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SERAP, CDHRDA challenge plans to amend ECOWAS’ court powers

By Innocent Anaba Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and the Centre for Defence of Human Rights and Democracy in Africa (CDHRDA) have asked the ECOWAS Court of Justice sitting in Abuja,  to stop the Gambian government and the ECOWAS Commission from amending the laws concerning the jurisdiction and access to the Community Court. The
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Lagos CJ promises zero tolerance for corruption in state judiciary

By Abdulwahab Abdulah The new Lagos State Chief Judge,(CJ) Justice Inumidun Akande has said the state judiciary under her tenure will have zero tolerance for corruption, indolence and negligence. Justice Akande also in an interview at the ceremony for the 2009/10 new legal year,  promised to embark on massive reforms in the state judiciary, especially
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Group asks Yar’Adua to ratify UN Protocol on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

As the UN General Assembly meets this week in New York, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has called on President Umaru Yar’Adua to urgently  and publicly commit Nigeria to the ratification of the new UN Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.” The Protocol, adopted by the UN
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Clearance of ex-governors:FG won’t release Ibori, Attah for trial in UK court – Andoakaa (SAN)

By Ise-Oluwa Ige About three months ago, the United Kingdom requested the Federal Government for legal assistance in the investigation and prosecution of a London-based broker firm, African Development Fund Incorporation (ADFI), over alleged conspiracy and money-laundering. ADFI, in the letter by UK to the Federal Government, was accused to have criminally conspired with some
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