The 1999 Constitution holds that “Sovereignty belongs to the people of Nigeria from whom government through this Constitution derives all its powers and authority.” Government is held in trust for all Nigerians. The public has a right to be kept fully informed of government’s activities, policies and programmes, to enable them exercise their right to inclusionary governance, and to evaluate government’s performance. The fundamental right to information is operationalized by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2011. Click here to Access the FOIA 2011
UNDERSTANDING THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2011


What is Nigeria’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2011 all about? The FOIA transforms the dynamics of how government and the public relate, promoting a balance between open and inclusionary governance, with adequate and legitimate administrative protections. “Understanding the FOIA 2011” gives insight about the FOIA’s salient features and how the law works. Discover the truth about the underlying principles and the evolution of freedom of information in Nigeria, including myth-busting and correction of some misconceptions about the FOIA.Read more>>

 

23 REASONS FOR THE FOIA.

The Nigerian Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2011 affects everyone, every issue, and every aspect of daily life. Freedom of Information is the foundation for open system of governance in Nigeria. It is important to the healthy functioning of our society and would directly impact the quality of life of people residing in Nigeria. Click here for details..
R2K Celebrates International Right To Know Day, 2014: Calls On Nigerians To Take Greater Actions On The FOI Act. PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

In celebration of the Right to Know Day 2014, The Right To Know (R2K), Nigeria is renewing its call for Nigerians to take advantage of their right to access information, in the use and full implementation of the Freedom of Information Act, 2011.

 
Right To Know Announces the Release of Radio Skits on the Freedom of Information Act, 2011 on Kapital FM 92.9 PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 08 June 2014 00:00

As part of continued efforts to increase public awareness on the Freedom of Information Act 2011, Right To Know Nigeria (R2K) with support from the Open Society Foundations (OSF) will commence an FOI radio drama series titled ‘Your right to Know Series’ on Tuesday 10, June 2014 by 6.30.pm.

 
Right to Know Translates the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) 2011 and other IEC Publications into Tiv and Ijaw Language PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 08 December 2013 00:00

As part of continued efforts at creating public awareness at the grassroots on the FoI Act 2011, the Right to Know Initiative (R2K) and the Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) with support from the MacArthur Foundation has today released the translation of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2011 and other related materials into two more Nigerian languages, Ijaw and Tiv.

 
Right To Know (R2k) Launches Foi Implementation Case Tracker To Mark Over 1 Million Hits PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 September 2013 00:00

Abuja; Monday, 16 September 2013: To mark the attainment of more than one million hits on its web platform, The Right to Information Initiative (R2K) today launches a platform for tracking cases and decision on FoI implementation in Nigeria.

 
R2k Releases Translations Of Foi Act, Supports Implementation Of Law As Is PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 17 August 2013 00:00

The Right to Know Initiative (R2K) pledges to raise awareness and skills in utilising the Freedom of Information Act 2011 to meet Nigeria’s developmental ideals. The National Coordinator of R2K, Mrs Ene Enonche-Nwankpa, made this known on July 30, 2013 while thanking participants at the end of organisation’s convening of a National Conference on “Nigeria’s Freedom of Information Act 2011, 2 Years After: Challenges & Prospects” supported by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA).

 

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