Monthly Archives: January 2020

Court Grants MRA Leave to Pursue N15 Million Claim Against NNPC for Alleged Violation of FOI Act

Abuja, Thursday, January 30, 2020:  A Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday granted Media Rights Agenda (MRA) leave to pursue its N15 million damages suit against the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for the institution’s alleged persistent breach of its statutory duties under the Freedom of Information Act, in violation of the organization’s right of access to information. Justice Taiwo ... Read More »

Investigative Journalist Sues Unilag for N15 Million Over Alleged Violation of FOI Act

Lagos, Monday, January 27, 2020:  Multiple award-winning investigative journalist and anti-human trafficking advocate, Ms Tobore Ovuorie, has filed a N15 million suit at the Federal High Court in Lagos against the University of Lagos (Unilag) and its Vice-Chancellor for alleged unlawful violation of the Freedom of Information Act, 2011 and her right of access to information, arising from the institution’s ... Read More »

MRA Sues NNPC for Consistently Violating FOI Act, Claims N15 Million Damages

Lagos, Wednesday, January 8, 2020:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Abuja accusing the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of consistently breaching its statutory duties under the Freedom of Information Act, 2011 in flagrant violation of the organization’s right of access to information under the Act. In the suit filed on its ... Read More »

MRA Inducts NHIS into its Enhanced ‘FOI Hall of Shame,’ for Breach of FOI Act

Lagos, Monday, 6 January 2020:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) into its “Enhanced Freedom of Information Hall of Shame” for the agency’s dismal performance in the implementation of the FOI Act and pledged to take legal action against the institution to compel it to comply with its obligations under the Act. In a ... Read More »