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.