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2016 Report Shows Low Usage of FOI Act by the Public Updated

🕔14:34, 8.Aug 2017

The level of usage of the Freedom of Information Act by members of the public to seek information from public institutions in 2016 remained very low, according to partial user data obtained from the Office of the Attorney-General of the

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MRA Inducts Another Judge, Three Institutions into FOI Hall of Shame Updated

🕔11:31, 8.Aug 2017

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has inducted another Judge of the Ikeja High Court in Lagos and three public institutions into its Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame for undermining the effectiveness of the FOI Act, 2011 through their actions, inactions,

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Jeanette Minnie Online Course on Civil Society and African Media Policy Set for Launch

Jeanette Minnie Online Course on Civil Society and African Media Policy Set for Launch Updated

🕔10:59, 8.Aug 2017

A free online course in “Civil Society and African Media Policy in the Digital Age” will be launched soon in honour of the contributions of the late Jeanette Minnie in the area of freedom of expression and press freedom in

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CSOs Using FOI Act to Keep Public Institutions on Their Toes, Says Federal Attorney-General Updated

🕔10:52, 8.Aug 2017

The bulk of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests made to public institutions since 2011, when he FOI Act was passed into Law, have originated from civil society organizations (CSOs), according to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice,

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UNDP Honours MRA for ‘Immense Contribution’ to its Anti-corruption Project in Nigeria Updated

🕔14:55, 7.Aug 2017

The Nigeria country office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has awarded Media Rights Agenda (MRA) a certificate for its immense contributions to the EU-funded project on Support to Anticorruption in Nigeria, 10th European Development Fund (EDF). MRA received the

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Court Awards N4b Damages Against Online Publisher Updated

🕔14:35, 7.Aug 2017

A Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin, the Kwara State Capital, on July 25, 2017 awarded N4 billion as damages to the Senate President, Dr. Saraki against Mr. Sowore Omoyele and Sahara Reporters, an online news portal. Justice Adeyinka Oyinloye,

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Internet Society Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Internet Society Celebrates 25th Anniversary Updated

🕔14:31, 7.Aug 2017

The Internet Society (ISOC) will be celebrating its 25th anniversary of advocacy for an open, trusted Internet available to everyone, everywhere with InterCommunity on September 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, USA. The event will witness the presentation of a new class

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ICT University of Nigeria to Open September 2017

ICT University of Nigeria to Open September 2017 Updated

🕔18:39, 6.Aug 2017

The Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, has announced that the Ministry is planning to commence an ICT University of Nigeria by September 2017, if approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC). The Minister disclosed this when he received the

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Ministry of Information Trains Information Officers to Tackle Fake News Updated

🕔18:30, 6.Aug 2017

The Federal Ministry of Information and Culture facilitated a capacity building workshop for Strategic Communication on July 30, 2017 to equip Information Officers with skills to identify and counter fake news through engagement and counter narrative. The capacity building workshop was organised

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Journalists Assaulted, Detained over Publication Updated

🕔18:25, 6.Aug 2017

Two journalists, Oluwole Adeboye and Yemi Itodo, who work for online news media covering the activities of the National Assembly, were in July 2017 assaulted by the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Telecommunications, Hon. Saheed Akinade Fijabi

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