SERAP to FG: Go to court over alleged diversion of N388.304bn Paris Club loan refunds by states
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has written to the Accountant – General of the Federation Alh. Ahmed Idris, FCNA requesting him “to urgently pass on information to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, SAN relating to the release of N388.304 billion London Paris Club loan refunds to 35 states by the federal government so that Mr Malami can take steps to initiate legal action against the states that allegedly diverted and mismanaged the funds.”
The organization asked Alh. Idris to compile and pass on information on the spending of the funds by states...
SERAP to FG: Implement corruption report on YABATECH, recall whistle-blowers
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the Minister of EducationMallam Adamu Adamu urging him to use his “good offices and leadership position to ensure the immediate, unconditional and full reinstatement of all the eight members of staff of the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos (YABATECH) who were sacked as a result of their whistle-blowing activities.”
The organization wants Malam Adamu to “prevail on the Polytechnic Council to reinstate the whistle-blowers back to their respective assignments in the Polytechnic with all their entitlements paid and their promotions effected as their victimisation is against the spirit...
SERAP writes Trump, demands return of Nigeria’s stolen assets
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the US President Donald J. Trump urging his “Administration to attach and release to Nigeria some $500 million worth of US-based proceeds of corruption traced to former Nigerian dictator General Sani Abacha.”
The organization said that, “these proceeds are separate from the $480 million of Abacha-origin funds that have been forfeited to the US under an August 2014 US federal district court order. SERAP’s request is fully consistent with the UN Convention Against Corruption, which both the US and Nigeria have ratified.”
SERAP in the letter dated 3 February...
$15m: Court throws out Patience Jonathan’s suit against SERAP, awards cost
The Federal High Court in Lagos has struck out the suit filed by Mrs Dame Patience Jonathan and her group Union of Niger Delta Youth Organization for Equity, Justice and Good Governance against a civil society group Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).
Mrs Jonathan’s lawyers at the hearing of the case yesterday informed the court that they were no longer interested in pursuing the matter, and subsequently applied to discontinue/withdraw it.
Timothy Adewale who represented SERAP in court said: “This case should never have been brought against SERAP in the first place. The case has been a complete waste of our...
SERAP to Buhari: Refer SGF Lawal alleged ‘grass-cutting’ corruption to EFCC, ICPC
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to use his good offices and leadership position “to urgently refer the allegations of corruption against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for further investigation, and if there is relevant and sufficient admissible evidence, for him to face prosecution.”
The organization also urged President Buhari to “urgently publish the outcome of the investigation conducted on the matter by...