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CSO Committee Express Support for Federal Government’s Anti-Corruption War

CSO Committee Express Support for Federal Government’s Anti-Corruption War Updated

🕔10:56, 15.Sep 2016

Abuja, 15 September 2016. The Civil Society (CSO) Advisory Committee for the European Union (EU) funded Project, “Support to Anti-Corruption in Nigeria”, has restated its strong support for the Federal Government’s war against corruption, saying most of the criticisms of

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AFEX Members Reaffirm Commitment to Digital Rights in Africa

AFEX Members Reaffirm Commitment to Digital Rights in Africa Updated

🕔10:46, 8.Sep 2016

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), a continental network of the most prominent African freedom of expression organizations, has reaffirmed its commitment to digital rights in Africa following its 4th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Grahamstown, South Africa

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FOI Advocates Ask World Bank To Reverse Downgrade of Its Access to Information Programme

FOI Advocates Ask World Bank To Reverse Downgrade of Its Access to Information Programme Updated

🕔10:39, 9.Jun 2016

Thursday, June 9, 2016:  African Freedom of Information (FOI) advocates, supported by their counterparts around the world, have launched a campaign for a reversal of the decision by the World Bank to downgrade its access to information programme. In a

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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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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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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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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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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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