Health

CAPPA lauds fine on BATN, frowns on industry self-regulation

“Make Tobacco industry pay,” Nigeria, others pressures WHO COP

By Seun Akioye BATN is the major tobacco industry in Nigeria Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) and other civil society organisations (CSOs) have renewed their demand for delegates to the ongoing World Health Organisation (WHO) biennial tobacco...

WHO calls for ban on E-cigarettes, others

WHO calls for ban on E-cigarettes, others

By Seun Akioye It will not be business as usual for the British American Tobacco Nigeria (BATN) and other tobacco companies around the world as the World Health Organization (WHO) has urged member nations of its global tobacco treaty...

CAPPA wants tobacco firms inclusion in tax probe

CAPPA wants tobacco firms inclusion in tax probe

By Seun Akioye The tobacco industry in Nigeria will not like this, but a civil society organisation has asked that the industry be included in the planned House of Representatives probe on tax waivers granted by past administrations. The...

Funding the Future – Empowering Women in Climate Battle

Funding the Future – Empowering Women in Climate Battle

By Joke Kujenya IN the fight against climate change, ambition must align with action. International climate negotiations have set their sights on achieving gender balance, but the missing piece of the puzzle remains funding. The global climate crisis in...

Again, Gates Foundation invests $30m for AI platforms in Africa

Again, Gates Foundation invests $30m for AI platforms in Africa

……………….Opens new grants opportunities From Seun Akioye, Dakar The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) said it is investing an additional $30 million to support a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform in Africa. The platform will provide African scientists and innovators with the technical...

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