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Nigeria’s top civil servant calls for review of FOI Act...
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A Federal High Court judge sitting in Abuja, Justice Gabriel Kolawole, has called on the National Assembly to amend the Freedom of Information Act, 2011, (FOI) to prevent persons who do not need information for specific reasons from applying for such information.
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Pursuant to the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act, Justice Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court in Benin City, Edo State has ordered the Clerk of the National Assembly to furnish Chief Patrick Osagie Eholor, with the salaries, emoluments and constituency allowances of Senator Ehigie Uzamere and Hon. Nosakhare Osahon, representing Edo South and Ovia Federal Constituency respectively in the National Assembly.
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I should begin by transmitting heartfelt birthday greetings to Kongi – Professor Wole Soyinka – on his 79th Birthday today as well as thanks for all he has done for us as an activist, inspiration, teacher, citizen, humanist and ambassador
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In response to a Freedom of Information Act, FOIA, made by a group of youth organizations, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, on Monday said the sum of N6.1 million was paid to the family of the corps members who were killed in 2011 electoral mayhem.
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NJC turns down FOI request on alleged corruption of retired Judge...
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More than 45 million internet users in Nigeria comprising the general public are on the verge of losing their Internet privacy on every form of cyber-communication as the federal government intensifies efforts to monitor them online according to a new study by Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN), a not-for profit organisation.
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Nigeria’s recently passed Freedom of Information Act, FIOA, was further strengthened by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja which made an order granting leave to a legal practitioner, Mr. Ojukwu Chikaosolu, to apply for judicial review for an order of mandamus to compel the Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, Mr. Reginald Kingsley, to release information demanded by the lawyer under the Freedom of Information Act.
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The Right to Know (R2K) in Nigeria, has raised concerns over the slow pace of implementation of the Freedom of Information Act 2011 in the country.
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