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CAPPA, AUPCTRE, PSI Raise Alarm Over Possible Re-Presentation Of Water Resources Bill

CAPPA, AUPCTRE, PSI Raise Alarm Over Possible Re-Presentation Of Water Resources Bill

The Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service, Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE), Public Services International (PSI) and the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) on Monday organised a one-day national town hall meeting on the Water Resources Bill in Abuja. The townhall was informed by the need to further heighten engagement by critical stakeholders to again reaffirm…

How Civil Society Groups, Labour, Others rallied against Water Resource Bill in Abuja

How Civil Society Groups, Labour, Others rallied against Water Resource Bill in Abuja

L- R:  AUPCTRE National President, Comrade Benjamin Anthony, Sofiri Joab- Peterside, the keynote speaker, CAPPA Executive Director, Akinbode Oluwafemi. The cozy  Sandralia Hotel, Jabi in Abuja was the rallying point for the civil society groups and labour, who, like many Nigerians, condemned the government’s plan to privatise water via the obnoxious National Water Resource Bill, which is being planned to…

CAPPA cautions Nigeria, says expose on BAT reinforces need for scrutiny of govt-tobacco industry interactions

CAPPA cautions Nigeria, says expose on BAT reinforces need for scrutiny of govt-tobacco industry interactions

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has advised the Nigerian government to ensure public officials do not engage in unnecessary interactions with the tobacco industry, following new reports on how British American Tobacco (BAT) Plc. ran a mass surveillance operation and informant network in South Africa and made questionable payments to the tune of $600,000 to many individuals…

STOP’s reports reinforce need to watch govt-tobacco industry interactions — CAPPA

STOP’s reports reinforce need to watch govt-tobacco industry interactions — CAPPA

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa, CAPPA, has urged the Nigerian government to ensure public officials do not engage in unnecessary interactions with the tobacco industry. CAPPA’s call was in reaction to reports that alleged that British American Tobacco Plc, BAT, ran a mass surveillance operation and informant network in South Africa and made questionable payments to the tune…

Expose on BAT Reinforces Need for Scrutiny of Govt-Tobacco Industry Interactions – CAPPA

Expose on BAT Reinforces Need for Scrutiny of Govt-Tobacco Industry Interactions – CAPPA

The reports, released on 13 September 2021, are based on analyses of whistleblower documents and court records by the Tobacco Control Research Group at the University of Bath and published by STOP, a global tobacco industry watchdog. Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has urged the Nigerian government to ensure public officials do not engage in unnecessary interactions with…

Curtail Interactions Between Govt Officials, Tobacco Industry Players – CAPPA Warns

Curtail Interactions Between Govt Officials, Tobacco Industry Players – CAPPA Warns

ABUJA – Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has urged the Nigerian government to ensure public officials do not engage in unnecessary interactions with the tobacco industry, following new reports on how British American Tobacco (BAT) PLC ran a mass surveillance operation and informant network in South Africa and made questionable payments to the tune of $600,000 to dozens…

Is Nigeria’s Tobacco Control Fund in Limbo?

Is Nigeria’s Tobacco Control Fund in Limbo?

In the 2014 document, Sustainable Funding Models for Tobacco Control: A Discussion Paper, by The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, sustainable funding is identified as crucial to curtailing the projected harms caused by tobacco use. The Union proposed various funding options for countries implementing tobacco control policies with particular emphasis on Taxes from tobacco; Taxes on other ‘health-damaging…

Reports expose BAT’s contempt for Africans’ health, says Tobacco Control Alliance

Reports expose BAT’s contempt for Africans’ health, says Tobacco Control Alliance

*We emphatically reject mischaracterisation of our anti-illicit trade activity, BAT reacts The African Tobacco Control Alliance, ATCA, has said analyses of documents and court records exposed British American Tobacco Plc, BAT, as displaying contempt for African laws, business and trade and the health and well-being of Africans. Akinbode Oluwafemi, Chairman of ATCA, said this following the reports by the Tobacco…