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MRA Accuses Code of Conduct Bureau of Self-Contradiction, Blames it for Ineffectiveness of Asset Declaration Regime

🕔09:09, 8.Oct 2019

LAGOS, Tuesday, 8 October 2019: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today accused the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) of contradicting itself in expressing concern over the low level of compliance with the asset declaration regime, saying the Bureau was responsible for

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MRA Inducts CCB into ‘Enhanced FOI Hall of Shame’, Pledges to Sue the Bureau for Violating the FOI Act

MRA Inducts CCB into ‘Enhanced FOI Hall of Shame’, Pledges to Sue the Bureau for Violating the FOI Act Updated

🕔09:47, 2.Oct 2019

LAGOS, Wednesday, October 2, 2019: The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) was today inducted into the “enhanced Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame” by Media Rights Agenda (MRA) for its persistent refusal to implement the FOI Act, 2011. MRA

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MRA, 49 Civil Society Organisations Renew Call for UN and AU to Intervene to Secure the Immediate Release of Omoyele Sowore

🕔12:51, 27.Sep 2019

LAGOS, Friday, 27 September 2019: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and 49 other Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have made a renewed call on the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU) to intervene to secure the immediate release of Mr

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MRA Hails European Court of Justice Landmark “Right to be Forgotten” Judgment

MRA Hails European Court of Justice Landmark “Right to be Forgotten” Judgment

🕔09:33, 26.Sep 2019

LAGOS, Thursday, September 26, 2019: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today commended the landmark judgment of the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), which on September 24, 2019 resolved the dispute over Google’s responsibility to

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MRA Calls for Immediate Release of Agba Jalingo, Accuses Governor Ayade of Abuse of Power

MRA Calls for Immediate Release of Agba Jalingo, Accuses Governor Ayade of Abuse of Power Updated

🕔09:59, 3.Sep 2019

LAGOS, Tuesday, 3 September 2019: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called for the immediate release of Mr. Agba Jalingo, a journalist with the Cross River Watch, describing his arrest and detention since August 22, 2019 as unlawful and the charges

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MRA Inducts Customs into ‘Enhanced FOI Hall of Shame’, Accuses it of Confirming Reports of Pervasive Corruption in the Agency

MRA Inducts Customs into ‘Enhanced FOI Hall of Shame’, Accuses it of Confirming Reports of Pervasive Corruption in the Agency Updated

🕔10:05, 2.Sep 2019

Lagos, Monday, September 2, 2019: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) into its enhanced Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame for its non-compliance with its FOI Act obligations, saying by its refusal to be

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48 human rights and press freedom organisations worldwide call upon UN and AU Special Mechanisms to intervene in arbitrary detention of #RevolutionNow protest leader Updated

🕔15:55, 23.Aug 2019

Forty-eight international and Nigerian human rights and press freedom organisations have filed an urgent appeal to the United Nations and African Union Special Mechanisms calling for their intervention in the arbitrary arrest and detention of Nigerian journalist and human rights

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MRA Commends NIPC for ‘Initial Steps’ to Comply with FOI Proactive Disclosure Obligation

MRA Commends NIPC for ‘Initial Steps’ to Comply with FOI Proactive Disclosure Obligation Updated

🕔11:32, 21.Aug 2019

Lagos, Wednesday, August 21, 2019: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today commended the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) for its initial efforts at complying with its proactive disclosure obligations under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and called on other public

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MRA Inducts NNPC Into its Enhanced ‘FOI Hall of Shame,’ Vows to Sue it for its Unrepentant Violation of FOI Act

MRA Inducts NNPC Into its Enhanced ‘FOI Hall of Shame,’ Vows to Sue it for its Unrepentant Violation of FOI Act Updated

🕔10:00, 1.Aug 2019

Lagos, Thursday, 1 August 2019: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) the first inductee into its enhanced Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame, vowing to take legal action to compel the corporation to

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MRA Condemns Harassment of Publisher, Calls on Police to Investigate Alleged Threat to his Life

MRA Condemns Harassment of Publisher, Calls on Police to Investigate Alleged Threat to his Life Updated

🕔08:14, 30.Jul 2019

Lagos, Tuesday, July 30, 2019: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned the harassment of Mr. Oke Epia, publisher of the online newspaper, OrderPaper Nigeria, by a former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Tony Nwulu, and called on the

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