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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 »

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 »

National Human Rights Commission Enters ‘FOI Hall of Shame’ for Violating Citizens’ Right to Information

Lagos, Monday, September 3, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) into its Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame, describing its failure to comply with key aspects of the FOI Act as “a disappointing violation of the rights of citizens to information by an institution established specifically to protect and defend their rights.” ... Read More »

MRA Inducts NIPOST into its ‘FOI Hall of Shame’ for Violating the Public’s Right to Information

LAGOS, Monday, August 27, 2018: Media Rights Agenda today named the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) 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, thereby violating the public’s right of access to information. Announcing the induction of NIPOST, MRA said in a statement in Lagos ... Read More »

MRA Names Nigerian Stock Exchange Into its ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

Lagos, Monday, August 20, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today accused the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) of showing complete nonchalance towards the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, 2011 as it inducted the institution into its “FOI Hall of Shame”. Ms Chioma Nwaodike, MRA’s Legal Officer, announced the institution as this week’s inductee into the Hall of Shame, noting that the NSE has ... Read More »

MRA Inducts Department of Petroleum Resources into ‘FOI Hall “of Shame’

LAGOS, Monday, August 13, 2018: For its relentless dedication to secrecy and attendant disregard for the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Nigeria’s petroleum regulatory agency, into its “FOI Hall of Shame.” MRA’s FOI Programme Manager, Mr Ridwan Sulaimon, noted in a statement in Lagos that “the induction of ... Read More »

MRA Inducts Bank of Industry into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’ for Shrouding its Operations in Secrecy, Violating FOI Act

LAGOS, Monday, August 6, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the Bank of Industry (BoI) into its Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame over the institution’s preference for shrouding its operations in secrecy while completely disregarding its duties and obligations under the FOI Act, 2011. In a statement released in Lagos today, Mr. Idowu Adewale, MRA’s Programme Officer, ... Read More »

Agricultural Research Council Bags ‘FOI Hall of Shame’ Award for Violating FOI Act

Lagos, Monday, July 30, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN) this week’s inductee into the “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame” for consistently violating the provisions of the FOI Act over the past seven years, thereby denying Nigerians the right to information in the agricultural development sector. The ARCN was established by the ... Read More »

MRA Sues Government Over Failure to Disclose Those Who Traveled to Russia for the World Cup and Cost to Government

Lagos, Thursday, July 26, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has sued the Federal Government over its failure to disclose the lists of Nigerian footballers and coaches, supporters, government officials and their aides who travelled to Russia last month for the 2018 World Cup and whose travel expenses were covered through public funds as well as the total cost to the Government ... Read More »