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  • 28 Oct 2018- 08:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABUJA, Nigeria The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced the launch of a new urban water and sanitation "activity" aimed at providing 500,000 Nigerian families in six states access to reliable supply of clean, piped
  • 21 Feb 2018- 09:57 by Local Press Report YENAGOA Premium Times Nigeria Prolonged power outage and high cost of petrol have worsened the acute water shortage in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. Residents now spend more to buy water for domestic uses as they relied on water vendors who sell water
  • 12 Jan 2018- 07:34 by Local Press Report SIKOTO, Nigeria ESI Africa Nigeria's Sokoto State government has awarded a contract for the construction of 250 solar powered water schemes, which will be developed in rural areas across the state's 23 local government areas. An official statement
  • 8 May 2017- 12:51 by Local Press Report ABUJA All Africa Water samples obtained from different locations in Abuja, Lagos and Kaduna indicated the presence of microbiological organisms that exceeded the maximum permissible level by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Nigerian Standard for
  • 21 Nov 2016- 13:17 by Local Press Report LONDON Business & Human Rights Resource Centre Royal Dutch Shell this week is facing fresh environmental claims in a London high court as well as in the Netherlands, from two Nigerian communities who have suffered pollution episodes following repeated
  • 16 Sep 2016- 11:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABUJA, Nigeria The federal government of Nigeria has commissioned the $15 million USD Central Ogbia regional water supply project, which was conceived as a result of a cholera epidemic and water-related diseases in many parts of Bayelsa state, in the
  • 31 Aug 2016- 05:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations Special Rapporteur on internally displaced persons (IDPs), Chaloka Beyani, last week urged the Nigerian government and the international community to take urgent humanitarian action to protect hundreds of thousands
  • 24 Aug 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has expressed alarm at the “catastrophic” humanitarian situation in northeastern Nigeria, where Boko Haram militants have displaced nearly 2 million people over the past three years. The extent of the
  • 8 Aug 2016- 10:46 by Local Press Report KADUNA Daily Post The Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC), has decried the activities of water communities who specialize in tapping into its water pipes illegally. The company said it was loosing about 50 cubic litres of water every hour to
  • 3 Jun 2016- 09:59 by Local Press Report LAGOS The Nation The water shortage in Lagos State has been blamed on gas pipelines attacks in the Niger Delta. The Environment Commissioner, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, in a statement, said the attacks affected water production at various facilities across the
  • 2 Jun 2016- 11:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on June 2nd abruptly cancelled a planned trip to the country’s Rivers State to launch the $1 billion USD Niger Delta clean-up project. Local media quoted government sources who confirmed that the
  • 25 May 2016- 08:36 by Local Press Report MAKURDI Committee to Protect Journalists Police and officials from the Benue State Water Board detained Pius Iroja Angbo, a correspondent with the independent Channels Television, and cameraman Mike Umele, for roughly four hours late last week. The two were
  • 2 Mar 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The Ogale and Bille communities from Nigeria’s Rivers State are suing oil giant Shell in a London court over contamination in the Niger Delta. They are being represented by British law firm Leigh Day. The first hearing at the
  • 13 Nov 2015- 08:51 by Local Press Report ABUJA Daily Post On Thursday, Alhaji Hudu Bello, the Director of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Water Board has attributed shortage of water supply in the nation’s capital to illegal connection by residents. He also identified destruction of pipelines
  • 4 Nov 2015- 11:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Oil giant Shell has lied about cleaning up areas of the Niger Delta that have been affected by oil spills, two human rights groups said in a new report issued this week. The report, " Clean it up: Shell's false claims

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