Tag: SERAP

#EndSARS: Release arrested protesters and journalist immediately, SERAP urges Authorities

The Socio-Economic Rights And Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Nigerian authorities to release arrested #EndSARS protesters and reporters covering the event. A reporter identified as Abimbola working with LegitTV was arrested. He said that his phone, driver’s license and other documents were taken away from him. Also, NewsWireNGR had[Read More…]

SERAP sues Buhari, wants court to declare ‘plan to monitor WhatsApp messages illegal’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari, asking the court to “declare illegal and unconstitutional the plan by the administration to track, intercept and monitor WhatsApp messages, phone calls, and text messages of Nigerians and other people, as it severely threatens and violates[Read More…]

Cut N26bn presidency budget for medical centre, travels, meals, SERAP tells Buhari

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari “to cut the N26 billion presidency budget for the construction of the presidential wing at the state house medical center, local and foreign travels, meals and refreshments, ‘sitting allowance’, and ‘welfare package’, and to use some of the savings[Read More…]

Publish names of suspected looters of N6trn NDDC funds, SERAP tells Buhari

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN to widely publish the names of those indicted in the alleged misappropriation of over N6 trillion in the running of the Niger Delta[Read More…]

SERAP demands details of ‘payment of N729billion to Nigerians’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court in Lagos “to compel the Federal Government to disclose details of proposed payments of N729bn to 24.3 million poor Nigerians, including the mechanisms and logistics for the payments, list of beneficiaries, and how they have[Read More…]

SERAP sues Buhari, others over ‘missing N106bn in 149 MDAs’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari “over his failure to probe allegations that N106bn of public funds are missing from 149 ministries, departments and agencies.”  The suit followed the grim allegations by the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation in his[Read More…]

SERAP gives Buhari govt 24 hours to withdraw gag order on reporting of terrorist attacks

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to use his leadership position “to urgently instruct Mr Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to withdraw the directive containing a sweeping gag order banning journalists[Read More…]

SERAP sues President Buhari over loans taken from CBN

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit, asking the court “to compel President Muhammadu Buhari to disclose spending details of the overdrafts and loans obtained from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) since May 29, 2015 including the projects on which the overdrafts have been spent, and[Read More…]

#TwitterBan: ECOWAS Court stops FG from prosecuting twitter users

The Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) Court of Justice sitting in Abuja has restrained the Federal Government from arresting any Nigerian on account of their use of Twitter. In a ruling delivered today, the court held that the use of the social media platform is a fundamental right[Read More…]

#TwitterBAN: SERAP drags Federal Government, Lai Mohammed to court

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court in Abuja “to stop the Federal Government and the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed from using their patently unlawful directive to all television and radio stations not to use Twitter and delete their[Read More…]