We bring together information on the legal frameworks for the right to information from more than 100 countries. Home law your right to freedom of information in nigeria your right to freedom of information in nigeria’s domestic law right to freedom of information as. A freedom of information law was passed in montenegro late in 2005 nigeria former president goodluck jonathan signed into law the freedom of information. In a research paper i submitted for an academic programme last year on a topic relating to the freedom of information law in nigeria. Nigeria: freedom of information act - a ray of hope for democracy “citizens and civil society organisations in nigeria should take ownership of the law. Origin of freedom of information act in nigeria the adoption of this law was due to the development of freedom of press in 1859, the first newspaper in nigeria called iwe irohin, was established.
Nigeria freedom of information act 2011 and it’s implication for records and office security management enacting the freedom of information bill into law. abstract: the freedom of information has been the foremost battle for journalists in their struggle to inform the public about the activities and policies of government. Editorial - there has been euphoric response, especially among media practitioners, to news that the freedom of information bill (foi) had been signed into law by president goodluck jonathan. This factsheet looks at the state of freedom of information on factsheet: freedom of information the adoption of the model law on access to information.
The law of freedom of information in nigeria felicia kemi segun adepetun caxton-martins agbor & segun, lagos [email protected] on 28 may, 2011, nigeria’s president goodluck jonathan signed into law the freedom of information. There is jubilation in nigeria this weekend about the freedom of information bill past this last week in abuja(after more than a decade of being debated) but what is this freedom of information bill. A two-day national summit on the freedom of information bill was which could undermine the effective implementation of a freedom of information law in nigeria.
Nigerian states have no powers to reject requests filed under the freedom of information act such as the nigeria “the foi act is a law that stipulates. Freedom of information is an extension of freedom of speech, a fundamental human right recognized in international law, which is today understood more generally as freedom of expression in any medium, be it orally, in writing, print, through the internet or through art forms. The 2011 freedom of information until the passage of the law, access to official information remained restricted by provisions in nigeria remains a dangerous. Freedom of information act applicable to all states in such as the nigeria’s “the foi act is a law that stipulates how the public should have access.
Source: allafricacom date: 11 october 2011 five months ago when president goodluck jonathan signed into law the freedom of information bill, many nigerians were quick to observe that the document comes with so many deficiencies. The 1999 constitution guarantees freedom of expression and of the press, but nigeria’s vibrant and active media sector continues to face numerous attempts by state and nonstate actors to suppress political criticism and intimidate journalists into silence. Ambassador jerry ugokwe has urged journalist in the country to use the freedom of information bill passed into law by the former returned to nigeria i will.
Nigeria's leader, goodluck jonathan, on saturday signed into law the freedom of information act as passed by the national assembly that was one day after a copy of the bill was delivered to him by the clerk of the national assembly, salisu maikasuwa. The legal environment with the signing of the freedom of information (foi) act by president goodluck jonathan islamic law over all of nigeria. International foi laws latvia's freedom of information law-- word document the federal republic of nigeria's freedom of information bill hb22. In may 2011, nigeria became only the second country in west africa to have a freedom of information law, giving nigerians the power and resources to unearth facts, battle corruption and hold officials and institutions accountable.
Freedom of information act 2011 laws of the federation of nigeria arrangement of sections exemption of law enforcement and investigation. The signing by nigeria’s president goodluck jonathan of a freedom of information (foi) law is a victory for democracy, transparency, justice and development, said the right to know initiative, media rights agenda, and the open society foundations today. Freedom of information act exemptions compiled for law enforcement purposes, the release of which could reasonably be expected to interfere with law enforcement. An overview of the freedom of information act a critical analysis of freedom of information act in nigeria 12 ekiti state freedom of information law. International journal of law and society 2018 1(1): 24-33 doi: 1011648/jijls2018010114 the press and freedom of information in nigeria and the. Part one background origins of the freedom of information campaign the idea of a freedom of information law for nigeria was conceived in 1993 by three different organisations, working independently of each other the organisations, media rights agenda (mra), civil liberties organisation (clo) and the nigeria union of. Laws of the federation of nigeria - freedom of information act, 2011.