MRA Condemns Arrest and Detention of Journalist, Calls for his Unconditional Release

MRA Condemns Arrest and Detention of Journalist, Calls for his Unconditional Release

🕔09:44, 1.Sep 2015

LAGOS: Monday, August 31, 2015: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned the arrest and continued detention of Nigeria-based Cameroonian journalist, Simon Ateba, by the Cameroonian authorities on allegations of espionage. MRA called for his immediate and unconditional release. Mr. Ateba,

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Sharia Court Sentences 9 Persons to Death for Alleged Blasphemy

Sharia Court Sentences 9 Persons to Death for Alleged Blasphemy Updated

🕔08:18, 29.Jun 2015

On June 25, 2015, a Sharia Court of Appeal in Rijiyar Lemo in Kano State, North-west Nigeria, reportedly sentenced nine persons, including one woman, to death for alleged blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed. The Court convicted Abdul-Inyas, Hajiya Mairo (the woman)

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MRA Calls on President Buhari to Secure Membership of the Open Government Partnership for Nigeria Updated

🕔08:01, 26.Jun 2015

Lagos, Friday, June 26, 2015:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on President Muhammadu Buhari to assert Nigeria’s leadership on the African continent by taking urgent steps to secure its membership of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) ahead of his

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Court Orders First Bank to Disclose Details of Loan to NCAA for Purchase of Bullet Proof Cars for Stella Oduah

Court Orders First Bank to Disclose Details of Loan to NCAA for Purchase of Bullet Proof Cars for Stella Oduah Updated

🕔12:20, 16.Jun 2015

Lagos, Tuesday, June 16, 2015: A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered First Bank of Nigeria Plc to disclose details of the loan facility it granted the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) for the 2013 purchase of two bullet-proof BMW

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FOI: Coscharis Motors Appeals Court Order to Disclose Purchase Documents of Bullet Proof Cars to EIE

FOI: Coscharis Motors Appeals Court Order to Disclose Purchase Documents of Bullet Proof Cars to EIE Updated

🕔12:35, 15.Jun 2015

Lagos, Monday, June 15, 2015: Coscharis Motors Limited has lodged an appeal against the order of a Federal High Court in Lagos directing it to disclose to Enough is Enough (EIE) Nigeria information requested by the organization on the 2013

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MRA Calls on Buhari’s Government to Strengthen FOI Implementation as Part of Anti-Corruption War

MRA Calls on Buhari’s Government to Strengthen FOI Implementation as Part of Anti-Corruption War

🕔12:48, 11.Jun 2015

Lagos, May 29, 2015:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on President Muhammadu Buhari to make the effective implementation of the Freedom of Information Act a major pillar of his anti-corruption crusade, contending that it is the most effective instrument

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Political Thugs Assault Journalist for Taking Pictures

Political Thugs Assault Journalist for Taking Pictures Updated

🕔09:41, 4.Jun 2015

On June 3, 2015, political thugs suspected to be acting at the behest of Mr. Ayodele Fayose, the governor of Ekiti State, assaulted Mr. Kamarudeen Ogundele, the State Correspondent of the daily ‘Punch’ newspaper while he was taking pictures of

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Court Orders Oshimili North LG Council in Delta State to Disclose Budgets, Approved Projects

Court Orders Oshimili North LG Council in Delta State to Disclose Budgets, Approved Projects Updated

🕔09:46, 13.May 2015

A Federal High Court in Asaba has ordered of the Oshimili North Local Government Council in Delta State to disclose to a Lagos-based non-governmental organization, Human Development Initiatives (HDI), the council’s budgets from 2012 to 2014 and the projects duly

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Presidential Security Aides Expel Journalist from Villa

Presidential Security Aides Expel Journalist from Villa Updated

🕔11:46, 12.May 2015

On May 11, 2015 Mr. Ubale Musa, a correspondent of the German Radio, Deutsche Welle, was bundled out of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja for asking visiting President Idriss Derby of Chad an embarrassing question. His media accreditation

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Local FM Station Bombed, Five Persons Feared Killed

Local FM Station Bombed, Five Persons Feared Killed Updated

🕔11:18, 28.Apr 2015

On April 27, 2015 at about 8pm local time, a popular private local radio station, Tao FM located in Kuroko, Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi State, North-central Nigeria was bombed by unknown persons. Media reports have it that the

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