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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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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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Court Grants Media Rights Agenda Leave to Sue House of Reps over Records of Committee Investigation into Purchase of 2 Bulletproof BMW cars

Court Grants Media Rights Agenda Leave to Sue House of Reps over Records of Committee Investigation into Purchase of 2 Bulletproof BMW cars Updated

🕔11:51, 14.Apr 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015: A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted Media Rights Agenda (MRA) leave to apply for an order to compel the House of Representatives of the National Assembly to furnish it with transcripts of the proceedings

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