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Petitioners seek increase in tobacco taxes to fund national health coverage

tobacco smoking

Signatories in Nigeria and across the globe have petitioned the House of Representatives to earmark tobacco taxes for health coverage and tobacco control. The petitioners, in an online action coordinated by the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA), are demanding, among others, that the Nigerian government should tax tobacco products and earmark the taxes to fund tobacco control and health coverage for ...

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Kwara gov congratulates GOCOP on third annual conference

AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State has congratulated the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) on its third annual conference holding on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos. Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq This is contained in a goodwill message sent to the association by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, on Wednesday, October 2. Governor AbdulRazaq’s statement reads: ...

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Nigeria to assemble solar cars by 2020

Solar car

As Nigeria celebrates 59th Independence anniversary, an indigenous company says it is intensifying efforts to begin assembling of solar cars by 2020. A solar car Mr Moses Onaja, Chief Executive Officer, Sun Energy Community Development Initiative (SECODI), made the disclosure on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 during an exhibition of solar products in Ibadan, Oyo State. The exhibition was aimed at ...

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Youth shapes future of ecosystem restoration decade at GLF

Autumn Peltier

Water is a basic human right, said Autumn Peltier, a 15-year-old Indigenous activist from Canada in an address to the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) at the United Nations in New York. Autumn Peltier “We all need to think about the planet and work together on solutions to reduce the impacts of human negligence,” she said, a day after climate strikers inspired by ...

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Climate strike: Youth group challenges govt to take action

Kwara Climate Action

As the subject of climate change gradually becomes one of global concern, Nigeria has remained central in the conversations and actions related to climate action. In Kwara State, an anti-littering group, PickThatTrash, has called on Nigerians to be actively involved in leading the fight against the changing climate. Some participants at the “Climate Action In Kwara State” This call was ...

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Foundation flags-off planting of 37,000 trees in Kwara

Tree planting

The Global Warming Shield Foundation on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 in Ilorin, Kwara State, flagged off the planting of 37,000 tress across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Tree planting Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mallam Ganiyu Hanafi-Babatunde, the Kwara Project Coordinator of the foundation, said that the exercise was an action towards addressing ...

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Ikpeazu inaugurates road, gully control projects in Abia communities

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has inaugurated the 3.4-kilometre Omoba-Umuene Road and erosion control projects in two communities of Isialangwa North Local Government Area. Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State In a brief speech at the ceremony on Monday, September 30, 2019, Ikpeazu said that the road, which connects other remote communities, would help to boost the economy of the ...

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Governor Dickson, others for GOCOP 3rd annual conference

Seriake Dickson

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State will be the Chief Guest of Honour at the 3rd annual conference of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) holding at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos State on Friday, October 4, 2019. Seriake Henry Dickson, Governor of Bayelsa State A statement on Tuesday, October 1 by GOCOP’s Publicity Secretary, Olumide Iyanda, said the theme ...

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Lagos raises concern over respiratory disease outbreak in schools

Prof. Akinola Abayomi

The Disease Surveillance Team of the Lagos State Ministry of Health (LSMOH) says it has identified what appears to be a sporadic increase in upper respiratory tract infections characterised by cough, catarrh, fever and weakness across some schools in the state. Lagos State Health Commissioner, Prof. Akinola Abayomi Health Commissioner, Prof. Akinola Abayomi, who made the disclosure in a statement ...

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