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Since 1994, and successively in 2001, 2004, 2008, and 2010 Jos the capital of Plateau State in north-central Nigeria has experienced repeated crises which have eroded the peace and tranquillity which the State was known for. This crises has been characterised by incidents of wide spread violence, in which residents from different communities in the city systematically attacked one another with a range of dangerous weapons. The violence assumed identity-based dimensions with mass atrocity crimes, resulting in the killing of hundreds and the displacement of tens of thousands.

Abuja 7 September 2016: The Bureau For Public Service Reforms (BPSR) has today proactively published on its website (www.bpsr.gov.ng) a detail summary of the entire Freedom of Information (FOI) request it received and responded to since the launch of its FOI Portal.

ABUJA, 19 August 2016: The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding on the implementation of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) with an NGO, Right to Know, Nigeria.The agreement was reached when the Executive Secretary of NEITI, Waziri Adio received the Coordinator of Right to Know, Mrs. Ene Enonche-Nwankpa and her team in his office.

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.

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