Monthly Archives: December 2013

Judge Rules that FOI Act is of General Application to all tiers of Government, their Officials, Agencies and Institutions

In the High Court of Justice Oyo State of Nigeria In the Ibadan Judicial Division Holden at Ibadan Before the Honourable Justice S. A. Akinteye, Judge Thursday, the 31st Day of October, 2013 Court No. 54 Suit No. M/332/12 Between:  Yomi Ogunlola & 1 Or                                                           –  CLAIMANTS  And  Speaker, …

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AFIC Holds First General Assembly in January


The Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) will hold its first General Assembly in Johannesburg, South Africa, on January 28 and 29, 2014. AFIC’s Chairperson, Mr. Gabriel Ayite Baglo, who is Director at the Africa Office of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) in Dakar, Senegal, said the meeting, being …

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Federal Government Release Grant to Nollywood


The Federal Government of Nigeria has given 40 practitioners in the Nigerian film industry, otherwise known as  Nollywood, various grants under a recently launched capacity training fund of the presidential intervention scheme for the industry, also known as Project ACT Nollywood. The training components of the capacity building fund is …

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PPDC Holds 4th HomeVida Awards

Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC) has completed arrangement to hold the 4th Nigeria Integrity Film (HomeVida)  Awards on December 10, 2013 at the Muson Centre, Lagos. The HomeVida Awards is an annual film award driving creative messaging on integrity and value change through the film channel to Nigerian and …

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Groups Seek Incorporation of FOI into Journalism Curriculum

The Nigerian Press Council (NPC) in partnership with the National Universities Commission (NUC), the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) have called for the incorporation of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act into the Nigerian journalism curriculum. This was contained in the communiqué …

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