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30 Mar
The Federal High Court sitting in Kano has dismissed a Freedom of Information (FoI) application seeking accountability and transparency
6 Feb
Worried by lack of access to public information, the European Union (EU) has stressed the need for the Federal Government to enforce the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act in all public institutions.
18 Jan
Less than 50 per cent of journalists in Brazil have ever used the Freedom of Information (FOI) law to get access to documents or data for a story.
Nigeria journalists
19 Dec
There is this friend of mine, a very evil wag named Vitone, who keeps stressing that journalists must be made to wear uniforms like policemen. My friend argues that the role of journalists as societal watchdogs places them on the same pedestal as the police.
30 Nov
The need to vote for a public institution that has been adjudged most responsive to requests for information from members of the public under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act has been canvassed by International Press Centre (IPC) and Media Rights Agenda (MRA).
1 Jun 2021
Media Rights Agenda’s (MRA) Project Director, Mr. Segun Fatuase, has observed that 10 years after signing of the Freedom of Information (FoI) bill into law by former President Goodluck Jonathan...
23 Feb 2021
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…
28 Mar 2019
Only about 10 per cent of government agencies are complying with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) has said.
20 Mar 2018
Officials of the Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has inducted the Accident Investigations Bureau (AIB), an agency of the federal government responsible for probing aircraft accident in the country for lack of transparency and accountability....
30 Jan 2018
Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has named the Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre (C&LTC), as the latest inductee into the Freedom of Information (FOI) ‘Hall of Shame.’ It said it inducted the institution for its apparent total disregard for FOI Act.
6 Sep 2017
In continuation of its campaign for compliance with the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, the Media Rights Agenda (MRA) yesterday accused the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) of corruption and lack of transparency in its operations.
15 Aug 2017
Rights activists, under the umbrella of Media Rights Agenda (MRA), have indicted the Presidency over non-implementation of the Freedom of Information (FoI).

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