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Infographic: Nigeria world’s third highest for open defecation

Water Aid  Infographic: Nigeria world’s third highest for open defecation Water

According to WaterAid, an Infographic international charity focused on improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation, Nigeria ranks third on the table for highest number of people per country still practicing open defecation. Open defecation is the practice of people defecating outside and not into a designated toilet. The term is widely used in literature about water, sanitation, and hygiene ...

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Africa’s top female medical researchers decorated

Yifru Berhane  Africa’s top female medical researchers decorated yifru  berhane prof minister ministry of health

Science and technology company, Merck, in partnership with the United Nations Organisation for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO), African Union, Ethiopia Ministry of Health, University of Cambridge and Institute Pasteur International has announced the 2016 UNESCO-Merck Research Award winners. The nine winners under two categories, ‘Best Young African Researchers Award’ and ‘Best African Women Researchers Award’, were announced during the 2nd UNESCO-MARS Summit 2016 ...

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Water, sanitation, hygiene essential in fight against HIV/AIDS – WaterAid

Dr Michael Ojo  Water, sanitation, hygiene essential in fight against HIV/AIDS – WaterAid Michael Ojo 620x330

In commemoration of the World AIDS Day on Thursday, December 1, 2016, WaterAid has restated that safe water, improved sanitation and good hygiene (WASH) are essential for ensuring that people living with HIV (PLHIV) live healthy and productive lives. According to the UK-based international organisation, easy access to safe and sufficient water and sanitation is indispensable for people living with ...

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Ogun APC chieftain congratulates Akeredolu

Chief Tolu Odebiyi  Ogun APC chieftain congratulates Akeredolu APC chieftain Chief Tolu Odebiyi

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State, Chief Tolu Odebiyi, has congratulated Barrister Rotimi Akeredolu on his emergence as the Governor-Elect of Ondo State. In a statement on Monday by his Media Office, Odebiyi said Akeredolu’s emergence is a reflection of the abiding faith of Nigerians in the APC as the party capable of rescuing the ...

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Group wants harmonised laws in place of rested clean-up exercise

Ambode  Group wants harmonised laws in place of rested clean-up exercise Ambode e1433797304178

The Advocacy and Campaigns Coalition (ACC) has frowned at the recent cancellation of the monthly environmental sanitation exercise by the Lagos State Government, calling on the authorities to, as a replacement, urgently adopt the draft state WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) Policy and roll out an effective implementation plan. The ACC, a platform of Civil Society Networks in Lagos State ...

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Benue unveils sanitation court, waste bins

nvironmental Sanitation Court  Benue unveils sanitation court, waste bins Court e1480467290282

The Benue State Environmental Sanitation Agency (BENSESA) has commissioned an Environmental Sanitation Court and waste bins in Makurdi. Commissioning the court and bins on Tuesday, November 29, 20016, the Benue State Governor, Chief Samuel Ortom, who was represented by his Deputy, Benson Abounu, stated that the idea of building the court was ingenious and innovative by the management of BENSESA. ...

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Cities seek to forge sustainable feature

Mexico City  Cities seek to forge sustainable feature mexico city 16

The sixth biennial Mayors Summit, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group flagship event, begins on Wednesday, November 30 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. It will hold for four days. Hosted by Mayor of Mexico City, Miguel Ángel Mancera, and led by C40 Chair, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, the event draws mayors and leading thinkers from around the ...

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Award-winning films preach message of sustainability

Global Sustainability Film Awards trophies  Award-winning films preach message of sustainability TVE TROPHIE1

Winners of this year’s Global Sustainability Film Awards, run by the media charity tve, seem to drive home the message of sustainability. They have been described as creative, deeply moving and inspirational. At a black-tie awards ceremony at BAFTA on Monday November 28, 2016, the judges announced the winners in a worldwide competition showcasing the best of corporate sustainability. Winners ...

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South-South Cooperation on Climate Change gaining traction

Dr. David Nabarro  South-South Cooperation on Climate Change gaining traction Dr

A High-Level Forum on South-South Cooperation on Climate Change, co-hosted by China, Morocco and the United Nations, was held during the recent UN Climate Change Conference (COP22) in Marrakech. South-South Cooperation, with its focus on mutual learning, capacity building and technical cooperation, is rapidly becoming an integral component of international cooperation to address climate change and contribute to the achievement of the Paris ...

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Ikpeazu and the industrialisation of Abia

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State  Ikpeazu and the industrialisation of Abia Okezie Victor Ikpeazu Photo e1480458052230

Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, is not a man given to flatteries. It’s far easier for him to find faults than to give credit. And there are good reasons for that. His pessimism about politicians has a lot to do with his experience about the affairs of this country. He knows what politicians are capable of doing, and what they mean ...

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