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Lagos whitepaper on EndSARS Report tagged ‘a dance on blood of victims’

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has described the Lagos State Government White Paper on the report of the Judicial Panel on Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses and Other Matters as an insult to the dead and the sensibilities of victims of the Lekki tollgate shooting which happened on 20 October 2020. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of ...

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Rich countries foiling global efforts to stop tobacco smuggling – CSOs

Illicit tobacco trade

Nations that are home to the largest tobacco corporations need to contribute more if countries are to recoup the $47 billion lost to the illicit tobacco trade each year. That is the message that rang out of talks around the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products, which ended on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. Illicit tobacco trade The message ...

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Tobacco industry index reinforces need to checkmate trade influence

Tobacco smoking

The Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index 2021 Report released by the Global Centre for Good Governance in Tobacco Control (GGTC) reinforces Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) call on the Nigerian government to de-normalise so called corporate socially responsible activities of the tobacco industry. Tobacco smoking The Global interference index report was released on November 2 and contains findings ...

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CAPPA alerts on tobacco industry interference in Nigerian govt policies

Tobacco industry

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has advised the Nigerian government to de-normalize so-called socially responsible activities of the tobacco industry and prohibit unnecessary interactions between public officials and the industry to avoid a conflict of interest. L-R: Adepeju Adeogun of the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA); Akinbode Oluwafemi, CAPPA Executive Director; and Philip Jakpor, CAPPA Director of ...

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WHO, coalition advocate gazette of Trans-fat regulation to improve food safety

TransfatfreeNigeria coalition

The TransfatfreeNigeria coalition has urged the relevant agencies to expedite action that will lead to the gazetting of the trans-fat regulation which seeks to help reduce the rising cases of non-communicable diseases and improve food safety in the country. L-R: Dr. Jerome Mafeni,Technical Advisor of Trans-fat Network for Health Equity and Development (NHED), Dr. Obagha Chijioke of the WHO and ...

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Africa water activists resist corporate privatisation as World Bank meets

CAPPA Water Privatisation

Civil society and labour activists on the platform of the “Our Water Our Right Africa Coalition” have called on African governments to reject water privatisation and demand the return of water systems seized by private corporations back to the hands of the African people to be publicly funded and equitably managed. L-R: Achike Chude, Vice Chair of Joint Action Front; Aderonke Ige, ...

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Groups march on Lagos ministry, demand end to water privatisation

Our Water Our Right movement

Civil society and labour activists on the platform of the Our Water Our Right movement have called on the Lagos State Government to reject all forms of corporate control of water and privatisation of water services, including through so-called “public-private partnerships.” CAPPA’s Executive Director, Akinbode Oluwafemi, addressing participants at the Lagos Ministry of Environment and Water Resources The groups include ...

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CSOs, labour activists hold first Africa Week of Action Against Water Privatisation

Our Water Our Right Coalition

Civil society and labour activists from Africa campaigning against water privatisation will hold the first ever Africa Week of Action Against Water Privatisation from October 11 to 15, 2021. Members of the Our Water Our Right Coalition at a town hall meeting The week of action, which coincides with the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Annual Meetings holding from ...

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Govt urged to discard controversial National Water Bill, commence fresh process

National Water Bill

The Federal Government of Nigeria has been asked to discard the National Water Bill and commence a fresh community-led process and consultation to birth a fresh, water bill at the National Assembly. L-R: AUPCTRE National President, Comrade Benjamin Anthony; Sofiri Joab- Peterside, the Keynote speaker; and CAPPA Executive Director, Akinbode Oluwafemi The central government was also told to respect the ...

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Smoking in Nollywood and next generation of Nigerian youth

smoking scene

What seemed like an insignificant issue in 2007 when tobacco control activists screened 10 randomly selected movies and found out that the tobacco industry has been using Nollywood to promote tobacco smoking has grown into a mega monster. Screen shot of a smoking scene in a recent edition of Big Brother Naija A new research carried out by Corporate Accountability ...

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