Monthly Archives: October 2017

MRA Inducts Federal Ministry of Agriculture into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

Lagos, Monday, October 30, 2017: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) into its Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame as it indicted the institution for its failure to implement the FOI Act, 2011 and its “unjustifiable assault on the rights of citizens to demand information from public institutions.” In a ... Read More »

MRA Inducts Federal Civil Service Commission into ‘FOI Hall of Shame

Lagos, Monday, 23 October 2017: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) into its “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame”, accusing the Government’s oversight body for the civil service of an appalling record of non-compliance with the FOI Act. In a statement in Lagos, MRA’s Legal Officer, Ms Morisola Alaba, catalogued a series of breaches of various provisions of ... Read More »

MRA Inducts Identity Management Commission into FOI Hall of Shame

LAGOS, Monday, October 16, 2017: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) into its Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame, saying it was recognizing the agency for its determined efforts to undermine the effectiveness of the FOI Act, 2011. MRA accused the Commission of failing to comply with its duties and obligations under the FOI ... Read More »

Bureau of Public Procurement Inducted in the ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

LAGOS, Monday, 9 October 2017: The Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) today secured a place in the “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame” as Media Rights Agenda (MRA) upbraided it for its failure to implement the FOI Act, 2011 and enforce the transparency provisions in its own enabling Law, the Public Procurement Act (PPA), 2007. In a statement in Lagos, ... Read More »

MRA Inducts Office of Federal Auditor General into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

LAGOS, Tuesday, October 3, 2017: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation into its Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame for its brazen disregard for the Freedom of Information Act as evidenced by its non-compliance with virtually all aspects of the FOI Act over the last six years. Mr. Ridwan Sulaimon, MRA’s Freedom ... Read More »

MRA Names NAFDAC Into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’, Says Health and Wellbeing of All Nigerians at Risk

Lagos, Monday, September 25, 2017:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) this week’s inductee into its Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame, contending that the agency’s sundry acts of non-compliance with the FOI Act suggest that the health and wellbeing of all Nigerians might be at risk. In ... Read More »

Nigerian Immigration Service Inducted Into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

LAGOS, Monday, September 18, 2017: The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) was today named into the Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame by Media Rights Agenda (MRA) for “egregious acts of non-compliance with the FOI Act” over the last six years, joining 11 other previous recipients of the “award” launched in July this year. Mr. Ridwan Sulaimon, MRA’s Freedom of Information ... Read More »

Media Rights Agenda Names NTA Recipient of ‘FOI Hall of Shame’ Award

LAGOS, Monday, September 11, 2017: The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) was today named the latest recipient of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame award for failing to promote the FOI Act and ensure its effective implementation as a public service media organization as well as for its non-compliance with its obligations under the Act as a public institution. In ... Read More »

MRA Names Customs into its FOI ‘Hall of Shame’ for Non-Compliance with the FOI Act

Lagos, Tuesday, September 5, 2017: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) into its Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame, saying its long-held reputation as one of the most corrupt government institutions in Nigeria has only been worsened by its refusal to comply with the Freedom of Information Act, 2011. Announcing the selection of the NCS ... Read More »

Media Rights Agenda Inducts JAMB Into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

Lagos, Monday, 28 August 2017: The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) emerged today as this week’s inductee into the Freedom of Information (FOI) “Hall of Shame” as Media Rights Agenda (MRA) accused it of consistently failing to implement the FOI Act and to fulfill its obligations under the Law over the last six years. Between 2011, when the FOI ... Read More »