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OUR PATIENCE IS RUNNIING OUT ON GAS FLARING - Delta Communities Warn Nigerian Government; Petition U.N. PDF Print E-mail
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Women and men from over 20 Communities in Delta State Nigeria, have charged the Nigerian government to urgently take steps to put an end to the continued degradation of their environment, rights violation and destruction of their health and livelihood sources through continued gas flaring by oil and gas companies in the area or be prepared to face strong resistance to this evil act by community men and women.

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Social Action Commends Delta State for Choosing the Path of Transparency PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 04 September 2016 00:00
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The Social Action Open Budget cluster has commended the government of Delta state for takings steps towards greater transparency and accountability in its fiscal processes. The commendation was made during a courtesy call on the Delta state Commissioner for Economic Planning Dr. Kingsley Emu for responding to Social Action’s demand for Open Budget and accessible budgets. Following sustained campaigns including Freedom of Information requests, the Delta state government in August 2016 became open with the state budget and placed it on the state official website.

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Social Action Engages Edo Governorship Candidate on Transparency and Accountability PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 04 September 2016 00:00
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In line with its mandate to ensure that government policies meet the needs of citizens in a transparent and accountable manner, Social Action and partner Edo Civil Society Organizations Forum organized a citizens’ town hall meeting aimed at providing an opportunity for citizens to interact with candidates seeking election to the office of governor of Edo state. Top on the agenda was to extract commitment from the candidates to maintain certain standards of transparency and accountability which include open budgets, citizens’ participation and public access.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 September 2016 09:06
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Social Action Engages Delta State on Open Budgets PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 00:00
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On the 31st of August 2016, Social Action’s Open Budget Cluster carried out a Citizens’ –Government Roundtable meeting on Open Budgets. The event aimed at ensuring that state annual budgets are open and available to citizens. This accessibility of state budgets will kick-start other forms of citizens’ engagement which will lead to more participatory and prudent fiscal practices. The event which held at Benizia Hotel Asaba, Delta State saw the participation of citizens drawn from communities, youth and professional  groups as well as civil society organizations who engaged with government duty bearers on the subject of openness in the state budget processes, especially with regard to the proactive availability of budget documents.

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THE E.U - ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT (EPA) UNDERMINES NIGERIA'S DEVELOPMENT PRIORITIES - Manufacturing, Trade, Labour and CSOs Stakeholders. PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 00:00
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Stakeholders that include Trade groups, Chambers of Commerce, Civil Societies and Labour organizations have critically faulted the European Union promoted Economic Partnership Agreement, EPA, describing it as counter-productive to the interest of a country such as Nigeria. They said the trade agreement which imposes pressing and extensive import liberalization on participating countries before ever their supply capabilities have been built or strengthened will be injurious to them.

Stakeholders made this point at a Policy Brief and Roundtable on EPAs organized to examine and collate the inputs of Nigerians on the objectives of the Economic Partnership Agreement with the E.U in Abuja.

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NIGERIA AND EU's ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT (EPA): Economic Cooperation or Economic Slavery? PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 August 2016 15:02
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Nigeria is yet to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), which is inspired by the European Union (EU) with the aim of eliminating trade restrictions between it and ECOWAS member states. Following years of secretive negotiations led by the EU, the EPA text was finalised in 2014 with promised benefits to developing countries like Nigeria including better access to EU markets and integration into a global economy. However, with negative reactions from Nigerian manufacturers, civil society actors and trade experts citing the imbalanced benefit to European producers having unfettered access to the Nigerian market over local industries, the former President, Goodluck Jonathan refused to sign the EPA. During the 49th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS, in Dakar, Senegal in June 2016, the government of Muhammadu Buhari delayed endorsing the EPA, opting instead to continue consultations with Nigerian citizens. As a contribution to the consultation process, this briefing examines the EPA in the context of the Nigerian economy and offers alternative paths for sustainable economic development. Download the full report...

 

 

Last Updated on Monday, 15 August 2016 15:10