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14 Sep 2018
Super Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall early Saturday in the northern Philippines, blasting ashore with strong winds and heavy rain, said the state weather service. The storm landed at Baggao around 1:40 am (1740 Friday GMT) with sustained winds of 205 kilometers per hour, said weather service PAGASA.
6 Sep 2018
Obeying the law of demand and supply, prices of agricultural produce in dry seasons are often much higher than produce in the rainy seasons because rain-fed agriculture allows all farmers to cultivate and harvest almost simultaneously. For instance, tubers of yam are ridiculously cheap now, from the perspective of farmers who have invested resources into…
10 Aug 2018
Jigawa Government on Friday said it had spent N27 million to clear drainage in parts of the state to prevent outbreak of communicable diseases. Alhaji Mohammed Wada, Director, Community Mobilization in the state Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Hadejia. He said each local…
9 Jun 2018
Following the heavy rainstorm yesterday in Kebbi State, four students of Federal Government Girls College, Gwandu have been hospitalised, while over two hundred of them were rendered homeless. Confirming the news to newsmen yesterday in Birnin Kebbi, Principal of the School, Hajiya Hadiza Eliyakubu said the incident happened in the evening after experience a heavy…
31 May 2018
Before we could catch our breath, the ever so glorious Month of May has come and is closing its cycle today. It is a month of lightning and thunder. It is a month of restoration. When lightning and thunder strike, we dash shaken to our marrows for whatever can give us that momentary cover. Yet,…
24 Dec 2017
Five days after she won The Future Awards Africa Prize for Arts and Culture, Ayobami Adebayo was announced as one of the nine authors longlisted for the 9Mobile Prize for Literature. These recognitions concern the novel Stay With Me. Ms. Adebayo’s stories have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies, “and one was highly…
24 Dec 2017
At exactly 11:30 pm on Christmas Eve, the whole neighbourhood of the popular Oketubo Street in Lagos Mainland woke up to the booming of guns by some daredevil robbers. They were gripped with fear on hearing the nerve-racking sound of the sophisticated weapon of the armed bandits. It was like Armageddon had finally come. Truly,…
18 Dec 2017
The myth that joints ache more in rainy weather has finally been debunked by Harvard University, United States (U.S.). Some 2,500 years after the Greeks first noticed a connection between pain and the weather, scientists have finally shown definitively that there is no truth in the belief. In the biggest study ever into the issue,…
11 Jul 2017
More than 2,000 people have been displaced and over 100 houses destroyed following heavy downpour that lasted for hours in Kaita council area of Katsina State.
25 Jun 2016
The rains are here and we know how difficult it is to be stylish and glamorous with rain pouring from the skies, struggling with protection from the elements and trying to stay dry and comfortable ...
20 May 2016
Now that the West African nation is in the rainy season, farmers said they hoped abundant downpours and sunny weather could help a strong end to the crop.


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Mr Tony Ojukwu, SAN, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), has reiterated the commission’s commitment to promote and promote human rights of all persons living in Nigeria.
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Nearly half of cancers worldwide can be traced back to a known risk factor, primarily tobacco or alcohol, a huge global study found on Friday, which said that behavioural changes can help reduce the threat of disease.
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The World Health Organization said Friday that two existing treatments dramatically reduced deaths from Ebola and should be given to people of all ages suffering from the often-fatal haemorrhagic disease.
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The United Nations on Friday called for the safety of aid workers in Nigeria's volatile northeast where a jihadist conflict has killed 35 humanitarian staff in the past six years.
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Staff of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) on Friday suspended their three- day warning strike following the intervention of the FCT Minister, Malam Mohmmed Bello, over their salary matters.