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    $308m Abacha Loot: Cable Foundation writes Malami, seeks details of payment to lawyers

$308m Abacha Loot: Cable Foundation writes Malami, seeks details of payment to lawyers

The Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF) has written Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), to request details of payment to lawyers who worked on the latest repatriation of over $308 million stolen by Sani Abacha, a former military ruler.  Malami, on behalf of the federal government, recently signed an agreement with the governments of the Island of Jersey and the [...]

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    ‘FG not committed to anti-graft war’ — Falana reacts to CCB on Buhari’s assets

‘FG not committed to anti-graft war’ — Falana reacts to CCB on Buhari’s assets

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has condemned the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) for refusing to disclose assets declaration submitted by presidents and governors as requested by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP). SERAP had sent a freedom of information (FOI) request to the CCB, seeking disclosure of assets declaration submitted by successive presidents and governors from 1999 till date but the [...]

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    Falana writes Kachikwu, demands explanation for ‘$60bn oil revenue loss’

Falana writes Kachikwu, demands explanation for ‘$60bn oil revenue loss’

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    Group gets FOI reply pegging Nigeria’s population at 140m

Group gets FOI reply pegging Nigeria’s population at 140m

Onelife Initiative for Human Development, a non-governmental organisation, says it sent a freedom of information (FOI) request to the National Population Council (NPC). According to the group,  the request signed by ‘Sola Fagorusi, its acting executive director, on June 26, sought to know the total population of each state in Nigeria and the federal capital territory. It also demanded the population be  broken [...]

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    Falana: NNPC wrong to reject my request on disgraceful importation of fuel

Falana: NNPC wrong to reject my request on disgraceful importation of fuel

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has criticised the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for rejecting a request to provide information on the amount of money spent on petrol subsidy and turnaround maintenance of refineries. Using the freedom of information (FOI) act, Falana asked the commission to disclose the revenue realised from the sale of the daily allocation of 445,000 barrels of crude oil [...]

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    NTA slammed with ‘FOI Hall of Shame’ award

NTA slammed with ‘FOI Hall of Shame’ award

The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) has been named the latest recipient of the freedom of information (FOI) hall of shame award. Media Rights Agenda (MRA) named NTA for allegedly failing to promote the FOI act and ensure its effective implementation. MRA launched the FOI hall of shame on July 3, 2017, to draw attention to public officials and institutions that are "undermining [...]

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    Nothing to show for how n’assembly spent N1.3trn in 10 years, say CSOs

Nothing to show for how n’assembly spent N1.3trn in 10 years, say CSOs

Advocates of the #OpenNass campaign say between 2006 and 2016, approximately N1.3 trillion was allocated to the national assembly with no records to show how the funds were spent. Addressing a joint-press conference on Tuesday, representatives of civil society organisations, such as Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE), Budgit and Reclaim Naija, said the lack of financial accountability in parliament is dangerous [...]

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    SERAP sues Dogara, Saraki for failing to account for lawmakers’ earnings, spending

SERAP sues Dogara, Saraki for failing to account for lawmakers’ earnings, spending

The socio-economic rights and accountability project (SERAP) has initiated a suit against Bukola Saraki, senate president and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representative. SERAP in the suit accused Saraki and Dogara over failure to give account of the spending of 500 billion naira as running cost between 2006 and 2016 and the monthly income and allowances of each senator [...]

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    SERAP demands release of names of ‘looters’, sends FOI request

SERAP demands release of names of ‘looters’, sends FOI request

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information request to the Lai Mohammed, the minister of information, asking him to name the public officials whom public funds were recovered from. The FOI request, dated June 8, 2016, was signed by Adetokunbo Mumuni, SERAP's executive director. SERAP says the request should responded to in 14 days or it will [...]

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