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CSO Coalition to Unveil Most Transparent Public Institutions in Nigeria at FOI Ranking Launch on September 28

Abuja, Monday, September 21, 2020: The most transparent public institutions in Nigeria over the last one year as well as the least open and responsive will be unveiled on September 28 at the second edition of the National Freedom of Information (FOI) Ranking scheduled to take place in Abuja as part of activities to commemorate the International Day for Universal ... Read More »

MRA Inducts Federal Ministry of Information into ‘Enhanced FOI Hall of Shame’, Pledges Legal Action Against It

Lagos, Wednesday, April 1, 2020: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture into its Enhanced Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame for its “scandalous failure” to implement the FOI Act, 2011 over the last nine years and vowed to take legal action against the ministry to compel it to comply with the provisions ... Read More »

Court Fixes Judgment for May 20 in Journalist’s Bid to Prosecute Sports Ministry, Minister for Wrongful Denial of Access to Information

Abuja, Thursday, March 5, 2020:  A Federal High Court in Abuja will deliver judgement on May 20, 2020 in a suit instituted by an Abuja-based journalist, Miss Godsgift Onyedinefu, seeking to compel the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN) to prosecute the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports and its Minister for allegedly wrongfully ... Read More »

National Commission for Adult Education Inducted into FOI Hall of Shame, to Face Litigation

  LAGOS, Monday, March 2, 2020: The National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education (NMEC) today joined the league of errant public institutions inducted into the “Enhanced Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame” and will now face litigation aimed at compelling it to perform its statutory duties, according to Media Rights Agenda (MRA), which upbraided the Commission ... Read More »

Journalist Scales First Hurdle in N15 Million FOI Suit Against Unilag

Lagos, Monday, February 17, 2020:  Award-winning investigative journalist, Ms Tobore Ovuorie, has won the first round of her N15 million lawsuit against the University of Lagos (Unilag) and its Vice-Chancellor at a Federal High Court in Lagos for alleged unlawful breach of the Freedom of Information Act and her right of access to information.The presiding judge, Justice Maureen Adaobi Onyetenu, ... Read More »

Court Grants MRA, Journalist Leave to Sue Federal Civil Service Commission for Violating FOI Act

  Abuja, Monday, February 10, 2020: A Federal High Court in Abuja has cleared the way for Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and multiple award-winning investigative journalist, Ms Tobore Ovuorie, to file a N15 million claim against the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) and the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF) for alleged violation of the Freedom of Information ... Read More »

MRA Inducts Science and Technology Ministry into its ‘Enhanced FOI Hall of Shame’, Vows Legal Action

  Lagos, Monday, February 3, 2020:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology into its “Enhanced Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame” citing several instances of the Ministry’s failure to comply with the provisions of the FOI Act since its enactment in 2011. Announcing the induction in a statement in Lagos, MRA’s Legal ... Read More »

Court Grants MRA Leave to Pursue N15 Million Claim Against NNPC for Alleged Violation of FOI Act

Abuja, Thursday, January 30, 2020:  A Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday granted Media Rights Agenda (MRA) leave to pursue its N15 million damages suit against the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for the institution’s alleged persistent breach of its statutory duties under the Freedom of Information Act, in violation of the organization’s right of access to information. Justice Taiwo ... Read More »

Investigative Journalist Sues Unilag for N15 Million Over Alleged Violation of FOI Act

Lagos, Monday, January 27, 2020:  Multiple award-winning investigative journalist and anti-human trafficking advocate, Ms Tobore Ovuorie, has filed a N15 million suit at the Federal High Court in Lagos against the University of Lagos (Unilag) and its Vice-Chancellor for alleged unlawful violation of the Freedom of Information Act, 2011 and her right of access to information, arising from the institution’s ... Read More »

MRA Sues NNPC for Consistently Violating FOI Act, Claims N15 Million Damages

Lagos, Wednesday, January 8, 2020:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Abuja accusing the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of consistently breaching its statutory duties under the Freedom of Information Act, 2011 in flagrant violation of the organization’s right of access to information under the Act. In the suit filed on its ... Read More »