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PRESS RELEASE: IMMMINENT EXECUTION OF NIGERIANS: LEDAP CALLS ON THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT TO INTERVENE

Release date: 28 July 2016

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IMMMINENT EXECUTION OF NIGERIANS:  LEDAP CALLS ON THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT TO INTERVENE

LEDAP calls on the Nigerian Government to urgently intervene in the imminent executions of some Nigerians in Indonesia. The office of the Attorney General Muhammad Prasetyo has announced that 14 drug convicts will be executed soon. Continue reading “PRESS RELEASE: IMMMINENT EXECUTION OF NIGERIANS: LEDAP CALLS ON THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT TO INTERVENE”

PRESS RELEASE: AFTER 11 YEARS, COURT NULLIFIES DEATH SENTENCE

  

 

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AFTER 11 YEARS, COURT NULLIFIES DEATH SENTENCE 

As the Legal year comes to an end, the Court of Appeal once again discharged and acquitted Mr. Ganiyu Wahab, a death row inmate after 11years in prison.

Mr. Ganiyu Wahab was arrested on the 23rd day of January, 2005 on the allegation of murder and subsequently convicted and sentenced to death on the 2nd day of July 2007 in a judgment delivered by Honorable Justice Oluwayemi of the Lagos High Court. Continue reading “PRESS RELEASE: AFTER 11 YEARS, COURT NULLIFIES DEATH SENTENCE”

THE NATION: LEGAL ADVISORY VOLUNTEERS MONITOR DETENTION CENTERS

 

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  Some lawyers and paralegals under the Lagos Legal Advice Scheme have volunteered to monitor detention centres to ensure that the police respect human rights.

At a workshop in Lagos by the Justice for All Programme (J4A), they were taught what to watch out for in the stations.

Sponsored by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) with support from civil society organisations, the scheme is aimed at ensuring effective policing in line with international standards.

Programmes Director, Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP), Adaobi Egboka, urged the volunteers to report any rights violations in any station.

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WORKSHOP FOR THE MAGISTRACY ON THE EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LAGOS STATE ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE LAW, 2011

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LEDAP, in conjunction with the  Lagos State Ministry of Justice, organized a workshop for the Magistracy on the effective implementation of the Lagos State Administration of Criminal Justice Law, 2011 at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of Lagos, Akoka on Friday 17 June, 2016.

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PRESS RELEASE: LEDAP CODEMNS NASS BILL TO AMEND ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT

 

 

Release date: April 18 2016

PRESS RELEASE

LEDAP CODEMNS NASS BILL TO AMEND ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT

Lagos April 18, 2016:  The Legal Defence & Assistance Project (LEDAP) condemns the move by the National Assembly to amend the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 (ACJ Act), describing it as self-serving and contrary to paragraph 1 of the Code of Conduct for Public Officers. Continue reading “PRESS RELEASE: LEDAP CODEMNS NASS BILL TO AMEND ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT”

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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”