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TRANSPARENCY FRAMEWORK INADEQUATE TO ACHIEVE ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE OIL AND GAS SECTOR – EXPERTS SAY. PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 August 2014 12:42
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Dr Isaac Osuoka, Prof Anna Zalik, Nnimmo Bassey, Prof Sarah Bracking, Dr Chidi Odinkalu (speaking), Prof Asobie, Faith Nwadishi of PWYP Nigeria  View More Pictures

 

Experts and activists at an international conference in Abuja have identified inadequacies in the framework and implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Nigeria and other countries of the Gulf of Guinea region of Africa. At the conference, Beyond Transparency: Oil and the Crisis of Democratic Governance in Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea, which held on 22 and 23 July 2014, participants were unanimous in suggesting that while transparency was necessary, formal transparency frameworks (such as EITI) are inadequate for delivering good governance as well as guaranteeing development, socio-economic justice and environmental protection. Global and national level transparency instruments need to thoroughly integrate global financial transactions and challenge corporate secrecy if they are to meet the aspirations of citizens for accountability in the management of natural resources in the countries.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 August 2014 09:40
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Social Action and Friends Honour Bamidele Aturu PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 14:54
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It was an emotion-filled night as friends and colleagues gathered to relive the life and memories of the late renowned lawyer and human rights activist, Bamidele Aturu popularly called B.F.

Event held on 22nd of July 2014 at the Nicon Luxury Hotel in Abuja.

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Social Action holds training workshop for para-legal officers. PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 00:00
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Celestine Akpobari of Social Action, addressing the participants

Celestine Akpobari of Social Action, addressing the participants

A two-day training and sensitisation workshop organised by the Social Development Integrated Centre (Social Action) for community-based para-legals, civil society members and community leaders, took place at the Eliko Hotel in Ekpan, Delta State, on July 18-19, 2014.

The event which witnessed the presence of 34 participants from communities in Rivers, Bayelsa, Lagos, Delta and Akwa Ibom States, also had in attendance, four resource persons amongst whom were kadiri Maxwell Esq, Megan Chapman, Anna Maitland and Andrew Maki.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014 14:41
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Social Action mourns Aturu PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 July 2014 00:00
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Press statement issued by the Social Development Integrated Centre (Social Action) on July 14, 2014.

Social  Action  mourns  Aturu

Written by Lillian Akhigbe, Communications Officer, Social Action

The Social Development Integrated Centre, an organisation also known as Social Action, has bemoaned the sudden death of a member of its Board of Trustees, Mr Bamidele Francis Aturu, who died on Wednesday July 9, 2014, at the age of 49.

Until his death, Mr Aturu who was an active member of the 9-man Board, was also one of the founders of the organisation. Despite his very busy schedule as a distinguished lawyer and a renowned activist who had a thriving legal practice in Nigeria, Mr Aturu excellently identified with all that Social Action stood for, since its inception.

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Social Action Rehabilitates Flood Ravaged Women In Rivers State PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 09:49
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Ms Atsekrubu of SOCIAL ACTION addressing the Traditional Ruler of Akinima and Women at the presentation ceremony

Ms Atsekrubu of SOCIAL ACTION addressing the Traditional Ruler of Akinima and Women at the presentation ceremony

For Women in Akinima in Ahoada West local Government and Okwuzi in Ogba/Ebema/Ndoni Local Government Areas of Rivers State, it was all joy and relief as they received Cheques for various sums of Money as Micro-Credit Grants under the SOCIAL ACTION’s “Gender & Climate: Mitigating The Impact Of Flooding On Women And Children In Nigeria Project”.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 10:09
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Niger Delta Delegates to the National Conference hold Consultative Forum with Citizens PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 09 May 2014 00:00
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Niger Delta Delegates to the National Conference hold Consultative Forum with Citizens

60 days after the inauguration of the Nigeria National Conference by President Goodluck Jonathan, the Pan-Niger Delta Conference (PNDC) today, Thursday May 8, 2014, held an interactive forum to deliberate on some matters currently being tackled at the National Conference, which affect the Niger Delta region.

The event which held at the Grand Montecito Hotel, along Sani Abacha Road in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, witnessed the presence of some delegates representing various constituencies in the region, amongst whom were Chief Sergeant Awuse, human rights crusader, Dr. Isaac Osuoka, and foremost environmental rights activist, Ann Kio Briggs.

Also present at the event were stakeholders and representatives from the civil society organisations, as well as invited guests from all walks of life.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014 12:34
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