Court Adjourns Ruling on Objection to MRA’s FOI Suit to November 16 Updated

🕔11:13, 16.Oct 2017

A Lagos High Court has fixed ruling for November 16, 2017 in a preliminary objection raised by the Lagos State Ministry of Health to a suit filed against it by Media Rights Agenda (MRA) over its failure to disclose records

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MRA Inducts Identity Management Commission into FOI Hall of Shame

MRA Inducts Identity Management Commission into FOI Hall of Shame Updated

🕔09:50, 16.Oct 2017

LAGOS, Monday, October 16, 2017: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) into its Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame, saying it was recognizing the agency for its determined efforts to undermine the effectiveness

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ACHPR Invites Media Representatives to Cover 30th Anniversary Celebrations

ACHPR Invites Media Representatives to Cover 30th Anniversary Celebrations Updated

🕔19:17, 15.Oct 2017

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) is inviting representatives of the media to cover the 30th Anniversary Celebrations of the Commission scheduled to take place in Banjul, The Gambia, on November 1 to 4, 2017. The Commission is hosting

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Government of Georgia, Mukelani Dimba Take Over Global OGP Co-Chairmanship

Government of Georgia, Mukelani Dimba Take Over Global OGP Co-Chairmanship Updated

🕔13:39, 12.Oct 2017

The Government of Georgia and Mr. Mukelani Dimba of the International School for Transparency, took over co-chairmanship of the Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) on October 1, 2017, expressing their “vision to get things done with the

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State Revenue Service Shuts Down Radio Station over Alleged Tax Default

State Revenue Service Shuts Down Radio Station over Alleged Tax Default Updated

🕔13:25, 12.Oct 2017

On September 28, 2017, the Edo State Internal Revenue Service (EIRS) shut down the operations of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) in Benin popularly called Bronze FM for alleged tax indebtedness to the tune of N6.7 million. As

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Nigerians Say Information is Important but Ignorant of FOI Act

Nigerians Say Information is Important but Ignorant of FOI Act Updated

🕔13:12, 12.Oct 2017

The ordinary Nigeria believes that information is very important for many reasons but most of them are vastly unaware of the existence  the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to use it. In addition, not all of them are ready

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Volkswagen Foundation Offers Travel Grants for Young Researchers

Volkswagen Foundation Offers Travel Grants for Young Researchers Updated

🕔11:38, 11.Oct 2017

The Volkswagen Foundation offers travel grants for PhD students or early postdoctoral degree carrying out research work on challenging projects with regard to chances and risks of transparency in different international fields of politics, economy and civil society. Applicants can

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NCAA Responds to FOI Request after FOI Hall of Shame Induction

NCAA Responds to FOI Request after FOI Hall of Shame Induction Updated

🕔11:25, 11.Oct 2017

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), appears to be turning a new leaf as it granted an FOI request made by a firm of consumer rights legal practitioners based in Lagos days after it was inducted into the FOI Hall of

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Application Opens for John S. Knight Journalism fellowships at Stanford University

Application Opens for John S. Knight Journalism fellowships at Stanford University Updated

🕔11:21, 11.Oct 2017

From mid-September to December 2017 the John S. Knight (JSK) Journalism Fellowships for at Stanford University will be receiving applications for the 2018-19 edition of the Fellowship Selected fellows will be expected to take initiative and seek out people who can

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Internet Freedom Conference 2017 to Addresses Role and Responsibilities of Internet Intermediaries

Internet Freedom Conference 2017 to Addresses Role and Responsibilities of Internet Intermediaries Updated

🕔11:06, 11.Oct 2017

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers will bring together key stakeholders in a conference to examine current questions concerning the regulation of Internet intermediaries as gatekeepers to the exercise

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