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Cash transaction as security vote hits $670 million yearly

Transparency International (TI), an International Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has said $670 million was transacted annually in cash as security vote in Nigeria.

Transparency: President, governors spend over N241 billion on security votes yearly

Transparency International says the President, 36 governors and 774 local government chairmen across the country, spend $670m (N241bn) yearly on security votes which are not subject to audit or legislative oversight.
President Muhammadu Buhari

CISLAC: President Buhari’s refusal to assent to PIGB disappointing

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has described as ‘disappointing’ the refusal by President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the Petroleum Industry and Governance Bill (PIGB) sent to him by the National Assembly, urging him to re-think his decision in the national interest.

CISLAC, Police in new partnership to expose corrupt officials

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Nigeria Police and other stakeholders on Monday set up a system to empower Nigerians to expose corrupt officials.
The Executive Director of Center for Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center (CISLAC), Auwal Musa Rafsanjani

2019: CSOs accuse President Buhari of dumping cost-savings measure

Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have accused the Muhammadu Buhari government of dumping cost saving measures for the 2019 general election.

Plateau Speaker decries delay in passage of Right to Food Bill

Speaker of Plateau State House of Assembly, Hon. Joshua Madaki, has decried the high level of poverty and hunger among Nigerians and said further delay in the passage of Right to Food Bill will consume most families in the country.

2019: INEC to spend N40 billion on 2.7 million adhoc staff

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to spend the sum of N40.8 billion on 2,763,990 adhoc staff nationwide in the 2019 general elections, according to a report.

NHRC, CISLAC sign MoU to improve rights promotion, protection

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has restated its commitment to improving actions that guaranteed the protection of citizens’ rights.

Lai Mohammed: NGOs acting like opposition

Non-governmental organisations in Nigeria have constituted themselves as opposition party against the ruling All Progressives Congress, the Federal Government has declared.

Nigerian military slams Amnesty International over rape report on troops

The Nigerian Military has denied the report by Amnesty International accusing soldiers and members of the Civilian Joint Task Force, JTF, of raping women and girls at IDP camps.

CSOs attack Senate, call for passage of 2018 budget

Some Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), including Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) on Wednesday, called on the National Assembly to pass the 2019 budget without further delay.

CISLAC tasks Kaduna government on primary health care service

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), appealed to the Kaduna State Government to speed up effort in upgrading the 255 Primary Health Centers (PHCs) in the State.

Stop lying to Nigerians over insecurity – PDP tells federal govt

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Thursday criticised the Federal Government for “misleading Nigerians” with information suggesting security operatives had rescued some of the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in Yobe State.

36, 000 Cameroonian refugees in Cross River – Rep Sani Zoro

Rep. Sani Zoro, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) and Refugees, on Friday in Abuja, said there were no fewer than 36,000 Cameroonian refugees in Cross River.

Cross River houses 36,000 Camerounian refugees – House of Reps

The House of Representatives Committee on Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) and Refugees says no fewer than 36,000 Camerounian refugees are harboured in Cross River State.

Federal govt tasked on transparency, accountability in General Abacha’s loot

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has urged the Federal Government to ensure transparency and accountability in the handling of recovered loots of former Head of State, late Gen. Sani Abacha.

CSOs urge federal govt, national assembly to hasten passage of PIB

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has called on the Federal Government and the National Assembly to close ranks and expedite the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) to provide clarity and certainty that would attract the needed investment in the sector.

CISLAC wants humanitarian grants to Nigeria investigated

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), a civil society organisation on Friday urged anti-corruption agencies to beam their searchlight on humanitarian grants to Nigeria.

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