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Freedom Of Information Act Binding On States–Appeal Court Rules

Freedom Of Information Act Binding On States–Appeal Court Rules

🕔18:52, 13.Apr 2018

Nigerian states no longer have powers to reject requests filed under the Freedom of Information Act(FoI), the Court of Appeal has ruled. In a March 27 decision at the Akure Division, the Court of Appeal ruled that the requests for

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DROWNING IN DEBT: How FG Borrowed $4.8bn In Two Years

DROWNING IN DEBT: How FG Borrowed $4.8bn In Two Years

🕔06:19, 10.Jul 2017

Some stakeholders say the government should only borrow to finance capital projects and infrastructure that have the capacity to generate funds for both debt servicing and repayment of the principal. This is hardly the case as most of the debts are spent on programmes and routine expenses

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Six Years Of The Freedom Of Information Act In Nigeria

Six Years Of The Freedom Of Information Act In Nigeria

🕔01:56, 5.Jun 2017

On 28th May, 2017, the Freedom of Information Act, FOIA, was six years old in Nigeria! It was the immediate past Nigerian President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, who signed it into law on 28th May, 2011. Six years of the FOIA, many Nigerians still don’t know it exists. However, some of those who know it exists think it’s media law and therefore it doesn’t affect them. Only a small segment of the Nigerian society knows what this law is all about and is ready to use it.

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