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THE NIGERIAN ANTI-DEATH PENALTY GROUP (NDEPELG) RELEASES THE 6TH VOLUME OF ITS NEWSLETTER, “DISMISSING THE HANGMAN”

As part of its campaign for the moratorium or total abolishment of the use of the Death Penalty in Nigeria, The Nigerian anti-Death Penalty Group (NDEPELG) has released the 6th volume of its newsletter, “Dismissing The Hangman”.  Continue reading “THE NIGERIAN ANTI-DEATH PENALTY GROUP (NDEPELG) RELEASES THE 6TH VOLUME OF ITS NEWSLETTER, “DISMISSING THE HANGMAN””

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Press Release On International Women’s Day 2016: LEDAP Urges The Nigerian Government To Take Action In Achieving Gender Equality

Release Date: 8th March 2016

PRESS RELEASE ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2016: LEDAP URGES THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT TO TAKE ACTION IN ACHIEVING GENDER EQUALITY

Lagos, 8th March 2016 – As LEDAP commemorates International Women’s Day, which celebrates the achievements of women in all spheres of life, LEDAP reminds the Nigerian government that gender inequality remains a prevalent and significant challenge that contradicts and inhibits growth in economic, social and political domains, recognizing that gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Continue reading “Press Release On International Women’s Day 2016: LEDAP Urges The Nigerian Government To Take Action In Achieving Gender Equality”

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Press Statement: LEDAP Commends Nigerian Army Council on Brig-Gen Ransome-Kuti

Released Date: March 4 2016

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LEDAP COMMENDS ARMY COUNCIL FOR SETTING ASIDE THE CONVICTION OF BRIGADIER GENERAL ENITAN RANSOME-KUTI

Lagos March 4, 2016: The Legal Defence and Assistance Project- LEDAP, commends The Army Council on its announcement that it was setting aside the conviction of Brigadier-General Enitan Ransome-Kuti. Continue reading “Press Statement: LEDAP Commends Nigerian Army Council on Brig-Gen Ransome-Kuti”

Daily Trust: LEDAP Wants Post-JAMB‎ Test Abolished

jamb-logoThe Legal Defence and Assistance Project ( LEDAP ) has filed a case at the Federal High Court, Abuja seeking for an order declaring post–UTME test conducted by Universities and Polytechnics before admitting students as illegal practice that should be abolished.

In a suit filed by the group  against Joint Matriculation Board, the group said that there is no law authorizing the Universities to subject candidates to a second screening or test after the UTME examination by JAMB.

The group also said that the POST-UTME test has become a source of  corruption in the universities and polytechnics adding that lecturers and admission officials charge candidates huge sums of money using the Post-UTME as smoke screen.

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Channels Television: LEDAP Seeks Court Order Abolishing Post-JAMB Test

JAMB-computer-exam-300x161The Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) has filed a suit at the Federal High Court, Abuja seeking an order that POST-UTME tests conducted by Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges before admitting students are illegal and should be abolished.

In a suit filed recently against Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) and National Universities Commission (NUC), the group claims that there is no law authorising the Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges to subject candidates to a second screening or test after the UTME examination by JAMB. Continue reading “Channels Television: LEDAP Seeks Court Order Abolishing Post-JAMB Test”

Vanguard: LEDAP Wants Court To Declare Post-UTME Tests Illegal

By Innocent Anaba

A civil society organisation, Legal Defence and Assistance Project, LEDAP, has asked a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to declare that the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME tests conducted by Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges before admitting students are illegal and should be abolished.

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Defendants in the suit are Joint Admissions Matriculation Board, JAMB, National Universities Commission, NUC and Federal Ministry of Education.

LEDAP is contending that there is no law authorizing the Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges to subject candidates to a second screening or test after the UTME examination by JAMB. Continue reading “Vanguard: LEDAP Wants Court To Declare Post-UTME Tests Illegal”

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Call For Short Consultancies On Administration Of Criminal Justice Act 2015 In FCT

This is a call for expression of interest by LEDAP for persons based in Abuja to undertake a baseline assessment of the State of Criminal Justice Administration in the FCT. The dateline for submission of interest is January 13 2016 and the assignment commences on January 15 2016 for five fee days. Continue reading “Call For Short Consultancies On Administration Of Criminal Justice Act 2015 In FCT”