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Activists urge Plateau to reject water privatisation

Jakpor Philip ERA

Trade unions and civil society groups that participated at the Public Hearing on a bill for a law to provide for the Plateau State water sector law and for other matters connected on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 have demanded the lawmakers expunge privatisation clauses from the draft law. Jakpor Philip of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) ...

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Tackling open defecation in Lagos

Open defecation in Lagos

In many Nigerian villages, open defecation is a taboo. One can be mobbed for that. In such places, lavatories are scarce but residents, who do not have them, go inside bushes and dig grounds to excrete and bury their faeces. A major outcome of the lack of sanitation facilities is open defection One expected the situation to be better in ...

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Court sentences nine people for open defecation in Ekiti

Kayode Fayemi

Mr Adeosun Abayomi of an Aramoko Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 sentenced nine people including a traditional title holder and a clergyman to six months in prison each for open defecation in Ekiti State. Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State Those convicted are Pastor Olaleye Isaac, Chief Ologun Ala, Mr Agboola M, Mr Atoro, Mr Adetoyinbo, Mr Adesoba Sunday, ...

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Lack of access to WASH facilities fuels girls’ vulnerability to sexual abuse – WaterAid

A school toilet for girls

WaterAid, an international NGO, says lack of access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities at home and school environment is a major reason the girl-child is at risk of sexual abused. A school toilet for girls The organisation made the assertion in its reports entitled: “The State of the World Toilets, 2018’’, made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on ...

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CSE, IWA collaborate on research, communication, training

Chandra Bhushan

“Sustainable management of water and wastewater is one of the essential prerequisites for development in modern times. Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and the International Water Association (IWA), which have been at the forefront in policy and practice of sustainable water-wastewater management, are now coming together to give a stronger push to this issue:” said experts from CSE, as ...

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UNICEF clamours handwashing to prevent disease

Global Handwashing Day

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has urged Nigerians to imbibe the habit of washing their hands with soap before and after eating to avoid the spread of diseases. Pupils during a Global Handwashing Day celebrations Mr Taru Murindi, the UNICEF Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) Specialist, made the call on Thursday, April 4, 2019 in Akwanga during a six-day capacity ...

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Water Day: Benue community urged to manage water source, use

CSDevNet Benue

The people of Angwan Jukun Community of Awe Street Makurdi, Benue State have been enjoined to protect their water source which is the River Benue and manage domestic water use. Participants at the event The call was made during an advocacy and training session held in the community to commemorate the 2019 World Water Day. Organised by civil society actors ...

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Guinness, WaterAid inaugurate ‘Water of Life’ project in Kebbi

Guinness and WaterAid

As part of its “Water of Life” project, Guinness Nigeria Plc partnered with WaterAid Nigeria to provide a solar powered water facility in the D’ka community of Wasagu LGA, Kebbi State with the goal of ensuring sustainable access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), while helping people take action to improve their health and well-being. L-R: Lawal Gwandu, Director Water ...

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Ekiti targets 85% potable water coverage

Kayode Fayemi

The Ekiti State Government on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 reiterated its commitment to meeting 85 percent of the daily requirement of potable water for residents of the state. Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities, Olumide Ajayi, announced this at the inauguration of water supply facilities constructed under the Phase Three (EU-WSSSRRPIII) Water ...

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Water Day: Access to potable water is a human right – CSDevNet

Water fountain

The Climate and Sustainable Development Network of Nigeria (CSDevNet), a coalition of NGOs, says access to potable water is a human right and therefore nobody should be denied of the right. A water fountain. Photo credit: iStockphoto Dr Ibrahim Choji, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of CSDevNet, who made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) ...

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