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Lagos, Adamawa, Bayelsa, Anambra, FCT, others to experience three-day heavy rainfall



The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has said Lagos, Adamawa, Anambra, Bayelsa, FCT and other States would experience three- day heavy rainfall.

The Agency in its latest heavy rainfall forecast bulletin on Monday night indicated that States predicted to experience rainfall may experience flash flooding, riverine flooding, soil erosion, thunder and lightning and strong winds.

It also noted that the downpour could lead to displacements of people due to floods, outbreaks of water-borne diseases, anddamages to infrastructures especially roads and bridges.

The bulletin reads: “On the 9th of July (0000-2359hrs) Moderate to Heavy Rainfall is expected over parts of Bauchi, Kaduna, Adamawa, Nasarawa, the Federal Capital Territory, Plateau,Benue, Taraba, Enugu, Anambra, Imo, Abia, Ebonyi, Ondo, Osun, Ogun, Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Lagos, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states.

“Low to Moderate Rainfall is expected over parts of Borno, Gombe, Niger, Kwara, Oyo, Ekiti and Kogi states. Low rainfall with littlerisk of hydro-meteorological hazard is expected over the remaining part of the country.

“Moderate to heavy rainfall is expected over parts of Adamawa, Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, Kaduna, Borno, Taraba, the Federal Capital Territory, Plateau, Niger, Kogi, Benue, Nasarawa, Delta, Edo, Ondo, Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo, Abia, Bayelsa, Lagos, Ogun, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states.

“Low to moderate rainfall is expected over parts of Katsina, Yobe, Zamfara, Kebbi, Osun and Ekiti states.

Low rainfall with little orno risk of hydro-meteorological hazard is expected over the remaining parts of the country.”

The agency further stated: “On Thursday 11th July (0000 – 2359hrs), moderate to heavy rainfall is expected over parts of Zamfara, Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, Borno, Adamawa, Taraba, Sokoto,Kebbi, Kaduna, Niger, Nasarawa, Kwara, Kogi, the Federal Capital Territory, Enugu, Ebonyi, Abia, Anambra, Edo, Ondo, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Lagos, Akwa Ibom and Cross River.

“Low to Moderate Rainfall is expected over most parts of the country (See places in Yellow colour). Low Rainfall with littleor no risk of hydro-meteorological hazard is expected.”

NiMet added that in the next three days (9th, 10th and 11th July 2024), there are good chances of very strong winds over parts of Yobe and Borno states.

“Strong winds are expected over parts of Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina, Kano, Jigawa and Gombe states.

Elsewhere, there is little or no risk of strong winds.

”The agency also ruled out any chance of temperature-related hazards in the next three days across the country.


Kogi Security: Hunters Burst Kidnappers Hideout, Neutralized Many and Rescued Kidnapped Victims (Photos)



The security architecture of the Kogi State Governor, Alh. Ahmed Usman Ododo has started to deliver as several bandits were neutralized as local hunters stormed Kidnappers hideout in Yagba West acting on credible intelligence to rescue Kidnapped victims.

Last week, Governor Ahmed Usman Ododo distributed security kits to local hunters recruited by his administration, charging them to go after criminals and make Kogi safe.

The trained hunters were able to rescue all the three kidnapped victims at the camp and some of the bandits escaped with gun wounds.

Addressing newsmen at Odo Ere, the headquarters of Yagba West Local Government Area, the State Commissioner for Information and Communications said the resolve of the Governor to stamp out criminality from Kogi State is total. He thanked the hunters for their gallantry, assuring them of the State Government support.

The Transition Committee Chairman of Yagba West, Hon. Tosin Olokun said the hunters were able to achieve the feat with the help of credible intelligence.

He thanked the Governor for empowering and emboldening hunters across the state to combat crime, assuring the people of Yagba West of adequate security at all times.

The rescued victims also narrated their ordeals in the hands of the Kidnappers, thanking the Local Government Chairman and the Governor for prioritizing security.

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BREAKING: Three story building collapse in Jos, Many Feared Dead



A three story building belonging saints academy has collapsed in Jos the plateau state capital with so many students feared dead and others trapped in the incident

The incident which occurred around 10.30 am this morning while the students where writing the examinations

Arise news crew which visited the scene saw the combined team of the armed forces. National emergency management agency and their state counter part on ground to help in the rescue effort.

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Court slams N10bn bail bond on Buhari’s ex-Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman



Justice James Kolawole Omotosho of the Federal High Court in Abuja has slammed a N10bn bail bond on the former Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman, in the N33bn money laundering offences brought against him by the federal government.

The bail bond must be endorsed by a reputable bank in Nigeria, while the ten billion naira would be forfeited to the federal government in case the defendant bolts away from trial.

The Judge issued the order on Friday while delivering a ruling in a bail application filed and argued by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN, Femi Ate on behalf of the former minister.

In the alternative, the defendant is to produce two sureties in the sum of N10B each who must have properties worth the minimum of N750M within Abuja.

The properties must have registered titles that would be verified by the registrar of the court, along with evidence of three years of tax payments.

Besides, the former minister and his two sureties are to deposit their international travelling passport with the court and shall not travel out of the country without the approval of the court.

Justice Omotosho ordered that the former minister be taken to Kuje prison pending the time he would perfect the bail conditions.

At the time of this report, the former minister, who was visibly ruffled by the bail conditions, was busy, along with his friends, seeking to meet up with the conditions to escape being taken to Kuje prison.

The EFCC, on behalf of the federal government, filed a 12-count money laundering charge against the Mamman and was arraigned on Thursday, July 11 but pleaded not guilty to the charges.

He was alleged to have committed money laundering offences to the tune of N33 billion.

The former minister served under former President Buhari from 2019 to 2021.

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