SERAP to FG: pay judges their salaries and allowances or face legal action
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari requesting him “to use your good offices and leadership to urgently instruct all appropriate authorities to release budgetary allocations for the immediate payment of outstanding salaries and allowances of judges and judicial workers across the country.”
In the letter dated 18 January 2017 and signed by SERAP executive director Adetokunbo Mumuni the organization said that, “The Senate of Nigeria has disclosed that federal judges have not been paid their salaries and allowances for four months. SERAP is seriously concerned that failing to pay regularly and...
EFCC investigates alleged missing N500m Chibok safe school funds
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed that it is looking into the petition requesting the anti-corruption body to “urgently begin a thorough, transparent and effective investigation into allegation that N500 million Safe School funds for Chibok girls, commissioned by former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to rebuild the Government Girls School in Chibok, is missing and cannot be accounted for.”
The petition dated 27 December 2016, was sent to the EFCC Chair Ibrahim Mustafa Magu by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).
This development was disclosed today by SERAP senior staff attorney Timothy Adewale.
Adewale said: “We have...
UN investigates Southern Kaduna killings
Dr Agnes CALLAMARD, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions , has confirmed that she is probing “recent allegations of killings of over 800 citizens mostly women, children and the elderly in Southern Kaduna by suspected herdsmen, and to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice, and to provide reparations to victims.”
This followed a petition dated 30 December 2016 and sent by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP). The development on Dr CALLAMARD’s investigation of the killings was disclosed today by SERAP executive director Adetokunbo Mumuni.
In the communication sent to SERAP today Dr CALLAMARD said: “Many thanks...
Magu: SERAP drags Senate to UN, says allegations against him politically motivated
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has petitioned Mr Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders over alleged “intimidation, harassment and unfair treatment of Mr Ibrahim Magu, Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria apparently working with other agencies of government to use a purported security report the Senate knew or ought to know is baseless and politically motivated to reject Mr Magu’s confirmation as substantive chairman of the EFCC.”
SERAP said that “by relying on a report they knew or ought to...
FOI: SERAP sues Saraki, Dogara ‘over failure to give account of N500bn running cost’
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sued the Senate President Dr Bukola Sakari and Speaker of the House of Representatives Mr Dogara Yakubu “over failure to give account of the spending of N500 billion as running cost between 2006 and 2016, and the monthly income and allowances of each Senator and member.”
The suits filed last Friday at the Federal High Court Ikoyi followed two Freedom of Information requests dated 25 November 2016 to both Dr Saraki and Mr Dogara asking them to “urgently provide information about alleged spending of N500 billion as running cost between 2006 and 2016, and the monthly...