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‘SERAP’s allegation against Akpabio political, false’

August 5, 2019 Editor 0

The Managing Director, De-bongos Media, Barrister Leo Ekpenyong, has disclosed that the allegations of constituency projects diversion against Senator Godswill Akpabio by the Socio Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) was politically motivated by desperate politicians. Barrister Ekpeyong who made this known in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday said an indepth and independent investigation into the allegations of Read More

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SERAP to CCB: Make Buhari’s assets public

April 19, 2019 Editor 0

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has written to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and asked it to make public, asset declaration submitted to the bureau by successive presidents and governors from 1999 to 2019. This comes after the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) found suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, guilty of false declaration of Read More

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Killings, kidnappings, others: SERAP queries FG over security votes

April 14, 2019 Editor 0

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has demanded explanation into how monies appropriated as security votes in the country were utilized from 2011 – 2019 SERAP, in separate Freedom of Information (FOI) requests, asked President Muhammadu Buhari and governors of 36 states to provide information regarding the spending of security votes by their respective offices in the said period. Read More

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Survey: SERAP tags police most corrupt institution in Nigeria

March 26, 2019 Editorial II 0

A new public survey released on Tuesday by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) reports high levels of corruption in public institutions in Nigeria for the past 5 years. Of the five major public institutions surveyed, the police emerge as the most corrupt, with the power sector identified as the second most corrupt in the country today.  Police and other Read More

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SERAP seeks compensation for victims of Lagos, Ibadan building collapse

March 17, 2019 Editor 0

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has beckoned on the governments of Lagos and Oyo states to take immediate action to address the numerous ongoing human rights impacts of the deadly and catastrophic building collapse in their respective states. The human rights body also tasked authorities atnboth states to take meaningful steps to avoid further damage to the human rights Read More

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Secret govt document: SERAP unleashes ECOWAS Court on Buhari, Govs

March 3, 2019 Editor 0

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the Federal Government and state governments to ECOWAS Court of Justice in Abuja over “the frequent and repressive application of the Cybercrime Act to harass, intimidate, arbitrarily arrest, detain, and unfairly prosecute anyone found publishing views or facts perceived to be critical of the government at the federal and state levels and Read More

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Of security votes and immunity

January 25, 2019 Blueprint 0

Last week’s advocacy by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) that the security votes and immunity for presidents, vice-presidents, state governors and deputy state governors be scrapped has once again brought to the fore the desirability or otherwise of these laws. In fact, the immunity clause and security votes have been identified as the main causes of high profile Read More

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$1bn insurgency fund: Learn from Jonathan’s mistakes, SERAP tells Buhari

December 17, 2017 Blueprint 0

A human rights advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has advised President Muhammadu to be careful not to fall into the same error as his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, as regarding the funding and management of information on the Boko Haram insurgency war. The group’s advice came on the heels of the approval of $1bn for the anti-terrorism war Read More

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Okorocha: Running Imo like family business

December 9, 2017 Blueprint 0

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has recently attracted strong condemnations for erected statues of visiting President Jacob Zuma of South Africa and Mrs Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the president of Liberia. Last week, he appointed his sister, Mrs Ogechi Ololo as Commissioner of Happiness and Couples’ Fulfillment, to the chagrin of most Nigerians. In this report, ABULRAHMAN ZAKARIYA’U looks at Read More

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Paris club refund: We don’t know how states spent N388bn – FG

November 6, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Jerry Uwah Lagos- The federal government has explained that it’s not constitutionally binding on it to disclose records of how the 35 states spent the N388.304 billion London Paris Club loan refunds paid to them. This, it said, was because the relationship between the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation and the states “is professional and confidential.” Read More

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SERAP to Buhari: Order Military to end monitoring of Nigerians on social media

August 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari requesting him to instruct the military authorities to immediately end any monitoring of activities of Nigerians on the social media. The organisation is also asking the President to ensure that military operations comply with Nigerian Constitution 1999 (as amended) and the country’s obligations under international Read More

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Life pension for govs: SERAP tasks Fayemi on judicious funds use

July 24, 2017 Blueprint 0

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, “to join us in promoting and supporting legislative measures to redirect public funds spent to provide life pensions to former governors for the benefi t of the most marginalised and disadvantaged Nigerians, rather than issuing threat of legal action against us for exposing Read More

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SERAP wants Saraki, other exgovs sued over emoluments

July 17, 2017 Blueprint 0

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, urging him to use his “good offi ces as a defender of public interest, and exercise your powers under Section 174 (1) of the Constitution of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), to urgently institute appropriate legal actions to Read More