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Lagos urged to declare state of emergency in water sector

Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA)

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has urged the Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to immediately declare a state of emergency in the water sector. The group also demanded that the Lagos House of Assembly convene an emergency session on the reported production status in nearly all the waterworks in Lagos. L-R: Veteran unionist, Comrade Sylvester Ejiofor; ...

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Arrest, dehumanisation of peaceful Lekki protesters unacceptable, anti-democratic – CAPPA

Lekki protest

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has denounced the forceful arrest and taunting of scores of peaceful #EndSARS protesters in Lekki by the Nigeria Police, describing the development as unacceptable and demand their immediate and unconditional release. Security officials at the Lekki toll gate The arrests occurred on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the Lekki Toll Gate where ...

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Plans to reintroduce water bill disrespectful to Nigerians, say campaigners

National Water Resources Bill

The determination of the Federal Ministry of Water Resources to reintroduce the National Water Bill is disrespectful to the wishes of Nigerians who have called for it to be trashed, civil society operatives have said. L-R: Akinbode Oluwafemi, CAPPA Executive Director; Comrade Musa Ukpo, Acting Gen-Sec of AUPCTRE; Aderonke Ige, Associate Director CAPPA; and Comrade Benjamin Anthony, AUPCTRE National President ...

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CAPPA lauds ICC’s resolve to investigate war crimes in Nigeria

Akinbode Oluwafemi

Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has commended the International Criminal Court (ICC) for concluding a decade-long preliminary investigation into crimes against humanity and war crimes allegedly committed by Boko Haram and the Nigerian security forces, to pave way for full investigation to commence. Akinbode Oluwafemi, Executive Director, Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) The ICC Office of ...

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Winners emerge in CAPPA trans-fats journalism fellowship programme

Temitayo Ayetoto

Seven journalists from various media organisations across Nigeria have won the journalism fellowship on the #TransFatFreeNigeria campaign, organised by the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA). Temitayo Ayetoto of Business Day, one of the Fellows The journalists are Andrew Mshelia (Nagarta Radio), Abenmire Adi (HitFM/Cross River Watch), Agbonkhese Oboh (Vanguard), Chukuwumah Muanya (The Guardian), Temitayo Ayetoto (Business Day), Frank ...

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Groups urge lawmakers to disregard minister’s lobby on rested Water Bill

Suleiman Adamu

The Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE) and the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) have described the unrelenting lobby for passage of the Water Resources Bill by the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, as an insult to the sensibilities of Nigerians who have unanimously rejected the bill. Minister of Water ...

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EndSARS protest: CAPPA demands international inquiry into Lekki killings

EndSARS Protest

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has called for an international inquiry into the reprehensible killing and maiming of harmless #ENDSARS protesters by the Nigerian government. EndSARS protest CAPPA, in reaction to the Lekki toll gate shootings on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 and similar incidents across the country that led to yet to be ascertained number of deaths, ...

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World Food Day: Groups alert on dangers of trans fats consumption

CAPPA Trans Fats

The Network for Health Equity and Development (NHED) and the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) have urged the Nigerian government to prioritise access to safe and nutritious food for all Nigerians, especially the poor and vulnerable that are hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. L-R: CAPPA Director of Programmes, Philip Jakpor; NHED Project Advisor on TFA Elimination, Dr. ...

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Plans to reintroduce Water Resources Bill unacceptable, say Water Union, CAPPA

Nigeria National Assembly Complex

The Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE) and the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) have condemned plans by some members of the House of Representatives to reintroduce the National Water Resources Bill which was withdrawn on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 after a heated debate in the House. The National Water Resources ...

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BBC Report on Lagos ‘pipeline’ explosion exposed NNPC negligence, says CAPPA

Africa eye - Lagos inferno

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Africa Eye Investigation on the Abule Ado explosion is revealing and has reinforced  the conviction of Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) account of the cause of the March 15, 2020 blast was questionable. Scene of the explosion CAPPA, in a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday, September 27, ...

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