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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.

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.

Federal govt not serious about Ogoni clean-up – Governor Wike

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has accused the federal government of not being serious about the clean-up of Ogoniland.

New dawn in campaign against water privatisation now – ERA

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has commended the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE) for a successful national congress which saw Comrade Benjamin Anthony of Federal Housing Authority (FHA) Abuja emerge as the new president.

Transnational corporations must account for rights violations – ERA’s Godwin Ojo

Transnational corporations should be held responsible for their environmental and human rights violations in their host communities, as well as ensure victims’ access to justice and right to reparation as enshrined in international law.

Fed govt urged to ban use of generating sets by MDAs

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, ERA/FoEN, has advised the Federal Government to ban the use of power generating sets in Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, across the country.

Govt’s neglect of renewable energy regrettable – activist

Nigeria’s negligence for alternative sources of energy, particularly renewable and green energy is regrettable and something to worry about as the country continues to struggle with its economy as a result of dwindling earnings from oil and gas resources.

Bayelsa community demands whereabouts of youths arrested by soldiers

The families of three men allegedly arrested by soldiers at Ibelebiri community in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have called on the relevant authorities to make known their whereabouts.

Lagos govt denies partnering with ‘failed’ foreign firms on water sector

The Lagos State Government on Friday described reports that the foreign firms it is partnering in the water sector failed in other countries as “a blatant falsehood.”

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