Conduct Public Hearing on FOI Bill in June
The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Information and Media,
Senator Ayogu Eze has disclosed that his Committee has chosen to
conduct a public hearing on the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill on
June 2, 2008. Full Story...
Plans FOI Action Retreat for June 2008
Following a call by some members of the FOI coalition on the need
for the Freedom of Information Coalition to take discussions and
activism forward through a face to face meeting, members have a
greed on a Retreat with the theme: “ Freedom of Information: Gateway
to Good Governance and Sustainable Development”.
Section of Nigerians Condemn House of Representatives For Failure to
Pass FOI Bill.
Individuals and institutions in Nigeria cutting across social,
religious, political, economic and ethnic divide have risen in
unison to condemn the failure of the House of Representatives to
take the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill at the Committee of the
whole (Third Reading) on April 29 and May 7.
Coalition Calls on House to Put the FOI Bill Back on Legislative
The Freedom of Information Coalition (FOIC)
has called on the House of Representatives to, not only get the
Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill back on the legislative agenda but
also pass it promptly following the its failure to take the Bill in
the committee of the whole (Third Reading) on April 29, 2008.
Suffers another Set back in the House of Representatives
On May 7, 2008 the House of
Representatives again postpone a clause by clause consideration
(Third Reading) of the Freedom of Information Bill which was on its
order paper for a third and final reading to a later date due to the
‘absence’ of the bill’s sponsor, Hon. Abike Dabiri.
Third Reading: House of Representatives
Throws out FOI Bill
On Tuesday, 29 April 2008, the House of Representatives threw out
the Freedom of Information Bill through a technical vote jettisoning
further consideration of the Bill in the Committee of the Whole
(Third Reading). Full Story...
Urges Senate Committee on Information to Expedite Action on the FOI
The Freedom of Information Coalition (FOIC),
on April 10, 2008 wrote to Senator Ayogu Eze the Chairman of
Senate Committee on Information and Media and other members of the
Committee to express its concern on the situation with the Freedom
of Information Bill, which is presently before the Committee and
urging the Committee to immediately sign off on this Bill so that it
can move on faster on its legislative journey.
FOI Bill Caught in the Web
of National and Parochial Self Interests
The passage of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill into law which
has been pending before the National Assembly for more than eight
years now is currently caught between national interest and
parochial self interests.
Information Coalition Launches Signature Campaign
Decries President Obasanjo’s Refusal to Sign FOI Bill into Law
MFD Urges NASS to Override President
Obasanjo’s Refusal to Sign the FOI Bill into Law
President Obasanjo Refuses to Sign the Freedom of Information Bill
Freedom of Information Bill
Lagos Declaration on the
Right of Access to Information
Freedom of Information Goes to School in South East
For Signatures in FOI Advocacy
Begins Grassroots Enlightenment Workshop in Six Cities.
Business Community Joins Freedom of Information Campaign
Actors Pledge Support for FOI Campaign
Kaduna Begins Transmission of FOI Programme
Workshop calls for FOI Centers at Local
Makes Case For the Physically Challenged in FOI Advocacy
Senate Suspends Third
Reading of the FOI Bill
Workshop Proposes Translation of FOI Bill into Local Languages
Holds Planning Meeting on FOI Advocacy
Debates on FOI Airing on Lagos Television
Professional Groups in Renewed FOI Campaign
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