Author Archives: ayode@mediarightsagenda.org

MRA Names National Institute for Sports into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

Lagos, Monday, July 16, 2018: For failing to comply with its duties and obligations under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, 2011 over the last seven years, Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named National Institute for Sports (NIS) into the “FOI Hall of Shame,” In a statement issued in Lagos by its Programme Officer, Mr. John Gbadamosi, MRA castigated the ... Read More »

MRA Calls on National Assembly to Ensure Effective Implementation of FOI Act as ‘FOI Hall of Shame’ Clocks One Year

LAGOS, Tuesday, July 3, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on the National Assembly to institute measures to enforce compliance with the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act in its capacity as the ultimate oversight body in the implementation of the Law, as the organization marked the first year anniversary of the launch of the “FOI Hall of Shame”. In a ... Read More »

Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources Inducted into MRA’s ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

Lagos, Monday, June 25, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today announced the induction of the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources into its Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame, saying the institution has consistently failed to comply with its duties and obligations under the FOI Act, 2011. In a statement in Lagos, MRA’s Legal Officer, Ms Chioma Nwaodike, said: “The Federal ... Read More »

Court Again Strikes out Motion to Suspend Proceedings in MRA’s FOI Suit against Lagos State Government

LAGOS, June 21, 2018: For the second time in four months, a Lagos High Court has struck out a motion by the Lagos State Government to suspend proceedings in a Freedom of Information suit brought against it by Media Rights Agenda (MRA) pending the Government’s appeal against the court’s ruling that the FOI Act, 2011 is applicable to the Government ... Read More »

National Inland Waterways Authority inducted into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

Lagos, Monday, May 21, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) the latest recipient of the “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame” award, accusing the agency of consistently violating its obligations under the FOI Act. NIWA, which was previously known as the Inland Waterways Department (IWD) of the Federal Ministry of Transport, metamorphosed into ... Read More »

MRA Inducts Eko Electricity Distribution Company into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’ for Disregarding FOI Act

Lagos, Monday, May 14, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) into the Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame for its disregard of the FOI Act as demonstrated by its failure to comply with its obligations under the Act since it was passed into Law seven years ago. In a statement in Lagos, ... Read More »

MRA Inducts NPF Pensions Limited into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

Lagos, Monday, May 7, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named the NPF Pensions Limited this week’s inductee into its “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame” for the opacity of its operation in violation of the provisions of the FOI Act.  It said the institution’s practice of operating in secrecy was also contrary to its own core values, which ... Read More »

MRA Confers NABTEB with FOI ‘Hall of Shame’ Award for Violating Its Obligations under FOI Act

Lagos, Monday, April 30, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named the National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) as this week’s recipient of the “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame” award, accusing it of consistently violating its obligations under the FOI Act. In a statement in Lagos, MRA’s Legal Officer, Ms. Morisola Alaba, said NABTEB has failed to ... Read More »

MRA Inducts Nigerian Prisons Service into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

Lagos, Monday, April 23, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) into its Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame for its lack of transparency about its operations and activities, evidenced by its blatant disregard of the FOI Act. In a statement in Lagos, MRA’s Director of Programmes, Mr. Ayode Longe, noted that “since the ... Read More »