Author Archives: ayode@mediarightsagenda.org

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Inducted into MRA’s ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

Lagos, Monday, November 12, 2018: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs today became the latest entrant into the Freedom of Information (FOI) “Hall of Shame” as it was adjudged to have consistently breached most of its duties and obligations under the FOI Act over the last seven years. Ms. Chioma Nwaodike, Legal Officer at Media Rights Agenda (MRA), announced the induction of ... Read More »

MRA Inducts Federal Ministry of Communication Technology into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

LAGOS, Monday, November 5, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the Federal Ministry of Communication Technology into its “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame”, accusing the Ministry of extremely poor performance in its implementation of the Act over the last seven years. MRA’s Programme Officer, Mr. Idowu Adewale, announced the selection of the Ministry as this week’s inductee ... Read More »

MRA Inducts Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria into FOI Hall of Shame

LAGOS, Monday, October 29, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) into its Freedom of Information (FOI) “Hall of Shame”, saying the institution’s sundry violations of the provisions of the FOI Act also amount to a breach of its primary mandate to make news and information available to the public. In a statement ... Read More »

MRA Inducts PTDF into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’, Expresses Concern over Government’s Failure to Act

LAGOS, Monday, October 22, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) its 65th inductee into the “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame”, saying it was extremely concerned about the pervasive culture of non-compliance with the FOI Act across government institutions with no single one of them having ever been sanctioned for violating the ... Read More »

Council of Legal Education becomes recipient of the FOI Hall of Shame Award

Lagos: Monday, October 15, 2018: The Council of Legal Education (CLE) was today inducted into the “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame” by Media Rights Agenda (MRA), which accused the institution of consistently failing to comply with its duties and obligation under the FOI Act. In a statement in Lagos, Mr John Gbadamosi, a Programme Officer at MRA, said: “It ... Read More »

Media Rights Agenda Inducts Office of National Security Adviser Into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

Lagos: Monday, October 8, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) to the President as this week’s inductee into its “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame,” accusing the institution of acting under a mistaken belief that the principles of transparency and accountability do not apply to it. MRA’s Legal Officer, Ms Chioma ... Read More »

MRA Inducts NDLEA into FOI Hall of Shame, Accuses it of Treating FOI Act with Disdain

Lagos: Tuesday, October 2, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) into its “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame”, accusing the institution of treating the FOI Act with disdain. MRA’s Programme Director, Mr. Ayode Longe, announced the choice of NDLEA as this week’s inductee in a statement issued in Lagos, saying “the ... Read More »

MRA Inducts National Broadcasting Commission into its ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

Lagos, Monday, September 24, 2018:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) this week’s inductee into the “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame”, saying that its overall performance in the implementation of the FOI Act over the last seven years falls far short of what is required of a public institution covered by the Act. ... Read More »

Code of Conduct Bureau Inducted into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

LAGOS, Monday, September 17, 2018: The Code of Conduct Bureau today joined the ever-growing list of public institutions occupying the “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame” as Media Rights Agenda (MRA) named the Bureau this week’s inductee for its troubling refusal to comply with its obligations under the FOI Act and enforce the provisions of the Law which would ... Read More »

Media Rights Agenda Inducts Nigeria Football Federation Into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

LAGOS, Monday, September 10, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) into its “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame”, accusing the agency of carrying out its activities under an institutional cloak of secrecy that has enabled corruption to flourish in the football sector in Nigeria, frequently causing the country avoidable embarrassment. In a statement ... Read More »