Tracking NGN 1.5 Billion for Physical Project Intervention at the Ibrahim Babangida University, Niger State

After several correspondences with Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, its management availed us data on the implementation of NGN 1.5 Billion for several of its projects under merged 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 TetFund Interventions. This has been tendered with deadline for the submission of bids on 10 November 2017. Breakdown of this include: I Construction…

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A ONE DAY THOUGHT PROVOKING WORKSHOP ON REVIEWING THE 2018 BUDGET FOCUSING ON MATERNAL, NEW BORN AND CHILD HEALTH (MNCH)

For every Government to effectively deliver its intention to its people there is the need for a “Budget”. A budget can simply be defined as an estimate of income and expenditure for a set period of time. The budget document and by extension the annual audit report of Government, are really “the people’s document”. They…

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HESReport2017

Report Summary: This report assesses the state of Nigerian public universities on transparency, accountability, citizen participation and access to information, as regard their financial spending. Through such assessment, the report will galvanize coherent feedback which would inform policy, facilitate openness in universities financial governance and facilitate service delivery. It’s also geared toward discouraging impunity, corruption,…

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SPECTACULAR TRAINING WORKSHOP FOR OPEN ALLIANCE MEMBERS ON THE OPEN GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP (OGP) IN NIGERIA

Notably from 1960 till date, approximately US$400 billion has been siphoned by corrupt Nigerian government officials. Similarly, the country also has great challenges in ensuring open government, conspicuously in the area of public finance management. Public finance has been hugely mismanaged and public records are mostly inaccessible. In furtherance, citizen participation in governance has been…

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Magnifying Rural Voices for Poverty Eradication – How we facilitated water provision for a poor rural community

A Kuchidna drinking from the old unhygienic water source The community of Kuchidna, Kubusu in Karu LGA of Nasarawa State with a population of 3,000 was about to witness a change of story on 18th February 2017 when the Tracking Needs Team from Basic Rights Watch visited the community for research and investigation over their urgent…

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Creating Information Sharing Relationships with Key Governmental Stakeholders in Tertiary Education Institutions Federal Governance for Open Government

Group photo after the meeting Following our continued quest and un-relentless efforts to ensure Transparency and Accountability in the management of public finance in tertiary education institutions, Basic Rights Watch (BRW) in partnership with Connected Development (CODE), paid a courtesy call on the Executive Secretary (ES) of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) on Wednesday…

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Nigeria Extractive Industry: Focus On NGOs Civic Space

Group Picture after the workshop   The need for Transparency and Accountability within the public sector cannot be overemphasized, it is against this backdrop that Global Rights and Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) organized a workshop on “Promoting, Fiscal Accountability and National Development Nigeria’s Extractive Industry Governance” focusing specifically on the Mining Sector. Ironically,…

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