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CAPPA partners govt, Kannywood against tobacco use in movies 

CAPPA partners govt, Kannywood against tobacco use in movies 

https://peoplesdailyng.com/cappa-partners-govt-kannywood-against-tobacco-use-in-movies/ Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) is partnering government , Kannywood and other relevant stakeholders especially those in the entertainment industry to end and restrict usage of tobacco advertising through the Nigerian film industry. Speaking at a press conference recently in Abuja, the Executive Director of CAPPA, Akinbode Oluwafemi, said that though the stakeholders claim using smoking scenes…

Tobacco Control Groups Advocate for Smoke-free Movies

Tobacco Control Groups Advocate for Smoke-free Movies

Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), a non-governmental organization and the Kannywood movie producers have made a strong case for partnership between tobacco control advocates and movie stakeholders in northern Nigeria to checkmate the menace of smoking scenes portrayed glamorously in movies. Both organisations made the call at a press briefing in Abuja which had the Chair of Kannywood…

Arrest, dehumanization, taunting of Lekki toll gate protesters bestial, military – CAPPA

Arrest, dehumanization, taunting of Lekki toll gate protesters bestial, military – CAPPA

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2021/02/arrest-dehumanisation-taunting-of-lekkitollgate-protesters-bestial-military-cappa/   The arrest and taunting of youths that gathered at Lekki Tollgate to protest, seeking justice for the victims of the shootings of October 20, 2020, have been described as bestial and a reminder of the era of military dictatorship.   The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa, CAPPA, made the analogy while reacting to the action of policemen, describing…

CAPPA decries fresh arrest, dehumanization of peaceful Lekki protesters .Says it’s unacceptable, anti-democratic

CAPPA decries fresh arrest, dehumanization of peaceful Lekki protesters   .Says it’s unacceptable, anti-democratic

https://www.thenicheng.com/cappa-decries-fresh-arrest-dehumanization-of-peaceful-lekki-protesters/ By Valentine Amanze, Online Editor The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has condemned the forceful arrest and taunting of scores of peaceful #EndSARS protesters in Lekki, Lagos State by the Nigeria Police on Saturday February 13, 2021. It described the incident as unacceptable and demanded the protesters’ immediate and unconditional release. The arrests occurred in the morning…

Groups condemn arrest, ‘dehumanisation’ of protesters

Groups condemn arrest, ‘dehumanisation’ of protesters

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/442674-occupylekkitollgate-groups-condemn-arrest-dehumanisation-of-protesters.html Some civil society groups have said the arrest and dehumanisation of some protesters by the police at the Lekki Tollgate during #OccupyLekkiTollGate is ‘unacceptable’. PREMIUM TIMES reported how some youth were arrested while protesting against the decision of the Lagos State Judicial Panel for the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) to reopen the tollgate where soldiers opened fire on unarmed #EndSARS protesters…

Civil society groups, labour kick against National Water Bill

Civil society groups, labour kick against National Water Bill

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. The civil society groups and labour unions have appealed to the federal government of Nigeria to trash the obnoxious National Water Bill, which is before the House of Representatives currently. They said that attempts to…

CAPPA launches TakeApart Nigeria Report, warns against tobacco consumption

CAPPA launches TakeApart Nigeria Report, warns against tobacco consumption

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has launched the TakeApart Nigeria Report titled, “The Big Tobacco Allies – How tobacco companies use intermediaries to foster their corporate social responsibility initiatives and promote their image in Nigeria.” The report, which documents a series of instances, where tobacco multinationals use intermediaries to foster their efforts to undermine implementation of the…

CAPPA hails ICC decision to investigate war crimes in Nigeria

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. The ICC Office of the Prosecutor had made the announcement on the Preliminary Investigations on…

CAPPA commends ICC’s decision to investigate war crimes in Nigeria

CAPPA commends ICC’s decision to investigate war crimes in Nigeria

Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has commended the International Criminal Court (ICC) for concluding preliminary probe into Boko Haram and crimes by security forces of Nigeria against humanity and war crimes to pave way for full investigations. The ICC Office of the Prosecutor had made the announcement on the Preliminary Investigations on December 11, 2020 and added that…