Open Alliance Commends President Buhari for Committing to Open Government Partnership

🕔10:39, 16.May 2016

Lagos, Sunday, May 15, 2016: The Open Alliance, a coalition of Nigerian civil society groups that seeks transparency in governance and public finance has commended Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari for publicly committing to make the West African nation a member of the

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Court Directs NGOs to put National Assembly ‘On Notice’ Over Motion to Restrain it From Passing Anti-Social Media Bill Updated

🕔09:57, 24.Mar 2016

LAGOS, Thursday, March 24, 2016: A Federal High Court in Lagos has directed that the National Assembly be “put on notice” before the court would consider an application seeking to restrain both the Senate and House of Representatives from passing

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MRA Criticizes Removal of Chief Executives of NBC, Federal Government Media

MRA Criticizes Removal of Chief Executives of NBC, Federal Government Media

🕔13:44, 16.Feb 2016

LAGOS: Tuesday, February 16, 2016: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today criticized yesterday’s removal of the Chief Executives of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and five Federal Government-owned media and advocacy institutions by the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, describing

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Leading African Freedom of Expression Organisations to Engage Stakeholders on Internet Rights and Freedoms Issues

Leading African Freedom of Expression Organisations to Engage Stakeholders on Internet Rights and Freedoms Issues

🕔09:42, 5.Feb 2016

Twenty-three (23) individuals representing 19 of the most prominent freedom of expression organisations in Africa, have been equipped with knowledge, skills and strategies needed to engage stakeholders across the continent on digital rights issues. The capacity building exercise took place

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PAMED Asks Nigerian Senate to Drop Frivolous Petitions Bill

PAMED Asks Nigerian Senate to Drop Frivolous Petitions Bill Updated

🕔08:19, 9.Dec 2015

The Partnership for Media and Democracy in Nigeria (PAMED) has carefully studied the content of the Frivolous Petitions (Prohibition, etc.) Bill, 2015 sponsored by Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah, representing Kebbi South Senatorial District. Following the painstaking study, the PAMED comprising

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Prison Officials Brutalise Newspaper Correspondent

Prison Officials Brutalise Newspaper Correspondent

🕔11:59, 30.Nov 2015

On November 12, 2015 at 2.00pm local time, about ten officials of the Nigerian Prison Service from Kuje Prison in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT), descended on Mr. Emmanuel Elebeke, a Vanguard newspaper correspondent at the premises of Court

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MRA Commends Nigerian Government, Others for Co-sponsoring Resolution on Access to Information Day at UNESCO

MRA Commends Nigerian Government, Others for Co-sponsoring Resolution on Access to Information Day at UNESCO

🕔11:19, 21.Oct 2015

Lagos, Wednesday, October 21, 2015:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today commended the Governments of Nigeria, Angola and Morocco for co-sponsoring a resolution passed by the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recommending to its

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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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