Just In: Nigerian Police arrests two #EndSARS WhatsApp group administrators

The police in Osun State arrests two persons for their role as administrators on a WhatsApp group, where #EndSARS protest mobilization was coordinated. The two people arrested are Babawale Popoola and Queen Fisayo Aderemi who are co-conveners of the protest in Osun State. They were rounded up at different locations[Read More…]

“We’ll sue the Northern Governors” – SERAP threatens, over moves by Nigerian government to ban social media

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has threatened to sue the National Assembly and the Northern Governors’ Forum if any social media bill is passed and signed by the President Muhammadu Buhari. SERAP said this in a tweet on Tuesday while reacting to a proposal by the northern governors for[Read More…]

#EndSARS: SERAP, 261 others sue NBC, for sanctioning Channels, AIT, Arise TV

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), 261 concerned Nigerians, civil society and media groups have filed a lawsuit against the National Broadcasting Commission [NBC] and Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, asking the court to “declare arbitrary, illegal, and unconstitutional the N9m fines imposed on Channels, AIT and[Read More…]

SERAP tells Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo to be transparent and immediately publish their assets

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo to “follow a good example of Mr Yombe Dabai Samaila, deputy governor Kebbi state, by immediately publishing their asset declaration forms.” The call was made on Sunday through a statement issued by[Read More…]

List of court judgements ignored by the Muhammadu Buhari regime

The Socio – Economic Rights And Accountability Project, SERAP, Wednesday listed about seven judgments it obtained which the Federal has refused to obey. They include: SERAP v. FGN: Suit No: FHC/CS/964/2016: Hon Justice Shagari ordered the Federal Government to tell Nigerians details of all recovered stolen assets to date &[Read More…]

SERAP wants Buhari to caution NBC from threatening to punish Nigerians if they ‘insult’ politicians

The Socio-Economic Rights Accountability Project (SERAP) has called on Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari to caution the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) from threatening to punish Nigerians if they ‘insult’ politicians. SERAP stated this in reaction to a letter purportedly issued by Chibuike Ogwumike, a Zonal Director of NBC in Lagos warning[Read More…]

SERAP threatens legal action if Buhari doesn’t revoke assent to CAMA and send it back to NASS

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari requesting him to “urgently rescind your assent to the Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2020, [CAMA 2020], and to send the legislation back to the National Assembly to address its fundamental flaws, including by deleting[Read More…]

SERAP asks National Assembly leaders to publish reports on corruption probes

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent Freedom of Information (FoI) requests to the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan; and Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, to “urgently publish all reports of completed public hearings and corruption probes by the National Assembly since the return of democracy[Read More…]

COVID-19 Palliatives: FG, CBN must name beneficiaries of cash payments, donations – SERAP

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court, Abuja to order the Federal Government and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to “publicly identify and name Nigerians who have so far benefited from any cash payments, cash transfers, food distribution, and other reliefs and[Read More…]

COVID-19 Money: SERAP Sues Health Ministry, NCDC over failure to account for spending

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against Dr Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health and Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), over “their failure to account for the public funds and other resources so far spent and used to combat the spread[Read More…]