Right To Know Nigeria (R2K) announces the release of FOI videos titled “Understanding the FOI Act”.
Abuja: March 23 2016: Right To Know (R2K), Nigeria and the Bureau for Public Service Reforms (BPSR) today launched the newly re-designed BPSR website (www.bpsr.gov.ng), with a Freedom of Information portal designed to receive electronic FOI requests. This innovative website which is the first of it’s kind by any public institution in Nigeria has made it possible for the BPSR to fulfill it’s various obligations under the FOI Act in order to promote openness and facilitate public access to information and documents held by the institution.
A Chief magistrate Court sitting in Wuse Zone 6, Abuja today (Thursday) struck out a case of criminal breach of trust, cheating and illegal possession of official documents instigated against Mr. Aaron kaase.
The suit was instituted against Kaase after he blew the whistle on the alleged N275, 525 million election fraud against Mr. Mike Okiro, the Chairman of the Police Service Commission. Justice Chukwuma Ubani while delivering his ruling said the matter has been struck out for lack of diligent prosecution.
Marking the global Right to Know Day, The Right to Know (R2K), Nigeria today released a Proactive Disclosure Assessment (PDA) Report on the status of public sector compliance with the obligation to proactively discloseinformation underNigeria’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, 2011. The assessment was carried out over the course of 11 months, from February 2014 to December 2014.
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