Monthly Archives: August 2018

MRA Inducts NIPOST into its ‘FOI Hall of Shame’ for Violating the Public’s Right to Information

LAGOS, Monday, August 27, 2018: Media Rights Agenda today named the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) 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, thereby violating the public’s right of access to information. Announcing the induction of NIPOST, MRA said in a statement in Lagos ... Read More »

MRA Names Nigerian Stock Exchange Into its ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

Lagos, Monday, August 20, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today accused the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) of showing complete nonchalance towards the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, 2011 as it inducted the institution into its “FOI Hall of Shame”. Ms Chioma Nwaodike, MRA’s Legal Officer, announced the institution as this week’s inductee into the Hall of Shame, noting that the NSE has ... Read More »

MRA Inducts Department of Petroleum Resources into ‘FOI Hall “of Shame’

LAGOS, Monday, August 13, 2018: For its relentless dedication to secrecy and attendant disregard for the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Nigeria’s petroleum regulatory agency, into its “FOI Hall of Shame.” MRA’s FOI Programme Manager, Mr Ridwan Sulaimon, noted in a statement in Lagos that “the induction of ... Read More »

MRA Inducts Bank of Industry into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’ for Shrouding its Operations in Secrecy, Violating FOI Act

LAGOS, Monday, August 6, 2018: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the Bank of Industry (BoI) into its Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame over the institution’s preference for shrouding its operations in secrecy while completely disregarding its duties and obligations under the FOI Act, 2011. In a statement released in Lagos today, Mr. Idowu Adewale, MRA’s Programme Officer, ... Read More »