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Thirsty for Water: Residents of Oshogun and Araromi Cry for Help
Thirsty for Water: Residents of Oshogun and Araromi Cry for Help

Highlights: Deaths related to unwholesome sources of water recorded Cases of typhoid and malaria common among residents Lack of government intervention Youths carry placards saying “No Water, No Votes” Introduction The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) visited Oshogun and Araromi communities in Kosofe Area of Lagos State for a fact-finding exercise following a save-our-souls from residents that the…

Our Water Our Right Coalition Reconvenes to Chart Pathways for Water Justice
Our Water Our Right Coalition Reconvenes to Chart Pathways for Water Justice

The Our Water Our Right Coalition (OWORAC) reconvened on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, after a long break. The scores of civil society practitioners, trade unionists, and community residents that turned up at the meeting including the vibrant conversations that characterized the reunion reflected the shared aspirations of OWORAC to rev up campaigns for water justice across communities in Nigeria and…

CAPPA Organizes Fourth Journalism Training on Transfat Reporting
CAPPA Organizes Fourth Journalism Training on Transfat Reporting

20 journalists, media organizations, and digital media volunteers drawn from five states of the Southeast Region of Nigeria gathered in Enugu State, for a two-day training hosted by the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) on the 6th and 7th of May 2022. At the training sessions supported by the Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI), media practitioners gained an…

ASUU Strike: Security Operatives Should Respect Students’ Right To Protest
ASUU Strike: Security Operatives Should Respect Students’ Right To Protest

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has condemned the Federal Government’s lackluster approach to addressing the crisis rocking tertiary institutions in the country, and failure to implement agreements reached with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other related unions to improve the working conditions of workers in the country. CAPPA also took a swipe at security…

World Health Day, 2022: CAPPA Hosts Webinar on ‘‘OUR PLANET, OUR HEALTH’’
World Health Day, 2022: CAPPA Hosts Webinar on ‘‘OUR PLANET, OUR HEALTH’’

Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) hosted a webinar on April 12, 2022, to commemorate the occasion of World Health Day (WHD), 2022. With over fifty participants tuned in, the webinar attracted a diverse audience and speakers who actively discussed the significant theme of this year’s WHD, ‘‘Our Planet, Our Health’’. Prior to the meeting, members of the CAPPA…

CAPPA, You Win, Embark on Street Sensitization and Voters’ Education Ahead of 2023 General Elections
CAPPA, You Win, Embark on Street Sensitization and Voters’ Education Ahead of 2023 General Elections

Actively committed to the campaign for good governance and political participation, the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa in collaboration with a civic group, You Win, took to the streets of Ikeja, Lagos State on April 4, 2020, to sensitize citizens on the importance of actively participating in governance and electoral processes in preparation for the country’s next election cycle…

International Labour Day, 2022: Reflections from Workers
International Labour Day, 2022: Reflections from Workers

Every year, workers across the world unite to mark May Day otherwise known as International Labour Day on May 1. The celebration which is also known as Workers Day was first declared in Nigeria by the Kano State people Redemption Party Government in 198o, and became a national holiday in 1981. The May Day celebration is a day set aside…

Now that the Tobacco Control Fund has been Operationalized
Now that the Tobacco Control Fund has been Operationalized

By: Philip Jakpor Sustainable funding is crucial to winning the tobacco control war and no one understands this better than the tobacco industry. Realizing that low- and middle-income countries like Nigeria devote meagre or zero allocation to implementing tobacco control policies, the tobacco industry has cleverly etched its footprint in sectors where government agencies are financially crippled. The industry is…

CAPPA, AWWASHNET, Break Gender Bias on International Women’s Day, 2022
CAPPA, AWWASHNET, Break Gender Bias on International Women’s Day, 2022

In celebration of International Women’s Day, 2022, Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa in collaboration with Africa Women Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (AWWASHNet) convened a one-day sensitisation programme, titled, Breaking the Bias for a Sustainable Future. The event brought together forty-three participants drawn from the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation Civil Service Technical and Recreational Service…

CAPPA Urges Nigerian Govt to Address Bias Against Women
CAPPA Urges Nigerian Govt to Address Bias Against Women

On the occasion of International Women’s Day (IWD) 2022, the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has urged the Nigerian government to invest in inclusive social protection systems that confront the challenges faced by women and girls. The IWD 2022 theme set by the United Nations is ‘‘Gender equality for a sustainable tomorrow. #breakthebias’’. It aims to advance gender…

CAPPA, NTCA, Supports Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission to Conduct Enforcement Exercise
CAPPA, NTCA, Supports Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission to Conduct Enforcement Exercise

On March 2, 2022, CAPPA in joint action with the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), and National Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) conducted a surveillance exercise across strategic locations in Lagos State to evaluate the implementation of graphic health warnings on tobacco products. The action was in accordance with provisions of the National Tobacco Control Act, 2015 and the…

Trans-Fat: Air frying vs Deep Frying, By Aderonke Ogunleye-Bello
Trans-Fat: Air frying vs Deep Frying, By Aderonke Ogunleye-Bello

Studies have shown that products resulting from oils heated for long periods under extreme temperature contains polar compounds Traditionally, heated oils are used in frying foods. They vary from vegetable oil, palm oil, olive oil, sunflower to chicken oil and could be used in preparing fried foods and cooked meals. However, there are safe and unsafe frying methods that largely…

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