Author Archives: ayode@mediarightsagenda.org

MRA Inducts Voice of Nigeria into its FOI ‘Hall of Shame’

Lagos, Monday, April 9, 2018: Media Rights Agenda today named the Voice of Nigeria (VON) into its Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame, accusing it of failing to promote the FOI Act and ensuring its effective implementation as a public service media organization as well as non-compliance with its obligations under the Act as a public institution. In a ... Read More »

Media Rights Agenda Inducts Code of Conduct Tribunal into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

Lagos, Tuesday, April 3, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today accused the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) of non-compliance with the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act as it named the constitutional body as this week’s inductee into its FOI Hall of Shame. Established under Part 1 of the Fifth Schedule to the Constitution, the Tribunal is charged with enforcing the Code of ... Read More »

MRA Inducts Petroleum Equalisation Board into its FOI Hall of Shame for the Cult-like Secrecy in its Operations

LAGOS, Monday, March 26, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the Petroleum Equalisation Fund (Management) Board into its Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame, saying the Board’s refusal to be transparent and its preference for cult-like secrecy in its operations only serve to heighten questions about its continued relevance in light of its failure to achieve the objectives ... Read More »

Media Rights Agenda Inducts Accident Investigation Bureau into FOI Hall of Shame

Lagos, Monday, 19 March, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the Accident Investigations Bureau (AIB) into its “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame”, saying it is clear that transparency has never been a hallmark of the agency either in its operations or as a guiding principle as it has consistently shrouded its activities in secrecy. MRA criticized the ... Read More »

MRA Names NAICOM Inductee into FOI Hall of Shame, Warns of Erosion of Public Trust in Government

Lagos, Monday, 12 March, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) as the latest inductee into its “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame” and warned that the pervasive culture of lack of compliance with the FOI Act is eroding public trust in the Government and its agencies. In a statement in Lagos, MRA’s Programme Officer, ... Read More »

MRA Names National Lottery Regulatory Commission into FOI Hall of Shame

Lagos, Monday, March 5, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named the National Lottery Regulatory Commission as this week’s inductee into its “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame” for consistently violating the provisions of the FOI Act and operating in secrecy contrary to its own core values, which include transparency and accountability. In a statement in Lagos, MRA’s Programme ... Read More »

MRA Inducts Transmission Company of Nigeria into its ‘FOI Hall of Shame’ for leaving Nigerians in the Dark

Lagos, Monday, February 19, 2018:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) as this week’s inductee into the Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame for leaving Nigerians in the dark over its operations and activities arising from its flagrant disregard of several provision of the FOI Act, including its failure to submit annual reports ... Read More »

MRA Names Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment into its FOI ‘Hall of Shame’

Lagos, Monday, February 12, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment into its Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame and criticised the Ministry for continually failing to comply with the Freedom of Information Act for the nearly seven years that the Law has been in existence. Announcing the induction of the Ministry into ... Read More »

MRA Names Energy Commission of Nigeria into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

Lagos, Monday, February 5, 2018: Media Rights Agenda today inducted the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) into its Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame for the institution’s failure to comply with its duties and obligations under the FOI Act, 2011 for nearly seven years. Announcing the Commission as this week’s inductee into the FOI Hall of Shame, MRA’s Programme ... Read More »