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MRA Accuses Federal Government of Losing its Way, Urges it to Abandon its Preoccupation with Controlling Social Media Updated

🕔12:52, 5.Feb 2020

Lagos, Wednesday, February 5, 2020: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today accused the Federal Government of hopelessly losing its way, and called on it to abandon its fruitless preoccupation with controlling social media content in Nigeria. It urged the Government to

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MRA Inducts Science and Technology Ministry into its ‘Enhanced FOI Hall of Shame’, Vows Legal Action

MRA Inducts Science and Technology Ministry into its ‘Enhanced FOI Hall of Shame’, Vows Legal Action Updated

🕔11:11, 3.Feb 2020

Lagos, Monday, February 3, 2020: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology into its “Enhanced Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame” citing several instances of the Ministry’s failure to comply with the provisions of

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Court Grants MRA Leave to Pursue N15 Million Claim Against NNPC for Alleged Violation of FOI Act Updated

🕔10:33, 30.Jan 2020

Abuja, Thursday, January 30, 2020:  A Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday granted Media Rights Agenda (MRA) leave to pursue its N15 million damages suit against the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for the institution’s alleged persistent breach of its

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Investigative Journalist Sues Unilag for N15 Million Over Alleged Violation of FOI Act

Investigative Journalist Sues Unilag for N15 Million Over Alleged Violation of FOI Act Updated

🕔10:41, 27.Jan 2020

Lagos, Monday, January 27, 2020:  Multiple award-winning investigative journalist and anti-human trafficking advocate, Ms Tobore Ovuorie, has filed a N15 million suit at the Federal High Court in Lagos against the University of Lagos (Unilag) and its Vice-Chancellor for alleged

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Media Rights Agenda Calls on Kano State to Abolish Committee on Media Conduct

Media Rights Agenda Calls on Kano State to Abolish Committee on Media Conduct Updated

🕔08:00, 16.Jan 2020

Lagos, Thursday, January 16, 2020: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on the Kano State Government to discontinue its move to establish a committee to address alleged professional misconduct and abuse of privilege by media organizations in the State, describing

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MRA Sues NNPC for Consistently Violating FOI Act, Claims N15 Million Damages

MRA Sues NNPC for Consistently Violating FOI Act, Claims N15 Million Damages Updated

🕔12:40, 8.Jan 2020

Lagos, Wednesday, January 8, 2020:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Abuja accusing the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of consistently breaching its statutory duties under the Freedom of Information Act, 2011

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MRA Inducts NHIS into its Enhanced ‘FOI Hall of Shame,’ for Breach of FOI Act

MRA Inducts NHIS into its Enhanced ‘FOI Hall of Shame,’ for Breach of FOI Act Updated

🕔13:24, 6.Jan 2020

Lagos, Monday, 6 January 2020:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) into its “Enhanced Freedom of Information Hall of Shame” for the agency’s dismal performance in the implementation of the FOI Act and pledged

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MRA Calls on Government to Introduce and Implement Policies and Legislation that Ensure Safety of Journalists

MRA Calls on Government to Introduce and Implement Policies and Legislation that Ensure Safety of Journalists Updated

🕔11:59, 23.Dec 2019

LAGOS, Monday, December 23, 2019: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on the Nigerian Government to adopt and implement policies and laws instituting preventive measures aimed at eliminating or reducing attacks against journalists and ensuring routine but diligent prosecution of

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MRA Inducts NDLEA into ‘Enhanced FOI Hall of Shame’, for Non-Compliance with FOI Act

MRA Inducts NDLEA into ‘Enhanced FOI Hall of Shame’, for Non-Compliance with FOI Act Updated

🕔09:32, 3.Dec 2019

Lagos: Tuesday, December 3, 2019: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) into its “Enhanced Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame”, saying its attitude towards the FOI Act smacked of arrogance and lawlessness

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PPDC, MRA Urge Federal Government to Ensure Full Implementation of Open Contracting in Nigeria

PPDC, MRA Urge Federal Government to Ensure Full Implementation of Open Contracting in Nigeria

🕔15:34, 19.Nov 2019

ABUJA, Tuesday, 19 November 2019: The Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC) and Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on the Federal Government to ensure the full implementation of Open Contracting in Nigeria such that procurements records and information are

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