Lawyers advocate enforcement of economic, social, cultural rights
Lawyers have said that giving credence to economic, social and cultural rights in Nigeria, will alleviate poverty, checkmate corrupt practices and increase access to the protection of people in court.
SERAP takes Senate to UN over Press Council Bill
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur, Mr. David Kaye, to publicly call on the Senate President Bukola Saraki and the entire leadership of the Senate to immediately withdraw the contentious Press Council Bill.
Ekiti Poll: Yoruba group, SERAP flay ‘see and buy’ voting
A group, the Yoruba Leadership and Peace Initiative (TYLPI) has condemned the act of open votes buying, which characterised the last Saturday’s governorship election. The group said in a statement that the electoral crime was both a national and international shame and the very peak of corruption. It expressed concern at the action, especially as…
SERAP urges Adeosun to clear self on alleged forged NYSC certificate
The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has been urged to “without further delay show responsibility and clear the air over the damaging certificate forgery allegations against her and settle the facts of the case once and for all.”
SERAP wants UN special session on Plateau massacre
Socio-economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to all permanent representatives and observer states of the UN Human Rights Council, Geneva, urging them “to initiate and actively support the urgent holding of a special session of the council to address the ongoing killings by suspected herdsmen and/or unknown persons in Nigeria,…
SERAP sues Fashola over spending on power sector
A group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has sued Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), for alleged failure to account for spending on the privatisation of the electricity sector. In the suit filed at a Federal High Court, Lagos, SERAP is seeking to know the exact amount of post-privatisation spending…
SERAP wants ICPC, CCB to probe Lasun’s alleged N1.1b water contract
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) is seeking a probe of alleged N1.1billion water contract.
Weak justice system and anti-corruption war in Nigeria
The scourge of corruption has overtime been described as one of the most discussed causes of under-development in any nation. But much cause for concern, is the weakness of the justice sector delivery system...
SERAP seeks refund of N13.5m pecks from senators
A group, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to order the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Dino Melaye and other senators to refund N13.5 million monthly allowances they had received. It described the allowances and other pecks as illegal and unconstitutional, saying each senator should be made…
‘How 55 politicians, others ‘stole N1.3 trillion in seven years’
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has disclosed how “55 politicians, top public officials and leaders allegedly stole N1.3 trillion from the nation’s treasury between 2006 and 2013. A report by the group said the amount of money they stole between 2013 and 2017 was beyond the understanding of average Nigerians. “Evidence abound that…