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The suit filed on behalf of SERAP by its counsel, Bamisope Adeyanju, read in part: “Publishing the information requested and making it widely available to the public would serve the public interest and provide insights relevant to the public debate on the ongoing efforts to prevent and combat a culture of mismanagement of public funds, corruption and impunity of perpetrators.”
A non-governmental organisation has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for a copy of the report of the commission’s investigation into the alleged underage voting in Kano State local government elections.
The Federal High Court in Abuja ruled on Tuesday that information about the amount of taxpayer fund suspected to have been expended on President Muhammadu Buhari’s treatment in London last year, could not be released under the Freedom of Information Act without the President’s consent.
The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday fixed June 5 for judgment in a suit seeking an order compelling the Central Bank of Nigeria and its Governor, Godwin Emefiele, to provide information on the amount Nigeria expended on President Muhammadu Buhari’s treatment in London, United Kingdom, last year.
Nigerian states have no powers to reject requests filed under the Freedom of Information Act (FoI), the Court of Appeal has ruled.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to “immediately withdraw the clumsy, arbitrary and selective looters’ list, released last week, as the list would seem to serve a political objective or carry out political agenda.”
The federal government says it is developing an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) to automate the entire government processes.
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.
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.”
A former Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has accused the State Government of frustrating efforts to obtain the report of the panel that indicted him.
Speaker of House of Representative, Yakubu Dogara, Saturday urged the proprietors of media houses to pay staff salaries as an ethical demonstration of commitment to their roles as watchdogs of the society against wrongdoing.
Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has demanded that the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), should release a certified true copy of the electronic database of records of arrests made by all law enforcement agencies.
The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has charged the newly elected National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to ensure transparent and credible primaries ahead of the 2019 general election.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday raised an alarm over what it termed the continued harassment and intimidation of its members by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) government led by President Muhammadu Buhari, warning that the trend should stop henceforth.
The Federal High Court in Lagos has granted leave to Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project to proceed against the leadership of the National Assembly in its quest to the exact earnings of national lawmakers.
The Kaduna State Government has commenced the implementation of the Open Governance Partnership, OGP, of the federal government aimed at enhancing transparency, accountability and citizen participation in governance.
A group, Advocacy for Societal Rights Advancement and Development Initiative, has written President Muhammadu Buhari, demanding the details of the President’s medical bill for the period of 104 days that he spent in the United Kingdom receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment.
The Senate, while responding, requested President Muhammadu Buhari to call the PACAC boss to order, accusing him of spreading falsehood and making hate speeches against the federal legislature.
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Another creditor Union Homes Savings and Loans Plc, has come knocking at Senator Stella Oduah’s doors, demanding the repayment of N385 million mortgage debt.
Dr Anthony Uwa, Head of Implementation, Basic Registry and Information System in Nigeria, says the Federal Government is committed to the implementation of the project as it commences the pilot project in FCT.
Brewster starred during England's Under-17 World Cup success in India in 2017, scoring eight goals to win the tournament's Golden Boot.
Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov says the World Cup hosts have figured out a way to reign in Egypt’s striker Mohamed Salah on Tuesday in Saint Petersburg.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says that no fewer than 1.02 million passengers travelled through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, during the first quarter of 2018.
Spain captain Sergio Ramos and new coach Fernando Hierro displayed a united front as they looked ahead to Friday’s World Cup opener against Cristiano Ronaldo’s European champions Portugal following an extraordinary 48 hours.
Nigeria Super Eagles Technical adviser Gernot Rohr believes his boys played well despite losing 2 – 0 in their first match in the on-going Russia 2018 World cup against Croatia.
Thailand's king has been granted full ownership of the palace's multi-billion dollar assets under a law passed last year, according to a rare "explanatory note" published by the financial arm of the powerful but secretive monarchy.
The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has reiterated the commitment of the 8th Senate and the National Assembly to work toward the eradication of child-labour in Nigeria.
The family of late Senator Isiaka Adeleke and the management of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, have disagreed on who took the body of the late politician to the hospital for autopsy.