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Abuja, Tuesday July 4, 2017: Right To Know (R2K), Nigeria today, convenes both state and non-state actors to a Forum on Freedom of Information (FOI) Good Practice and Accountability in Nigeria’s Public Service. The event provides a platform to share and document institutional experiences in implementing the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, what worked, what did not, why and how to bring about a change, with focus on enabling greater accountability in Nigeria’s public service and ensure sustainable citizen participation in governance.

Abuja: January 31, 2017: All government agencies have been advised to embrace full Implementation of the Freedom of Information Act as an important tool to push the anti –corruption campaign to nooks and crannies of the public service.

The Director General of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms, Dr Joe Abah made the appeal in Abuja while speaking at a ceremony to unveil the FOI portal and the new website of NEITI. The website was designed by R2K, a Non-Governmental Organization with the support of MacArthur Foundation to promote implementation and compliance with the Freedom of Information Act.

Abuja: 28 September 2016, Today marks the first celebration of the Universal Access to Information day, as designated by UNESCO. It is a day so designated to be marked and celebrated worldwide. As Access to Information activists around the world commemorate this day, Right To Know (R2K), Nigeria has released an assessment report on the level of compliance by public institutions in Nigeria with two key provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. Notably, Section 2(3 &4) relating to the provision on Proactive Disclosure—and Section 29 (1,2 &3) obligating an FOI Annual Submission to the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF).

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.

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.

The BPSR electronic FOI portal remains the first initiative of its kind developed by any government public institution in Nigeria for submitting e-FOI request and receiving corresponding response.

Through a joint partnership with Right To Know (R2K), Nigeria and supported by the MacArthur Foundation, the BPSR in March 2016 re-designed its website with a dedicated Freedom of Information Portal for fulfilling its FOI obligations and incorporated an innovative electronic platform for receiving and responding to e-FOI request.

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