Monthly Archives: February 2015

FOI Suits: Court Orders 2 LG Councils in Delta State to Disclose Budgets, Approved Projects

Wednesday, February 18, 2015:  A Federal High Court in Asaba today issued an order of mandamus compelling two local government councils in Delta State –  the Oshimili South and the Ika South Local Government Areas – to disclose to a Lagos-based non-governmental organization, Human Development Initiatives (HDI), the councils’ budgets from 2012 to 2014 and the projects duly approved for ... Read More »

Advocates Call for Sensitization of Judges on the FOI Act

Freedom of Information advocates have called for the sensitization of judges in the country about the Freedom of Information Act in response to the situation where many of them are giving “decisions that are inconsistent with the spirit and letters of the Law.” In a communique at the end of their three-day Freedom of Information Implementers Strategy Meeting, held in ... Read More »