The lost potential of Nigeria’s asset recovery: How to counter Nigerian murky politics in asset recovery?

This is a guest blog by Vaclav Prusa, independent researcher and asset recovery expert, and Samuel Asimi, programme officer at the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre. For any inquiries, you may contact vaclavprusa@yahoo.com. To read CiFAR’s blog series about Nigerian asset recovery, see here.  In the first part of this blog we analyzed how Nigerian asset recovery effort is sabotaged by Read more about The lost potential of Nigeria’s asset recovery: How to counter Nigerian murky politics in asset recovery?[…]

Launch of CiFAR’s 2021 Country Profiles

CiFAR launches its 2021 country profiles today. Across these seven countries, we see new advancements and setbacks in the anti-corruption and asset recovery fields. Covering a broad range of policy and legislation surrounding asset recovery, we hope that these profiles can provide useful insight into the current state of asset recovery in the countries covered.  Read more about Launch of CiFAR’s 2021 Country Profiles[…]

The lost potential of Nigeria’s asset recovery: How is the recovery of stolen assets sabotaged by politicians?

This is a guest blog by Vaclav Prusa, independent researcher and asset recovery expert, and Samuel Asimi, programme officer at the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre. For any inquiries, you may contact vaclavprusa@yahoo.com. To read CiFAR’s blog series about Nigerian asset recovery, see here.  During his recent visit to the United States for the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Read more about The lost potential of Nigeria’s asset recovery: How is the recovery of stolen assets sabotaged by politicians?[…]

Transforming the Pandora Papers into Asset Recovery: 5 stories, 5 cases?

Launched Sunday 3rd October, the Pandora Papers are the latest – and largest – ICIJ leak to cause ripples across the world through exposing the systems, structures and individuals used as part of the shadow economy. As has been widely reported, the Pandora Papers are a trove of 2.94 TB of data – the equivalent Read more about Transforming the Pandora Papers into Asset Recovery: 5 stories, 5 cases?[…]

Understanding Uganda’s asset recovery policy

This is a guest blog by Agaba Tabitha. For any inquiries, you may contact her at tabithaagaba6@gmail.com Asset recovery – the return of assets stolen through corruption from the countries where they were hidden – is an important tool in the fight against corruption because it helps countries recover lost resources. Whereas some countries have taken Read more about Understanding Uganda’s asset recovery policy[…]

Launch of Investigate website and Investigate: The Manual

Today we launch our new website: Investigate, and our new investigative journalism handbook: Investigate – The Manual. Investigate showcases the work of CiFAR and our trainees coming out of three rounds of our training programme for investigative journalists. It includes information on our trainees, and is therefore an excellent resource for anyone looking to connect Read more about Launch of Investigate website and Investigate: The Manual[…]

The Ibori Loot: The controversy surrounding the destination of the returned money

This is a guest blog by Elfredah Kevin-Alerechi, a journalist at Nigeria’s Peoples Gazette. For any inquiries, you may contact her at elfretutle.ei@gmail.com. On 18th May 2021, the Nigerian government received the expected £4.2 million from the British Government, recovered from family members and associates of the oil-rich former Delta State Governor, James Ibori. In the months preceding the Read more about The Ibori Loot: The controversy surrounding the destination of the returned money[…]

WEBINAR | Cuidado digital para la sociedad civil luchando contra la corrupción

Cuándo: 26 de Mayo a las 16:00-19:00 Tiempo universal coordinado (UTC)Idioma: EspañolGrupos: NGOs trabajando en el campo de ante-corrupciónPlataforma: ZoomSubscripción: Por favor, inscríbase aquí La pandemia de Covid-19 no solo aumentó el tiempo que la sociedad civil gasta comunicándose en línea, sino que también aumentó el riesgo alrededor de la comunicación digital. Esto ha sido Read more about WEBINAR | Cuidado digital para la sociedad civil luchando contra la corrupción[…]