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SERAP sues Governor Okowa over ‘poor, substandard primary schools’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court to: “compel governor Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa of Delta State to explain the disparity between budgetary allocations to primary education and the reality that several of the around 1,124 primary schools across the State are in shambles, and with very poor teaching facilities.”

SERAP: I need more time to disclose spending on security votes – Governor Al-Makura

The governor of Nasarawa State, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has responded to a Freedom of Information request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and asked “for more time within which to compile and provide details on the spending by the State on security votes, as this will require more than 7 days to process given that the information being requested covers a period of eight years.”

SERAP: Minister Fashola has identified runaway contractors

Anti-corruption advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, says the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has given it some documents with details of some contractors who ran away with government money without executing awarded power projects.
Dupe Atoki

Judge charges Nigerian officials to seek legal redress instead of harassing journalists

A judge of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Dupe Atoki, has charged Nigerian public officials to seek legal redress when they feel offended by a news report, instead of harassing and intimidating the journalist.

Stakeholders call for massive investment in water infrastructure

Stakeholders participating in the National Summit on the Human Right to Water in Abuja on Wednesday have called for massive investment in water infrastructure by African governments.
Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, says the problems of electricity are slowly being solved as no one can do it by magic.

SERAP asks minister to publish ‘names of contractors that disappeared with money for power...

SERAP said: “The revelation by Alhaji Atiku is entirely consistent with SERAP’s recent report titled: From Darkness to Darkness: How Nigerians are Paying the Price for Corruption in the Electricity Sector, which also revealed how over N11 trillion meant to provide regular electricity supply was allegedly squandered by politicians and contractors under successive governments.”
Atiku Abubakar

Group accuses Atiku Abubakar of tax evasion, asks FIRS to release his record

The Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate (CPPM), an activist group, has demanded that the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) produce tax receipts belonging to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Official: Foreign ministry is FOI-compliant

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned media reports that the Ministry is not in compliance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) 2011.

Femi Falana: It’s a shame we don’t know how much oil Nigeria is producing

Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana, said it was shameful that there was no accurate record of the volume of crude oil being produced in Nigeria daily.

Federal government sets deadline for MDAs to comply with FOI Act

The Federal Government has set a December 2018 deadline for all ministries, departments and agencies, MDA, of government to publish information as required by the Freedom of Information, FOI, Act.
Seyi Makinde

Oyo guber: PDP’s Seyi Makinde threatens Abiola Ajimobi with legal action over state’s finances

Gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has threatened to sue Governor Abiola Ajimobi and the state government over its continued silence on issues concerning the state’s finances.
ActionAid Nigeria

ActionAid Nigeria trains journalists on reporting corruption

ActionAid Nigeria under the Strengthening Citizens Resistance Against Prevalence of Corruption (SCRAP-C) project yesterday commenced a three-day media training on corruption and storytelling for no fewer than 30 journalists in Kaduna State.
Suleiman Adamu, Minister Of Water Resources

Suleiman Adamu: I need more time to account for spending on water projects

The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, has told the Federal High Court in Lagos to “grant the ministry more time within which to compile and furnish Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) with information on the spending on water, and locations of specific projects, in view of the high volume of the information involved.”

SERAP asks health minister account for spending on LUTH, other hospitals

“Millions of Nigerian children are believed to die each year before the age of five, and most of those children lose their lives to diseases that are easily preventable or treatable at low cost. Nigeria is third highest in infant mortality rate in the world.”
ActionAid Nigeria

ActionAid trains journalists on reporting corruption

Not fewer than forty journalists are currently undergoing three day training on corruption and investigative data reporting in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun

SERAP gives NYSC seven days to respond to Kemi Adeosun’s certificate scandal

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information request to Sule Kazaure, Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) asking him to “urgently provide information on specific details and documents on the Exemption Certificate granted to the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun”.

Ekiti guber: Kayode Fayemi faults Governor Fayose’s claims on Paris Club refund

The Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organisation has said there was no truth in the claims by Governor Ayodele Fayose that the Federal Government is deliberately delaying disbursement of Paris Club cash to the states of the federation to hurt Ekiti State’s bid to pay workers salary.

Vice President Osinbajo: Federal government to end secret ownership of companies

The end is in sight for secret ownership of companies and properties in Nigeria, just as the Federal Government is determined to end grand corruption in the country, the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has said.

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Enugu Disco denies collecting N2 million from estate residents in Aba

Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) is working to replace a faulty transformer in Federal Housing Estate, Ogbor-Hill, Aba, Abia and restore regular electricity supply to the estate, an official has said.
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Japan’s premier vows to reform constitution despite no ‘supermajority’

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday pledged to keep alive his plans to amend the country’s pacifist constitution, despite failing to secure a “supermajority” in upper house elections.
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Peter Obi decries incessant killing of Nigerians in South Africa, others

The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the February 23 presidential election, Mr. Peter Obi, on Sunday in Abuja, decried the killing of Nigerians in some countries including South Africa.

Police arraign architect for allegedly impersonating ICPC official

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Oghenekaro Etebo

Stoke City send warning to other clubs over Peter Etebo

Stoke City have sent a warning to other clubs over the availability of Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo in the transfer market.