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Government, Ogun to revive abandoned Ota water scheme

Suleiman Adamu

The Federal Government and the Ogun government on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the continuation and completion of the abandoned Ota Regional Water Supply Project. The ceremony, which took place at Arobieye- Iju in Ado-Odo/Ota council area of the state, also saw the signing of an agreement for Partnership for Expanded Water Supply, Sanitation ...

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Epe residents flay privatisation, demand rehabilitation of waterworks

Epe community members

Youths, women groups and grassroots advocates on the platform of the Epe Community Water Parliament (ECWP) have demanded that the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode administraton rehabilitate the Epe Mini Waterworks and evolve solutions to the lingering water crisis in Lagos within democratic and public control. The ECWP, an affiliate of the Our Water, Our Right Coalition, registered its aversion to water privatisation plans by the ...

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Lagos metropolis to experience water supply disruption

Muminu Badmus

The Lagos State Water Corporation (LSWC) says major areas of the metropolis will experience disruption in water supply as it embarked on a four-day repairs of its major pipes. The corporation Group Managing Director, Muminu Badmus, said on Sunday, July 22, 2018 that the repair work which started on Saturday on its major water pipes on Carter Bridge-Iddo axis would ...

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23 US lawmakers question water privatisation in Lagos


The “Our Water, Our Right Coalition” has commended the 23 members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) who wrote a solidarity letter siding with Lagos citizens in their struggle against water privatisation. Reacting to a solidarity letter from some members of the CBC and CPC which made direct connections between the struggle of the people of Lagos ...

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Kwara targets 105,000 houses under water initiative

The Kwara State Government says 105,000 houses in Ilorin will be connected under its tertiary water reticulation initiative. Prof.  Suleiman Adeyemi, the consultant in charge of the water reticulation project, made this known on Friday, July 13, 2018 in Ilorin, the state capital, while briefing newsmen on the status of the initiative. He said N6.54 billion was spent on both the primary and ...

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Government promises to complete all abandoned water projects

suleiman adamu kazaure

The Director, Irrigation and Drainage, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Dr Elijah Aderibigbe, has assured that the Federal Government will complete all abandoned water projects in the country. Aderibigbe told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday, July 13, 2018 that the step was necessary to see that previous investments in the sector would not be a ...

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Japan struggles to restore water to flood-hit towns


Municipal Workers in Western Japan struggled on Friday, July 13, 2018 to restore water supplies, a week after floods caused by a record downpour killed more than 200 people in the worst such disaster in 36 years. Communities that grappled with rising floodwaters now find themselves battling scorching summer temperatures, well above 30 degrees Celsius (86°F), as foul-smelling garbage piles ...

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Young African geologists seek to unlock potential of groundwater

Egerton University Nakuru

Five African early career research scientists took to stage at the 41st Water Engineering and Development Centre’s (WEDC) International Conference at the Egerton University in Kenya to showcase ongoing research achievements so far under a project to unlock the potential of groundwater for the poor. Drawn from Kenya, Uganda, Malawi and Ethiopia, the young researchers discussed some of the complex social ...

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Government, EU, UNICEF provide 480 solar boreholes for Osun communities


The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the Federal and Osun State Governments have provided 480 solar boreholes and hand pumps to communities in Osun. Alhaji Olaposi Adiatu, the General Manager, Osun Rural Water and Environmental Sanitation Agency (RUWESA), made this known while speaking with newsmen on Monday, July 9, 2018 in Osogbo, ...

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WaterAid, UN Mission hold New York dialogue on Nigeria’s WASH sector

AMPLIFY Borehole

WaterAid says it is collaborating with the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations to host a breakfast dialogue in New York on the nation’s State of Emergency declaration in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector In April 2018, the Federal Government of Nigeria declared a state of emergency in its water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector. A welcome ...

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