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Open defecation: Borno urged to declare state of emergency

Governor Babagana Zulum

Stakeholders have urged the Borno State Government to declare a state of emergency on Open Defecation (ODF). Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State The call is part of an 11-point communique at a multi stakeholders dialogue on Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH), organised by WaterAid and Mercy Corps with the support of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for ...

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Lagos urged to declare state of emergency in water sector

Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA)

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has urged the Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to immediately declare a state of emergency in the water sector. The group also demanded that the Lagos House of Assembly convene an emergency session on the reported production status in nearly all the waterworks in Lagos. L-R: Veteran unionist, Comrade Sylvester Ejiofor; ...

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Ogun declares emergency in water sector

Abeokuta

Ogun State Government has declared a state of emergency in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), just as it declared war against open defecation in the state. Abeokuta, Ogun State Gov. Dapo Abiodun made the declarations on Friday, October 2, 2020 in Abeokuta, the state capital, when he received the report of a Steering Committee for the implementation of WASH programme. ...

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State of emergency in Peru as illegal gold mining causes mercury contamination

Madre de Dios

Peru’s government has declared a two-month state of emergency across 11 Amazon jungle districts due to mercury contamination caused by widespread illegal gold mining activities. The South American country, home to 13 percent of the iconic Amazon rainforest, is the sixth largest gold producer in the world. Covert mining for the luxury metal, however, has been a major cost to the environment and human ...

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State of emergency

    Cartoon by Francis Odupute

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