Eighty-five ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), including the Federal Ministry of Information, National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) and Ministry of Agriculture, have been ranked low on compliance with the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act.
Media Rights Agenda (MRA), yesterday, inducted the National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) into its Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame, accusing it of a lawless disregard
When in May 2011, the then President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, assented to the Freedom of Information Bill, the Fourth Estate of the Realm was celebrated its passage with a lot of expectations.
Ten years after promulgation, some media stakeholders have alleged arbitrary use of the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act as well as violations by some government agencies. They insisted that access to vital information under the act was being abused by some individuals to blackmail government officials and private business entities. They spoke at a one-day…
3 Jun 2020
A current move by the Federal Government to stop the leakage of official communication may not yield the desired result, some experts have noted. Apparently worried about the alleged leakage of official memos, the President Muhammadu Buhari administration
19 Feb 2020
A Federal High Court in Lagos has granted leave to an investigative journalist, Tobore Ovuorie, in her N15million suit against the authorities of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and its Vice Chancellor for alleged unlawful breach of the Freedom of Information...
22 Aug 2019
The Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has commended the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) on its efforts at complying with its proactive disclosure obligations...
18 Jun 2019
The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has explained the reasons it will not disclose the assets declared by past and present Nigeria presidents since the return of democratic rule in 1999. CCB chairman Muhammed Isah, who declined a Freedom of Information (FOI) request demanding specific details of asset declarations, said the assets declared by the…
14 Oct 2018
The Federal Ministry of Justice has expressed concern that only 73 out of the 900 public institutions comply with Freedom of Information...
22 Aug 2018
Officials of the Media Rights Agenda (MRA) have accused the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) of impeding the implementation of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act by denying Nigerians necessary information on the institution. The civil rights group, therefore, inducted the NSE into its hall of shame. MRA’s Legal Officer, Chima Nwaodike, in a statement, said:…
28 Jun 2018
In its resolve to provide insight and enlighten stakeholders on application of the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act, the Federal Government has concluded plans to commence training for judicial and public officials involved in its implementation.