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Tobacco Fact-sheet: Tobacco Companies Engage in CSR to Promote Company Interests

Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship, Corporate Social Responsibility Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) promotes the view that “firms should strive to make a profit, obey the law, be ethical, and be a good corporate citizen.”2  Tobacco companies, however, are not like other companies. Tobacco is the only consumer product that kills one half of its users when […]

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Tobacco Factsheet: Tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship – Essential Facts

Advertising affects Tobacco Use The tobacco industry spends billions of dollars each year to market its products.2  The industry uses a mix of advertising, promotion and sponsorship tactics to directly affect tobacco use and attitudes related to tobacco. Tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship: • Promote tobacco use as customary and glamorous. • Are deceptive and […]

Tobacco Fact-sheet – Seychelles

Law passage date – 2012  Expected implementation date – 2013 Package coverage Health warnings are required to cover 50% the front and 50% of the back of the package. Overall, 50% of the package space is appropriated to health warnings. The text of the warnings should appear in English, French, or Creole. Rotation schedule and history Four […]

SPECIAL REPORT: Industrialization and West Africa’s future, By Audu Liberty Oseni

“Global testament has shown that private sector cannot bring the needed transformation, rather government must lead the process”.

Mega city projects leave slum dwellers with uncertain future

Audu Liberty Oseni

Lagos City

Inadequate data a major constraint to town planning — Expert

The lack of requisite data is a major constraint to town planning and environmental development in Nigeria, a town planner has said. The General Secretary, Nigerian Institute of Town Planners, Nath Adegboye, said this in Lagos on Sunday. Mr. Adegboye said that it is difficult to plan a city like Lagos. He said that one could […]

illegal crude refining

A case for legalizing crude oil refining in Niger Delta communities By Audu Oseni

Oil was first discovered in Nigeria in commercial quantity in 1958. From that moment to this time, Nigeria is yet to find lasting solutions to the problem of her oil exploration and local refining of crude oil. At the moment, Nigeria relies heavily on imported refined petroleum products for consumption due to the fact that most of its […]

For how long will you be a tenant? By Lawrence Ladokun

 The author gives useful tips to own a house.

Features of good cities By Mayowa Afolabi

“Sustainable planning and a planned city are fundamental to achieving the all other characteristics of a good city.”

The evolution of Abuja through architecture (Part II): Architecture, Economics and Corruption.

The real estate market in Abuja thrives on corruption.

New urbanism; is it the way to go?

“New Urbanism is strongly influenced by urban design standards which were prominent before the rise of the automobiles.”

How to pay your rent with ease! by Lawrence Ladokun

Troubled about paying your next rent? Read this.

Is Africa Ready And Willing To Go Green?

Africa’s climate has become hotter and volatiles as a result of climate change

10 ways of investing in the Abuja Real Estate Market

A must read that encourages one to venture into the real estate business.

The evolution of Abuja through architecture (Part I): landmarks and legacies

“Architecture cannot evolve if it doesn’t answer any questions”.

World habitat day 2012: Changing cities, building opportunities

There is a paramount need to create opportunity for affordable houses for all and eradication of slums in the context of Nigeria.