Monday, August 10, 2020

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    ERA/FoEN: Nigeria needs to work on policies that will promote healthy lifestyle

ERA/FoEN: Nigeria needs to work on policies that will promote healthy lifestyle

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has urged the National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to ensure speedy approval of the pre-packaged food, water and ice labelling regulation, 2019 and the fats & oils regulation, 2019. ERA/FoEN is a Nigerian advocacy non-governmental organisation that is dedicated to the defence of human ecosystems and the promotion of [...]

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    ‘Smokers risk fatal complications from COVID-19’

‘Smokers risk fatal complications from COVID-19’

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) says smokers are at a higher risk of developing fatal complications from the coronavirus (COVID-19). In a statement on Tuesday in Lagos, Philip Jakpor, the group's head of media and campaigns, said researchers have confirmed that people who smoke are at a greater risk of having respiratory infections. The group asked the government [...]

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    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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    ERA/FoEN: Impose 150% levy on tobacco products to generate revenue

ERA/FoEN: Impose 150% levy on tobacco products to generate revenue

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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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    ERA accuses Ambode of withholding water funds to pave way for privatisation

ERA accuses Ambode of withholding water funds to pave way for privatisation

The Environmental Right Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has accused Akinwunmi Ambode, the Lagos state governor of deliberately sabotaging efforts to get clean water so as to give way for the privatisation of water. Akinbode Oluwafemi, the deputy director of the ERA/FoEN, said this at a press briefing, and added that current government is giving the impression that public sector water [...]

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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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