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The Mode of Challenging Denial of Access to Information under the FOI Act is by Application for Judicial Review, Says Court

In the High Court of Justice, Oyo State of Nigeria In the Ibadan Judicial Division Holden at Ibadan Monday, the 28th of May, 2012 Before the Honourable Justice P. O. Ige, Court 11 Suit No. 1/778/2011 Between: The Registered Trustees of the Socio-Economic                    – PLAINTIFF Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) And The Governor of Oyo State The Attorney-General of Oyo State ... Read More »

Again, Reps step down FOI Bill

The Punch newspaper, Friday, January 15, 2010 (By John amen, Abuja) The House of Representatives again, stepped down the Freedom of Information Bill on Thursday, failing to keep an earlier promise to discuss it. The debate on the document was deferred to the “next legislative day”, which by House rules, meant Tuesday next week.   Hon. Demeji Bankole, Speaker, House of Representatives For ... Read More »

FOI Bill‘ll be Passed Soon, says Ekweremadu

newspaper September 17, 2009 By Our Reporter   Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has said the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill will be passed before the end of the year.   Speaking at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum in Abuja, Ekweremadu said the Senate had no problem with the bill, assuring that it would be passed within “a ... Read More »

Cynicisms, hope trail non passage of FOI Bill

newspaper   September 5, 2009   The continued delay in the passage of the Freedom of Information Bill by the National Assembly has continued to attract mixed reactions from stakeholders.   In separate interviews in Abuja, a cross section of the stakeholders gave knocks to the lawmakers for the delay in the passage of the bill.   But some civil ... Read More »