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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.

Osinbajo Urges More Awareness On Dangers Of Smoking

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has lamented inadequate information about the dangers of smoking “which has made it difficult to convince many to quit the dangerous habit.”

FG To Curb Tobacco Use In Nigeria; Inaugurates Advisory Committee

Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole says government will adopt all legal and administrative measures to ensure effective implementation of the National Tobacco Control Act.
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Court Orders Tobacco Giants To Pay Canadian Smokers US$12 Billion

Three tobacco giants have been ordered by a judge to pay smokers in Quebec US$12 billion in a landmark case that could be the...

Groups Demand Tougher Laws Against Smoking, Tobacco Production

By Abiose Adelaja Adams Anti-tobacco campaign groups have voiced their displeasure at the tobacco Industry’s subtle wiles to weaken the legislation against cigarette smoking in...

GRANT FOR JOURNALISTS REPORTING TOBACCO CONTROL

Grants between US$700-US$1,000 await winners of the Tobacco campaign control project competition organized by the Environmental Rights Action, ERA, and the Civil Society Legislative...
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THE President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Emmanuel Osodeke, a professor, has said Nigerian students and...

FG orders telcos, others to block access to online loan sharks

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Minister accuses Northern governors of mismanaging primary education

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Strike: FG says ASUU’s six-month salaries demand stalled negotiations

THE Federal Government has said the ongoing industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has not...
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