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Minister says 12.5m Nigerians have access to potable water

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No fewer than 12.5 million Nigerians have improved access to potable water in the last six years of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, speaking during the session The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, disclosed this at the opening of a two-day Training for Water Resources Correspondents in the water sector in Abuja on ...

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African leaders to prioritise water, toilets in 10 countries

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WaterAid has welcomed the African Union’s official launch of the Kigali Action Plan, a 50-million euro agreement to bring drinking water, basic toilets and hygiene promotion to 10 million Africans in 10 countries. The action plan has come as the UN enters final negotiations on the next 15-year blueprint for development in the Sustainable Development Goals. The present draft of ...

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Infographic: Preventing malaria, sanitation-related diseases

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Chairman, WASH (water, sanitation & hygiene) Media Network Nigeria, Edo State Chapter, Francis Odupute, is co-ordinator of this infographic initiative designed to raise awareness on the malaria scourge and WASH-related diseases, which are prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa in particular and the developing world in general. According to the environmental cartoonist, this is the first edition of a multi-phase intervention (“WASH ...

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‘Water sector reforms ceding peoples’ rights to transnationals’

Akinbode Oluwafemi

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has urged the Federal and Lagos State governments to step on the brakes on adoption and implementation of World Bank-funded water schemes that seem tailored to meeting Nigerians’ water needs but are actually white elephant projects. ERA/FoEN position is coming on the heels of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approval of ...

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WaterAid: 210 million more Africans lack access to sanitation than in 1990

African Governments are failing to keep their funding promises on sanitation, a new WaterAid report has revealed. The report warns that unless investment is increased, the challenges of urbanisation, climate change and most critically population growth risk turning the clock back on sanitation access even further. From 1990 to 2010, the population of sub-Saharan Africa grew by 340 million, however only ...

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