Friday, July 12, 2019

Tag "ERA/FoEN"

    Groups urge n’assembly to speedily pass tobacco control regulations

Groups urge n’assembly to speedily pass tobacco control regulations

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth, Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) have asked the leadership of the national assembly to speedily pass the national tobacco control regulations.In a statement co-signed by Akinbode Oluwafemi, deputy executive director of ERA/FoEN, and Oluseun Esan, alliance coordinator of NTCA, the groups pleaded with Bukola Saraki, senate president, and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of [...]

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    ERA/FoEN asks Sanwo-Olu to stop privatisation of water

ERA/FoEN asks Sanwo-Olu to stop privatisation of water

The Our Water, Our Right Movement led by the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has cautioned Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos governor-elect, from continuing with plans by previous administrations to privatise water.The movement, in a statement issued to mark the 2019 World Water Day, said though Lagos is surrounded by water, most of its citizens still lack adequate and [...]

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    Group demands transparency in the rehabilitation of Lagos waterworks

Group demands transparency in the rehabilitation of Lagos waterworks

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has accused Lagos state government of lacking transparency in the planned rehabilitation of dilapidated water infrastructure in the state.In a statement signed by Philip Jakpor, the organisation's head of media and campaigns, the group urged Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor, to allow transparent and competitive bidding in the selection of companies to [...]

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    Tobacco companies in Nigeria illegally gaining from expansion grant scheme

Tobacco companies in Nigeria illegally gaining from expansion grant scheme

Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), has urged the Nigeria customs service to release detailed information on tax waivers, grants given to British America Tobacco Nigeria (BATN) and other tobacco companies.Oluwafemi Akinbode, ERA/FoEN's deputy executive director, told NAN in Abuja that BATN and some other companies had been benefiting from the Export Expansion Grant (EEG) scheme.He said providing [...]

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    Ambode asked to reject ‘toxic’ water scheme

Ambode asked to reject ‘toxic’ water scheme

The Environmental Rights Organisation/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has asked Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor, to publicly shun the public private partnership (PPP) water scheme "promoted" by the World Bank.In a statement, Akinbode Oluwafemi, ERA/FoEN's deputy director, described the world bank's privatisation initiative around the world as "toxic" and said access to water, a free gift of nature, is [...]

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