International Press Centre

COVID-19, Financial Accountability: IPC To Train Journalists On FOI Act For Investigative Reporting

The International Press Centre, Lagos-Nigeria will train 25 journalists on using FOI for investigative reporting of campaign finance and COVID-19 accountability issues on 5th and 6th August in Lagos. The workshop, organised in partnership with Media Rights Agenda (MRA), is part of activities under Component 4b: Support to the media of the EU Support to […]

Lai Mohammed

MRA Inducts Federal Ministry of Information into ‘Enhanced FOI Hall of Shame’,Pledges Legal Action

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture into its Enhanced Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame for its “scandalous failure” to implement the FOI Act, 2011 over the last nine years and vowed to take legal action against the ministry to compel it to comply with the provisions […]

CCD

People Living With Disabilities Must Demand Accountability From Government-CCD

The Centre for Citizens with Disability (CCD) has concluded a three-day capacity building workshop for Persons Living With Disabilities (PLWD) on the use of Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and the Nigeria Disability Act, tasking PLWD to demand accountability from the government. The workshop aimed at empowering PLWD to demand accountability from state actors was […]

MRA

FG Should Drop Fruitless Attempt To Control Social Media-MRA

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) yesterday has accused the Federal Government of hopelessly losing its way, and called on it to abandon its fruitless preoccupation with controlling social media content in Nigeria. It urged the Government to retrace its steps by focusing on its primary purpose, which is ensuring the security and welfare of the people. […]

MRA Publishes Compilation Of Rulings, Judgments In FOI Cases

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today launched a compilation of decisions of various courts in Freedom of Information (FOI) cases in Nigeria over the last seven years, saying the publication was intended to enhance the effectiveness of lawyers litigating on behalf of persons who are wrongfully denied access to information under the Freedom of Information Act, […]

MRA Inducts NBC Into Its ‘FOI Hall Of Shame’

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has named the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) this week’s inductee into the “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame.” MRA said the government agency’s overall performance in the implementation of the FOI Act over the last seven years fell far short of what is required of a public institution covered by […]

Media Rights Agenda Inducts National Hospital, Abuja Into Its ‘FOI Hall Of Shame’

For its multiple violations of the provisions of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, including its poor record-keeping practices, Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the National Hospital in Abuja into the “FOI Hall of Shame,” describing its attitude towards transparency and accountability as an open sore in urgent need of healing. In a scathing […]

Lagos High Court Rules FOI Act Applicable to Lagos State

A Lagos High Court, sitting in the Ikeja Judicial Division, has ruled 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 suit instituted […]

MRA Inducts Presidency into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’, Accuses it of Gross Failure of Leadership

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named the Presidency as the latest inductee into its Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame, accusing it of “a gross failure of leadership” and setting a bad example for other public institutions in the implementation of the FOI Act. MRA’s Programme Manager in charge of Freedom of Information, Mr. […]