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Tobacco smoking: For the graphic health warning policy, delay is dangerous

Tobacco smoking: For the graphic health warning policy, delay is dangerous

The decision of the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) to call out SmokeBoxNG and DaSmokeHub, two popular tobacco vendors for marketing tobacco products on social media, has put tobacco industry activities in Nigeria on the spotlight again. Both organisations, operating from Lagos and Abuja, were called out in CAPPA’s “Report on Tobacco Industry Capture of the Virtual Space…

CAPPA Urges Government to Regulate Tobacco Industry Activities in Nigeria’s Virtual Space

CAPPA Urges Government to Regulate Tobacco Industry Activities in Nigeria’s Virtual Space

The Executive Director of Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), Akinbode Oluwafemi, has underscored the need for the Nigerian Government at Federal and State levels to regulate the activities of the Tobacco Industry, especially in the virtual space. Akinbode disclosed this while highlighting CAPPA’s findings at the media presentation of a report titled ‘Tobacco Industry Capture of the Virtual…

CAPPA expresses worry over use of musicians, movie stars to promote tobacco smoking

CAPPA expresses worry over use of musicians, movie stars to promote tobacco smoking

As Nigerians continue to suffer tobacco related diseases, deaths The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa, CAPPA, Monday, expressed worry over the use of music and movie stars in Nigeria to promote tobacco smoking on various social media platforms by tobacco companies. The Executive Director, CAPPA,  Akinbode Oluwafemi, along with Director of Programmes, CAPPA, Philip Jakpor; Policy and Research Officer,…

FG urged to regulate tobacco industry in Nigeria

FG urged to regulate tobacco industry in Nigeria

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has called on the Federal Government to regulate the activities of the tobacco industry in the country’s virtual space. Executive director of CAPPA, Akinbode Oluwafemi, made the call in Abuja on Monday at the unveiling of a report, entitled “Tobacco Industry Capture of the Virtual Space in Nigeria.’’ Oluwafemi…

Regulate tobacco industry’s activities in Nigeria’s virtual space, NGO urges FG

Regulate tobacco industry’s activities in Nigeria’s virtual space, NGO urges FG

NNN: An NGO, Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), has called on the Federal Government to regulate the activities of tobacco industry in the country’s virtual space. Executive Director of CAPPA, Mr Akinbode Oluwafemi, made the call in Abuja on Monday at the unveiling of a report, entitled “Tobacco Industry Capture of the Virtual Space in Nigeria.’’ Oluwafemi said…

How Tobacco Industry Has Captured Nigeria’s Virtual Space — New Report By CAPPA

How Tobacco Industry Has Captured Nigeria’s Virtual Space — New Report By CAPPA

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has released a report detailing how the tobacco industry is cunningly using social networking platforms to promote their Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) activities and evading a ban on Tobacco Advertising Promotion and Sponsorships (TAPS) mandated by the National Tobacco Control Act 2015. The report, Tobacco Industry Capture of the Virtual Space in…

Report: Tobacco Industry Exploiting Social Media to Promote Product

Report: Tobacco Industry Exploiting Social Media to Promote Product

The tobacco industry in Nigeria is allegedly exploiting social networking platforms to promote and market its products in contravention of provisions of the National Tobacco Control Act 2015 and its regulations, a new report has revealed. The report launched yesterday in Abuja, by the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) also revealed how the tobacco industry captured the virtual…

No water, no vote: Kosofe communities cry for help, say residents dying from bad water

No water, no vote: Kosofe communities cry for help, say residents dying from bad water

By Philip Jakpor, Aderonke Ige, Olatunji Buhari, Veronica Nwanya, Zikora Ibeh & Olalekan Fagbenro It was one tale of woe after another when a team from 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 Lagos Water Corporation…

Communities seek govt’s intervention over water crisis

Communities seek govt’s intervention over water crisis

As the water crisis in Lagos State continues to linger, residents of Osogbon Community Development Areas (CDAs) in Alapere, Kosofe Council, have called on the state government to urgently intervene to save them from the constant typhoid fever, cholera and deaths occasioned by the acute water shortage in the communities. They made the call at a meeting organised by the…