Monthly Archives: April 2018

MRA Confers NABTEB with FOI ‘Hall of Shame’ Award for Violating Its Obligations under FOI Act

Lagos, Monday, April 30, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named the National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) as this week’s recipient of the “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame” award, accusing it of consistently violating its obligations under the FOI Act. In a statement in Lagos, MRA’s Legal Officer, Ms. Morisola Alaba, said NABTEB has failed to ... Read More »

MRA Inducts Nigerian Prisons Service into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

Lagos, Monday, April 23, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) into its Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame for its lack of transparency about its operations and activities, evidenced by its blatant disregard of the FOI Act. In a statement in Lagos, MRA’s Director of Programmes, Mr. Ayode Longe, noted that “since the ... Read More »

National Directorate of Employment Bags ‘FOI Hall of Shame’ Award, Cited for Persistent Violation of FOI Act with Impunity

Lagos, Monday, April 16, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today declared the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) the latest inductee into the “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame”, citing the agency’s persistent violations of the FOI Act with impunity. The FOI Hall of Shame is an initiative of MRA, launched in July 2017, to shine the spotlight on public ... Read More »

MRA Inducts Voice of Nigeria into its FOI ‘Hall of Shame’

Lagos, Monday, April 9, 2018: Media Rights Agenda today named the Voice of Nigeria (VON) into its Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame, accusing it of failing to promote the FOI Act and ensuring its effective implementation as a public service media organization as well as non-compliance with its obligations under the Act as a public institution. In a ... Read More »

Media Rights Agenda Inducts Code of Conduct Tribunal into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

Lagos, Tuesday, April 3, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today accused the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) of non-compliance with the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act as it named the constitutional body as this week’s inductee into its FOI Hall of Shame. Established under Part 1 of the Fifth Schedule to the Constitution, the Tribunal is charged with enforcing the Code of ... Read More »