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Abeokuta community gets Guinness-sponsored water health centre

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Guinness Nigeria Plc has commissioned a water health centre in Adigbe community in Ogun State, in an apparent bid to impact lives positively in communities where it operates. Situated within Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, the facility was formally unveiled at a special commissioning event by the Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Yetunde Onanuga. The event was also attended by other key stakeholders including: ...

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WaterAid demands promises in Addis to deliver safe water, toilets


As Nigerian delegates, led by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, converge on Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the UN International Financing for Development Conference, WaterAid Nigeria has called upon them to keep their commitments to prioritise access to water, sanitation and good hygiene in national budgets, so that no one is left behind. The Addis conference will determine how countries around the world ...

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Summit to escalate campaign against Lagos water privatisation

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As parts of efforts to build a mass movement for strong, democratically-controlled water systems across Africa and the world, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) will on 11 and 12 August 2015 host a Lagos Water Summit themed “Our Water, Our Right.” The summit, co-hosted by Corporate Accountability International, Public Services International (PSI), Amalgamated Union of Public ...

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Why Water Resources Ministry should be given rightful premium


An open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari highlights reasons why the Ministry of Water Resources should not be merged    Dear Mr. President, I consider this write-up a rare privilege to express my gratitude for your emergence as the President of this great nation. To top the gladness, your strong intent that craves for uncommon changes in every sector is ...

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Access to sanitation, open defecation in Nigeria worsen

Some 663 million people are still without an ‘improved’ source of water and some 2.36 billion do not have a basic, hygienic toilet, a joint monitoring programme by UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) and WHO (World Health Organisation) has revealed. The regular update is the last report on progress and access to drinking water and sanitation ahead of the expiration ...

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PAVE, UC-Berkeley in water rights research initiative


The Pan African Vision for the Environment (PAVE) is collaborating with the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley (UC-Berkeley) in the USA to investigate new strategies to explore how the human rights to water and sanitation can be successfully realised in Nigeria using Lagos as a case study. Graduate students of the Department involved in the ...

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US legislators flay Lagos water privatisation


Twenty-three members of the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) have expressed solidarity with people in the global community standing in support of the human right to water, with particular mention of the dangers of privatisation of water in Lagos, Nigeria. The solidarity was expressed in a letter signed by about half of the CBC, expressing sentiments which the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the ...

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African leaders plan to eliminate open defecation by 2030


Rising from the three-day 4th African Sanitation and Hygiene Conference tagged “AfricaSan4″, African leaders  have  issued the “Ngor Declaration on Sanitation and Hygiene”, which aims to achieve  universal access to adequate and sustainable sanitation,  safe hygiene services and eliminate open defecation by 2030. They also reaffirmed their commitment to the human right to water and sanitation for all for all Africans, and ...

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Africa’s pledge to end open defecation by 2030 lauded


WaterAid has welcomed the pledges of African leaders to eliminate inequalities and end open defecation in their countries by 2030, and to work towards giving every person access to safe sanitation and good hygiene. Recognising that poor sanitation in Africa undermines the continent’s social and economic development and has serious health impacts on the population, including diarrhoea, African ministers responsible for ...

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African nations urged on 2030 sanitation targets

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African leaders must prioritise sanitation from the highest decision making levels and support the proposed UN Sustainable Development Goal to ensure water and sanitation for all by 2030, said the international development agency, WaterAid in Dakar, Senegal at the AfricaSan 4 conference. The much-anticipated conference, which was postponed for eights months due to the Ebola outbreak, commenced on Tuesday, 25 ...

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