FG MUST DIVEST EFCC, ICPC, OTHERS OF THE RESPONSIBILITY OF MANAGING RECOVERED ASSETS – UGOLOR

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Background As the Global Forum on Asset Recovery holds in Washington DC, United States this week, the Executive Director of the African Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), Reverend David Ugolor spoke with Abimbola Akosile on Nigeria’s efforts to recover looted funds, climate change, illicit financial flows, international protocols and agreements, among other development issues. Excerpts: […]

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GFAR FINAL CLOSING CSO STATEMENT READ BY ANEEJ DAVID UGOLOR

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Statement read by David Ugolor, from the African Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ, Nigeria on behalf of Civil Society at the Global Forum on Asset Recovery Closing Session, 6th December 2017, Washington DC On behalf of civil society organisations present at this first ever Global Forum on Asset Recovery we are presenting this […]

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GFAR CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS WELCOME RETURN OF STOLEN ASSETS TO NIGERIA, CALL FOR MORE ACCOUNTABLE ASSET RECOVERY

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December 6, 2017   11:25 pm Press statement from a coalition of Civil Society Organisations at the first Global Asset Recovery Forum (GFAR) in Washington DC, 4-6th December 2017 Washington DC, 6 December 2017  –  In a statement delivered at the closing plenary of the first ever Global Forum on Asset Recovery that ends today, a […]

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NIGERIAN CSOs AT GFAR WELCOME MoU ON $321m ABACHA LOOT REPATRIATION

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4th December, 2017. PRESS RELEASE Washington, DC, USA…Nine NGOs representing Nigerian Civil Society Organizations at the 1st Global Forum on Asset Recovery, GFAR, inaugural meeting in the United States have hailed the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Nigerian government and the Swiss Authorities, and have urged both sponsors (US and UK governments) of the […]

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CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT FOR THE GLOBAL FORUM ON ASSET RECOVERY

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4 December 2017, Washington DC On the occasion of the first Global Forum on Asset Recovery co-hosted by the United States and the United Kingdom in Washington D.C., USA, 4–6 December 2017, GFAR focus country civil society organisations, the UNCAC Coalition[1] Working Group on Asset Recovery and international civil society organisations seek commitments by participating governments […]

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BRIBES PAID IN WEST AFRICA CAN BE SPENT ON A YACHT IN MIAMI – JEFF SESSIONS

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Background Being  full text of Attorney General Jeff Sessions speech delivered at the Global Forum on Asset Recovery, GFAR, hosted by the United States and the United Kingdom, Washington, DC, Monday, December 4, 2017 On behalf of President Trump, I want to thank Baroness Williams and the U.K. delegation.  The United States is proud to co-host the forum with […]

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PRESENTATION OF NIGERIA ASSET RECOVERY EXPERIENCE…in pics

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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ANEEJ PRESENTS ASSET RECOVERY REPORT AT GFAR SUMMIT WASHINGTON DC TODAY

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Background and Objectives The inaugural Global Forum on Asset Recovery (GFAR) begins today, 4th December 2017 in Washington DC to end on the 6th. It is being hosted by both the United Kingdom and the United States with support from the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR). Its inaugural meeting will focus on assistance to four […]

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