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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...

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...

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...

Minister Insists On Higher Taxes For Tobacco Companies

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has maintained his stance that tobacco companies should pay more in taxes as a way of discouraging the habit of smoking by majority of Nigerians.

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Buhari tasks universities of agriculture to reduce Nigeria’s dependence on food imports

NIGERIA'S President Muhammadu Buhari has urged universities of agriculture to reduce Nigeria's dependence on imported foods and raw materials. Minister...

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ON March  14, 2017, the Permanent Secretary (PS) in charge of President Muhammadu Buhari’s State House, Tijjani Umar, allegedly...

FG ready to crush banditry, Malami boasts as court declares bandits as terrorists

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