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Vice President Osinbajo: Federal government to end secret ownership of companies

The end is in sight for secret ownership of companies and properties in Nigeria, just as the Federal Government is determined to end grand corruption in the country, the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has said.

SERAP asks Minister Fashola to account for post-privatisation spending on power sector

“The information requested for, apart from not being exempted from disclosure under the FOI Act, bothers on an issue of national interest, public concern, interest of human rights, social justice, good governance, transparency and accountability.”

Group accuses political parties of complicity in underage voting

A consortium of Civil Society Organizations, under the auspices of Independent Service Delivery Monitoring Group (ISDMG), have accused the leadership of Nigerian political parties of complicity in alleged underage voting during elections in the country.

Appeal Court: Freedom of Information Act applicable to all states in Nigeria

Nigerian states have no powers to reject requests filed under the Freedom of Information Act (FoI), the Court of Appeal has ruled.

Femi Falana faults NNPC for rejecting request on petrol subsidy

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has criticised the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for rejecting a request to provide information on the amount of money spent on petrol subsidy and turnaround maintenance of refineries.

Alpha Beta: No contract with Lagos govt on new land use law

Alpha Beta Consulting said on Thursday that it has no contract with the Lagos State Government in execution of the state’s newly-introduced land use law.

SERAP asks federal govt to explain why Nigerians still drink contaminated water despite budgetary...

The organization said, “Many toilets in public offices are out of order because of lack of water while millions of Nigerians remain desperate for water in their homes, often resorting to contaminated sources and drilling their own boreholes that can become easily mixed with sewage, with negative environmental impacts, and devastating for people’s health.”

NOA trains 87 local council staff on FOI Act in Borno

The National Orientation Agency (NOA), Borno, on Thursday began training of 87 local government workers as part of it campaign to stimulate Freedom of Information (FOI), Act in the state.

HEDA demands details of three oil blocks from Mobil

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda, HEDA, has requested for clarification on the renewal of some oil mining leases in possession of Mobil Producing Nigeria.

MRA inducts national hospital into FOI hall of shame

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has inducted the National Hospital, Abuja into the Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame for alleged multiple violation of the provisions of the law, including poor record-keeping practice.

Delta govt committed to compliance with FOI Act – Patrick Ukah

Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, has reiterated the commitment of the state government to comply with the Freedom of Information, FOI, Act.

House of Reps to investigate JAMB remittances to federation account from 2007

The House of Representatives has mandated its Committee on Basic Education and Services to conduct an investigation into the finances of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, from 2007 till date.

We’ll soon name all suspected looters – Abukabar Malami

The court also ordered the government to tell Nigerians the circumstances under which funds were recovered, as well as the exact amount of funds recovered from each public official.

MRA blames Presidency for non-implementation of FOI Act

Rights activists, under the umbrella of Media Rights Agenda (MRA), have indicted the Presidency over non-implementation of the Freedom of Information (FoI).

Acting President Osinbajo urged to probe ‘one-sided promotions’ in police

A constitutional lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, on Friday called on the Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), to intercede in alleged one-sided promotion exercise about to commence in the Nigerian Police Force (NPF).

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Minister seeks support for President Buhari to end killings

Minister of State for Environment, Alhaji Ibrahim Jibril, on Monday solicited the support of well-meaning Nigerians to enable the Federal Government restore peace across the country.

Ex-Ghana football chief Kwesi Nyantakyi denies receiving ‘cash gift’

Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) head Kwesi Nyantakyi was seen taking $65,000 (£48,000) from an undercover reporter.

Cholera outbreak claims 15, 60 cases recorded in Niger

The letter, a copy of which was gotten by newsmen on Monday evening expressed regrets that as at the time of the outbreak (Sunday) “only one medical Doctor was on call at the hospital due to manpower shortage”.

Ekiti guber: Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar tells Kayode Fayemi to prepare for defeat

As the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State draws near, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called on the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Kayode Fayemi, to be prepared for defeat .

Sven-Göran Eriksson: African team to win World Cup sooner or later

The former England manager believes that the African continent has the talent required to effectively challenge the top nations in Europe for the diadem.