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WaterAid commits N52m to water project in Bauchi

Kaduna community

WaterAid Nigeria, in partnership with the Bauchi State Rural Water Supply Agency (RUWASA), said on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 that it would spend about N52 million on provision of potable to 15 communities in Kirfi Local Government Area of the state. Children of Unguwan Gandu Zuntu, Kubau Local Government Area of Kaduna State fetching water from a handpump borehole provided ...

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Lagos killing water corporation to pave way for privatisation, activists allege


Members of the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE) have accused the management of the Lagos Water Corporation (LWC) of systematically crippling the corporation to pave way for privatisation. L-R: Akinbode Oluwafemi, Comrade Isimeme, Abiodun Bakare and Ayodele Akele At a media briefing held in Lagos on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, the activists ...

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Kano approves N34.6m for expansion of water supply in Bichi

Abdullahi Ganduje

The Kano State Government has approved N34.6 million for the expansion of Bichi Township Water Supply Scheme to boost water supply in the town. Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State Commissioner for Information, Mallam Mohammed Garba, said this in a statement issued to newsmen in Kano, the state capital, on Friday, January 18, 2019. According to the commissioner, the State ...

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Insecurity hampers open defecation-free target in Benue


An NGO, United Purpose has attributed the insecurity and crisis in Benue to the delay in attaining Open Defecation Free (ODF) target in Logo Local Government Area of the state. Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom Mr Nanpet Chuktu, the Programme Manager of the organisation told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, January 17, 2019 in Abuja. Chuktu said ...

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Katsina spends N10bn to supply clean water

Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State says the state government has expended more than N10 billion on provision of potable water to the people of the state. Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, Governor of Katsina State Masari made this known during his re-election campaign rally in Charanchi Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. “The state government used the funds ...

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ERA expresses concern over World Bank infrastructural deal with Lagos

Akinwunmi Ambode

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has cautioned the Lagos government from going ahead with any deal with the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC), which the group says has the potential to mortgage the future of Lagos citizens and yield no positive result. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State The warning comes on the heels of ...

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Agency employs 110 workers to monitor nation’s water resources

suleiman adamu kazaure

The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency says the agency has employed 110 workers to execute its mandate aimed at monitoring and assessing the nation’s surface and ground water resources. Suleiman Adamu Kazaure, Water Resources Minister The Director-General of the agency, Mr Clement Onveasonze, made the disclosure on Monday, January 14, 2019 at a three-day induction workshop for the newly recruited staff ...

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Bill will promote efficient use of water, says Commission

suleiman adamu kazaure

The Nigeria Integrated Water Resources Management Commission says the National Water Resources Bill, if passed will ensure provision of potable water and promote its efficient use in the country. Suleiman Adamu Kazaure, Water Resources Minister Mr Peter Onoja, the Acting Executive Director of the commission, made this known in a report titled: “Implementation of Effective Regulations of Water Resources in Nigeria”, made available to ...

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Ex-GCF boss Bamsey emerges new Global Water Partnership chair

Howard Bamsey

The Global Water Partnership’s (GWP) Sponsoring Partners have selected Mr. Howard Bamsey, former Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), as the new Chair of GWP. The appointment is effective immediately. Howard Bamsey Mr. Bamsey, a citizen of Australia, has been a prominent leader in public service and diplomacy in the environmental field, particularly climate change. His diplomatic career included ...

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UN, SIWI offer online course on water

Therese Sjömander Magnusson

To rapidly boost the knowledge necessary to seize opportunities and manage challenges related to water, the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and the United Nations’ SDG Academy have unveiled plans to launch a free course on water. Therese Sjömander Magnusson Titled “Unique course Water – Addressing the global crisis”, the open online course that can be accessed at begins on Monday, ...

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