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                Winners Emerge in CAPPA TransFats Journalism Fellowship Seven journalists from various media organizations across Nigeria have won the journalism fellowship on the #TransFatFreeNigeria campaign, organized by the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA). The journalists are Andrew Mshelia (Nagarta Radio), Abenmire Adi (HitFM/Cross River Watch), Agbonkhese Oboh (Vanguard), Chukuwumah Muanya (The…

Yuletide and Why Nigeria Must Bridge Funding Gap in Tobacco Control

Yuletide and Why Nigeria Must Bridge Funding Gap in Tobacco Control

The yuletide season is usually the period with the most celebrations and social activities globally. This invariably translates to higher consumption of food, drinks and other edibles, cancer-causing tobacco products not exempted. One industry that exploits the yuletide maximally is the tobacco industry which engages in promotions, giveaways and other activities that seem “harmless” for the uninformed. It should be…

Groups petition ICC, UN Over EndSARS Killings …Seek justice for victims of Lekki shootings

https://guardian.ng/news/groups-petition-icc-un-over-endsars-killings/ Activists, at the weekend, have petitioned the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights seeking an international inquiry into the killing and maiming of #EndSARS protesters on October 20, 2020, in Lekki, Lagos. The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), Joint Action Front (JAF), Peace and Development Project (PEDEP), Civil Liberties…

CAPPA goes to ICC with 10,152 signatures seeking justice for #EndSARS protesters

CAPPA goes to ICC with 10,152 signatures seeking justice for #EndSARS protesters

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation, CAPPA, has submitted a petition at the International Criminal Court, ICC, The Hague, and to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, seeking justice for the victims of #EndSARS protesters, especially those of Lekki Tollgate shootings in Lagos. According to CAPPA’s Executive Director, Akinbode Oluwafemi, at a briefing in Lagos, Friday, the activities…

CAPPA, others petition ICC, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Demand Justice for EndSARS Victims. 

CAPPA, others petition ICC, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Demand Justice for EndSARS Victims. 

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa, CAPPA and her allies have submitted a petition to the International Criminal Court and the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights to demand an inquiry into the killings and maiming of peaceful EndSARS protesters in Lekki. The petition which was signed by 10,027 individuals and 154 organizations from 75 countries, according to…

Lekki Shootings: Group delivers petition to ICC, UN Human Rights Commissioner Demands Justice For Victims

Lekki Shootings: Group delivers petition to ICC, UN Human Rights Commissioner Demands Justice For Victims

https://newdiplomatng.com/88405/ The International Criminal Court (ICC) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights have been asked to open an international inquiry into the killing of #EndSARS protesters on October 20, 2020 at Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos. This follows a petition delivered to the two bodies by Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA). The group who decried the shrinking…

EndSARS: CAPPA petitions ICC, UN, seeks justice for victims of Lekki Tollgate massacre

Lagos-based civil rights group, Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), has petitioned the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights to act immediately and open an international inquiry into the massacre of peaceful #EndSARS protesters by the Nigerian Army at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos on October 20, 2020. CAPPA also advocated for a…

FG must set up judicial panel to revisit murder of Ken Saro Wiwa – Environmental rights groups

The Nigerian Government has been tasked to set up a judicial panel of inquiry to revisit the murders of Ken Saro Wiwa and the Ogoni activists over false allegations. The judicial panel of inquiry is also expected to investigate the arbitrary arrests, maiming and killings that forced many Ogoni indigenes to flee and go into exile. These were recommendations by…