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Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso delegates share knowledge on innovative sanitation approach

Sanitation

Delegations from Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire have visited the Bobo-Dioulasso sanitation facility in Burkina Faso to share learnings to improve sanitation in their own country. The delegates during the visit Organised by WaterAid and Speak Up Africa, one of the visit’s main objectives was to share with delegates from Senegal and Yamoussoukro (Cote d’Ivoire) WaterAid Burkina Faso’s innovative approach known ...

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Global leaders join forces at World Water Week in Stockholm

Gabriela Suhoschi

Renowned water experts and international decision-makers will meet in Stockholm, Sweden from August 25 to 30, 2019 to discuss what is increasingly seen as one of humanity’s most pressing issues – access to freshwater. The yearly forum will explore the role water plays in major global challenges such as the climate crisis, food security and health. Gabriela Suhoschi, Director World ...

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Plateau ignores activists’ protests, passes bill to privatise water

Our Water Our Right Coalition

The Plateau State House of Assembly on Thursday, May 30, 2019 passed the bill seeking to privatise the water sector, ignoring vehement protests by a coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the state. Lagos CSOs protesting against water privatisation at a town hall meeting The bill was passed after the legislators considered report of its Standing Committee on Parastatals ...

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Open defecation: Govt to provide public toilet facilities nationwide

suleiman adamu kazaure

In a bid to free Nigeria from the menace of open defecation, the Federal Government on Monday pledged to provide public toilet facilities across the nation. Suleiman Adamu Kazaure, Water Resources Minister Mr Suleiman Adamu, the Minister of Water Resources, made the disclosure on Monday, May 27, 2019 when he formally inaugurated the Clean Nigeria Campaign Secretariat in Abuja. Adamu ...

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47m Nigerians indulge in open defecation – UNICEF

Pernille Ironside

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that not less than 47 million Nigerians still indulge in open defecation in the country. UNICEF Nigeria Acting Representative, Pernille Ironside Mr Bioye Ogunjobi, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) specialist of UNICEF, said this in Kano on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the opening of a two-day media dialogue organised by the ...

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EU sends fresh warning to Germany on nitrate levels in groundwater

Svenja Schulze

The European Commission might consider further legal action, possibly leading to fines, against Germany if it does not reduce nitrate levels in its groundwater, a commission letter revealed on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze Brussels and Berlin have been locked in a long-running dispute over high nitrate levels, which often result from fertiliser use and can ...

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Group wants Plateau Assembly to suspend passage of ‘anti-people’ water bill

Simon Lalong

A not-for-profit outfit, Coalition of Civil Society for Good Governance, has urged the Plateau State House of Assembly to suspend moves to pass a bill seeking to privatise water supply in the state. Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State In a letter to the Speaker of the house, Mr. Joshua Madaki, signed and dated May 17, 2019 by the group’s ...

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70 solar-powered boreholes near completion in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe

suleiman adamu kazaure

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources says the ongoing construction of 70 solar-powered boreholes in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states to provide water for host and IDP communities are near completion. Suleiman Adamu Kazaure, Water Resources Minister Mr Ibiyemi Olu-Daniels, the Deputy Director, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Emergency Response in the ministry, disclosed this in an interview with the ...

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Open defecation: Katsina earmarks N200m loan to 1,650 poor households for latrines

Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari

The Katsina State Government has earmarked N200 million as loan to assist 1,650 poor households construct improved latrines to prevent open defecation and improve environmental sanitation in the state. Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, Governor of Katsina State Alhaji Aminu Dayyabu, Executive Director, State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA), disclosed this while signing agreement on the project by RUWASSA, ...

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AfDB, govt to spend $29.54m on WASH project in Gombe

Ibrahim Dankwambo

The African Development Bank (AfDB) in collaboration with Federal Government is to spend $29.54 million on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects in Gombe State. Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State Mr John Mamza, the National Programme Coordinator, disclosed this at a one-day sensitisation advocacy and mobilisation workshop in Gombe, the state capital, on Thursday, May 9, 2019. He said the ...

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