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Ebola: Nigeria takes handwash campaign to motor parks

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources in collaboration with the National Task Group on Sanitation (NTGS) and the WASH Sector Emergency Response Group have flagged-off a National Hand washing campaign at a motor park in Abuja, the Federal Capital City, to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus in Nigeria. Officials disclosed that there are presently 19 proven cases of ...

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Scientists to UN: Improved rainwater management will eradicate hunger

The world is missing a chance to eradicate hunger and poverty for billions of people living in regions with variable and scarce rainfall. Without improved management of rainwater, the future development goals currently being discussed are unrealistic, say leading scientists. Some of the world’s leading water, environment and resilience scientists and experts on Sunday in Stockholm, Sweden published a call ...

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Makoko: Potable water from an unlikely source

In the course of my career as a development journalist, I have come to know some peri-urban communities in Lagos and a few other states in the country, where daunting challenges seem under-reported. Makoko, a riverside community located in the old Yaba area on the Lagos Mainland, was once again my destination in the desire to unravel how communities surrounded ...

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Evbuotubu Primary School: Who cares?

It was around 10 in the morning that day. Abies (not her real name) has just been asked out of the class. She had been down with illness and has not been in school for about a week and half now. Her peasant mother said the nurses at the health centre, (not too far, from the school premises) had diagnosed ...

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Laaniba: Misery by the Ivory Tower

The sight of roaming goats depicted a typical village setting. The muddy houses, the types found in the remotest of villages possible, lend an air of rural scenery to the locality; their (the houses’) openings for wooden windows intercepting the even splash of mud on the walls. Many of the houses are roofed with iron sheets that have caved in ...

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Ajuwon-Akute residents lament dry water taps

With a population of about 150,000 people, the Ajuwon and Akute communities located in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State are long due for total development. The two communities bordering Lagos State share cultural identities with the people of the Iju-Agege axis of Nigeria’s former capital city. Despite their proximity to Lagos, the twin communities are still far behind ...

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