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Adamawa: Senator Abbo attracts dams to constituency

January 24, 2020 Editor 0

In fulfillment of his commitments to better the lots of his people and attract  federal projects to his senatorial district, the senator representing Adamawa North Senator Elisha Ishiaku Abbo has attracted the sighting of three Dams project in his senatorial.  This is coming after several months of his intense lobbying of the executives and tireless efforts which prompted the federal government Read More

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Nigerians groan under water scarcity

July 1, 2019 Editor 0

Amid billions of naira and foreign currency denominations sunk into water projects across the country, Nigerians still groan under scarcity or non availability of potable water. Blueprint’s sampled investigation across the geo-political zones showed water plants put in place between 1929 and 1987 have become obsolete or insufficient to meet the growing needs of residents. Consequently, consumers grossly complain of Read More

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We‘ll make Taraba water agency model in Nigeria – GM

June 26, 2019 Editorial III 0

The General Manager, Taraba state Water Supply Agency, Engr. Musa Siam Buba Tuesday said the corporation remained committed to making it a model in service delivery in Nigeria. Buba, who stated this in Jalingo during a three-day media roundtable on effective water, sanitation and hygiene services organised by the United States Agency for International Aids (USAID) in conjunction with the Read More

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Plenty rains, little to use

June 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

In most parts of the country, heavy downpour has been regular. Despite the abundant flow of rain water and the flooding, many people are still unable to access potable water. What an irony! As I was ruminating over this, I stumbled on a discourse that seems interesting. Over the centuries, the Lake Chad, a major source of water supply to Read More

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Nigeria in water crisis- Bayewun

May 19, 2019 Editorial III 0

A non-governmental organization, Global Rights has called on the Nigerian government to take proactive measures in addressing water crisis faced by her citizens. The country director Global Right, Ms. Abiodun Bayeiwu, said “a lot of communities are facing lack of good water, contaminations affecting water in Nigeria and we need our government to treat these issues as a matter of Read More

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School kids trek long distances for water as scarcity hits Sokoto

April 11, 2019 Editor 0

Acute shortage of potable water has hit the capital city of Sokoto and its environs, forcing people to leave their homes at wee hours in search of the major resource. . Investigation by Blueprint showed the scarcity has adversely affected school session as children are forced to trek long distances in search of water. The week-long scarcity worsened between Monday and Tuesday as Read More

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FG partners Reckitt Benckiser to promote hygiene in Nigeria

March 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The federal ministry of water resources has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Reckitt Benckiser Nigeria, makers of antiseptic brand, Dettol to promote a national campaign on how to achieve a cleaner and healthier Nigeria. The MoU for the campaign tagged the ‘Clean Naija Initiative’ was signed in Abuja between the Minister of water resources Suleiman Hussein Adamu Read More

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NANS demands improved funding of tertiary institutions

November 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has urged federal and state governments to ensure adequate funding of tertiary institutions to improve standard and development of the educational sector. NANS Senate President, Comrade Abdulmajeed Oladimeji Oyeniyi made the call commemorating the ‘Students International Day’ held at the Institute of Water Resources at the weekend in Kaduna. The student leader lamented the poor condition Read More

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Abuja tremor: Nigeria prone to more quakes – FG

September 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

The recent earth tremor that occurred in Abuja has fair chances of happening across the country, the Presidential Committee set up on the incident has revealed. According to the committee, based on the results obtained using the probability of recurrence theory, the probability of recurrence in the very near future is fairly high in Nigeria. Chairman of the committee and Read More

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Water Resources: Rivers control, mgt lies with FG – Ita-Enang

June 8, 2018 Blueprint 0

  The Presidency, yesterday made fresh move to see to the passage of the National Water Resources Bill 2018 , stepped down on the floor of the Senate last month at the third reading stage. The Executive Bill, which ran into trouble waters on the floor of the Senate on May 24, arising from contentious provisions, seeks, amongst others, for Read More

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Kaduna Assembly confirms water resources commissioner

January 4, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Usman Ibn A. Lapai Kaduna Kaduna state House of Assembly yesterday confirmed Dr Ibrahim Hamza as Commissioner of Water Resources. Hamza was nominated by Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai to serve as commissioner in the state. The nominee appeared before the plenary presided over by the Speaker, Alhaji Aminu Shagali and was screened and confirmed. Speaking on the Zaria water Read More

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FG inaugurates Yobe river basin trustees

December 11, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Government has inaugurated the newly reconstituted members of the Board of Trustees of the Hadejia Jama’are Komadugu Yobe Basin (HJKYB) Trust Fund in Abuja. Inaugurating the 12 member board in Abuja recently, the Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu also announced the resuscitation of the basin’s trust fund. Adamu explained that the six States of Bauchi, Borno, Read More

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FG, Katsina to complete Zobe water project

October 26, 2017 Editorial IV 0

  By John Oba   Abuja The Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Katsina State Government for the completion of Zobe Regional Water Supply Project which was abandoned many years ago. The Zobe Water Supply Project was first awarded in 1992 and abandoned by previous governments. The project when completed would serve Katsina, Dutsin-ma, Kankia, Read More