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Coalition seeks federal government’s action against NBET chief

A coalition of civil society groups has called on the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, to act on the corruption allegations against the director-general of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading PLC (NBET), Marilyn Amobi, and the alleged victimisation of the whistleblowers at the agency.

MRA condemns military invasion of Daily Trust offices

The Media Rights Agenda has condemned the military invasion of Daily Trust Newspaper offices in Abuja and Maiduguri and the arrest of some of the paper’s journalists on Sunday.

Official: Foreign ministry is FOI-compliant

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned media reports that the Ministry is not in compliance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) 2011.
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World Cop: MRA sues federal government for failure to disclose official delegation, cost

It also asked the government to provide it with details of their travel expenses, including flights, accommodation, visa costs, living expenses and other allowances, which will be covered by the federal government or through public funds, either in part or in full.

CSOs to monitor spending of $322.5 million Abacha loot

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on Thursday in Lagos said they would closely monitor the spending of the recently repatriated $322.5 million Abacha loot by the federal government.

NOA, CSOs seek citizens’ input in governance

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have advocated the need for Nigeria to ensure good governance, strong anti-corruption crusade and free, fair and credible elections as solutions to the problems facing the country.

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.

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).

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