Freedom of information legislation

By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Jan 2nd, 2013
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A DARK cloud seems to be hanging over Nigeria–trained doctors desiring to practise in the United Kingdom. Report by The Guardian Nigeria Figures released under the Freedom of Information Request by a British tabloid, the Daily Mail, reveal that  three-quarters of the doctors struck off the General Me...
By benim
In Analysis
Jul 6th, 2011
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“Road accidents cost nation $288 million in 2008”. This was the chilling story as told by the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) in Ghana and reported by newspapers in Ghana recently. The $288m 2008 does not include the direct and indirect cost of ...
By benim
In News
Jun 1st, 2011
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LAGOS, Nigeria – Rights groups say a new law that gives Nigerians access to public records for the first time shows the power of civil society in Africa’s most populous nation. A coalition of Nigerian groups said in a statement Wednesday that the Freedom of Information law approved by Pre...
By benim
In News
May 31st, 2011
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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has signed into law a bill specifying punishment for denial of free access to information or destruction of public documents, his office said Tuesday. The bill, which has generated heated controversy in the past five years, spells out a minimum of one year in pris...