AfDec to Advocate for Robust, Open and Free Internet in 2020

AfDec to Advocate for Robust, Open and Free Internet in 2020 Updated

🕔00:04, 28.Jan 2020

The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms (AfDec) Coalition have set 2020 as the year for robust advocacy for an open and free internet as well as the strategic promotion of online human rights in Africa. AfDec’s work is

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Journalist Dies from Injuries Sustained from Abductors’ Battery   

Journalist Dies from Injuries Sustained from Abductors’ Battery   Updated

🕔00:04, 28.Jan 2020

On January 15, 2020, Maxwell Nashan, a young reporter with Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) FM station, popularly known as Fombina FM, in Yola, Adamawa State, died as a result of beating and injuries inflicted on him by yet

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MRA Inducts NHIS into its Enhanced ‘FOI Hall of Shame,’ for Breaching the FOI Act 

MRA Inducts NHIS into its Enhanced ‘FOI Hall of Shame,’ for Breaching the FOI Act  Updated

🕔23:05, 27.Jan 2020

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has inducted the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) into its “Enhanced Freedom of Information Hall of Shame” for the agency’s dismal performance in the implementation of the FOI Act and pledged to take legal action against

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President Buhari’s Aide Sues Journalists for Defamation, Claims N500 Million Damages 

President Buhari’s Aide Sues Journalists for Defamation, Claims N500 Million Damages  Updated

🕔22:53, 27.Jan 2020

Mrs Sarah Alade, an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari on finance and the economy, has taken two journalists, Alfred Olufemi and Gidado Yushau, to court for alleged defamation and is claiming N500 million from them as damages. She also sought

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MRA Sues NNPC for Consistently Violating FOI Act, Claims N15 Million Damages

MRA Sues NNPC for Consistently Violating FOI Act, Claims N15 Million Damages Updated

🕔22:49, 27.Jan 2020

True to its pledge, Media Rights Agenda (MRA) last month filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Abuja accusing the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of consistently breaching its statutory duties under the Freedom of Information Act, 2011

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DSS  Detain Student Editor over Publication Updated

🕔22:45, 27.Jan 2020

Nigeria’s intelligence agency, the Department of State Security(DSS) on December 29, 2019, invited Mr Ayoola Babalola, a student who serves as editor of a campus newspaper at Gateway ICT Polytechnic, Saapade, in Ogun State for interrogation over articles it published

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Kano State Government Approves Technical Committee to Regulate Media

Kano State Government Approves Technical Committee to Regulate Media Updated

🕔22:34, 27.Jan 2020

 The Kano State Commissioner of Information, Mr Muhammad Garba, has announced plans by the State to regulate the media, following the approval given by the State Executive Council for the setting up of a technical committee to address issues of

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NFVCB Orders Cinemas to Suspend Showing of ‘Sugar Rush’

NFVCB Orders Cinemas to Suspend Showing of ‘Sugar Rush’ Updated

🕔22:31, 27.Jan 2020

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), Nigeria’s film and video regulatory agency, has ordered cinemas nationwide to stop screening a film released on December 25, 2019, titled “Sugar Rush”.  According to the Board, “the temporary approval given for

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MRA Calls on Government to Introduce and Implement Policies that Ensure Safety of Journalists  Updated

🕔22:21, 27.Jan 2020

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) hascalled on the Nigerian Government to adopt and implement policies and laws instituting preventive measures aimed at eliminating or reducing attacks against journalists and ensuring routine but diligent prosecution of perpetrators of attacks against journalists. According

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Former OGP Nigeria Co-Chair Tasks New Leadership on 2nd National Action Plan  Updated

🕔21:50, 27.Jan 2020

The Executive Director of Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and former Civil Society Co-Chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in Nigeria, Mr Edetaen Ojo, has urged the new leadership of  OGP Nigeria to ensure the timely submission of the country’s

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