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Suleiman Adamu, Minister Of Water Resources

SERAP alleges ‘widespread corruption’ in Cross River Basin

The organization urged Mr Adamu to ensure that “anyone involved is brought to justice if there is relevant and sufficient admissible evidence. We also urge you to push for the publication of the outcome of any investigation carried out by the anticorruption agencies.”
Karen Pierce

Envoy: UK working with Nigeria to fight corruption

The United Kingdom says it is working with Nigeria to fight corruption through the provision of technical assistance and equipment to key agencies fighting financial and economic crimes.
Abubakar Malami

Minister inaugurates 17-man anti-corruption committee

Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami on Monday in Abuja inaugurated a 17-man monitoring and evaluation committee on the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy spanning 2017 through 2021.

INEC: Why we can’t prosecute Ekiti vote buyers

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it has powers to prosecute allegations of vote buying by both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the recently concluded governorship election in Ekiti State but lacks the powers to arrest and investigate suspects.

NFIU Act: Why Egmont Group is yet to lift suspension on Nigeria – sources

The source, who is a top official of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), made the clarification in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 4th July 2018

Security votes: SERAP asks President Buhari to bring governors to justice

The organization said, “If there is relevant and sufficient admissible evidence, for former governors to face prosecution and serving governors to be prosecuted at the expiration of their tenure as governors.”

CCB, ICPC asked to prosecute House of Reps deputy speaker over ‘N1.1 billion water...

The organization said, “Public officials allegedly securing to themselves and/or their companies and family members privileges rightly belonging to the public by by-passing or manipulating the formal procedures necessary for the award of these privileges is a textbook case of conflict of interest.”

SERAP demands investigation of election payment to lawmakers in ex-Minister Okonjo-Iweala’s book

The organisation also urged the president to “instruct the Attorney General and/or appropriate anti-corruption agencies to publish the report of any such investigation including the names of anyone that may have benefited from the public funds, and to ensure the recovery of proceeds of corruption.”

Envoy: President Buhari has turned the tide against corruption in Nigeria

The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has turned the tide against corruption for Nigeria, Mr Akinremi Bolaji, Minister Plenipotentiary, Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the UN, has said.

UN chief commends Nigeria’s anti-corruption efforts

The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, as commended Nigeria’s anti-corruption agenda, saying the country plays a leading role in the fight against corruption in Africa.

SERAP urges Donald Trump to demand looters list from President Buhari

“The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami publicly said that government agreed with the ruling and would carry out the order. However, the Nigerian government only recently published alleged looters’ list. Even then, the list is not comprehensive and would appear lopsided.”

Court affirms SERAP’s right to sue against double pay for ex-governors

The Federal High Court in Lagos has ruled that the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has “sufficient interest to bring its suit to stop former governors and now serving senators and ministers from receiving double pay and life pensions, and to seek recovery of over N40bn of public funds unduly received by these public officers.”

Dead persons: SERAP asks President Buhari to withdraw board appointments

According to the organization, “Taking partisan politics out of the appointments to boards of agencies and parastatals is one surest way for Buhari to show that his government is truly one of change, that would do things differently from successive governments that apparently handed out board appointments to reward party members, supporters and cronies.”

SERAP asks President Buhari to give Nigerians reason for withdrawing $1 billion to...

The money was approved by the governors during a meeting last Friday of the National Economic Council (NEC) presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Tell Nigerians why you need $1 billion to fight Boko Haram – SERAP tells President...

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “urgently explain to Nigerians why the government decided to withdraw the sum of $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account to fight Boko Haram insurgency in the North East Nigeria.”

SERAP condemns face-off between EFCC, DSS, NIA

A civil society group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has condemned the face-off between officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and those of the State Security Service (SSS) and National Intelligence Agency (NIA) over the foiled attempt to arrest the former heads of SSS and NIA, Ita Ekpeyong and Ayo Oke respectively.

Ibe Kachikwu’s letter: SERAP asks President Buhari to suspend NNPC chief Maikanti Baru

SERAP has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari requesting him to use his “good offices and leadership position to urgently refer the allegations of corruption and abuse of office against Mr Maikanti Baru to the EFCC and ICPC for investigation,”

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