‘Urgent action on tobacco laws key to saving lives’
As the global community marks the World Heart Day (WHD) 2020, the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), yesterday, stressed the need for the Federal Government to be cautious of tobacco industry
Report indicts tobacco industry of interfering in Nigerian government policies
The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) have indicted the tobacco industry of interfering...
ERA says 3.5m Nigerians smoke daily
Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has disclosed that no fewer than 3.5 million Nigerians consume tobacco products daily.
Activists urge Lagos government to stop PPPs in water, sanitation sectors
Environmental activists have urged the Lagos State government to stop all Public Private Partnership (PPP) processes initiated by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s government...
Civil society groups decry alleged plan to privatise public utilities
Civil society groups have condemned alleged plan by the World Bank to sell fresh privatisation models to the Federal Government and the Lagos State government.
ERA/FoEN flays tobacco smoking in Big Brother Naija show
A rigths group, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has flayed tobacco smoking in the ongoing Big Brother Naija show.The group’s Deputy Director, Akinbode Oluwafemi, raised the alarm yesterday at a media chat in Abuja.
Activists allege lack of transparency in Lagos water sector reforms
Activists under the auspices of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) have condemned the secrecy and lack of transparency of the Lagos State government and its World Bank partners in its water sector reforms.
Group seeks probe of Nigerian delegation to treaty talks on tobacco
The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has asked the federal government to probe members of the Nigerian delegation that attended the seventh session of the Conference of Parties (COP7) to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (TCTC).
Civil groups decry delay in regulations for tobacco act
Worried by the delay in enforcing regulations of the National Tobacco Control Act 2015, civil society groups in the country have alerted on attempts by the tobacco industry to stymie the formulation of implementing its guidelines and regulations.