The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has predicted cloudy and rainy weather conditions from Thursday to Friday.
NiMet`s weather outlook released on Wednesday in Abuja predicted cloudy conditions over the northern region on Thursday with prospects of early morning thunderstorms and rains over parts of Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Kebbi, Bauchi and Kaduna.
According to the agency, there are prospects of thunderstorms over parts of Sokoto, Zamfara, Kano, Kaduna, Gombe, Bauchi, Adamawa and southern Borno later in the day.
“The north central cities should be predominantly cloudy with chances of early morning light thunderstorms and rains over parts of Abuja, Niger and Benue.
“During the afternoon and evening hours, thunderstorms are expected over parts of Kwara, Benue, Plateau, Niger and Abuja.
“There are prospects of light thunderstorms and rains over parts of Oyo, Edo, Ondo, Lagos, Ogun, Bayelsa and Akwa-Ibom, while other parts of the southern region should be in cloudy condition during the morning hours,“ he said.
The agency forecast thunderstorms and moderate rains over most places in the region during the afternoon and evening periods.
NiMet envisaged cloudy skies over the northern region in the morning hours of Friday with thunderstorms over parts of Borno, Kano, Kaduna and Sokoto later in the day.
“There are prospects of early morning thunderstorms and rains over parts of Nassarawa, Abuja and Plateau state.
”Later in the day, thunderstorms and moderate rains are expected over parts of Kwara, Abuja, Niger and Plateau state.
“Cloudy condition should prevail over most cities of the inland and coastal region with prospects of light to moderate rains over parts of Edo and Delta during the morning hours.
“ Later in the day, light thunderstorms and rains are expected over most parts of the southern region, “ the agency said.
Also, cloudy skies are anticipated over northern region in the morning hours of Saturday with prospects of thunderstorms over parts of Sokoto, Gombe, Bauchi, Kano and Kaduna later in the day.
The agency predicted cloudy skies over most cities in the north central region during the morning hours with prospects of thunderstorms over Minna.
“Later in the day, few thunderstorms and rains are expected over parts of Niger, Plateau, Benue and Abuja.
“ There are prospects of thunderstorms and rains over most cities in the southeast inland and parts of Cross River, Akwa-Ibom and Lagos in the morning hours.
“Few thunderstorms and rains are expected over most cities in the southern region during the afternoon and evening periods,“ it said.
Edited By: Modupe Adeloye/Felix Ajide
Edo election: INEC begins release of results
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday began the collation of results from 18 local government areas of Edo .
The Resident Electoral Commissioner for INEC in Edo, Mr Johnson Alalibo, gave the name of the Returning Officer for Edo governorship election, to include Prof. Akpofure Rem-Rukeh, the Vice-Chancellor of University of Petroleum Resources, Effuru.
Alalibi declared that the results from 13 local government were ready for collation
“This is final stage of the election and I urge urged you to be calm, if you have any protest we will recognise you to speak,” he said.
register voters 84241, accredited 20825, total valid 20369,rejected 361
Total vote cast 20730
Esan Central APC 6719, PDP10,694.
Register voters 55569, accredited 17931, total valid votes 17672, rejected 242, total vote cast 17914
Egor APC 10202, PDP27621. Register voters 219841, accredited 39709, total valid votes 38396, rejected 955, total votes cast 39351
Edited By: Kevin Okunzuwa/Kayode Olaitan
8 burnt to death in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident
Eight persons were on Saturday night burnt to death in a lone accident involving a Mazda bus on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
Mr Ahmed Umar, the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta on Sunday.
Umar explained that the accident, which occurred at about 8:45 p.m. near Saapade bridge, was caused by tyre burst.
This, he said, resulted in the bus summersaulting and bursting into flames.
The sector commander added that 11 people were involved in the accident made up of three male adults, one female adult, one child and six unidentified persons.
“The suspected cause of the lone accident involving the Mazda bus marked AAA 249 VX was tyre burst which led to loss of control before crash and bursting into flames immediately,” he said.
He said that FRSC operatives contacted the Sagamu Fire Service immediately for a joint rescue operation.
Umar said that three injured victims were taken to Idera Hospital, Sagamu, for medical attention while the Health Department of Remo North Local Government Area was contacted on the burnt victims.
He advised motorists to drive cautiously, obey traffic rules and regulations and ensure that their tyres were in good condition.
Edited By: Mufutau Ojo)
Newborn safely delivered under Ajah bridge
The Lagos State Emergency Managment Agency (LASEMA) has said that its ambulance team at Eti-osa delivered Ms Blessing Emmanuel, a 35 year-old woman of a live male baby.
Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu,
LASEMA, told Newsmen on Saturday that the baby was delivered at about 4:30 p.m under the Ajah Bridge.
”The lady, who has no home nor family in Lagos, is from Cross River State.
”Mother and baby are fine and have been taken to Island Maternity where they will get expert care,” Oke-Osanyintolu said.
Edited By: Ifeyinwa Omowole
NCDC records 189 new COVID-19 cases, total now 57,145
The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Saturday.
“As at Sept. 19, 2020, 189 new confirmed cases and one death was recorded in Nigeria.
“Till date, 57,145 cases have been confirmed, 48,431 cases have been discharged and 1,095 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory,” it said.
The agency stated that the 189 new infections were reported from 15 states of the federation.
“Lagos (70), Plateau (37), FCT (24), Kaduna (19), Rivers (12), Oyo (5), Ogun (4), Ebonyi (3), Katsina (3), Ondo (3), Osun (3), Imo (2), Yobe (2), Ekiti (1), Nasarawa (1),” it said.
The agency said that cloth masks provide protection when properly worn and cared for.
“Wear mask covering your nose and mouth, handle mask with clean hands and wash cloth face masks after each use.
“MaskOnNaija with other preventive measures. Learn how to make your own face mask: covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/media/files/DI… ,” it advised.
“TakeResponsibility and adhere to all non pharmaceutical preventive measures of COVID-19 if you must travel,“ it said.
Edited By: Tayo Ikujini/Sadiya Hamza