SERAP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, legal & advocacy org. devoted to promoting transparency, accountability & respect for socio-economic rights in Nigeria.
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Feb 25 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Section 60 of the Electoral Act 2022:
60.—(1) The Presiding officer shall, after counting the votes at the polling unit, enter the votes scored by each candidate in a form. (2) The form shall be signed and stamped by the presiding officer and
counter signed by candidates' agents;
(3) The presiding officer shall give to the polling agents and the police officer where available a copy each of the completed forms after it has been duly signed as provided under subsection (2). (4) The presiding officer shall count and announce the result at the polling unit.
Apr 23, 2021 • 8 tweets • 4 min read
BREAKING: Following reports that terrorists have killed three abducted Kaduna varsity students, SERAP is calling on @mbachelet@UNHumanRights to appoint an envoy to visit Nigeria to investigate the mounting attacks on students, teachers and their families across the country.
The killing of these students is a grim reminder of the horrific toll that the violence and insecurity across Nigeria is having on children and their education.
The attacks on students are increasing, and Nigerian authorities are unwilling or unable to stop the attacks.
Apr 22, 2021 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
BREAKING: We are concerned about reports that the Publisher of Daily Nigerian Newspaper, Jaafar Jaafar, has gone into hiding after reportedly receiving threats to his life, for allegedly releasing video clips showing alleged bribery against Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
We urge President Buhari @MBuhari and @NigeriaGov to instruct @PoliceNG, the Attorney General and/or appropriate anti-corruption agencies to ensure and guarantee the safety and security of Mr Jaafar Jaafar and his family.
SERAP has urged Engr. Elias Mbam, Chairman, RMAFC to urgently review upward the remuneration, allowances, and conditions of service for Nigerian judges, and to review downward the remuneration and allowances of high-ranking political office-holders...
...in order to address the persistent poor treatment of judges, and to improve access of victims of corruption to justice.
Apr 11, 2021 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
BREAKING: We’ve urged RMAFC to urgently review upward the remuneration, allowances, and conditions of service for judges, and to review downward the remuneration and allowances of President Buhari, 36 governors and members of @nassnigeria to address the poor treatment of judges.
In the letter sent yesterday, we urged Engr. Elias Mbam, Chairman, Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) “to send your review and recommendations to @nassnigeria for appropriate legislative action, as provided for by the Nigerian Constitution 1999.”
Mar 9, 2021 • 10 tweets • 3 min read
BREAKING: We urge @NigeriaGov to urgently clarify why the £4.2m Ibori loot would be used for the construction of Lagos—Ibadan Expressway and the Second Niger Bridge, despite telling SERAP last year that the Abacha loot of over $600m was earmarked for the same projects.
In response to our FoI, @NigeriaGov had in March 2020 told SERAP that the $322m Abacha loot recovered from Switzerland and the $308m recovered from the Island of Jersey would be “used for the construction of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway; Abuja-Kano Expressway and Second Niger Bridge.”
Mar 8, 2021 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
BREAKING: In response to our request for details of spending of funds approved for electricity projects in Nigeria between 1999 and 2020 and the names of officials involved, the World Bank has asked for more time to provide SERAP with "more comprehensive response."
The letter, just received from the World Bank, read in part: “In response to your request under S2102-1589, we would like to inform you that we are still considering your request and need additional time to provide you with a more comprehensive response.
Mar 7, 2021 • 26 tweets • 6 min read
SERAP has urged President @MBuhari to provide spending details of the overdrafts and loans obtained from @cenbank by @NigeriaGov since May 29, 2015 including the total overdrafts, the projects on which the overdrafts have been spent; repayment of all overdrafts to date...
.as well as to clarify whether the $25bn (N9.7trn) overdraft reportedly obtained from the CBN is within the five-percent limit of the actual revenue of the government for 2020
Mar 7, 2021 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
BREAKING: $25bn CBN overdraft: We’ve urged President Buhari to provide spending details of the overdrafts and loans obtained from @cenbank by @NigeriaGov since May 29 2015-the total overdrafts, list of projects, repayments and clarify if the $25bn meets 5% limit of actual revenue
SERAP is also urging him to provide details of spending of overdrafts and loans obtained from the CBN by successive governments between 1999 and 2015.
Feb 7, 2021 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
BREAKING: $500m: We've asked @WorldBank to publish archival records and documents on spending on approved funds to improve access to electricity in Nigeria b/w 1999-2020, the Bank’s role in the execution of any funded electricity projects, and list of Nigerian officials involved.
The application under the Bank's Access to Information Policy was sent yesterday to its president, Mr David Malpass.
The Bank last week approved $500m to boost access to electricity in Nigeria and improve the performance of the electricity distribution companies in the country.
Feb 5, 2021 • 34 tweets • 5 min read
ECOWAS Court of Justice, Abuja has this morning heard arguments in the case brought by SERAP against the @NigeriaGov seeking justice and accountability for the authorities’ failure to prevent, account for and investigate killings, raping, maiming of Nigerians..
... and other residents, and destruction of property across the country by herdsmen and other unknown perpetrators
Jan 31, 2021 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
BREAKING: We've asked @DrAhmadLawan@femigbaja
to urgently probe and refer to appropriate anti-corruption agencies allegations that N4.4bn of public money budgeted for @nassnigeria is missing, misappropriated, diverted or stolen, as documented in 3 reports by the auditor-general
The letter sent yesterday, read in part: "By exercising strong and effective leadership in this matter, @nassnigeria can show Nigerians that the legislative body is a proper & accountable watchdog that represents & protects the public interest & can hold itself and FG to account.
Jan 5, 2021 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
BREAKING: We've sent an urgent complaint to UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention over illegal detention & reported torture of Sowore, 4 others simply for peacefully exercising their rights. We're seeking their immediate release & withdrawal of the bogus charges against them.
The complaint sent yesterday, read in part: “The Working Group should request the Nigerian authorities to withdraw the bogus charges against Mr Sowore and four other activists, and to immediately and unconditionally release them.
Jan 3, 2021 • 30 tweets • 4 min read
SERAP has urged President @MBuhari to direct the AGF, Mr Abubakar Malami, & appropriate anti-corruption agencies to probe allegations that N3,836,685,213.13 of public funds meant for the Ministry of Health,teaching hospitals,medical centres,& NAFDAC are missing,diverted or stolen
The allegations are documented in Part 1 of the 2018 audited report released last week by the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation.
Jan 3, 2021 • 7 tweets • 1 min read
BREAKING: We’ve urged President Buhari to promptly probe missing N3,836,685,213.13 of public funds in the health ministry, neuro-psychiatric hospitals, teaching hospitals, medical centres, NHIS, NAFDAC & to ensure suspected perpetrators are prosecuted and the funds are recovered.
The letter sent yesterday, read in part: "SERAP also urges you to investigate the patterns of widespread corruption in the health ministry, teaching hospitals, medical centres, and NAFDAC, and to clean up an apparently entrenched system of corruption in the health sector.
Nov 16, 2020 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
SERAP invites you to an interactive session titled: “ Addressing COVID-19 without corruption: Implementing safeguards against corruption in COVID-19 spending in Nigeria”, scheduled to hold on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 10am.
The event aims to promote & draw public attention to authorities’ transparency frameworks, including Framework for Management of COVID-19 Funds in Nigeria under the Treasury Single Account by Office of the AGF & Guidelines for the Conduct of Procurements that respond to COVID-19.
Nov 15, 2020 • 21 tweets • 3 min read
SERAP has won the latest round in the legal battle to compel Governor Okowa of Delta state & Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) to publish spending details of the funds collected for primary schools in the state,& the locations of projects carried out between 2015 & 2019
Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, last week ruled that, “Going through the Application filed by SERAP, supported by a 13-paragraph affidavit, with supporting exhibits, statements setting out the facts...
Nov 15, 2020 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
BREAKING: SERAP has won round one in battle to compel Governor Okowa of Delta state, and Universal Basic Education Commission to account for education funds in the state, as Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court, Lagos last week granted the motion for leave as prayed.
Justice Aikawa ruled “Going through the Application, supported by a 13-para. affidavit, with exhibits, statements of facts, verifying affidavits and written address, I am satisfied that leave ought to be granted in this case, and I hereby grant the motion for leave as prayed.”
Nov 12, 2020 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
BREAKING: A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted leave to SERAP to pursue our suit against @NigeriaGov over the failure to disclose spending details of the loans it obtained since 2015 including list of projects and their locations, conditions of the loans, etc.
Hon. Justice A.R Mohammed, who gave the ruling yesterday following the hearing of an argument on motion exparte by SERAP expressed satisfaction that the leave ought to be granted, and adjourned the motion on notice to 11th November, 2020 for hearing.
Nov 6, 2020 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
BREAKING: #EndSARS The ICC has officially confirmed that it will "give consideration to SERAP Communication seeking probe into reports that Nigerian authorities, military and some politicians have killed #EndSARS peaceful protesters in several parts of Nigeria."
In the letter with reference number OTP-CR-495/20, the ICC stated, in part: "The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court acknowledges receipt of your documents/letter.
This communication has been duly entered in the Communications Register of the Office.