ASSET RECOVERY AN IMPORTANT SHARED PRIORITY IN UK/NIGERIA TIES – ARKWRIGHT

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Background BEING THE UK HIGH COMMISSIONER’S OPENING REMARKS PRE-GLOBAL FORUM ON ASSET RECOVERY, ABUJA, 26 OCTOBER 2017  I am extremely pleased to join national and international partners here today for this pre-GFAR consultative meeting, in the lead up to the main event in Washington in December.  Thank you for inviting me to make these brief […]

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ANEEJ SPEAKS AT UNODC SPECIAL EVENT ON ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS, IFF,…IN VIENNA

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Background: Consequent upon request from Olga Amestitova, Rule-of-Law Expert for the EU and GIZ, ANEEJ executive director the Rev David Ugolor has submitted his bio preparatory to his speech at the UN CoSP 7 side event.  Official side events are a platform for admitted observer organizations, which have limited speaking opportunities in the formal negotiations, to […]

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PARADISE PAPERS REPORT: ANEEJ URGES BUHARI TO DEMONSTRATE POLITICAL WILL.

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6th November 2017 Press Release Vienna, Austria…The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ, has urged the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari to provide leadership by demonstrating that all those mentioned in the Panama Papers Leak as well as the recently released Paradise Report will not only be investigated and brought to justice, but their […]

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NIGERIA REVIEWING ANTI-CORRUPTION LAWS -ABUBAKAR MALAMI, SAN

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Background At the ANEEJ-SERAP pre-GFAR Consultative meeting in Abuja 26th October 2017, the Federal government of Nigeria announced that it had recovered $USS85million of the Malabu deal. Other groundbreaking remarks and commitments from the Nigerian Government which the announcement above seemed to overshadow are contained in the speech by the Attorney General and Minister of […]

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SWITZERLAND IS COMMITTED TO FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION – ERIC MAYORAZ

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Background Being remarks/talking points by Eric Mayoraz, Swiss Ambassador to Nigeria, on the occasion of the ANEEJ-SERAP pre-GFAR Consultative Summit at the Reiz Continental Hotel, Abuja, 26th October, 2017, with the theme: Building an enduring framework for Asset Recovery in Nigeria Pre-GFAR Consultative Meeting, Africa Network, Abuja, 26.10.2017 Switzerland is committed to fight against corruption […]

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ANEEJ PRE-GFAR CONSULTATIVE MEETING UPDATE

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$321m LOOT: FEC APPROVES MOU WITH SWITZERLAND by Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja Published November 1, 2017 $321m loot: FEC approves MoU with Switzerland The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved a Memorandum of Understanding between Nigeria and Switzerland that will lead to the repatriation of $321m stolen fund to the country. The Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. […]

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SGF SACK IN ORDER BUT ANEEJ WANTS FG TO TAKE BOLDER ANTI-CORRUPTION STEPS.

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31st October, 2017 Press release Abuja, Nigeria… Even though the sack of the former Secretary to the Government (SGF), Mr. Babachir Lawal and the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayo Oke is belated, the Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ has asked Mr President to go the hog to prosecute the duo. […]

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ANEEJ @ CSO PARTNERSHIP FOR DEVELOPMENT EFFECTIVENESS SUMMIT.

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Background The CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE), an open platform that unites CSOs from around the world on the issue of development effectiveness. We strive to make development more effective by reshaping the global aid architecture and empowering CSOs working on the ground. In promoting development effectiveness in all areas of work, both our […]

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Will the owners of unoccupied Abuja estates stand up?

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By Erhisohwode Assurance Ovie, ISWF Project officer According to the UNODC StAR report 2014, the Financial Action Task Force’s annual reports described in detail the variety and “creativity” behind money laundering mechanisms. An interesting feature of that “creativity” is that different types of crimes tend to rely on different types of laundering mechanisms. Relying on […]

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NIGERIA OPEN GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP (OGP) SELF ASSESSMENT REPORT 2016-2017

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INTRODUCTION Global advances in information and communications technology is reshaping citizen’s expectations from their governments. Continued lack of trust between government and citizens can potentially endanger democracy by negatively affecting the level of participation of citizens in democratic activities like elections. On the other hand, more openness will improve the level of trust between the […]

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