Ten years after promulgation, stakeholders pick holes in FOI Act
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…
Freedom of information as means to an end
The Freedom of Information Act is an expansion of section 39 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended and was signed into law on May 28, 2011 by Goodluck Jonathan administration.
IPC tasks FG on right to information
The need for the Federal Government to respect legal frameworks that guarantee access to information, in line with international standards, has become a source of concern to the International Press Centre (IPC).
Stakeholders task media on coverage of political campaign finance
The media is not doing enough to unravel the mysteries surrounding political and campaign finance in Nigeria as many issues of importance and significant implications for governance remain uninvestigated and unreported.
SERAP urges National Assembly to publish reports on graft probes
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the National Assembly to publish reports of investigation of corrupt practices that the legislature conducted since 1999.
Group knocks ministry of information over FOI implementation
Media Right Agenda (MRA) has described the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture’s performance of its duties and obligations under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act as appalling.
MRA may sue NNPC over alleged violation of FOI Act
Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has vowed to take legal action to compel Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to abide by the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act.
Experts caution government officials over FoI requests
Experts have advocated a paradigm shift in handling the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act to fully maximize its benefits of tackling corruption in the country.