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CBN Governor Replies Freedom Of Information Request By Bamidele Aturu

Friends-It is our duty to inform you that the Central Bank of Nigeria has made a partial response to the request we sent to the Governor of the Bank on the 31st of December, 2012 pursuant to the relevant sections of the Freedom of Information Act, 2011. The response of the Bank is attached to this mail for your records and use. Read more>>

 

Court orders CBN to declare whereabouts of N191bn forfeited by Cecilia Ibru

A Federal High Court, Lagos on Tuesday gave the Central Bank of Nigeria 72 hours to declare the whereabouts of about N191bn asset forfeited by the convicted former Managing Director of Oceanic Bank Plc (now Ecobank Plc), Mrs. Cecilia Ibru. Read more>>

 

Court Moves To Enforce FOI Act

Nigeria’s recently passed Freedom of Information Act, FIOA, was further strengthened by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja which made an order granting leave to a legal practitioner, Mr. Ojukwu Chikaosolu, to apply for judicial review for an order of mandamus to compel the Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, Mr. Reginald Kingsley, to release information demanded by the lawyer under the Freedom of Information Act. Read more>>

 

In Nigeria, One up for Freedom of Information

The recently passed Freedom of Information Act on monday received a boost as a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Monday, ordered the Clerk of the National Assembly to release to Legal Defence and Assistance Project, LEDAP, a non governmental organisation, details of the salary, emolument and allowances collected by legislators between 2007 and 2011. Read more>>

 

Court Orders Release Of Information On Legislators’ Salaries And Allowances From 2007 To 2011

In a major boost to the rule of law in Nigeria, the Federal High Court, today in Abuja ordered the Clerk of the National Assembly to release to the Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP), details of the salaries, emoluments and allowancesthat were collected by national legislators between 2007 and 2011. Read more>>

 

SERAP, Sues Sanusi Over Fuel Subsidy Payment Document

Two civil society organisations, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and Women Advocates Research and Documentation Center (WARDC) have sued the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Sanusi Lamido over “alleged failure to release information and documents on the authorisation by the CBN of over N1.26 trillion as subsidy for 2011.” ..Read more>>

 

Court grants leave to SERAP to seek order of mandamus against FG

Justice Stephen Adah of a Federal High Court in Lagos, on Tuesday, granted leave to Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) to seek an order of mandamus compelling the Federal Government to make available to it documents on the spending of recovered stolen funds..Read more>>

 

Serap Drags PPPRA to Court Over Fuel Subsidy

A civil society group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has dragged the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) before the Federal High Court in Ikeja, seeking the leave of the court for an order of mandamus compelling it to disclose government spending relating to fuel 'subsidy' for this year...Read more>>

 

FOI: SERAP seeks documents of government spending on fuel subsidy

A civil society, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has sent a Freedom of Information request to the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) requesting it to “provide within 7 days of the receipt and/or publication of this request detailed information on the government spending on fuel ‘subsidy’ since the beginning of 2011 to date, and to publish widely the information on a dedicated website.” Read more>>

 

NNPC Boss Fails Freedom Of Information Test

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr. Austen Oniwon, has failed a major test of the Freedom of Information Act, which was recently signed into law by President Goodluck Jonathan. Read more>>

 

Freedom Of Information Lawsuit: EFCC Ordered To Substantiate N52m Allegation Against CDHR

Human rights activists in Nigeria won a majority victory over the use of the newly promulgated freedom of information law as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was today told to disclose the source of the information that... Read more>>

 

SERAP tests FoI Act, seeks figures on states

THE Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has invoked the newly enacted Freedom of Information (FoI) Act to ask four state governments - Enugu, Kaduna, Oyo and Rivers to release information and documents relating to their expenditure on primary .. Read more>>

 

Anxiety In Ferma As Falana Demands Financial Records

The first major test of the recently passed Freedom of Information Act is unfolding as radical Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana, has demanded for record of total disclosure of all disbursement of fuel levy collected by the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency, FERMA, since 2007.. Read more>>

 

FoI: Accountant-General gets ultimatum on spending on stolen assets

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a request under the Freedom of Information Act to the Accountant – General of the Federation...Read more>>

 

The governorship candidate of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, in Enugu State in 2011, Osita Okechukwu, has written the Bureau of Public Enterprises, BPE requesting detailed information on the privatization of Enugu Electricity Company Plc, ENUDISCO.

 

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