Monthly Archives: October 2019

UN General Assembly Adopts Resolution Proclaiming September 28 Access to Information Day

The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has adopted by consensus a resolution proclaiming 28 September the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI). By the resolution, the General Assembly endorsed a similar resolution which the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) unanimously passed in …

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If Nigeria’s Open Contracting Commitments Are Effectively Implemented, Nigeria Will Eradicate Corruption, Says MRA’s FOI Programme Manager

Mr Ridwan Sulaimon, Programme Manager for Freedom of Information (FOI) at Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has said that if Nigeria effectively implements its Open Contracting Commitments contained in the Open Government Partnership (OGP) National Action Plan (NAP), the country would be able to successfully tackle corruption. Speaking during “Galaxy Today,” …

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NCC Issues Regulation Compelling Telcos to Monitor and Record Calls on their Networks

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the nation’s telecommunication industry regulator, has issued the Lawful Interception of Communications Regulations, 2019 which compels telecommunications operators in the country to monitor and keep records of calls and other communications passing through their networks. This action, according to the Commission is to stem the …

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