Policy Paper on Asset Recovery Regime

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BACKGROUND Efforts to address corruption has been a central theme of successive governments in Nigeria, especially since the country’s return to democratic rule in 1999.  At the presidential poll in 2015, the fight against corruption became the one of the two key campaign messages on which President Muhammadu Buhari was elected to office.  Since then, […]

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Photos: Inter-Ministerial Committee On Assets Disposal Celebrates ANEEJ Boss @ 51

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The Inter-Ministerial Committee on the Disposal of the Federal Government’s Forfeited Assets under the Chairman, Dayo Apata (SAN) and Solicitor-General of the Federation commemorate with ANEEJ Executive Director, Rev. David Ugolor on the occasion of his 51years birthday. The celebration happened today February 3, 2021 at the 7th Meeting in the Federal Ministry of Justice, […]

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PRESS BRIEFING BY THE INTER-MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE ON THE DISPOSAL OF ASSETS FORFEITED TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA

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 All Protocols duly Observed, As you may all recall, the Inter-Ministerial Committee on the Disposal of Assets Forfeited to the Federal Government (“the Committee”) was inaugurated on 9th November, 2020 following a Presidential directive of 27th October 2020 made in recognition of the pressing need for the Office of the Hon. Attorney-General of the Federation […]

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International civil society welcomes the recent MoU signed between Switzerland and Uzbekistan

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International civil society welcomes the recent Memorandum of Understanding signed between Switzerland and Uzbekistan to return USD 131 million of confiscated assets but counsel caution We welcome recent developments by the Swiss government to repatriate $131 million USD of confiscated assets in criminal proceedings against Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of former Uzbek President Islam Karimov. The […]

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€5.5 m Abacha Loot: ANEEJ Faults Ireland for exclusion of CSOs in Repatriation Process

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BENIN CITY, NIGERIA. September 25, 2020… The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice and lead organisation implementing the Monitoring Transparency and Accountability in the Return and Management of Assets (‘MANTRA) project has expressed serious concerns over the exclusion of Civil Society Organisation in the process leading up to the Memorandum of Understanding for the […]

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FG LAUNCHES CENTRAL DATABASE FOR ASSET RECOVERY, MANAGEMENT ….Lauds ANEEJ

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ABUJA, NIGERIA. September 18, 2020… The fight against corruption in Nigeria received a major boost yesterday as the Federal Government launched a Central database and the Central Criminal Justice Information system of the Assets Recovery and Management Unit (ARMU), an arm of the Federal Ministry of Justice with support from the Africa Network for Environment […]

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€5.5m Abacha IV: Publish details of MoU with Ireland, ANEEJ Urges FG

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BENIN CITY, NIGERIA. August 18, 2020… The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), a leading Civil Society Organisation working on issues of assets recovery has welcomed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Irish and Nigerian governments for the return of €5.5 million stolen by a former military head of state, […]

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REPORT OF THE AFRICA NETWORK FOR ENVIRONMENT AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE (ANEEJ) SIDE EVENT AT CoSP 8, ABU DHABI

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REPORT OF THE AFRICA NETWORK FOR ENVIRONMENT AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE (ANEEJ) SIDE EVENT AT THE 8th SESSION OF THE CONFERENCE OF THE STATES PARTIES TO THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION AGAINST CORRUPTION HELD AT CONFERENCE ROOM 1 ABU DHABI NATIONAL EXHIBITION CENTRE (ADNEC), ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATE HELD ON THURDAY, 19TH DECEMBER, 2019. TOPIC: UTILISATION […]

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Panel on Asset Recovery for SDG Financing Holds December 19 at CoSP in Abu Dhabi

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. December 17, 2019…. The use of recovered assets for the realization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) comes under sharp focus at a panel billed to hold on Thursday 19 December, 2019 at the ongoing Eighth session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption holding at […]

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Abacha money is money for poor people – Aaron Bornstein

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Wednesday, 7th November 2019 – visiting World Bank Expert, Aaron Bornstein who is in Nigeria as a guest of the Africa Network for Environment & Economic Justice, ANEEJ, has said that the $322.5million returned Abacha loot returned to Nigeria by the Swiss government actually belongs to the Nigerian people. Mr Bornstein stated this via Skype […]

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