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SERAP asks court to stop payment of life pensions to ex-Abuja council chairs, speakers

  The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court to: “declare the life pension edict/law 2019, passed by the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) null, void, illegal and unconstitutional;...

SERAP To Buhari, Osinbajo and 36 governors: ‘Publish your assets within 7 days’

  Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent Freedom of Information requests to President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Professor Yemi Osinbajo, 36 state governors and their deputies, urging them to use their good offices to: “provide information on summary of...

SERAP, others ask court to stop Buhari, others from spending ‘N37bn NASS renovation budget’

    Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), BudgIT, Enough is Enough (EiE) and 583 concerned Nigerians have filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court, Abuja to “restrain and stop President Muhammadu Buhari and Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance,...

$460m Abuja CCTV: SERAP wins suit to compel FG to disclose details of project

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has won the latest round of the legal battle compelling the Federal Government, to disclose the details of the $460 million loan obtained in 2010 from China to fund the failed Abuja...

DSS invasion of court: It’s time you intervene, SERAP tells U.S. President Trump

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has reacted to the rearrest and physical assault of the Convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, by Nigeria’s secret police and called on the United States President, Mr Donald Trump, to intervene. The...

Court orders FG to recover pensions collected by former governors serving as ministers, NASS members

  The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos in a landmark judgment, has ordered the federal government to recover pensions collected by former governors, now serving as ministers and members of the National Assembly. The court also directed the Attorney General...

Free Sowore protesters: Lethal weapons, pepper spray used to disperse Abuja sit-in

    Scores of Free-Omoyele Sowore-protesters, who had massed near the precincts of the Department of State Services (DSS) headquarters office in Abuja on Tuesday were dispersed by operatives firing gunshots and spraying pepper.   The placarding participants in the sit-in who had...

SERAP writes to Archbishop of Canterbury, seeks his intervention in Sowore’s release

  Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Revd Justin Portal Welby urging him to use his good offices and leadership and his “friendship with President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail...

SERAP sues Buhari, NASS, others for failing to account for security votes since 1999

  Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed documents last Friday to sue President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate president Ahmed Lawan, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila to disclose details of allocations, disbursement and spending of security...

Probe governors, council chairs for ‘pocketing’ LGA allocations, SERAP tells Buhari

  Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to “direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, and/or appropriate anti-corruption agencies to urgently...
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