POLICY MAKERS, NON-STATE ACTORS, CITIZENS BRAINSTORM ON ACCOUNTABLE GOVERNANCE, SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF NIGER DELTA REGION.

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COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE 2019 REGIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY CONFERENCE; PROMOTING ACCOUNTABILITY IN SERVICE DELIVERY AND PUBLIC FINANCE MANAGEMENT AT SUB-NATIONAL LEVEL. Asaba, Delta State.

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Civil Society Organizations and other stakeholders in the development of the Niger Delta region gathered in Asaba, Delta State to share information on developments around management of public resources including budget execution in states of the Niger Delta.
The Conference was held at the TopView Hotel in Asaba, the capital city of Delta State. It was a platform for interaction between State actors and the citizenry on issues of budget performance.
The Conference featured Public unveiling of the Citizens Report on the state of Service Delivery in the Niger Delta Region for the year 2018 titled, “Closing the Gap between Intents and Realities.”
In attendance were policy makers, parliamentarians across the Niger Delta region, the academia, anti-graft agencies, Civil Society Organization (CSOs) and the media – investigative reporters. The participants dialogued on approaches to combating the phenomenon of low public budget performance and service delivery at the sub-national levels towards achieving optimal judicious use of public resources and attaining the development aspirations of citizens in these areas.

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Reps kick, as Nigeria repays $460m Chinese loan for failed Abuja CCTV project

The House of Representatives Committee on Finance has demanded further explanations on the $460m Abuja CCTV project from the Ministry of Finance.

Chairman of the committee, Rep. James Faleke (APC-Lagos), at a budget defence session with the ministry on Thursday in Abuja, said there was the need for Nigerians to get value for monies paid.

“Before this administration, we collected some loans and the one that strikes me the most is the $460m for CCTV installation in Abuja.

VACANCY FOR COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Social Development Integrated Centre (Social Action) is a Nigerian organisation that works with community groups and other segments of civil society to promote platforms for encouraging change towards better democratic practices, people-oriented policy, improved livelihoods and human rights. Social Action works through research, popular education, advocacy and by building solidarity with communities and activists to promote citizens’ participation in addressing policies and practices in the sectors of energy, mining, the environment and climate change, trade and public budgets.

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CONSTITUENCY, PUBLIC PROJECTS; STATUS QUO CHANGING IN EDO STATE AS CITIZENS, STAKEHOLDERS SUSTAIN SEARCHLIGHT ON PUBLIC STEWARDSHIP.

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Probity and accountability were again brought to the fore in the south-south State of Edo as citizens, civic groups and public thrust-holders in the State converged at a Town Hall meeting on “Promoting Accountable Governance Through Tracking Of Constituency and Public Projects Implementation”, powered by the Social Development Integrated Centre, SDIC (Social Action), with support from MacArthur Foundation.
The Intervention was coming on the heels of growing mass discontent over perceived non-performance and graft around constituency projects allocations and similar projects of public nature.

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Social Action Partners With OrderPaperNG, Launches App For Tracking Constituency Projects Across States In The Niger Delta

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Social Action Nigeria, with support from the MacArthur Foundation has partnered with OrderPaperNG to launch CONSTRACK in the Niger Delta.
The App, a public Accountability tool that provides VERIFIED Information about legislators’ projects being funded by the government across constituencies, allows individuals to be able to directly MONITOR, TRACK and SHARE updates/information about such projects. The App was developed by OrderPaperNG, Nigeria’s premier multi-platform organization dedicated to reporting, tracking and archiving activities of the legislature in the digital age.

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River State Government Refuses To Respond To Group’s FOI Request

This is despite a 2018 ruling by the Court of Appeal mandating all states of the federation to reply all FOI’s sent to them.

The Rivers State Government has kept mum over requests sent to it under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act to explain why certain projects under Governor Nyesom Wike have remained abandoned.

This is despite a 2018 ruling by the Court of Appeal mandating all states of the federation to reply all FOI’s sent to them.

HYPREP, stakeholders meet over Ogoni cleanup.

Social Action, a Port Harcourt based Civil Society Organization have today convened a town hall meeting in Port Harcourt to review UNEP report recommendations implementation.

The town hall meeting had in attendance representatives from Hydrocarbon Pollution Restoration Project (HYPREP), representatives from different Civil Society Organizations in Rivers State as well as traditional and youth leaders of affected communities from Ogoni.

Shiite, Police Clash: Buhari must obey court order, release Zakzaky

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The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja on Monday 22nd July 2019 was thrown into chaos as the members of the Islamic movement of Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as the Shiite clashed with the police.

The clash which took place at the Federal Secretariat Abuja, led to the preventable death of 10 members of the group, a corps member serving with the channels television and the deputy commissioner of police in charge of FCT.