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ENFORCING TOBACCO CONTROL LAWS IS EVERYONE’S DUTY!

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Speech by Akinbode Oluwafemi, deputy executive director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) at a press conference in Lagos ERA/FoEN office on January 22, 2018 INTRODUCTION Gentlemen and ladies of the Press, We cannot start talking about emerging issues in tobacco control in 2018 without first commending your exhaustive reportage of the sector and the dangers inherent in ...

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On Femi Adeshina’s Chieftaincy Title

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As a media aide to the president, Femi Adesina is a different personality to different folks. He had been called so many unprinted names both on social media and newspaper but one thing you can take away from the soft-spoken image-maker is his simplicity and focus. Some have gone as far as calling for his resignation from the office but ...

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Yusuf Buhari Ready For Discharge – Presidency

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The health of Yusuf, son of President Muhammadu Buhari, who was admitted into Cedarcrest Hospital, Abuja, on December 26, 2017 following injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident, has improved remarkably and he is ready to be discharged. This cheery news contained in a statement dated January 12, 2018, by the Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr Felix Ogedegbe, is reproduced ...

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Emulate Other African Nations on Shisha Ban, ERA/FoEN Advices FG

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The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has urged the Nigerian government to take a cue from nations that have banned the importation and smoking of water-pipe tobacco otherwise known as shisha, due to its addictiveness and deadly effect on the health of users. ERA/FoEN made the demand following the announced ban on the product by a host ...

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Zest or Desperation: Atiku Abubakar and His Presidential Ambitions

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24 years on, since Atiku first declared his presidential ambitions to the masses. He was a candidate of the Socialist Democratic Party where he stepped down for MKO Abiola. He has gone to contest for the governorship of Adamawa state, where he won but later chose as the running mate of former president, Olusegun Obasanjo. In 2006, his presidential ambitions ...

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Police Detain Popular Musician, Burna Boy

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…To be taken to court on Monday Popular musician, Burna Boy has been detained by the Lagos State Police Command and will be charged to court on Monday over allegations of involvement in the robbery of fellow musician, Mr 2kay. Burna Boy, real name Damini Ogulu, will be arraigned alongside four members of the robbery gang already in detention. The ...

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Lagos Government Demolish Houses in Pen Cinema Agege

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…Find Pictures and Video inside In a scene that makes the much talked about second coming of Jesus look even more imminent. Some residents of Pen-Cinema area of Agege got the shocker of their life today when the men of Lagos State Task-force accompanied the demolition squad of the State to pull-down houses and shops around the busy area. Lagos ...

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IBEDC under developing Ogun State- Rural Communities

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  The Coalition of Border Communities Development Associations CBCDA in Ogun State, has said activities of  Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBDEC, is hindering growth and development of many Communities in the state.     The coalition  in a communique after it’s end of the year meeting in Ota area, at the weekend, said more than 50 developing Communities bordering Lagos will celebrate ...

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