Tag: SERAP

Merely Sacking Babachir, Oke, Not Enough, Nigerians Want Duo Handed over to EFCC

President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to sack his embattled Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF and the Director-General of the Nigerian Intelligence Agency, NIA, Babachir Lawal, and Ayo Oke, on Monday afternoon, is not enough to get the president off the hook, if reactions by Nigerians are still worth anything to the[Read More…]

Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan Collectively Looted N11trn Electricity Fund – SERAP Alleges

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) says N11 trillion electricity fund was squandered by the administrations of former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan. The former presidents were in charge of the country between 1999 and 2015. In a report titled ‘From darkness to darkness: How[Read More…]

SERAP Drags Buhari-led FG To UN Over Southern Kaduna Killings

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has petitioned Ms. Agnes Callamard, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, urging her to prevail on the Nigerian authorities to halt further killings of innocent citizens in Southern Kaduna. SERAP also requested for urgent investigation into recent allegations of killings of[Read More…]

SERAP Defends EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu Accused of Corruption

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has petitioned Mr Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders over alleged “intimidation, harassment and unfair treatment of Mr Ibrahim Magu, Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by the Senate of the Federal Republic of[Read More…]

SERAP Wants Nigeria’s Attorney General, Abubakar Malami And Accountant General jailed

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has commenced committal to prison hearings against the Federal Government; Abubakar Malami, Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice; and Ahmed Idris, Accountant-General of the Federation “for having neglected to obey the order of the court made on Friday the 26th of[Read More…]

SERAP Wans Buhari To Probe Obasanjo’s $16 billion Spending On Electricity

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent a letter to Justice Water Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen Chief Justice of Nigeria requesting him to urgently use his good offices and position “to appoint an independent counsel to investigate allegations of corruption in the spending of $16 billion on electricity by the[Read More…]

SERAP Wants Attorney-General To Undertake Criminal Proceedings Against Patience Jonathan

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, to use his offices as a defender of public interest to urgently institute and undertake criminal proceedings against Mrs Patience Jonathan over $15m unexplained wealth frozen in four companies’[Read More…]

“No Nigerian Law Makes It A Crime To Demonstrate” – SERAP Petitions UN Over Police harassment of BBOG

A human rights advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project,SERAP, says it has taken the Federal Government before the United Nations for what it termed the harassment of the #BringBackOurGirls protesters by the police. The group said in a statement on Sunday by its Senior Staff Counsel, Timothy Adewale, that[Read More…]

Civil Society Group Begs Buhari To End Impact of Economic Recession On The Poorest And Most Marginalized

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari requesting him to “use your good offices and leadership to urgently take concrete measures to address and mitigate the negative effects of the economic recession and crisis on the poorest and most marginalized across the[Read More…]

Budget Padding Is Corruption, SERAP Tells Speaker Dogara To Resign

A rights advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has faulted the claim by the Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara that “budget padding is not a crime under Nigerian law.” According to the organisation, “budget padding is corruption.” Dogara had been in the eye of the[Read More…]