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Is it true a Senator gets up to 3bn yearly?

Professor Itse Sagay, Chairman Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption (PACAC), had last week alleged that a Nigerian Senator gets N29 million in monthly pay. But the Senate has so far refused to clarify this or disclose the details of salaries and allowances of its members. In a statement today by SERAP deputy director Timothy Adewale the organization said that, “The ‘sky will not fall’ if details of a Nigerian Senator’s salaries and allowances are published on a dedicated website. SERAP believes that releasing the information on salaries and allowances of members of the Senate would encourage a nuanced, evidence-based public debate on...

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Xenophobia in South Africa

There have been several reports of Xenophobia attacks in South Africa in which majority of the victims were said to be Nigerians. According to the The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Mrs Soyata Maiga, Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the commission’s members requesting them: “to urgently submit a case on the escalating xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other African citizens in South Africa to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights and to seek an effective remedy and reparation for Nigerian victims.” SERAP said: “these attacks constitute serious...

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