1. PPDC v NATIONAL AGENCY FOR FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION AND CONTROL (NAFDAC) 2014

 

A pre-action notice is incompatible with the general intention of the law of the Freedom of Information Act, 2011 which requires an action to be commenced in 30 days. A pre-action notice would operate to deny the Applicants of the right of access to court guaranteed under the FOI Act. (Click here for Case Transcript)

 

  1.    PPDC v FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE & ANOR 2014

Where the court finds information that should be exempted, pursuant to Section 18 of the FOI Act, the Court can shed the area off and furnish the Applicant with the agreement. (Click here for Case Transcript)

 

  1. PPDC v THE HON. MINISTER OF FCT & ANOR 2014
  •     Respondents of an FOI Request are under obligation to formally communicate to the Applicant, within seven (7) days of receiving its request, where they consider that the request of the Applicant, or any part thereof, should be denied. The written communication must also state the reason for denying access to the information required.
  •         For exemption under Section 15 (1)(a) FOIA, 2011 to apply, it must be shown that the information contains trade secrets or commercial and financial information which must be proprietary, privileged or confidential; that the information is in the possession of a third party and that the disclosure of such information may cause harm to the interest of the third party.

 

  •      The burden of establishing that a public institution is authorized to deny an application for information or part thereof shall be on the public institution concerned. (Click here for Case Transcript)

 

  1.       PPDC v INTEGRATED PARKING SERVICES LTD 2013

 

Failure to furnish the Applicant with the information sought via  a letter of request amounted to a wrongful denial of information and in violation of the provisions of Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act, 2011. (Click here for Case Transcript)

 

  1.        PPDC v POWER HOLDING COMPANY OF NIGERIA 2013

Where negotiations have been concluded and the contract awarded, the disclosure of information cannot by any stretch of the imagination reasonably be expected to interfere with any contractual or other negotiations with the Contractor. (Click here for Case Transcript)