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4 Jul 2021 ABUJA, Nigeria
World Bank credit line will provide upgraded WASH services to schools and health care facilities and help eradicate open defecation across 500 communities.
10 Apr 2021 ABUJA
The suspected outbreak has remained persistent, occurring annually mostly during the rainy season and more often in areas with poor sanitation, overcrowding, lack of clean food and water, and areas where open defecation is common.
17 Mar 2021 NEW YORK NY
Northeast Nigeria research establishes a connection between climate change and sucessful recruitment into armed militias. Other regions are vulnerable.
4 Mar 2021 LONDON, United Kingdom
Two communities on the Niger Delta have won the right to sue Royal Dutch Shell (RDS) in English courts over decades of oil pollution that has damaged rivers, coastal areas and farmland as well as health, The UK Supreme Court overruled a previous Appeal Court finding that there was no real issue to be tried...
27 Jan 2021 ABUJA
Human and environmental rights activist, Ann-Kio Briggs, has stated that Niger Delta stakeholders demanded engagement of a reputable audit firm for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). According to Briggs, the Niger Delta region was the first geopolitical zone to have development commissions, such as the Willinks Commission, Niger Delta River Basin, Oil Minerals Petroleum Areas Development Commission, OMPADEC, and now NDDC, the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs and Presidential Amnesty Programme, yet it has very little to show for it.
25 Jan 2021 ABUJA
The President and Commander – in – Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR has approved the renewal/ appointment of Nine (9) Managing Directors and One (1) Executive Director for some of the River Basin Development Authorities with effect from Tuesday, 5th January, 2021.
17 Dec 2020 ABUJA, Nigeria
Suleiman Adamu, Minister of Water Resources in Nigeria, has called for member states of the Niger Basin Authority (NBA) to honour their respective commitments to the authority. Delays in member state payments has been identified as a major constraint to effective development and management of crucial water resources...
7 Dec 2020 LAGOS
Support has not always been forthcoming, but fish farming activities at the Lagos State Government’s Ikorodu Fish Farm Estate received a major boost with the start of construction in August of a 1 kilometre drainage system to check the perennial flooding. The system will gather excess water and lead it from the farming areas to the canal...
4 Dec 2020 ABUJA, Nigeria
Inadequate access to quality water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services continues to plague Nigeria, contributing to a range of negative health, socioeconomic and environmental consequences, says a new report by Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Water Resources and UNICEF.Researchers found that one-third of the population drinks contaminated water at home and 46 million people are still practicing open defecation...
10 Nov 2020 IBADAN
The Programme Manager, National Onchocerciasis Elimination Programme, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr Michael Igbe, says about 50 million Nigerians are at risk of getting infected with onchocerciasis, also called River Blindness. According to him, onchocerciasis is transmitted by the bite of an infected black fly: Simulium damnosum and other species, breeding in fast-flowing streams and rivers...
18 Oct 2020 ABUJA
The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), has advised West African countries to take into consideration gender perspective in formulating their national water policies. Mr Lamine Sow, Acting Director, UNESCO Regional Office, Abuja said that water and climate change affect all facets of life including, gender equality, food security, livelihood, preservation of the ecosystem as well as growth and development of societies...
14 Oct 2020 ABUJA
The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), yesterday, urged the Federal Government to invest at least 1.7 per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) yearly to prevent water shortage by 2030. Chairman of NESG, Asue Ighodalo, stressed that if Nigeria’s current level of investment and management of water resources remain the same, the country may become a water stressed nation...