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Elimination of trans fatty acids in foods, a guaranty for food safety

Elimination of trans fatty acids in foods, a guaranty for food safety

The World Food Safety Day (WFSD) is celebrated June 7 annually to draw attention and inspire actions to help prevent, detect and manage food borne risks, thus contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, access to the markets, tourism and sustainable development. This year’s theme, “Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow”, highlights the need for sustainable production…

Smokers Advised To Quit Five Times More Likely To Commit To Quitting ― Analysis

Smokers Advised To Quit Five Times More Likely To Commit To Quitting ― Analysis

Health professionals have been advised to offer smokers help to quit, because smokers advised to quit were at least five times more likely to commit to quitting. The advice came at a meeting of stakeholders in Lagos to commemorate this year’s World No Tobacco Day. Experts said that the Nigerian government must incorporate tobacco cessation advice into primary healthcare services.…

#SmokeFreeNollywood is fighting tobacco use in Nigerian films

#SmokeFreeNollywood is fighting tobacco use in Nigerian films

https://www.afro.who.int/photo-story/smokefreenollywood-fighting-tobacco-use-nigerian-films   Nigeria’s film industry, known as Nollywood, has been the world’s second-largest producer of films, behind India’s Bollywood. Around 2,000 films are made each year, and it employs an estimated one million people. It is the reach of Nigeria’s creativity through its films as well as its power to influence youths that triggered a campaign by the Corporate Accountability…

‘Net Zero’: CAPPA, Activists Take Climate Protest to Shell’s Corporate HQ in Lagos

‘Net Zero’: CAPPA, Activists Take Climate Protest to Shell’s Corporate HQ in Lagos

Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) led climate activists in Lagos, on Tuesday to protest against the Net Zero carbon emissions plan proposed by oil multinational — Royal Dutch Shell as solution to the ongoing climate crisis. The protesters stormed the Corporation’s headquarters in Nigeria located along Broad Street, Marina-Lagos as the oil giant was holding its Annual General…

Climate Change: CAPPA leads activists to Shell’s office.

Climate Change: CAPPA leads activists to Shell’s office.

Climate justice groups led by Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa, CAPPA, Tuesday, stormed the Lagos Headquarters of Shell to demand that the company own up to the environmental impacts of its extraction and climate change and stop discourse on its Net Zero Pledge. The protest, which was organised to coincide with Shell shareholders meeting in The Hague, Netherlands, was…

Labour, CSOs Renew Partnership To Tackle Shrinking Civic Space.

Labour, CSOs Renew Partnership To Tackle Shrinking Civic Space.

Labour and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), have identified a need to renew the years-long partnership with each other, in a bid to tackle the shrinking civic space. The organisations in a two-day parley meeting called for the need of synergy as a means of tackling the common problems and challenges facing the organizations. The two-day meeting which held in Abuja…

Journalism Training On Climate Change Reporting In Africa

Journalism Training On Climate Change Reporting In Africa

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa held a two-day virtual Journalism Training on Climate Change Reporting in Africa on April 28 and 29, 2021. The training which had journalists from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa had resource persons from across the globe. The Resource persons were Nnimmo Bassey (Director of Health of Mother Earth Foundation),…