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Group Sues Governors, Others Over Public Fund Management

A Group, Policing Nigeria Awareness Initiative (PNAI), has sued incumbent and former governors in an Abuja Federal High Court, seeking the release of information on the management of public funds. Read more


Falana Demands Report Of Investigation On Onitsha Accident From FRSC

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Femi Falana, has asked the Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, to release to him the report of the investigation on the tragic accident in Onitsha, Anambra State on May 31, 2015. Read more


Code of Conduct Bureau Will Not Declare Buhari, Osinbajo’s Assets

The Code of Conduct Bureau will not make the details of assets declared to it by President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo public. This is due to limitations in federal laws covering such release, the CCB said. Read more


Lagos Governorship Election Tribunal Commence Hearing

The Lagos State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal will today commence hearing in the petition filed by the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) candidate in the last governorship election in Lagos, Mr Jimi Agbaje. Agbaje is challenging the victory of the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode. Read more


Tribunal Okays Agbaje’s Request To Inspect Lagos Governorship Election Materials

The Lagos State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Tuesday granted Jimi Agbaje leave to inspect all polling materials and documents used in the April 11 governorship election in the state. Mr. Agbaje was the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the election in which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Akinwunmi Ambode of the All Progressives Congress as winner. Read more


Disclose purchase documents of bullet proof cars, court orders Coscharis

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered Coscharis Motors Limited to disclose to Enough is Enough (EIE) Nigeria, a non-governmental organization, the information requested by the organization on the 2013 purchase of two bullet-proof cars for then Aviation Minister, Princess Stella Oduah. Read more


Nigerian National Assembly Threatened With Lawsuit

The National Assembly of Nigeria is being threatened with a lawsuit for its refusal to disclose a budget to the public, an action prohibited by the Freedom of Information Act. The two organizations at the helm of this lawsuit are BudgIT and the Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC). They said that they made a request for the National Assembly budget between 2011 and 2014. They also stated that they requested annual performance reports for 2011, 2012, and 2013. Read more


BUDGIT And PPDC To NASS: “See You In Court”, Nigeria’s National Assembly Refuses To Make Public Its Budget

The National Assembly has refused to disclose its budget details on the basis that it contains personal, third party related and privileged information. Read more


Nigeria-National Assembly, Finance Ministry & NDDC Sued Over Secrecy in 2015 Budget

Nigeria - A group of Niger Delta Activists, Civil Rights Lawyers and Non-Governmental Organizations, have dragged the National Assembly, the Ministry of Finance and the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), to court over NDDC's secrecy concerning its budget. Read more


One year later, the Federal Ministry of Works provides records for the re-award of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Contract

One year after procurement monitors made an FOI request for procurement records for the re-award of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway contract, the Federal Ministry of Works (FMW) has provided some of the requested information. Read more>>


Court Grants PIN, PPDC Leave to Sue NIMC over Information on National ID Card Contract

Tuesday, March 31, 2015: A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted two non-governmental organizations leave to challenge the refusal of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to provide them with the procurement records and details of the contract between the Commission and MasterCard for the payment solution contained in the new multipurpose national identity card. Read more>>


FOI - Uniport Declines Request for Details of Jonathan's Certificates

The University of Port Harcourt has declined to grant the request of a human rights group, the Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (IHRHL), for details of the academic records of President Goodluck Jonathan at the university. Read more


CNPP Queries Finance Minister Over U.S.$23 Billion Greenfield Refineries Contract

Enugu -- CONFERENCE of Nigerian Political Parties , CNPP, has forwarded a letter to the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, requesting for full disclosure of transactions concerning the contract for three Greenfield refineries and petrochemical plant awarded by President Goodluck Jonathan for $23 billion. Read more


SERAP sues Okonjo-Iweala over missing N30tn

A civil society group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to court over “failure to provide information about spending of the alleged missing N30tn, which represents some accruable income to the Federal Government in the past four years”. Read more


FOI: 7 out of 98 MDAs Provide Details of Capital Projects Within 7 days

In order to verify the performance of capital projects carried out by public institutions in 2014, procurement monitors have requested ninety-eight (98) public institutions to provide records of payments of capital releases made to them in 2014. Read more>>


Nigeria: Oil Swap - Court Fixes Mar 26 for Lawyer's Reply to NNPC

A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed March 26 to hear the reply of an Abuja-based lawyer to a preliminary objection by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) over the non-disclosure of an oil swap deal. Read more>>


FOI Suits: Court Orders 2 LG Councils in Delta State to Disclose Budgets, Approved Projects

Wednesday, February 18, 2015:  A Federal High Court in Asaba today issued an order of mandamus compelling two local government councils in Delta State -  the Oshimili South and the Ika South Local Government Areas – to disclose to a Lagos-based non-governmental organization, Human Development Initiatives (HDI), the councils’ budgets from 2012 to 2014 and the projects duly approved for implementation in 2013. Read more>>


Nigeria: Boko Haram - Falana Gives FG Ultimatum Over U.S.$1 Billion Loan for Weapons

Lagos Lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), has given the federal government seven days ultimatum to make available to him and his chambers information as to whether it has acquired the military hardware with the $1billion loan approved by the National Assembly. Read more>>


If We Are To Reclaim The Future…

Those outside government in Nigeria sometimes feel silenced by lack of knowledge about complex policy, economics and security issues when asked to comment on the path to reclaiming our country’s future and suggest ways of making Nigeria great. What indeed, can we say about security except that our government should provide it? Non-experts may not be able to say whether our security agencies need this kind of training and equipment rather than that, or whether it should be Nigeria’s armed forces who secure our land and sea borders, or private agencies. Read more>>


NGO to sue NIMC over non-compliance with FoI-backed request

A Non Governmental Organization identified as Paradigm Initiative Nigeria has threatened to sue the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, over its refusal to respond to the Freedom of Information FoI-sanctioned requests on the ID card project with MasterCard. Read more>>


Nigeria: Court Adjourns Alleged Forgery Suit Against Uzodimma

A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed December 4 to hear the suit filed against the senator representing Imo West senatorial district, Hope Uzodimma, over allegations that he forged his West African Examinations Council (WAEC) certificates. Read more>>


Ogun State Gov’t Fined By Court Over Freedom Of Information Act

The Federal High Court in Abeokuta had on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 resume hearing on the Freedom of Information, FOI Act instituted by popular Ogun State businessman, Adekoya Boladale, seeking the court to grant among other things, an order of mandamus on Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, the state commissioner for works, Arc. Read more>>


Freedom Of Information: APC Chieftain Drags Alison-MaduekeTo Court

A chieftain of All Progressive Congress (APC), Oista Okechukwu, on Tuesday dragged the Petroleum Resources Minister, Mrs Diezani Alison Madueke, before the Federal High Court in Abuja over the minister's refusal to grant him access to the information he had requested under the Freedom of Information (FOI) law. Read more>>


Nigeria: SERAP Invokes FOI, Asks CBN to Provide Information On Alleged Money Laundering to Boko Haram

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has issued a Freedom of Information request to Mr Godwin Emefiele asking him to "urgently provide information about the persons involved in alleged money laundering through the Central Bank of Nigeria to fund the activities of the Boko Haram, which have contributed to the unlawful killings of innocent Nigerians and destruction of property." Read more>>


Swiss oil deals: Group asks NNPC to produce certified true copies of documents

The African Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ, on Tuesday asked the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, to produce certified true copies of the bid tenders, awards and other documents of the controversial multi-billion dollar oil deals with two Swiss firms. Read more>>


Poor Schools' Infrastructure - SERAP Takes Up Lagos Govt

Socio — Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP), a civil society group has asked the Lagos State government to make public its spendings on public primary and secondary education the past five years. Read more >>


CNPP Threatens Legal Action Against BPE

Mr Osita Okechukwu, the National Publicity Secretary of the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, has threatened to sue the Bureau of Public Enterprises, BPE if the agency fails to provide information on the privatisation of Enugu Distribution Company Plc (ENUGUDISCO) within seven days. Read more>>


Nigeria: APC Chieftain Writes BPE, Demands Info On Sale of Enugu Electricity Coy

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. Read more>>


SUNTAI: Court permits Falana to seek information ailing gov’s health

Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, on Monday obtained the leave of an Abuja court to apply for an Order of Mandamus to compel the Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke, to make available information on the health of Taraba State Governor Danbaba Suntai. Read more>>


CSNAC Files FOI Request For Information On Health of Taraba Governor Danbaba Suntai

Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC), a widely-known anti-corruption coalition, has filed a Freedom Of Information request with the Taraba State Government asking for information about the state of health of Governor Danbaba Suntai, who has been obtaining treatment abroad since he was injured in an air crash last year. Read more>>



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