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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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MRA Launches Enhanced ‘FOI Hall of Shame’, Says Every Inducted Institution will be Sued

MRA Launches Enhanced ‘FOI Hall of Shame’, Says Every Inducted Institution will be Sued Updated

🕔13:36, 29.Jul 2019

Lagos, Monday, July 29, 2019: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today announced the launching of an enhanced “Freedom of Information Hall of Shame”, saying it would now take legal action against every public institution inducted into the Hall of Shame for

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AFEX Demands Accountability for 2004 Killing of Deyda Hydara, Calls for Prosecution of Ex-President Jammeh of Gambia

AFEX Demands Accountability for 2004 Killing of Deyda Hydara, Calls for Prosecution of Ex-President Jammeh of Gambia

🕔14:49, 24.Jul 2019

ACCRA, GHANA, Wednesday, July 24, 2019:  The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), a regional network of freedom of expression organizations, has called on African and world leaders to take immediate steps to bring former Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh to

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MRA Condemns Police Shooting of Channels TV Journalist During Shiite Protests, Calls for Independent Inquiry Updated

🕔09:28, 23.Jul 2019

Lagos, Tuesday, 23 July, 2019: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned yesterday’s shooting to death in Abuja of 23-year-old Channels Television journalist, Mr. Precious Owolabi, a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member who was serving his primary assignment with the

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MRA Accuses National Human Rights Commission of ‘Self-Ridicule’ for Forcing its Staff to Subscribe to Oath of Secrecy

MRA Accuses National Human Rights Commission of ‘Self-Ridicule’ for Forcing its Staff to Subscribe to Oath of Secrecy Updated

🕔10:09, 10.Jul 2019

LAGOS, Wednesday, July 10, 2019: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today criticized the action of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in compelling its staff to subscribe to an oath of secrecy, describing the move as an egregious contradiction for an

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Media NGOs Condemn Suspension of Daar Communications Licence, Urge NBC to Immediately Reverse the Decision Updated

🕔14:58, 7.Jun 2019

Lagos, Friday, June 7, 2019:  Three media sector non-governmental organizations today condemned yesterday’s suspension by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) of the broadcast licence of Daar Communications Limited, owners of the African Independent Television (AIT), Ray Power FM radio and

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