRE DEBUTS WITH A CALL AGAINST VOTE BUYING

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Background: A certain book The End of Power, and by Moises Naim has highlighted the role of stakeholders in dismantling traditionally held beliefs, attitudes and norms arrogated to big armies, big institutions and big corporate institutions. With the coming elections in 2019, and with the power play already taking a certain turn in the form […]

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UPDATED: ANEEJ BACKS FG IN ACCOUNTABLE USE OF RETURNED $322.5M ABACHA LOOT

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19 September, 2018. PRESS RELEASE ABUJA—The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ, has thrown its weight behind the accountable distribution of returned $322.5million returned Abacha loot to the poorest of the poor under the Conditional Cash Transfer Programme of the Federal Government scheduled to begin in October this year, according to the Cash […]

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THE FOREIGN MINISTER’S VILIFICATION OF SWITZERLAND AND THE DIPLOMACY OF ASSET RECOVERY

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Last week, Nigeria’s Foreign Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama engaged in an unusual vilification of the government of Switzerland for their role in money laundering and asset recovery processes. In a speech delivered at the opening of the 2nd International Conference on Combatting Illicit Financial Flows organized by the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) on Tuesday, […]

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