Press Releases from the Secretariat of the
of Information Coalition (FOIC)
Media Rights Agenda holds
Sensitization Workshops on the Freedom of Information Act
LAGOS, Wednesday, January 25, 2012:
The first in a series of sensitization workshops aimed at
familiarizing various sectors of the Nigerian society with the
Freedom of Information Act and increasing their usage of the Law
begins in Kaduna tomorrow.
MRA Launches FOI Act for Mobile
Lagos, Tuesday, November 15, 2011: Media Rights Agenda (MRA)
today launched an Application to enable mobile phone users to
download the entire Freedom of Information Act 2011 from its website
to their handsets in an easy-to-navigate format.
Signature Campaign Launched for
African Platform on Access to Information
LAGOS, WEDNESDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER 2011: On the occasion of this year’s
International Right to Know Day, the Windhoek+20 Campaign on Access
to Information in Africa is today launching a continent-wide
signature campaign in support of the African Platform on Access to
Information (APAI), a landmark Declaration adopted in Cape Town,
South Africa, last week.
MRA’s Executive Director Receives Pan-African Award for FOI Campaign
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, MONDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER 2011: The Executive Director of Media Rights Agenda, Mr. Edetaen Ojo, was last night in Cape Town, South Africa, bestowed with an award for his role in the passage of Nigeria’s Freedom of Information Act early this year and his campaign for access to information across Africa. Details .....
Latest Version Of APAI is Now Available Online
The latest version of the draft declaration for an African Platform on Access to Information (APAI) is now available online for public commentary. The Declaration will be presented to over 250 delegates at the Pan African Conference on Access to Information (PACAI), which will be held in Cape Town from September 17th and 19th.
APAI Draft Declaration goes online for Public Commentary
The African Platform on Access to Information Working Group is proud to announce that the second draft of its declaration is now available for public viewing online. The Declaration will be presented to over 150 delegates at the Pan African Conference on Access to Information, which will be held in Cape Town from September 17th – 19th.
Freedom of Information Act Signals Consolidation of Nigeria’s Democracy A group of civil society groups has praised the decision of President Jonathan to sign the new law and efforts by legislators to harmonise the bill in time. The organizations: Media Rights Agenda, the Right to Know Initiative, and the Open Society Foundations congratulated the leadership and members of both chambers of the National Assembly, for their steadfastness and the speed with which the bill was finalized.
MRA Rejects Senate Committee Recommendations on FOI Bill
Monday, September 29, 2008:
Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today announced its rejection of the
recommendations of the Senate’s Information Committee on the Freedom
of Information Bill, saying if passed as proposed it would be the
worst access to information law in the world and would bring
Nigeria to ridicule.
Africa Freedom of Information Centre
LAGOS, NIGERIA: Friday,
September 28, 2007: A
network of Freedom of Information advocates in Africa today
announced the launch of a regional Centre in Lagos to galvanize the
campaign for the adoption of access to information laws on the
State Governor, Thousands Sign Petition on FOI Bill
LAGOS, Monday, September 24, 2007:
Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, is among thousands of
Nigerians who have signed a petition calling on the National
Assembly to pass the Freedom of Information Bill into Law before the
end of 2007.
Freedom of Information Coalition Launches
LAGOS, Tuesday, September 11,
2007: The Freedom of
Information Coalition (FOIC) has launched a signature campaign in
support of a petition asking the National Assembly to
pass the Freedom of
Information Bill into law before the end of 2007.
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Petition to National Assembly and the
Media Rights Agenda Calls on National
Assembly to OverridePresident Obasanjo’s Veto of the Freedom of
ABUJA: Tuesday, May 8, 2007:
Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on the National Assembly to
urgently exercise its powers under Section 58(5) of the 1999
Constitution to override President Olusegun Obasanjo’s veto on the
Freedom of Information Bill and ensure that the Bill becomes Law
before the expiration of its tenure.
Media Rights Agenda Calls on President Obasanjo to Sign Freedom
of Information Bill
ABUJA: Thursday, March 29, 2007
: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on President Olusegun
Obasanjo to assent to the Freedom of Information Bill, which was
dispatched to him for assent by the National Assembly on Friday,
March 23, 2007.
Freedom of Information Bill:
Need to Ensure Speedy Passage
The Freedom of Information Coalition (FOI
Coalition) welcomes the fact that the third reading of the
Freedom of Information Bill is scheduled
for Wednesday, December 14, 2005. We are encouraged by the
commitment of the Senate to ensuring a speedy passage of the
Bill. This is indeed, a mark of legislative responsiveness to