Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudiness and thunderstorm across the country from Sunday to Tuesday.
According to it, reports of thunderstorms activities are anticipated over the southern parts of the country.
“ In the afternoon and evening period, thunderstorms are anticipated over the Southern Sokoto, Gusau, Southern Borno, Kano and Katsina while the other places in the north should have patches of clouds with intervals of sunshine.
“Cloudiness is anticipated over the central cities in the morning hours with prospects of thunderstorms over Jos, Kaduna, Abuja, Ilorin, Mambilla Plateau, Kogi and Makurdi during the afternoon/evening period, “ it said.
It predicted the southern regions to be cloudy with a few thunderstorms over parts of Calabar, Yenegoa and Port Harcourt in the morning hours.
The agency envisaged prospects of thunderstorms over the inland while coastal cities are better during the afternoon/evening period.
“ Cloudy morning is expected over the central cities with possibilities of a few thunderstorms over parts of Abuja, Minna Lafia, Mambilla Plateau and Jalingo.
“ Later in the day, pockets of thunderstorms are anticipated over Bida, Kaduna, Abuja, Jos, Mambilla Plateau and Makurdi, “ it said.
It further forecast thunderstorms over most parts of inland and coastal cities during the afternoon/evening period.
“For Tuesday, increased cloudiness should prevail over the northern region in the morning hours with chances of thunderstorms over Sokoto, Kano, Potiskum, Bauchi and Gombe during the afternoon/evening period.
“Patches of clouds should prevail over the central region in the morning hours with possibilities of thunderstorms over the high ground areas of Abuja, Jos, Bida, Jalingo and Ilorin during the afternoon/evening period.
“Inland cities of south should be mostly cloudy in the morning with prospects of thunderstorms over the region in afternoon/evening hours.
“Coastal belts should be predominantly under the influence of thunderstorms within forecast period,“ it said.
NiMet predicts cloudiness, rains Sunday to Tuesday
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has predicted cloudiness and rains from Sunday to Tuesday across the country.
NiMet`s weather outlook released on Saturday in Abuja predicted cloudy morning over the north on Sunday with prospects of isolated thunderstorms over Southern Borno, Adamawa and Taraba.
According to it, few thunderstorms are expected over Borno, Sokoto, Kebbi, Yobe, Bauchi, Taraba, Adamawa and Gombe state in the afternoon and evening hours.
“The north central is expected to be cloudy during the morning hours with chances of a few thunderstorms and rains over Abuja, Niger and Benue.
“ Later in the day, isolated thunderstorms and rains are expected to affect Kogi, Abuja, Kwara, Benue and Plateau.
“ Cloudy atmosphere is anticipated over the inland cities of the south west in the morning, while moderate rains are expected over parts of the southeast inland, like Abakaliki, Awka, Cross-River and Imo.
The agency forecast moderate rains over the coastal cities of the south to include the coastal part of Ondo state in the morning.
NiMet predicted few thunderstorms and rains over most parts of the inland with chances of moderate rains over the coastal parts of Cross-River, Akwa-Ibom, and Rivers state in the afternoon and evening periods.
According to NiMet, cloudy skies are anticipated over the north western flank in the morning of Monday with prospects of few thunderstorms over the northeast to affect southern Borno, Adamawa, Taraba and Yobe.
“Progressing into the day, pockets of thunderstorms are expected to affect parts of Yobe, Sokoto, Zamfara, Bauchi and Kebbi in the northwest, while a cloudy atmosphere should prevail over the north east.
“ The north central is expected to be dominated by cloudy atmosphere in the morning with prospects of isolated thunderstorms and rains over Plateau and Benue.
“ As the day progresses, pockets of thunderstorms are expected to affect parts of Abuja, Plateau, Kwara and Niger, “ it said.
It predicted the south to be dominated by cloudy atmosphere in the morning with chances of moderate rains over parts of the inland and coastal cities.
The agency envisaged moderate rains over most parts of the south later in the day.
According to NiMet, thunderstorms are expected to affect some places in the north, like Taraba, southern Sokoto, Gombe, Bauchi and Adamawa in the Tuesday`s morning.
The agency envisaged cloudy conditions over the north with chances of thunderstorms over Taraba in the afternoon and evening periods.
“Isolated thunderstorms and rains are expected to affect places in the north central region, like Niger, Abuja, Benue, Kwara and Kogi in the morning.
“ Later in the day, cloudy conditions are expected to dominate this region with prospects of isolated thunderstorms and rains over Niger and Kwara.
“Cloudy atmosphere is anticipated over most parts of inland of south with chances of moderate rains over Enugu in the morning.
“In the afternoon and evening periods, moderate rains are anticipated over most places, “ it sad.
Edited By: Felix Ajide
FG disburses N24m loan to 2,400 entrepreneurs in Sokoto
Mr Festus Keyamo (SAN), Minister of State, Labour and Employment, has disbursed N24 million to 2,400 small scale entrepreneurs in Sokoto State.
He reiterated the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to increased investment in the area of business empowerment among Nigerians, stressing that micro economic growths remained the backbone of development.
The minister said President Buhari has great concern towards the development of all Nigerians irrespective of political inclinations.
Keyamo commended Gov. Aminu Tambuwal for emulating Buhari on common grounds in spite of their different views on politics and governance.
”Leaders ensure that after elections all government policies should affect every citizen irrespective of political party differences.
”Such action foster great unity among people and enhance public confidence on governance,” Keyamo noted.
The minister further commended Gov. Tambuwal for keying into federal government’s empowerment policies by liaising with Yusha’u Furniture Factory in training of 1,700 youths on furniture making businesses.
The Director General of NDE, Dr Nasir Argungu, said the agency was encouraged by the effort of Sokoto orphanage home to commence ”Catch Them Young Entrepreneur Scheme ” in Sokoto.
Argungu said during his visit, he discovered that Sokoto State Government had provided empowerment training tools for occupants of orphanage home comprising children.
He pledged to provide 20 sewing machines and other skills acquisition training instruments to facilitate more training at the orphanage.
On MEES, Argungu said 100 persons were enrolled in 23 local government areas of the state and it would be a revolving loan for the beneficiaries.
He said the selection processes was transparent and assured more openness in the agency schemes.
In his address, Gov. Tambuwal reassured of his government’s readiness to partner with federal government on all business empowerment schemes and other policies geared towards uplifting people’s lives at all levels.
Tambuwal stressed that his administration, through Ministry of Commerce, Sports and Youths Development, initiated various programmes to improve self reliance and productive lives of citizens.
He noted that the state had commenced disbursement of N4 billion loans to small scale business owners along with many other agricultural and skills acquisition schemes across the state.
”My administration ensures incorporations of all citizens on its programmes and policies, especially in the area of business growth, agriculture, health, infrastructures development, social services and others,” Tambuwal said.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Malama Zakiyya Malami, expressed appreciation over the gesture and assured judicious use of the funds.
The News Agency of Nigeria , reports that the event was attended by Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi, Sokoto State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Manniru Dan’iya, and many others.
Edited By: Benson Iziama/Wale Ojetimi
Edo election: No offender will go unpunished, police warn
Deputy Inspector-General of Police Adeleye Oyebade in charge of Edo Governoship Evening Security Monitoring Team, has warned that nobody who violated electoral laws would go unpunished.
Oyebade said this on Saturday in Benin, after inspecting the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office where the final collation of the Edo governorship election results would take place.
He said that while election was still ongoing, the security agencies appealed to the electorate and major actors not to cross the line, but do the needful.
He explained that the inspection was to further strengthen what was on ground, adding that minor issues that had been brought before the security agencies were being handled.
He noted that every security agency in the state under the banner of Inter Agencies Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES), were all involved in the election security to ensure free, fair and acceptable results at the end of the poll.
He said that security agencies were committed to ensure that the election was conducted peacefully, adding that nothing was too much to sacrifice for the success of the election.
He, however, appealed to those who had yet to vote to go and do so, and also called for patience from the electorate as the process continues.
Speaking on the allleged shooting of an electorate at Ologbo in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of the state and the alleged shooting at Oza, in Orhiomwon Local Government Area, Oyebade said that there was nothing of such.
Edited By: Abiemwense Moru/Kayode Olaitan
World Bank Projects: Zamfara Gov’t tasks communities on maintenance
The Zamfara Agency for Community and Social Development Project (CSDP) has charged communities in the state who benefited from the World Bank intervention projects to ensure their maintenance for future sustainability.
The Permanent Secretary in charge of the agency, Alhaji Garba Muhammad gave the charge at a one-day capacity building training on facility maintenance and sustainability of Community Micro-Projects in Gusau on Saturday.
Muhammad said that the training was to sensitise the benefiting communities on how to manage and sustain the facilities.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that participants at the programme were drawn from members of Community Projects Management Committees (CPMCs) in the 28 communities across the 10 LGAs in the state.
Muhammad said that all the 28 communities had benefited from various projects, comprising water, electrification, schools, clinics, skills acquisition centres and drainages, among others.
“As we are all aware, no matter how qualitative the projects are, without proper maintenance, they cannot be sustained.
“That is why we have invited members of our CPMCs from the benefiting communities for this training,” he said.
Muhammad noted that various resource persons were on hand to make presentations.
In his remarks, the Operations Manager of the agency, Alhaji Sani Buhari, urged the participants to cooperate with the resource persons in order to benefit from their presentations.
Buhari charged the committees to increase their efforts in ensuring proper maintenance of schools, hospitals, halls and skills acquisition centres build by the Agency.
He commended them for complying with the World Bank guidelines and appealed to them to maximise efforts.
Malam Umar Nakwada, Project Officer, Information, Education, Communication and Training, of the agency, tasked participants on proper use of electrical appliances.
Nakwada urged the committees to comply with the required ethics while executing the various projects approved by the agency.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that other papers presented during the training comprised tree planting and its importance, maintenance of boreholes and other sources of water and rural roads maintenance, among others.
Edited By: Dorcas Jonah/Idonije Obakhedo