• SERAP tasks Saraki, Dogara to provide the details of alleged spending of N500bn

    SERAP tasks Saraki, Dogara to provide the details of alleged spending of N500bn

    The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has sent Freedom of Information Act requests to both the the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Sakari, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dogara Yakubu, requesting them to “urgently provide information about alleged spending of N500 billion as running cost between 2006 and 2016, and the monthly income and allowances of each Senator and member.”

    SERAP’s request followed the disclosure by embattled Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin that Nigerian senators and House of Representatives members […]

  • Authorise probe of spending $16bn on electricity by Obasanjo government, SERAP tells CJN

    Authorise probe of spending $16bn on electricity by Obasanjo government, SERAP tells CJN

    Transparency group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accoun3, has sent a letter to the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, requesting him to urgently “to appoint an independent counsel to investigate allegations of corruption in the spending of $16 billion on electricity by the government of former President Olusegun Obasanjo between 1999 and 2007.”

    SERAP said the request was brought “pursuant to Section 52 of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000, and the letter and spirit of the […]

  • SERAP asks Obaseki to immediate withdraw N300m pension for Oshiomhole and deputy

    SERAP asks Obaseki to immediate withdraw N300m pension for Oshiomhole and deputy

    Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has called on newly installed Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, to immediately withdraw the bill of N300 million mansion retirement benefits for immediate past governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, and his former deputy, Dr. Pius Odubu.

    SERAP said Obaseki should rather use the funds to clear the backlog of pension arrears spanning between seven and 45 months.

    The call came at the hills of reports of amendment of Law for Pension Rights of the Governor […]

  • $15 Million: Patience Jonathan’s suit illegal, says SERAP

    $15 Million: Patience Jonathan’s suit illegal, says SERAP

    A human rights group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, has described the suit filed against it by wife of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, as grossly incompetent and urged a Federal High Court in Lagos to dismiss it.

    A group, the Union of Niger Delta Youth Organisation for Equity, had on behalf of itself and Patience sued SERAP for allegedly championing a campaign of calumny against Patience.

    The group and Patience had accused SERAP of instigating the Attorney General of the Federation to […]

  • Patience Jonathan’s NGO unregistered – SERAP

    Patience Jonathan’s NGO unregistered – SERAP

    It was gathered that the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), known as Union of Niger Delta Youth Organization for Equity, Justice and Good Governance, the surrogate fighter for Mrs Patience Jonathan, is unregistered and ‘unknown in law’.

    Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), which the group has sued on behalf of its principal, made the startling disclosure in its preliminary objection to the suit.

    SERAP has thus asked the Federal High Court to “dismiss her suit with substantial cost.”

    Mrs Jonathan and her group Union […]

  • SERAP condemns Senate’s amendment of CCB/CCT Act

    SERAP condemns Senate’s amendment of CCB/CCT Act

    Human rights group, the Social Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has questioned the rationale behind the amendment of the act establishing the Code of Conduct Bureau and Code of Conduct Tribunal by the Senate.

    The upper legislative chamber on Thursday altered the law, transferring the controlling power over the CCB and CCT to the legislature, away from the President.

    But in a statement, SERAP condemned the action, which it insists does not serve the interest of Nigerians but that of the […]

  • SERAP challenges CJN to speak out on Justice Okoro’s allegations against Amaechi

    SERAP challenges CJN to speak out on Justice Okoro’s allegations against Amaechi

    Following the allegation by one of the arrest Justices of the Supreme Court, Justice John Inyang Okoro, that the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, visited his official residence to allegedly discuss election appeals in respect of Rivers State, Akwa Ibom State and Abia State, a civil society organisation, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP), has challenged the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) and Chairman of the National Judicial Council (NJC), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, to speak out on the issue.

    SERAP […]

  • SERAP write CJN over Amaechi’s alleged visit to Justice Okoro

    SERAP write CJN over Amaechi’s alleged visit to Justice Okoro

    According to reports, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has sent an open letter to Justice Mahmud Mohammed, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, in his capacity as the Chairman of the National Judicial Council, seeking explanations on what “he and the NJC knew or had reason to know regarding the report to them on February 1, 2016 by Justice John Inyang Okoro, Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, on the alleged visit by Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation, […]

  • SERAP issues 7-day ultimatum to CJN over corrupt judges

    SERAP issues 7-day ultimatum to CJN over corrupt judges

    Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed requesting him to use his “good offices and leadership of the National Judicial Council (NJC) to immediately take over from the Department of State Service (DSS) the cases of all the 7 judges released by the DSS and refer the cases of those judges to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related […]

  • Aka Ikenga, SERAP want unconditional release of judges

    Aka Ikenga, SERAP want unconditional release of judges

    Rights group, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and Igbo cultural group, Aka Ikenga, have condemned the arrest of judges and raid on their homes by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).

    The groups are asking President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently instruct the DSS to immediately and unconditionally release all the judges arrested and end the intimidation and harassment of the judiciary.

    Two justices of the Supreme Court, Justices Sylvester Ngwuta and John Okoro were arrested after a raid […]

  • SERAP begs court to order FG to prosecute Patience Jonathan over $15m scandal

    SERAP begs court to order FG to prosecute Patience Jonathan over $15m scandal

    Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the Federal Government to the Federal High Court in Lagos asking the court for “leave to apply for Judicial Relief and to seek an order of Mandamus directing and or compelling the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN) to institute and undertake criminal proceedings against former first lady Mrs. Dame Patience Jonathan over $15m unexplained wealth frozen in four companies’ accounts.”

    The organization is also asking the […]