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The Katsina State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA) says it is collaborating with traditional institutions to stop open defecation in the state.
UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says it facilitated the disbursement of N70 million loan to 3,000 households to construct improved toilets in four states of the country through some Micro Finance Institutions (MFI’s) under the fund’s Sanitation Marketing programme.
The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has attributed 88 percent of deaths worldwide to diarrhoeal illness occasioned by unsafe water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene.
Mr Victor Ezekwo, Programme Manager of the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA) in Anambra, has expressed willingness to combat open defecation in the state.
In a message delivered by the wife of the governor and initiator of Women of Divine Destiny Initiative (WODDI), Mrs. Nkechi Okorocha, to commemorate the hand washing day, the governor’s wife lamented the filthy nature of the environment and the urgent need to adopt cleanliness and hand washing as a constant routine in everybody’s live.
Rural communities selected for construction of 488 water and sanitation facilities in Yobe have appealed to Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam to provide counterpart funds for UNICEF to execute the projects.
The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) is worried about water-borne diseases in the country especially in the Niger Delta region. The UN interventionist agency is particularly concerned that lack of access to potable water has led to deaths among infants.
The 37 state party chairmen of the Social Democratic Party, including that of the Federal Capital Territory have rejected the Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf-led court order which declared Prof. Jerry Gana as the presidential candidate of the party.
Gov. Muhammadu Bindow of Adamawa has warned youths in the country to shun the use of abusive words on elders and leaders in the society.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, says he cannot wait for the 2019 presidential debate.
The Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps in Sango-Ota, Ogun, said danger was averted on Saturday when a tanker laden with 33,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit lost control at Ilo-Awera, Toll-Gate.
The Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Prof. Charles Dokubo, has called on stakeholders to seek lasting peace in the Niger Delta region.
A presidential candidate on the platform of National Rescue Movement (NRM), Usman Ibrahim Alhaji, has vowed to ban all public office holders in Nigeria from sending their children to private schools, if elected in 2019 general election.
The National Peace and Reconciliation Committee of the All Progressives Congress on Monday appealed to aggrieved aspirants and members of the party in Ekiti and Ondo states to embrace peace.
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says trade negotiations with China need to reach successful end by March 1 or new tariffs will be imposed, clarifying there is “hard deadline” after a week of confusion among administration advisers
The House of Representatives on Wednesday directed its Committee on Privatization and Commercialization to commence probe on the Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), over his plans to sell the Afam Power Plc as scrap, asking the National Council on Privatization (NCP) to immediately suspend the processes.
The 2019 budget presentation by President Muhammadu Buhari next week is under serious threat as the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria has vowed to embark of four days warning strike over unpaid allowances.