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MRA Inducts NDLEA into ‘Enhanced FOI Hall of Shame’, for Non-Compliance with FOI Act

MRA Inducts NDLEA into ‘Enhanced FOI Hall of Shame’, for Non-Compliance with FOI Act

MRA Inducts NDLEA into ‘Enhanced FOI Hall of Shame’, for Non-Compliance with FOI Act Updated

🕔09:32, 3.Dec 2019

Lagos: Tuesday, December 3, 2019: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) into its “Enhanced Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame”, saying its attitude towards the FOI Act smacked of arrogance and lawlessness

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Nigerians Condemn Bill that Prescribes Death Penalty for Hate Speech

Nigerians Condemn Bill that Prescribes Death Penalty for Hate Speech

🕔11:45, 25.Nov 2019

Nigerians have come out to condemn a bill by the Senate that seeks death by hanging for any person convicted of any form of hate speech that results in the death of another person, saying it violates the constitutional right

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African Commission Extends Mandate of Special Rapporteur on Free Expression, 14 Other Special Mechanism by 6 Months

African Commission Extends Mandate of Special Rapporteur on Free Expression, 14 Other Special Mechanism by 6 Months

🕔11:28, 25.Nov 2019

The African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) has renewed the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa, Commissioner Lawrence Mute, and the mandates of 14 other Special Mechanism of the

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PPDC, MRA Urge Federal Government to Ensure Full Implementation of Open Contracting in Nigeria Updated

🕔08:31, 21.Nov 2019

The Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC) and Media Rights Agenda (MRA) have called on the Federal Government to ensure the full implementation of Open Contracting in Nigeria such that procurements records and information are proactively disclosed by public institutions

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Varsity Student Expelled for Alleged Defamation of Character Debunks Allegation

Varsity Student Expelled for Alleged Defamation of Character Debunks Allegation Updated

🕔08:29, 21.Nov 2019

A student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) in Ogun State, Ifemosu Micheal Adewale, who was expelled by the university for alleged insubordination and defamation of character through an open letter he posted on his Facebook page to

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Bill to Regulate Social Media Passes First Reading in Senate

Bill to Regulate Social Media Passes First Reading in Senate Updated

🕔08:22, 21.Nov 2019

Nigeria’s upper legislative chambers, the Senate, on November 5, 2019 passed, for the First Reading, a bill titled, “‘Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulations Bill, 2019 (SB 132)” which, among other things, prescribes a three-year jail term for anyone involved

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AFEX Condemns Killing of Congolese Journalist, Calls for Prosecution of Perpetrators

AFEX Condemns Killing of Congolese Journalist, Calls for Prosecution of Perpetrators Updated

🕔08:17, 21.Nov 2019

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) on November 6, 2019 condemned the brutal murder on November 2, 2019 of Congolese journalist, Papy Mahamba Mumbere, by unidentified gunmen at his residence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The assailants,

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PPDC, MRA Urge Federal Government to Ensure Full Implementation of Open Contracting in Nigeria

PPDC, MRA Urge Federal Government to Ensure Full Implementation of Open Contracting in Nigeria

🕔15:34, 19.Nov 2019

ABUJA, Tuesday, 19 November 2019: The Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC) and Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on the Federal Government to ensure the full implementation of Open Contracting in Nigeria such that procurements records and information are

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Radio Nigeria Staff, One Other Assassinated by Gunmen in Benue 

Radio Nigeria Staff, One Other Assassinated by Gunmen in Benue  Updated

🕔14:11, 19.Nov 2019

On November 2, 2019, the day the world commemorated the occasion of the 2019 International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, Mr Patrick Kumbul, Head of ICTat Radio Nigeria Harvest FM in Makurdi, and another individual, Shongo Wuester,

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CWPPF Condemns Alarming Trend of Media Censorship in Nigeria as it Commemorates International Day to End Impunity Updated

🕔14:02, 19.Nov 2019

On the occasion of the 2019 International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, the Coalition for Whistleblowers Protection and Press Freedom (CWPPF) condemned the alarming trend of media censorship by state authorities in Nigeria. In a statement issued

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