Press Releases

The Big Con Report

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) joins climate justice activists across the world to launch “The Big Con: How Big Polluters are advancing a “net zero” climate agenda to delay, deceive, and deny.” The report was written by Corporate Accountability, The Global Forest Coalition and Friends of the Earth International and was endorsed by over sixty environmental organizations including…

World Tobacco Day: Activists task health workers on cessation therapy for smokers

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2021/06/world-tobacco-day-activists-task-health-workers-on-cessation-therapy-for-smokers/ Anti-tobacco activists have said health professionals have the greatest potential of any group to promote the reduction of tobacco use, as only a few people understand the specific health risks of tobacco use. They made this point during a briefing to mark the World No Tobacco Day, in Lagos, adding that a disturbing reality is the fact that the…

#TRANSFATFREENIGERIA CAMPAIGN PRESS CONFERENCE

#TRANSFATFREENIGERIA CAMPAIGN PRESS CONFERENCE

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has been urged to accelerate the speedy passage of the Fat and Oils Regulations 2019” and the “Pre-Packaged, Ice and Labelling Regulations of 2019”, so as to eliminate the consumption of trans-fatty foods in the country. Speaking at the coalition press conference with the theme Trans fat and Cardiovascular…

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…