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Budget padding: Court grants SERAP leave to compel Nigerian govt to prosecute lawmakers (PremiumTimes)

Budget padding: Court grants SERAP leave to compel Nigerian govt to prosecute lawmakers (PremiumTimes)

There is prospect Nigerians keen on knowing the truth about alleged padding of the 2016 budget may soon have some answers, as the Federal High Court in Lagos has granted a bid by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) “to seek an order of Mandamus to direct and compel the federal government to prosecute some principal officers of the National Assembly over allegations of padding and stealing of some N481bn from the 2016 budget.”

The decision by Justice Mohammed Idris last Friday has now cleared the way for SERAP to advance its case against the federal government on the publication of the reports of investigation into the allegations of budget padding and prosecution of indicted officers of the National Assembly. Read more

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