A Primer on Tobacco Consumption and Regulation in Nigeria

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The control of tobacco is a policy issue of increasing concern to developing countries. In Africa, currently the largest market for tobacco companies, governments are taking measures to implement bans on the purchase and public consumption of tobacco products. This essay highlights efforts by the Nigerian government at regulating the use of tobacco among its population. It starts by giving …

Governance Institutions: Local Government in Lagos

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CPPA’s series on Nigerian Institutions of Governance continues with a look at local government in Lagos, courtesy of Tosin Osasona. SUMMARY States and governments across the world irrespective of their nomenclature use the concept and practice of local government as an effective strategy for ensuring good governance at the local level. Local governments are modeled to serve three purposes: first, as …

Food & Agribusiness – June 2015 Highlights

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Opportunities in N25bn daily food consumption in Nigeria −Business Day We’ll help Buhari ensure food security –Farmers – The Punch Prices of tomatoes, pepper, others soar in Lagos markets- vanguard Nigeria’s agro industry holds 10m job opportunity – Business Day Poultry industry employs 14m, earning N46, 000 per-capita income annually- Business Day Food inflation rises despite low global commodity prices, …

Health – June 2015 Highlights

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Consumers of imported chicken risk kidney disease, others-The Guardian Nigeria loses N399.4bn annually to poultry smuggling-The Punch WHO’s agency confirms insecticide causes cancer-The Guardian NAFDAC shuts Lebanese firm over alleged fake products-The Guardian NARD threatens nationwide strike over poor treatment of members – The Guardian Nigeria one month away from polio-free certification by WHO – The Guardian WHO urges FG …

Energy & the Environment – June 2015 Highlights

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PIPP LVI Genco plans 200mw for Lagos – Business Day Industrialists want Buhari to deregulate oil sector, stem exchange rate volatility – Business Day Asian refiners cut Nigerian crude imports – The Punch Port Harcourt Refinery embark on rehabilitation programme- The Guardian PENGASSAN tells government to deregulate oil sector – Business Day Lagos oil field to commence production in December …

Governance & Political Economy – June 2015 Highlights

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Economy created 469,070 jobs in Quarter 1 of 2015- NBS – The Punch Banks to name and shame loan defaulters over N450bn NPLs by August –  Business Day EFCC to arraign six CBN chiefs, others over alleged N8b fraud – The Guardian Police Service Commission in alleged N275.5m fraud – The Guardian Buhari, NSA meet over Boko Haram …President to …

Health – May 2015 Highlights

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WHO alerts on rising cases of heart diseases in children – Guardian Surgical patients still awaiting Dangote’s pledge (14 months after demolition of theatre) – Guardian 28 children die of lead poisoning in Niger State – Guardian MRI might predict breast cancer risk in some women – Punch Scientists make significant progress in search for HIV cure – Guardian

Energy & Environment – May 2015 Highlights

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PIPP LVI Genco plans 200mw for Lagos…16mw for Ilupeju, 6mw for Surulere- Business Day Forces President Buhari must fight to fix electricity – Guardian Nebo advises Buhari to wield the big stick – Guardian Asian refiners cut Nigerian crude imports- Punch PENGASSAN tells government to deregulate oil sector – Business Day Africa needs clean energy investment to get power to …

Transparency Challenges for Nigeria’s 8th National Assembly

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President Muhammadu Buhari is faced with the reality of Nigeria’s economic challenges, including declining oil revenues and endemic institutional corruption. One such institution is the National Assembly, whose transparency has recently been an issue of rigorous debate on social media. The 469-member National Assembly (NASS), consisting of members in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, has come under …