2020 closes hottest decade on record as world targets climate milestone
As 2020 ends, it leaves in its wake the warmest decade on record and one of the three hottest years ever measured, according to the UN weather agency. Despite a cooling La Niña event, 2020 has been a year of exceptional heat that is now mature and impacting weather patterns in many parts of the…
Again, bad weather disrupts flight operations in Kano
Local and international airlines at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) in Kano were compelled to reschedule their flight operations in the last 48 hours
Nyesom Wike and Rotimi Amaechi: Cousins or strange bedfellows?
No society is devoid of conflict inasmuch as it is occupied by humans, who respond accordingly to stimuli accusations, kidnap, medications, electoral fraud, sickness, thefts, hunger, weather, threats, etc.in their environment in order to protect themselves and forge ahead with life. Thus, when two or more individuals of varied experiences live together, there will be…
NiMET raises fresh concern over extreme weather
Concerned about the extreme weather conditions being experienced across African countries, the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMET) has warned of the long term impacts of extreme weather conditions on lives and livelihood of citizens. The Director General, NiMET, Abuja Abubakar Mashi, said Nigeria is not immune to global extreme weather pattern due to its location, but…
Typhoon Mangkhut makes landfall in Philippines
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.
Drought-hit Zimbabwe farmers look to science to save crops
Under the scorching Zimbabwean sun, cattle seek shade among stunted thorn bushes in the drought-prone district of Zaka, where crops wither due to increasing temperatures and changing weather patterns.