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Lagos community petitions National Assembly over water pollution by Total

The residents of Akoka, a Lagos community, on Saturday presented a petition to the House of Representatives member representing Somolu Federal Constituency, Ademorin Kuye, over the petition of their underground water by Total Nigeria Plc.
Simon Lalong

Plateau residents urge Governor Lalong to revoke ‘anti-people’ water privatisation law

National President, Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Service Employees (AUPCTRE), Benjamin Anthony, has urged Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, to revoke the privatization bill signed into law by his administration.

Activists charge federal government on fossil fuel ban

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), has called on the federal government to exhibit serious political will to invest on renewal energy sources as alternative to fossil energy.
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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.
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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.

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Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed public primary and secondary schools submerged by flood in the state to proceed on three weeks’ holiday from Monday.

Ondo denies unconditional release of monarch from prison

Ondo State Government has denied a report that the embattled monarch of Ayetoro town in Ilaje Local Government of the state, Olorunmbe Ojagbohunmi, had been released from the prison unconditionally.
Ibrahim Magu . EFCC

EFCC chief laments widening corrupt practices in Nigeria

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, Tuesday lamented the widening scourge of corrupt practices pervading the country.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti pensioners hail governor for improved welfare in one year

Pensioners in Ekiti State have described the first year of Governor Kayode Fayemi in office as a “huge blessing to them” in terms of better welfare package.

Nigeria Police poorest paid in Africa – ex-PSC chief

Former Chairman of Police Service Commission, Chief Simon Okeke, has described the nation’s police officers as the poorest paid in Africa amidst risks taken in the line of duties.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC confirms arrest of Instagram celebrity

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of a popular Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as ‘Mompha.’