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NiMet predicts 3-days extremely heavy rain, thunderstorms across states



The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) says several states will record rain and thunderstorms from Wednesday to Friday.

A weather outlook released on Tuesday predicted the two weather conditions for Bauchi, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Kebbi, Borno, Zamfara and Sokoto States Wednesday morning.

Thunderstorms are expected over parts of Gombe, Borno, Bauchi, Kano, Katsina and Zamfara in the afternoon and evening hours.

Intermittent rains are anticipated over the parts of Plateau, Niger, Nasarawa and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the morning hours.

There are prospects of moderate rains over parts of Niger, Nasarawa, FCT, Kwara and Kogi States later in the day.

The coastal cities of the South are expected to be cloudy with rain showers over parts of Lagos, Cross River and Akwa Ibom States in the morning hours.

Rains are expected over parts of Osun, Edo, Ondo, Ekiti, Ogun, Rivers, Cross Rivers, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Lagos and Delta States in the afternoon and evening hours.

On Thursday, cloudy skies are expected with rains over parts of Kano, Katsina and Sokoto States in the morning hours.

Thunderstorms are anticipated over parts of Zamfara, Kaduna, Kano, Gombe, Katsina, Bauchi and Borno States later in the day.

There are prospects of isolated rains over parts of Plateau, FCT, Nasarawa and Niger States in the afternoon and evening hours.

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NiMET predicted rains over parts of Edo, Ekiti, Oyo, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross Rivers, Lagos and Bayelsa States in the afternoon and evening hours.

On Friday, cloudy conditions are expected with rains over parts of Yobe, Sokoto and Katsina in the morning hours.

There are prospects of rains over parts of Kogi, Niger, Kwara, Plateau, Benue and FCT during the afternoon and evening hours.

Chances of rains over parts of Imo, Oyo, Ogun, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Bayelsa are high later in the day.

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PHOTOS: Fani-Kayode dines at residence of another Buhari’s Minister



Since Thursday when his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) was made public, Femi Fan-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation, has been under fire.

From Social media to traditional media, the former critic of President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party, has been lampooned.

But FFK has waved critics aside, sharing pictures of his visit to the residences of key APC figures.

On Saturday, he released pictures of his visit to Ali Isa Pantami, Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, whom he had labelled a terrorist and asked Buhari to sack a few months ago.

While the dust raised by the post is yet to settle, Fani-Kayode released fresh pictures of his visit to the residence of George Akume, Minister of Special Duties.

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Armed gang invade Lagos streets, injure many, loot shops



Mushin area of Lagos State was yesterday, thrown into commotion as some armed gang invaded some streets, inflicting injuries on residents and destroying property worth millions of naira.

It was gathered one person died in the mayhem that forced churches within the affected communities to close for fear of being attacked.

Information had it that a notorious armed robber was arrested sometime by the police and was transferred to Abuja. But his release was allegedly facilitated by some big shots he worked for.

After his release, his loyalists from the Idi-Araba area of the state reportedly invaded some areas of Mushin to attack some persons whom they accused of being the cause of his arrest. The areas affected were Alafia, Daniel and Morgan.

A resident, who simply gave his name as Mitchy, explained that “the fight has been going on since midnight (Saturday)and the perpetrators came from Idi-Araba. This has been happening for almost six months. But last night and today’s(Sunday) were the most violent.

“Surprisingly, the armed thugs were teenagers between 16 and 19 years. They looted people’s shops and carted away goods. They were armed with machetes, guns and bottles.

“Holy Trinity Anglican Church at Alafia junction and Christ Gospel Apostolic Church on Da-Silva street could not conduct Sunday service.”

It was gathered teams of policemen from the Tactical Unit of the Lagos State Police Command were ordered by the Commissioner of Police, CP Odumosu to contain the situation.

When contacted, the command spokesman, CSP Ade Ajisebutu, said 15 suspects had been arrested in connection with the clash. He said axes, cutlasses and expended cartridges were recovered in the process.

According to Ajisebutu, “Normalcy has returned to the area. CP Odumosu has assured residents to go about their lawful businesses. At the end of an investigation, the suspects will be charged to court.”

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Ondo Govt seals off Shoprite, popular market



The Ondo State Government has sealed off Shoprite and the neighborhood market in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

The popular facilities were sealed on Monday by the Ondo State Waste Management Authority, ODSWMA, over what was described as unsanitary and unhygienic practices.

A few days ago, the agency had taken similar action against five notable buildings in the state for flouting the environmental laws of the state.

Shoprite, which is located on Igbatoro road in Akure and the Neighborhood market at NEPA axis of the State capital, were accused of ignoring a series of warnings from the agency.

The General Manager of the Authority Mrs Ayo Adeyemo, who disclosed this, said the owners of the affected facilities violated environmental laws and failed to comply with the laid down hygienic practices.

Adeyemo, who maintained that further sanctions would be taken, warned that anyone found culpable will not be spared

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