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World No Tobacco Day: FG urged to raise taxes to discourage smoking

A COALITION of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) is calling on the Federal Government to increase taxes on tobacco products in order to discourage smoking...

Group says Nigeria’s weak tobacco regulations, poor enforcement exploited by industry players

CORPORATE Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), on Thursday, alleged that players in the tobacco industry were taking advantage of the nation’s weak Tobacco...

Leave a legacy, approve Tobacco Control Regulations before you leave, groups urge 8th NASS

THE Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria(ERA/FoEN) and the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) have called on the leadership of the National Assembly...
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Nigeria to rake in NGN67.7b in one year from tobacco taxation- Report

THE Federal Government of Nigeria will rake in as much as N67.7 billion (US$187 million) over a one year period from the new taxation...

ERA praise for FG over new excise duty on tobacco

  The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), a nonprofit organization, has commended the Federal Government on the increase of excise duty on...

200 human rights organisations seek expulsion of tobacco companies from ILO

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and nearly 200 other public health and human rights organisations have asked the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to drop...
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UN initiative bans tobacco companies from rendering help on SDGs

The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) has delisted tobacco companies from participating in its initiative of involving corporate leadership to achieving the UN development...

BAT faces prosecution for ‘bribing’ government officials in African countries

  Matthew Myers, President of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, has called for full prosecution of British American Tobacco (BAT), a UK tobacco company, for allegedly...

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Many feared dead as Army, residents clash in Cross Rivers

MANY people are feared dead following a clash between troops of the Nigerian Army and residents of Nko and...

Why I didn’t implement 2014 CONFAB report – Jonathan

FORMER President Goodluck Jonathan has said the limited time between the period the 2014 National Conference (CONFAB) Report was submitted to...

ASUU: Nationwide protest looms as group laments prolonged strike

SAVE Public Education Group (SPEG) has threatened to mobilise students for a nationwide protest over the prolonged strike by...

Nigeria begins new tax regime for tobacco products

THE NIGERIAN government has started the implementation of a new tax regime for tobacco products in a bid to...

Prison break: Aregbesola orders recapture of fleeing inmates

MINISTER of Interior Rauf Aregbesola has directed the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) to go after fleeing inmates and ensure...
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