Monthly Archives: November 2017

Lagos High Court Rules FOI Act Applicable to Lagos State

LAGOS, November 29, 2017: A Lagos High Court, sitting in the Ikeja Judicial Division, ruled on November 28, 2017 that the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, 2011 is applicable to the Government of Lagos State and does not require “domestication” by the State to have effect. Dismissing a preliminary objection raised by the Lagos State Ministry of Health in a ... Read More »

MRA Inducts Bureau of Public Enterprises into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

LAGOS, Monday, 27 November 2017: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) into its Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame, citing the violation of various provisions of the FOI Act, 2011 by the Bureau, including its failure to submit any annual report of its implementation of the Act to the Attorney-General of the Federation ... Read More »

MRA Inducts TETFund into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’, Says It Demonstrates Contempt for the Law

Lagos, Monday, November 20, 2017: Media Rights Agenda today inducted the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) 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, 2011 and its repeated refusal to honour numerous applications for information made to it under the Act by several organizations ... Read More »

Media Rights Agenda Inducts NECO into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

Lagos, Monday, November 13, 2017: The National Examinations Council (NECO) 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 fulfil its obligations under the Law over the last six years. The National Examinations Council is an examination ... Read More »

NHIS Becomes 19th Inductee into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

Lagos, Monday, November 6, 2017: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named as this week’s inductee into its “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame” the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), an agency established by the Federal Government to provide easy access to healthcare for all Nigerians through various prepayment systems and to regulate private health insurance. MRA said in a ... Read More »