On Wednesday, 13th May, 2020 the Federal High Court, Abuja Judicial Division delivered its judgment in Kehinde Ogunwumiju, SAN v. Nigerian Customs Service Board & Anor: Suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/1113/2019. The Plaintiff (Kehinde Ogunwumiju, SAN) via his counsel Tunde Ahmed Adejumo, Esq had approached the Court via an Originating Summons primarily seeking a declaration that in view of the...Read More
Abuja- The Network of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) working to promote transparency and accountability in different sectors of the Nigerian polity has come together to commemorate the 59th Independence Anniversary of Nigeria and the 20th Anniversary of Democratic Governance on the 1st of October 2019 in Abuja.
We congratulate all Nigerians on this occasion of our dear nation. The...Read More
The Rule of Law and Empowerment Initiative also known as Partners West Africa Nigeria (PWAN) with the support from the Nigerian Policing Program (NPP) convenes quarterly inter-agency coordination meeting to ensure effective dialogue amongst security agencies, oversight bodies, CSOs and the citizenry. The security agencies, oversight bodies, and CSOs include; Nigeria Police Force (NPF),...Read More
Abuja, 14 Nov. 17– President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent meeting to revise the National Defence Policy 2014 on the Harmonised Terms and Conditions of Service Officers 2017 has drawn the attention of the Rule of Law and Empowerment Initiative, also known as Partners West Africa-Nigeria (PWAN). We are concerned about the decision by the Army Council to reverse progress made in 2013 towards...Read More
Abuja, 10 August 2017–With deep sorrow, the Rule of Law and Empowerment Initiative (otherwise known as Partners West Africa Nigeria, PWAN) have learned of the passing of Prof. Abdulraufu Mustapha. Mustapha was a Professor of African Politics at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. He passed onto glory on Tuesday 8th of August 2017, after months of a courageous battle against...Read More
The events unfolding since Saturday 8th October 2016 involving the State Security Services, SSS (or the Department of State Security Services, DSS) and arrest of judicial officers have been cause for concern. The arrests over allegations of corruption came at an auspicious time given that in July 2016 we launched our Judicial Integrity Project aimed at increasing social accountability of our...Read More