Did you hear that smoking in public places is now banned in Lagos? According to a recent poll conducted by NOIPolls, nine out of ten Nigerians support this law, which is aimed at protecting their health from second-hand smoking.
"And this result of our poll might be used to support the expansion of the anti-tobacco law beyond Lagos," communication officer OJ tells me enthusiastically during my recent visit to the headquarters of NOIPolls, West Africa's number one for country specific polling, in Maitama, Abuja. They do opinion research on topics as diverse as football and health and put their findings, apart from some that are commissioned by paying clients, freely online on their website. [view whole blog post ]