Residents lament over hiked sachet water price in FCT, others

October 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

PAUL OKAH reports that last week water scarcity hit the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and surrounding states as a result of a strike embarked upon by manufacturers of treated table water, otherwise known as ‘pure water’, as a prelude to the hike in its price. “Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink,” is a popular quotation from Samuel Read More

Our present challenges ‘ll soon be over – Bala

October 1, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

Bauchi state Governor Bala Abdukadir Mohammed has urged Nigerians to continue making sacrifice so the country can remain on the path of greatness. The governor made the call Thursday in a goodwill message to Nigerians on the occasion of its 61st independence anniversary in Bauchi. He said: “The  61st Independence anniversary should be used to reflect  on the struggle and Read More

Breaking: Buhari orders Twitter back if…speaks on COVID-19, agriculture, insecurity, others *Read President’s full speech on Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary

October 1, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a conditional lifting of ban on micro-blogging site, Twitter. Buhari who disclosed this during his broadcast on Nigeria’s 61st Independence anniversary on Friday.The President also spoke on other crucial National issues. Read his full speech… INDEPENDENCE DAY ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF NIGERIA’S SIXTY Read More

NCDC and cholera challenge so far

September 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Cholera has been having a toll on the lives and economy of the country in recent times. In this report, IDACHABA SUNNY ELEOJO takes a look at the challenge and response activities by NCDC. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is leading the national response to an outbreak of cholera across states in Nigeria exacerbated by poor access to Read More

How Bauchi varsity has transformed to world class institution – Staff

August 7, 2021 Editor 0

Staff of the Bauchi State University Gadau (BASUG) have praised the Vice Chancellor, Auwalu Uba, for what they described as an all-around transformation that has seen the university grow from a glorified secondary school before his assumption, to a worldclass Institution of higher learning. Speaking during a tour of the institution on Friday August 6, 2021, the Dean Students Affairs, Read More

Cholera: Bauchi flags off free oral vaccination

July 28, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following the outbreak of cholera that killed several people in Bauchi state in recent time, the state Governor Bala Mohammed, Wednesday flagged off free oral vaccination against the plague. The governor while flagging off the exercise at the Banquet Hall of Government House Bauchi, directed health authorities in the state to also treat cholera patients free of charge. He said Read More

Waterlight sets agenda for access to safe water by 2030

July 27, 2021 Moses John 0

A group, Waterlight Save Initiative, Monday said it is ready to improve the water supply needs of Nigerians across the six geopolitical zones through Solar Powered Community Borehole Systems (SPCBS). Founder of waterlight,Prince Ero Ibhafidon, during an engagement with the media said it is part of his resolve to assist in achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal (UNSDG), aimed Read More

Labour strike: Nasarawa govt activates ‘no work no pay’

June 26, 2021 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

Nasarawa state government on Friday, maintained his stand on the no-work-no-pay order. This is part of resolutions at the end of an emergency expanded executive council meeting with permanent secretaries and chief executive officers of commissions and parastatals inside the government house Lafia. Chairman, state Civil Service Commission, Musa Dangana, who read the council’s resolution said the salary for the Read More

Save Nigerians from killer water

June 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

Although there have been conflicting statistics about the percentage of Nigerians that have access to potable water, the bottom line, however, is that the situation does not portray the country as being committed to the provision of this basic necessity of life. Yet, Nigeria joins the rest of the world yearly in celebrating the World Water Day which is set Read More

Waja-Lunguda clash: Of what benefit?

April 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

Screaming headlines on the national dailies about communal clashes leave me thinking of how this barbaric act will come to an end in Nigeria. It was late Monday, April 12, 2021, when the two communities Nyuwar and Jessu engaged in a physical battle that claimed 15 lives and houses were razed down to ashes; business premises were affected while property Read More

Significance Oji-Udene heritage in Kogi state

April 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

Iyano is an agrarian community known for the cultivation of yam, rice, cassava, maize, etc. The community is also visibly situated in the midst of lakes, namely, Ohimini, Ofe, Iyore, Oyima, and Itamiyo. These lakes do not only serve as sources of water supply but economic as well. Equally, the town is bordered by the villages of Inemeh, Abujaga, Ikaka Read More

Towards addressing Nigeria’s water crisis

April 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

Despite the abundant underground water in almost every part of the country, it is still difficult for the citizens to have clean water in line with the SDGs recommendations. In this report, ELEOJO IDACHABA examines the nation’s recent water crisis amidst several others in the past and what must be done. For over two weeks running, residents of the Federal Read More

World Water Day: Stakeholders’ divers opinion on value of water

March 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

As the world mark this year’s World Water Day, several stakeholders have called for more investment in the Nigeria water sector, JOHN OBA, reports.Every March 22nd globally, the Government and other concerned stakeholders, organisations and agencies come together to celebrate and raise awareness on the poor and vulnerable populations living without access to safe and clean water.  The objective of Read More

Violent protest: Nasarawa gov directs Lafia poly Rector to punish perpetrators

March 13, 2021 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state, Friday, directed the Rector of the Isa Mustapha Agwai I Polytechnic (IMAP), Lafia, Dr. Justina Anjide Kotso, to take displanary measures on anyone found to be involved in the recent students’ unrest, which led to destruction of property at the polytechnic. He gave the directive shortly after inspecting the level of destruction at the Read More

Save Nigerians from killer water

March 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

Although there have been conflicting statistics about the percentage of Nigerians that have access to potable water, the bottom line, however, is that the situation does not portray the country as being committed to the provision of this basic necessity of life. Yet, Nigeria joins the rest of the world yearly in celebrating the World Water Day which is set Read More

Kaduna state, El-Rufa’i and his political shrewdness

March 10, 2021 Prof MK Othman 0

Kaduna is the heartbeat of the nation, a veritable home of Kaduna mafia who used to make and unmake the nation, depending on the direction of the nation’s leadership and the interest of the mafia. In the 1980s, during my undergraduate days, an Army Major of about 40 years of age was appointed as the governor of Kaduna state. We Read More

Minister assures MDs, EDs of River Basin of adequate support

February 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu has stated that the Ministry is determined to support the Managing Directors and Executive Directors of the twelve (12) River Basin Development Authorities (RBDAs) in achieving their set objectives, bearing in mind that the RBDAs represent the key implementing arm of the Ministry and serve as the mirror of its achievements. The Read More

FCT minister: It’s time to reinstate Nahuce to Water Board

February 2, 2021 Abubakar Tsafe 0

The power struggle in FCT Water Board has ended, it is time to reinstate an innocent man falsely accused of corruption back to his office. January 14, 2021, the FCT High Court sitting in Jabi, Abuja exonerated, discharge and acquitted Engineer Aliyu Nahuce, suspended general manager, FCT Water Board, from the false allegations against him’ bordering on corruption. Nahuce was Read More

When will Nigerians get portable water? By Alhassan A. Bala

January 17, 2021 Alhassan A. Bala 0

Part of what Nigerians expected when the country got her independence on 1st October, 1960 was getting freedom and a better life, most especially in the provision of infrastructure and basic amenities like clean water, electricity, standard health facilities, to name a few. The leaders in the First Republic were overthrown and some killed by military officers in a coup Read More

In Akwanga, Nasarawa gov commissions deputy speaker’s rural electrification project

January 16, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state, Saturday,  commissioned rural electrification project initiated and sponsored by Hon Tsentse Nehemiah Dandaura, the deputy speaker of the Nasarawa state House of Assembly. Sule while commissioning the project in Ngare village, Ancho ward of Akwanga local government area commended the deputy speaker for the gesture. He said the importance of electricity to human and societal Read More

Kwara govt tackle open defecation with ‘Clean Kwara Campaign’

January 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Kwara state government in a bid to tackle the menace of open defecation in the state has rolled out several programmes to reverse the situation, one of which is the “Clean Kwara Campaign”, billed to run from 2020 to 2030. The Clean Kwara Campaign which kicked off in September 2020, marks the commencement of a decade of action against Read More

Save Nigerians from killer water

January 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Although there have been conflicting statistics about the percentage of Nigerians that have access to potable water, the bottom line, however, is that the situation does not portray the country as being committed to the provision of this basic necessity of life. Yet, Nigeria joins the rest of the world yearly in celebrating the World Water Day which is set Read More

70% Nigerians now have access to basic water supply – Report

November 12, 2020 John Oba 0

The 2019 WASH NORM II Report launched on Tuesday by the Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleman Adamu has revealed that percentage of the population with access to basic water supply services has steadily increased from 68% in 2018 to 70% in 2019, which is about 9 million more people while, 44% of the population were found to have access to Read More

Government to end water scarcity with 20m gallons – Masari

November 9, 2020 Helen Oji 0

Katsina state Government has revealed plans to end perennial water shortage in the state capital and its environs. Governor Aminu Masari, who made this known during an inspection of water projects in the metropolis and Ajiwa waterworks in neighbouring Batagarawa Local Government Area, said the government is dredging dams and upgrading treatment plants to increase water capacity. According to him, Read More