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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

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

🕔22:49, 27.Jan 2020

True to its pledge, Media Rights Agenda (MRA) last month 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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DSS  Detain Student Editor over Publication Updated

🕔22:45, 27.Jan 2020

Nigeria’s intelligence agency, the Department of State Security(DSS) on December 29, 2019, invited Mr Ayoola Babalola, a student who serves as editor of a campus newspaper at Gateway ICT Polytechnic, Saapade, in Ogun State for interrogation over articles it published

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Kano State Government Approves Technical Committee to Regulate Media

Kano State Government Approves Technical Committee to Regulate Media Updated

🕔22:34, 27.Jan 2020

 The Kano State Commissioner of Information, Mr Muhammad Garba, has announced plans by the State to regulate the media, following the approval given by the State Executive Council for the setting up of a technical committee to address issues of

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NFVCB Orders Cinemas to Suspend Showing of ‘Sugar Rush’

NFVCB Orders Cinemas to Suspend Showing of ‘Sugar Rush’ Updated

🕔22:31, 27.Jan 2020

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), Nigeria’s film and video regulatory agency, has ordered cinemas nationwide to stop screening a film released on December 25, 2019, titled “Sugar Rush”.  According to the Board, “the temporary approval given for

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

🕔22:21, 27.Jan 2020

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) hascalled 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 perpetrators of attacks against journalists. According

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Former OGP Nigeria Co-Chair Tasks New Leadership on 2nd National Action Plan  Updated

🕔21:50, 27.Jan 2020

The Executive Director of Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and former Civil Society Co-Chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in Nigeria, Mr Edetaen Ojo, has urged the new leadership of  OGP Nigeria to ensure the timely submission of the country’s

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NCC Consults Stakeholders on Drones Deployment Regulation in Nigeria Updated

🕔21:49, 27.Jan 2020

Stakeholders of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) have met to deliberate on ways to regulate the deployment of drones in the country in the wake of security challenges surrounding the issue, including vandalism of equipment, kidnapping and related crimes. Chairman,

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Nominations Open for UN Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize 2020 Updated

🕔21:48, 27.Jan 2020

 The United Nations (UN) has sent out calls for nominations for the Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize for 2020. The prize honours Mandela’s life and legacy of reconciliation, political transition and social transformation. The Prize which was awarded for the first

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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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