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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Agricultural Research Council Bags ‘FOI Hall of Shame’ Award for Violating FOI Act

Lagos, Monday, July 30, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN) this week’s inductee into the “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame” for consistently violating the provisions of the FOI Act over the past seven years, thereby denying Nigerians the right to information in the agricultural development sector. The ARCN was established by the ... Read More »

MRA Sues Government Over Failure to Disclose Those Who Traveled to Russia for the World Cup and Cost to Government

Lagos, Thursday, July 26, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has sued the Federal Government over its failure to disclose the lists of Nigerian footballers and coaches, supporters, government officials and their aides who travelled to Russia last month for the 2018 World Cup and whose travel expenses were covered through public funds as well as the total cost to the Government ... Read More »

MRA Inducts Environmental Standards Enforcement Agency into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

Lagos, Monday, July 23, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) into its “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame”, accusing it of undermining its own effectiveness by disregarding the FOI Act and possibly endangering the lives of Nigerians by its secrecy. In a statement in Lagos, Mr. Ayode Longe, Programme ... Read More »

MRA Names National Institute for Sports into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

Lagos, Monday, July 16, 2018: For failing to comply with its duties and obligations under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, 2011 over the last seven years, Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named National Institute for Sports (NIS) into the “FOI Hall of Shame,” In a statement issued in Lagos by its Programme Officer, Mr. John Gbadamosi, MRA castigated the ... Read More »

MRA Calls on National Assembly to Ensure Effective Implementation of FOI Act as ‘FOI Hall of Shame’ Clocks One Year

LAGOS, Tuesday, July 3, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on the National Assembly to institute measures to enforce compliance with the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act in its capacity as the ultimate oversight body in the implementation of the Law, as the organization marked the first year anniversary of the launch of the “FOI Hall of Shame”. In a ... Read More »