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    SERAP sues CCB over claim on privacy of Buhari’s assets

SERAP sues CCB over claim on privacy of Buhari’s assets

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a suit against the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) over its claim that details of President Muhammadu Buhari's assets cannot be disclosed on the grounds of privacy.Kolawole Oluwadare, SERAP deputy director, in a statement, said the suit was filed at the federal high court in Lagos on Friday.A freedom of information [...]

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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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    We can’t disclose details of Buhari’s assets, CCB tells SERAP

We can’t disclose details of Buhari’s assets, CCB tells SERAP

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) says it cannot disclose the details of President Muhammadu Buhari's assets.The bureau responded to a freedom of information (FoI) request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), seeking a disclosure of assets declaration submitted by successive presidents and governors from 1999 till date.It said the information requested cannot be provided on the grounds of [...]

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    Al-Makura: I need more than seven days to account for security votes

Al-Makura: I need more than seven days to account for security votes

Tanko Al-Makura, Nasarawa governor, says he will need more than seven days to respond to a freedom of information request by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).SERAP had asked President Muhammadu Buhari and all the 36 governors to provide details of what was appropriated for as security votes between 2011 and 2019.Al-Makura's response was contained via a letter, [...]

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    SERAP: Fashola has named corrupt contractors

SERAP: Fashola has named corrupt contractors

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) says Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, has named contractors who failed to execute power projects after receiving payment.In a statement on Sunday, Kolawole Oluwadare, deputy director of SERAP, said the minister forwarded the list to the organisation.Oluwadare said SERAP has been invited to inspect a compendium of verified and paid/outstanding [...]

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    Publish details of Buhari’s assets, SERAP writes CCB

Publish details of Buhari’s assets, SERAP writes CCB

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has written to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) 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 Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), guilty of false declaration of assets.In a freedom of information (FoI) [...]

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    Coalition reacts to lifting of ban on UNICEF

Coalition reacts to lifting of ban on UNICEF

The Coalition Against Terrorism in Nigeria (CATE) has reacted to the lifting of the ban placed on the activities of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) by the Nigerian army.On Friday, the army suspended the activities of UNICEF in the north-eastern part of the country.It accused the organisation of working for Boko Haram insurgents and sabotaging the war [...]

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    SERAP to FG: Your travel ban will sabotage war against corruption

SERAP to FG: Your travel ban will sabotage war against corruption

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari's order banning 50 prominent Nigerians suspected of corruption from travelling abroad. SERAP described the order as arbitrary, repressive and illegal. The president had through Garba Shehu, his spokesman, announced the ban which would place the affected individuals on a watch list, pending the determination of their cases.The group said the federal [...]

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    INEC to SERAP: We can’t prosecute Ekiti vote buyers

INEC to SERAP: We can’t prosecute Ekiti vote buyers

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it lacks the constitutional power to arrest and investigate politicians involved in vote-buying.In a letter sent to the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), Okechukwu Ndech, INEC’s acting secretary, said the commission can only partner with relevant security agencies to prosecute electoral offenders.SERAP had in a letter dated July 17 asked INEC to [...]

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    SERAP opposes planned sharing of Abacha loot, calls it ‘mere tokenism’

SERAP opposes planned sharing of Abacha loot, calls it ‘mere tokenism’

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the federal government to reconsider its plan to share the $320bn Abacha loot among poor households in Nigeria.In May, President Muhammadu Buhari said the recovered loot will be put into the conditional cash transfers (CCT) scheme targeted at the “poorest of Nigerians”.Tukur Rumar, representative of the National Cash Transfer Office (NCTO), [...]

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    Budget alteration: SERAP asks Buhari to sue n’assembly for ‘crimes against humanity’

Budget alteration: SERAP asks Buhari to sue n’assembly for ‘crimes against humanity’

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has accused the national assembly of committing “crimes against humanity” by altering various allocations in the 2018 budget.While signing the budget on Wednesday, Buhari revealed that the lawmakers added 6,403 projects of their own to the 2018 budget proposal he sent to them.“The national assembly made cuts amounting to N347 billion in the allocations to [...]

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    SERAP: N17bn added to 2015 budget a breach of UN convention against corruption

SERAP: N17bn added to 2015 budget a breach of UN convention against corruption

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to order an investigation into the N17 billion allegation regarding the 2015 budget.In her book — ‘Fighting Corruption is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines’ —, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former minister of finance, had said members of the national assembly increased their budget by N17 billion before it was [...]

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    $16bn power project: Refer Obasanjo to EFCC, SERAP tells Buhari

$16bn power project: Refer Obasanjo to EFCC, SERAP tells Buhari

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to initiate probe against ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo for allegedly mismanaging $16 billion meant for power projects in the country.It asked the president to refer the allegation to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to be investigated [...]

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    SERAP asks court to compel senators to return N13.5m monthly allowance

SERAP asks court to compel senators to return N13.5m monthly allowance

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the federal high court, Lagos, to order Senate President Bukola Saraki and 107 senators to refund the "illegal" N13.5 million monthly allowance.Last month, Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, disclosed that members of the upper legislative chamber were getting the amount as running cost on a monthly basis.In a suit marked [...]

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    SERAP: 55 politicians, high-level public officials stole N1.3trn in seven years

SERAP: 55 politicians, high-level public officials stole N1.3trn in seven years

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) says N1.354 trillion was stolen from the nation’s coffers by "55 politicians and high-level public officials" between 2006 and 2013.SERAP said this on Wednesday in Lagos while unveiling its report titled ‘Letting the big fish swim’.The organisation said the amount of money “embezzled, misappropriated or stolen by public officials and leaders in the [...]

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    SERAP to Buhari: Granting amnesty to Boko Haram a denial of justice to victims

SERAP to Buhari: Granting amnesty to Boko Haram a denial of justice to victims

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s plan to grant unconditional amnesty to repentant Boko Haram insurgents.The group says such a plan will be tantamount to a denial of justice for victims of insurgency.In an open letter addressed to Buhari, SERAP said Boko Haram would continue to undermine peace and stability in the country if he [...]

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