CSJ Requests Hard Copies of FOI Reports Received From MDAs for 2013.

To monitor the level of compliance with request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, the Centre for Social Justice, CSJ, has written to the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, to demand the annual reports from Ministries, Departments, Agencies, MDAs and other public institutions on their compliance efforts.

The CSJ is a non-governmental organization dedicated to the development and implementation of national laws and policies on social rights and justice (more…)

Technocratic Vacuity: Time For Change

Nigerians by now are tired of empty sloganeering, promises that are never kept and experts who have failed to deliver in their areas of expertise. We have been inundated with all kinds of mantras and development stories, from the Millennium Development Goals to National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy, Vision 2020 and now the Transformation Agenda. Instead of going forward to improve lives and livelihoods, the implementation of these plans and strategies by our experts has put the nation, (more…)

NFVCB’S Assault On Freedom Of Expression

Recent media reports indicate that the Nigerian government through the National Film and Video Censors Board, a national agency which vets, classifies, and approves films and videos meant for distribution and exhibition in the country, has banned the airing and distribution of the documentary, Fueling Poverty, a 30-minute film which documents the massive poverty in Nigeria and advocates against corruption and greed in the country. According to the report, NFVCB prohibited the distribution and exhibition (more…)