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Groups Make FOI Requests to NCAA for Records of Purchase of Bullet-Proof Cars

🕔17:26, 21.Oct 2013

LAGOS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and the Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC) have submitted a joint Freedom of Information request to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) asking for detailed information on the procurement records for the

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NGO Appeals Federal High Court Ruling Calling on National Assembly to Amend FOI Act

🕔14:27, 2.Oct 2013

Lagos-based non-governmental organization, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN), has appealed against the ruling of Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court in Abuja calling on the National Assembly to amend the Freedom of Information Act to limit those who can

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Press Statement: Judge Calls on National Assembly to Restrict Application of FOI Act

🕔12:56, 24.Jul 2013

A Federal High Court judge sitting in Abuja, Justice Gabriel Kolawole, has called on the National Assembly to amend the Freedom of Information Act, 2011 to prevent persons who do not need information for specific reasons from applying for such

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NGOs Call on Federal Government to Take Urgent Steps to Qualify for Open Government Partnership

🕔13:56, 23.Jul 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013: Three Nigerian non-governmental organizations (NGOs), today called on the Federal Government and its relevant agencies to take urgent steps to comply with the eligibility requirements of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a global initiative launched on

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Press Release: Lagos State Records Bureau Honours MRA’s Executive Director

🕔15:47, 11.Jun 2013

Lagos, Tuesday, June 11, 2013:  The Executive Director of Media Rights Agenda (MRA), Mr. Edetaen Ojo, was today honoured by the Lagos State Records and Archives Bureau (LASRAB) in recognition of his crusade for Freedom of Information in Nigeria and

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Press Release: Media Rights Agenda Makes FOI Request for Details of Nigerian Export Promotion Council Properties Sold Nationwide

🕔09:21, 6.Jun 2013

Lagos, Wednesday, June 5, 2013: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has made a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) seeking detailed information on its landed properties nationwide and those recently sold under its current management.

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Press Release: Media Rights Agenda Commends Judiciary for Upholding Right to Information for Citizens

🕔12:36, 28.May 2013

Lagos, Tuesday, 28, May 2013:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today applauded the Nigerian Judiciary for its unwavering vindication of the right of citizens to access information under the Freedom of Information Act, 2011, saying it appeared that the effective implementation

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Press Release: Stakeholders to Launch National Campaign Against Impunity

🕔10:43, 9.May 2013

LAGOS, THURSDAY, 9 May 2012:  A multi-stakeholder campaign to check impunity in all sectors of the Nigerian society will be launched in Abuja on May 16 by President Goodluck Jonathan. Tagged the “Stop Impunity Nigeria” campaign, the project is a

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MRA Makes FOI Request to National Films and Videos Censors Board over Banned Documentary

🕔15:13, 22.Apr 2013

Lagos, Monday, April 22, 2013: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has made a request under the Freedom of Information Act, 2011 to the National Film and Videos Censors Board (NFVCB) seeking detailed information on the agency’s decision to ban the documentary,

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PRESS RELEASE: MRA Describes Re-arrest of Leadership Newspapers Reporters as “Unwarranted Harassment”

🕔12:22, 16.Apr 2013

Lagos, Tuesday, April 16, 2013: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned the re-arrest on April 15 of Mr. Tony Amokeodo and Mr. Chibuzo Ukaibe of Leadership newspaper, describing the action as systematic and unwarranted harassment. MRA called for the immediate

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