Monthly Archives: October 2017

MRA Inducts NCAA into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’, Accuses It of Wasting Public Funds to Advance a Culture of Secrecy

Lagos, Monday, 21 August 2017: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today conferred the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) with membership of its Freedom of Information (FOI) “Hall of Shame”, accusing the agency of wasting public funds to advance a culture of secrecy and cover up dubious transactions. In a statement in Lagos announcing the NCAA’s induction into the FOI Hall of Shame, ... Read More »

MRA Inducts Presidency into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’, Accuses it of Gross Failure of Leadership

Lagos, Monday, 14 August 2017: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named the Presidency as the latest inductee into its Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame, accusing it of “a gross failure of leadership” and setting a bad example for other public institutions in the implementation of the FOI Act. MRA’s Programme Manager in charge of Freedom of Information, Mr. ... Read More »

MRA Names National Assembly Inductee into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

Lagos, Monday, August 7, 2017:  It is scandalous that a Government institution constitutionally charged with making Laws for the peace, order and good governance of Nigeria is abdicating its duty to abide by its own Laws, Media Rights Agenda (MRA) said today as it named the National Assembly into its Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame for persistently flouting the ... Read More »

MRA Inducts Federal Ministry of Education into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’ for Undermining the FOI Act

Lagos, Monday, July 31, 2017: For consistently failing to comply with its duties and obligations under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, 2011 over the last six years and repeatedly violating the public’s right of access to information, the Federal Ministry of Education was today inducted into the “FOI Hall of Shame”. Making the announcement in Lagos, Media Rights Agenda (MRA) ... Read More »

Another Ikeja High Court Judge Inducted into the ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

Lagos, Monday, July 24, 2017:  Another Ikeja High Court judge, Justice Iyabo Akinkugbe, was today inducted into the “FOI Hall of Shame” for her recent decision which has the effect of barring requesters who have been ignored by public institutions to which they applied for information under the Freedom of Information Act, 2011, from approaching the court for a judicial ... Read More »

MRA Names Federal Ministry of Information Recipient of ‘FOI Hall of Shame’ Award

Lagos, Monday, July 17, 2017: The Federal Ministry of Information and Culture today joined the growing list of public officials and institutions accused of undermining the effectiveness of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, 2011 as Media Rights Agenda (MRA) named the Ministry this week’s inductee into the “FOI Hall of Shame”. MRA said in a statement in Lagos that it ... Read More »

MRA Names NNPC Recipient of ‘FOI Hall of Shame’ Award

Lagos, Monday, 10 July 2017: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as the latest inductee into its Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame for the corporation’s “persistent and unjustifiable violation of the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act over the last six years.’ MRA said the NNPC was chosen for the dubious ... Read More »

MRA Launches ‘FOI Hall of Shame’, Names Ikeja High Court Justice Okuwobi First Inductee

Lagos, Tuesday, July 4, 2017: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) yesterday in Lagos launched the “FOI Hall of Shame” aimed at focusing attention on public officials and institutions undermining the effectiveness of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, 2011 through their actions, decisions or utterances and named Justice Doris Okuwobi of the Ikeja High Court as the first inductee. Announcing the ... Read More »