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ACHPR Re-appoints Pansy Tlakula as Special Rapporteur on Free Expression, Access to Information

🕔14:40, 17.Dec 2013

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Right (ACHPR) has reappointed Commissioner Pansy Tlakula as its Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa for another two years. Pansy Tlakula was reappointed on November 5, 2013

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Groups Ask Court to Compel Federal Attorney General to Prosecute NCAA for Wrongful Denial of Access to Information Updated

🕔10:25, 9.Dec 2013

Lagos, Monday, December 9, 2013: Two non-governmental organizations have filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Lagos asking the court to compel the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to release to them the procurement records for the controversial

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FOI: NCAA Refuses to Disclose Procurement Records for Purchase of Bullet-Proof Cars

🕔10:12, 28.Nov 2013

Lagos, Thursday, November 28, 2013: The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said it cannot release the procurement records for the purchase of two controversial bullet proof cars to two non-governmental organizations seeking access to them because releasing them would

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MRA Collaborates with Lagos Governor’s Office Correspondents on Walk against Impunity

🕔11:05, 8.Nov 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and the Lagos Governor’s Office Correspondents (LAGOCO) will on Monday, November 11, 2013 embark on a “Walk Against Impunity”.  The collaboration forms part of activities marking LAGOCO Week which takes place from

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IFEX Launches 2013 International Day to End Impunity, Nigeria to be Highlighted

🕔17:15, 31.Oct 2013

The International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) today [October 31, 2013] launched the start of its 2013 anti-impunity campaign ahead of the third annual “International Day to End Impunity” (IDEI) during which it will profile the case of Nigerian human

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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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