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Governor Akeredolu: How Nigeria can earn $145 billion through legal marijuana

Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has warned that Nigeria could lose $145 billion by 2025 over its failure to key into the global legal marijuana market.

Groups urge Plateau lawmakers to reject water privatisation

Trade unions and civil society groups on Tuesday mounted pressure on members of the Plateau State House of Assembly to expunge privatisation clauses from a bill on the water sector.
Nnimmo Bassey

ERA/FoEN asks Lagos Governor-elect 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.

ERA: Federal government cutting corners on Ogoni clean-up

The Environmental Rights Action and Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), has accused the Federal Government and the Hydrocarbon Pollution and Remediation Project (HYPREP) of cutting corners in the execution of the clean-up of Ogoni environment.

Stakeholders call for massive investment in water infrastructure

Stakeholders participating in the National Summit on the Human Right to Water in Abuja on Wednesday have called for massive investment in water infrastructure by African governments.
1 The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday distributed sensitive materials to all 16 local government areas in Ekiti state ahead of the governorship election.

Election: Stakeholders caution INEC against relying on politicians to convey materials

As the 2019 general elections draw closer, stakeholders in Bayelsa State have advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to rely on political parties and politicians in the state for logistics if the commission wants to conduct credible polls.

ERA/FoEN demands ban on generator use on government agencies

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on the federal, state and local governments in Nigeria to ban the use of generator sets in their ministries, departments and agencies (MDA).

ERA/FoEN seeks urgent enforcement of Tobacco Control Act

A civil society organisation, Environmental Rights Action/ Friends of the Earth Nigeria, has called on the Federal Government to commence immediate enforcement of the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Act signed into law in 2015.

ERA: Federal government spends over N17 billion annually on generator importation, servicing

The Environmental Rights Action (ERA), in conjunction with Friends of the Earth Nigeria (FoEN), has expressed concerns about the over N17 billion spent yearly by the Federal Government, on the importation and servicing of generators.

Federal government must ensure full transparency in Ogoni clean-up exercise – NGOs

A coalition of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) has called on the federal government to ensure full transparency in the clean-up of affected sites in Ogoniland.

World No Tobacco Day: Activists urge federal government to establish tobacco control fund

To mark the 2018 World No Tobacco Day, activists have asked the Federal Government to establish a Tobacco Control Fund, as part efforts to rid the country of the dangerous substance.

Enugu government urged to emulate Anambra anti-smoking law

Enugu State, and indeed all South-East States, have been urged to emulate Anambra State whose House of Assembly is considering a bill to regulate smoking in public places, which, if passed into law, would curtail indiscriminate smoking of any kind in open places.

ERA/FoEN: Upward review of excise duty on Tobacco commendable

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has commended the federal government over the increase of excise duty on tobacco products in the newly- approved amendment of excise duty rates which also affects alcohol.

Federal govt urged to ban sale of cigarettes in single sticks

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on the federal government to immediately commence enforcement on the ban of sale of cigarettes in single sticks.

Tobacco: ERA/FoEN urges federal govt to enforce single stick ban

Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on the federal government to immediately commence enforcement of the ban on sale of cigarettes in single sticks.

ERA/FoEN asks federal govt to implement provisions of tobacco act

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on the federal government to take bold steps in implementing the provisions of the 2015 National Tobacco Control (NTC) act.

ERA urges President Buhari to make water every citizen’s right

Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has written President Muhammadu Buhari on the need to enshrine water as the right of every citizen in the country’s constitution.

ERA/FoEN urges AfDB, finance institutions to stop funding fossil fuel projects

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has asked the African Development Bank (AfDB) and other financial institutions to stop funding fossil fuel projects to achieve a cleaner environment.

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Caster Semenya to return to track in 2,000 metres race in France

Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya will run in the 2,000 metres in a meeting held in the Paris suburbs on June 11, the organisers said on Friday.
Lagos State Governor-elect Babajide Sanwo-Olu was at a special reception organised by Kings’s Court Chapel for the Ogun State Govenor-elect Prince Dapo Abiodun on Sunday. 1

Babajide Sanwo-Olu: My administration will be hardworking

The Lagos State Governor-elect, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday said he would work assiduously to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of the state.
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Manuel Neuer: Ajax’s Andre Onana deserved to be in Champions League final

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has praised Ajax's Andre Onana for his impressive displays between the sticks this season.

Boko Haram kills 25 soldiers, civilians in an ambush in Borno

Islamist insurgents killed at least 25 soldiers and a number of civilians in an ambush in northeast Nigeria on Saturday morning, two security sources said, the second deadly attack on the army this week.
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PDP congratulates Zamfara governor-elect, others

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday congratulated the Zamfara State governor-elect, Bello Matawalle, and all federal and state legislators-elect on their victory in the 2019 general elections.