July 3, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in the Federal High Court of Nigeria against Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, Attorney General Muhammed Adoke and Muhammed Abacha, son of Nigeria's former de facto President Sani Abacha. SERAP alleges ...[read more]
January 13, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act into law on Monday, prompting condemnation throughout the international community. The law bans same-sex marriage and criminalizes homosexual associations, societies and meetings and carries a punishment of up to 14 ...[read more]
September 16, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
Nigeria's High Court in Abuja declined to stop impeachment proceedings against President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday. This means the Nigerian House of Representatives' impeachment proceedings for non-implementation of the nation's budget will be allowed to continue according to Nigeria's ...[read more]
August 25, 2011
by Julia Zebley
Corruption in the Nigerian government has become endemic, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Thursday, criticizing the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) particularly and the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan generally. Although the agency has arraigned 45 different ...[read more]
July 26, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday announced his intentions to propose a constitutional amendment that would provide a single, extended tenure for the president of Nigeria and its 36 governors. The president and governors are currently limited to serving two four-year terms and are ...[read more]
March 9, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Nigerian government must investigate the recent killings of more than 200 Christian villagers and prosecute those responsible, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Monday. Attacks blamed on Muslim herders took place near the city of Jos over the weekend, in apparent retaliation for violence between ...[read more]
February 12, 2010
by Steve Dotterer
Nigerian acting President Goodluck Jonathan must take action to tackle the culture of impunity in Nigeria, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a letter dated Friday. HRW Executive Director Kenneth Roth called on Jonathan to address rights abuses left unaddressed during the two-and-a-half-ye... ...[read more]
February 10, 2010
by Jay Carmella
Nigerian Vice President Goodluck Jonathan will assume the role of president after the parliament voted on Tuesday for him to take over for ailing President Umaru Yar'Adua. Jonathan reluctantly accepted the presidency under the circumstances and asked for the country to pray for Yar'Adua as... ...[read more]
January 29, 2010
by Sarah Paulsworth
A Nigerian court ruled Friday that ailing President Umaru Yar'Adua is not required to formally transfer his powers to Vice President Goodluck Jonathan or any other interim leader. The Federal High Court in Abuja rejected a lawsuit brought by the Nigerian Bar Association, seeking to have preside... ...[read more]
January 22, 2010
by Sarah Paulsworth
Nigeria’s cabinet must pass a resolution within 14 days on whether ailing President Umaru Yar'Adua is capable of running the country, according to an order issued on Friday by Judge Dan Abutu of Federal High Court in Abuja. Yar'Adua has been absent from the country for two months receiv... ...[read more]

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