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16 Jun 2020
A coalition of non-governmental organisations, including Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP), Malala Fund and Connected Development (CODE) have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to reassess the unprecedented budget cuts on social services. It lamented that the appropriation for Universal Basic Education (UBE) had been reduced to 54 per cent, Ministry of Education 20 per…
17 Apr 2020
The African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council (AU ECOSOCC) Nigeria office has urged China, France, Japan and India to write off Nigeria’s debt or allow a two-year moratorium on repayments.
31 Mar 2020
Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) has called on the Federal Government and the Nigerian Correctional Services (NCS) across the nation to take urgent
12 Oct 2019
Lawyers have adduced reasons why kidnapping remains a lucrative “business” across the country despite the prescription of death penalty for the offence in some states.
10 Oct 2019
Human Rights Law Service (HURILAWS) and Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) have urged the Federal Government to consider the abolishment of death penalty, which leaves severe trauma on the convicts’ relations.
18 May 2019
Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterday dismissed a suit filed by the Legal Defence and Assistant Project (LEDAP), praying the court to declare the seats of Senate President Bukola Saraki; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and over 50 National Assembly members vacant for defecting from their political parties last year...
7 Aug 2018
The Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) has threatened to sue 15 members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) senators in National Assembly who defected...
27 Jun 2018
Sterling Centre for Law and Development (SCLD) has stressed the need for the Nigeria Police to step up its internal monitoring activities to reduce and eliminate torture of suspects for confessions or punishment for detainees. Speaking yesterday in Abuja during a rally to mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, its Coordinator,…
26 Jun 2018
The Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) in collaboration with the National Committee Against Torture (NCAT) and National Human Rights Commission...
29 May 2018
Buoyed by the desire to reduce the incidences of torturing suspects in Nigeria, the Legal Defence Assistance Project (LEDAP) has commenced the training of police officers in Lagos.The training, which is in partnership with the United Nations Democracy Funds (UNDF) and National Committee Against Torture (NCAT) is christened, ‘Community Mobilization Against Tortured’.  
2 Mar 2018
A Federal High Court, Abuja has declared the Post- Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME) conducted by universities...
31 Oct 2017
The national coordinator of the group, Mr. Chino Obiagwu said the plight of Nigerians in death row in those countries is a source of concern to him.


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TotalEnergies[/caption] TotalEnergies Exploration and Production Nigeria Ltd. says it is committed to reducing energy poverty in Nigeria in line with the vision of the Federal Government.
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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday commenced a two-day mock accreditation in Osun, ahead of the July 16 governorship election in the state.
18 mins ago
The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Igboeze North Local Government Area of Enugu State has been burnt down by arsonists. INEC’s National Commissioner, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said this in a statement. Okoye disclosed that there were no casualties recorded in the attack that occurred around 11:48 pm…
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Libyans angered by rising prices, chronic power cuts and political deadlock planned further demonstrations Monday after a night of angry protests across the capital.
1 hour ago
Pope Francis has rebuffed suggestions he may be readying to resign, saying in an interview published Monday that rumours he was suffering from a serious illness were "court gossip".