Ngige gave the charge when he received on a courtesy visit the new Director General of the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association, Timothy Olawale, and his predecessor, Olusegun Oshinowo
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SERAP stated this in a letter dated October 5, 2018 and signed by its Deputy Director, Timothy Adewale
SERAP made the letter for the request to Adewole known in a statement on Sunday.
The suit, number FHC/L/CS/1418/18, was filed on Friday at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos
The radio station, owned by popular musician, Yinka Ayefele, was demolished on Sunday before a court hearing scheduled for Monday at the Oyo State High Court.
The organization said the action by the NBC “amounts to illegal restrictions on media freedom, the right to freedom of opinion and expression and free information and ideas.”
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.”
SERAP said: “The authorities have a legal obligation under the UN Convention against Corruption to which Nigeria is a state party to make sure that the returned Abacha loot is properly and efficiently used, both from the viewpoint of using asset recovery as a tool of ensuring justice to victims of corruption and breaking the cycle of grand corruption. But the plan to share the loot among households is mere tokenism and would neither have significant impact on poverty alleviation nor satisfy the twin objectives of justice and development.”
The organization urged the Human Rights Council to adopt a resolution to “condemn in the strongest possible terms the ongoing killings and revenge attacks on innocent Nigerians and residents by suspected herdsmen and/or unknown persons as well as the ongoing impunity enjoyed by suspected perpetrators and groups that have suggested these atrocities may be retaliatory killings.”
The organization advised President Muhammadu Buhari to “instruct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr Abubakar Malami to open discussion with the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to establish whether substantial grounds and the requisite elements exist to warrant the intervention of the Prosecutor in this case.
The organization 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.”
The organization said: “Selective enforcement of court orders if not urgently addressed would ultimately put the rule of law in Nigeria under siege.”
SERAP, in a statement signed by Timothy Adewale, its Deputy Director and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lagos, described the hiked fees as “illegal”.
The organization said the government should instead “prioritise justice for the victims of Boko Haram and help them to rebuild and get on with their lives rather than pushing to remove accountability for the mass atrocities committed against millions of Nigerian women, men, children and the elderly, and allowing those responsible to escape justice”.
A statement by SERAP’s Deputy Director, Timothy Adewale, said that the Federal Government also agreed to publish details of allocations of the projects in the 36 states of the federation.
The organization also urged the AU to “maintain targeted travel sanctions and asset freezes against the authorities until they meet specific human rights and good governance benchmarks”
The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Monday night declared Afegbua wanted over the statement he issued on Sunday
The House of Assembly had on Friday passed a resolution suspending Justice Uzokwe as the state’s chief judge
This was contained in a statement on Wednesday by SERAP’s Deputy Director, Timothy Adewale
Buhari had on Friday approved the constitution of the Governing Boards of agencies and parastatals, appointing 209 chairmen and 1258 members to fill the board positions