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Reiterating urgency of World No Tobacco Day 2021 message

tobacco smoking

The World Health Organisation (WHO) set aside May 31 of every year as a day to mark World No Tobacco Day. On this day attention of the world and governments is drawn to the continuous damage that the consumption of tobacco has wreaks on the global populace, especially those in low- and middle-income countries. Tobacco smoking The world body has ...

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CSOs storm Lagos Assembly, demand end to insecurity

National Day of Mourning (NDOM)

A coalition of 19 civil society organisations (CSOs) on Friday, May 28, 2021 stormed the Lagos State House of Assembly in protest of the rising cases of insecurity in the country. The National Day of Mourning (NDOM) protest in Lagos The demonstration, which was to register Nigerian’s displeasure with the incessant cases of insecurity in the country, was convened by ...

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Coalition lauds Dutch court ruling against Shell

Shell court ruling

Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) and Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) have hailed the Wednesday, May 26, 2021 court ruling against Shell in The Hague in a climate change case brought by several groups including Friends of the Earth Netherlands. Environmentalists celebrated in The Hague on Wednesday after a ...

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Groups clamour for trans fat-free foods consumption by Nigerians

Trans-fat Free Nigeria Coalition

The Trans-fat Free Nigeria Coalition has urged the National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to finalise the processes for completing its participation in the World Health Organisation-Trans fatty Acids (WHO-TFA) laboratory testing “ring-trial” so that the enhanced capacity to carry out testing will serve Nigeria and the entire West African Region. Officials of the Trans-fat Free Nigeria ...

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Shell divestment plans targeted at evading clean up responsibility, groups tell govt

Ben van Beurden

Civil society groups in Nigeria have urged the Nigerian government to compel Shell to clean up the massive pollution its extractive activities have created in the Niger Delta and cautioned that the company’s plans to move offshore is only targeted at evading the scrutiny that its onshore activities have attracted. Royal Dutch Shell’s Chief Executive Officer, Ben van Beurden Three ...

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CAPPA kicks against Shell’s Net-Zero plan

CAPPA

Lagos-based not-for-profit, Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 led a host of Nigerian climate change activists to speak-up against Shell’s carbon emission plan termed “Net-Zero”. Akinbode Oluwafemi, the executive director of CAPPA, leading other protesters during the demonstration in Lagos The group, in a peaceful protest, stormed the Shell headquarters in Lagos to register its ...

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NAFDAC commended for endorsing Trans Fat-Free Nigeria Campaign

Mojisola Adeyeye

The Trans Fat-Free Nigeria Campaign stakeholders comprising Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), Network for Health Equity and Development (NHED), Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI), Resolve to Save Lives (RTSL), and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have commended the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) for its partnership and commitment to the #TransfatFreeNigeria campaign. Prof. ...

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Dirty energy projects will not develop Africa, activists tell govts

CAPPA journalism training

Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), Nnimmo Bassey, has cautioned African governments anticipating that the continent will develop through fossil fuels extraction and investments in dirty energy to brace up to the fact that the African continent will soon becoming dumping ground for obsolete technology as the rest of the world moves away from fossil fuels. Participants at the ...

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Students’ shisha video: Incident reinforces need to ban sale of tobacco products near schools – CAPPA

Shisha

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has commended the Lagos State Government on its decision to rehabilitate the five students smoking shisha in a recent viral video but wants the state government to complement that action by enforcing the ban on the sale of tobacco products near schools as contained in the National Tobacco Control Act 2015. Smoking ...

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Stop using smoking scenes in movies, groups urge entertainers

CAPPA

Two non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have called on relevant stakeholders in the entertainment industry to stop using smoking scenes in movies, music videos and product placements. L-R: CAPPA Director of Programmes, Philip Jakpor; CAPPA Executive Director, Akinbode Oluwafemi; and Michael Olaniyan, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids said the ...

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