The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted sunny and thundry activities for Saturday.
NiMet’s weather outlook on Friday in Abuja predicted a stable atmosphere over the Northern region down to Central cities with chances of thunderstorms over the inland and
coastal region of the country.
It forecast sunny and dry conditions over the extreme Northern region throughout the forecast period with day and night temperatures of 35 to 38 degree Celsius
and 15 to 20 degree Celsius respectively.
“For Central states, partly cloudy to sunny conditions would prevail throughout the forecast period with day and night temperature of 29 to 38 drgree Celsius and 21 to 23 degree Celsius.
“Day and night temperatures are expected to be 31 to 33 degree Celsius and 21 to 22 degree Celsius,” it said.
Edited By: Ali Baba-Inuwa
168 stranded Nigerians return from Libya
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday received another batch of 168 stranded Nigerian returnees from Libya.
The Acting Coordinator, NEMA Lagos Territorial Office, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, received the returnees on behalf of the Director-General of NEMA at the cargo wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.
Farinloye told newsmen that the returnees arrived in the country aboard a chartered Al Buraq airline with flight number UZ289/190 at 5:42 a.m after 12 hours delay.
He said that 38 female adults, five female children were returned with 109 adult males, six male children and 10 infants, among others.
He said that this had brought the total number of returnees from Libya from April 2017 to date to 8,096 males and 5,788 females.
“This has brought the total number of returnees brought to Nigeria from 16 countries to 15,731 since April 2017 to date.
Farinloye, while qouting the summary of the special EU-IOM and Federal Government intervention from 2017 to October 2019, said that Libya had the highest number of returnees with 8,096 males and 5,788 females.
” Nigeria returnees from Niger Republic stood at 1,043 males and 556 females; Morocco male 42, female 37; Liberia male eight and female four.
” Burkina Faso male six, female 18, France male three, female one, while Ireland had only one female, but countries like Polad, Austria, Gambia, Mauritania, Ethiopia had one male each assisted back.
” Chad had one male, two females and Cote D’ivoire had only two females brought back within the period,” Farinloye said.
According him, ” Estimatedly, adults males are 54 per cent, 37 per cent are for female, while male and female minors stood at four per cent each.
” In the same vein, the distressed migrants brought back per state of origin shows that Edo State topped the list with 40.6%, Delta 13.3%, Ogun 6.2%, Imo 4.7%, Lagos 4.3%, Oyo 4.1%, Yobe 3.6%, Kano 3.1% and Osun with 2.9%, while other states complete the rest.”
He said those who suffered various degrees of torture were 31 males and 21 females, while unaccompanied minors that were assisted back in males were 66 males and 67 females.
Farinloye added that those who were kidnapped out of Nigeria, but assisted back to the country were 79 males, 31 females, while single parents male were 41 and female were 616.
He said total number of pregnant women brought back so far were 439, while those with various medical issues were 592 males and 804 females.
Migrants assisted back with psychosocial needs are 523 males and 470 females.
Edited & Vetted By: Tajudeen Atitebi
Boundary Commission says, Benue Taraba crisis to be over soon.
Mr Adamu Adaji, the Acting Director-General of the Commission, made this know during his opening remark at the Joint Meeting of officials on the Benue and Taraba inter-state boundary, on Thursday in Abuja.
“The good news is that the present administration, at both the Federal and State levels, are committed and determine to bring the impasse to a permanent end.
“Between 1994 to 1997, progress was made on tracing and demarcation of the boundary but was truncated by crisis and security challenges. Same thing again happened between 2005 and 2008.
“We shall also sensitise border communities to understand that demarcation is not to encourage war but rather to indicate limits for administrative convenience,” Adaji said.
“This joint meeting to ensure proper demarcation is a golden opportunity for the two states and NBC to bring to a permanent end to crisis caused by border issues.
Similarly, the Deputy Governor of Benue, Mr Benson Abounum, said there is need for effective advocacy to the border communities, stressing that they needed to understand the essence of the demarcation.
“What we need now is to get our people to agree to the demarcation. If beacons at put at the border and people are not enlightened, they will remove the beacons, so there is need for advocacy and agreement by the two side.
Nigeria News Agency report that the event brought together traditional rulers from the border communities in Benue and Taraba, state government officials, Local Government Chairmen and officials from the NBC and Office of the Surveyor-General.
After the meeting, a communique would be released to intimate the public on the next step to take to solve the border crisis between the two states.
Edited & Vetted By: Dorcas Jonah/Ephraims Sheyin
Border demarcation: Commission craves support of Benue, Taraba communities
“We want to appeal to the communities to support this idea of border demarcation so that we can get the boundary demarcated once and for.
“We will commence sensitisation of the border communities in the first quarter of next year; after that, we will commence demarcation; we have enlisted the support of the government at the Federal and State levels.
“Boundary cannot separate one from his property in another state. If you are in State A and have property in State B, you have access to it unhindered,” Adaji said.
The NBC boss pleaded for cooperation from Local Government Chairmen and officials of the state government to guarantee the rights of everybody in their domain, regardless of tribe, after the demarcation exercise.
77,000 to write Teachers’ professional exams in December – official
Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) says a total of 77,827 candidates have registered for the Council’s December Diet Professional Qualifications Examinations (PQE).
The Registrar of the Council, Professor Josiah Ajiboye, made this known in Abuja during a media briefing on the Special PQE which began on Thursday.
Ajiboye, who said that the council recorded an upsurge in the numbers of candidates registering for the exams, hinted that government would not shift the Dec. 31 deadline to end quackery in the teaching profession.
“It was re-emphasised; we are standing by the deadline of Dec. 31st to end quackery in the teaching profession in Nigeria,” he said.
Ajiboye stated that 47Computer-Based Test Centres would be used for the teachers’ exams.
The TRCN Registrar disclosed that Commissioners of Education would be on the field to monitor the examinations and would be supported by technical staff from the council.
The TRCN Registrar stated that private schools had the largest number of candidates.
“The private schools register more candidates to show that the teachers of the private schools are responding more,” he said.
Ajiboye added that the council recorded 80 percent pass in the October 2019 PQ Examinations.
He identified technology as a major challenge confronting teachers at the early stage of the PQE, adding that performance had improved with the computer appreciation support from the Nigerian Union of Teachers to its members.
Edited Ephraims Sheyin
NiMet predicts sunny, hazy conditions for Friday
Abuja, Dec.5, 2019 The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted sunny and hazy condition over the country on Friday.
NiMet’s weather outlook on Thursday in Abuja predicted deterioration of visibility over North with prospects of sunny and hazy conditions.
It further predicted chances of early morning fog and mist over some parts of the coast in the morning and thunderstorms in the afternoon/evening hours.
“For Northern states, sunny and hazy conditions are envisaged over the
Northern region throughout the forecast period with day and night temperatures of 32 to 36 degree Celsius and 12 to16 degree Celsius.
“While partly cloudy to cloudy conditions are likely over Abuja, Makurdi, Lafia, Jalingo, Lokoja and Ilorin axis with day and night temperatures of 25 to 34 degree Celsius and 17 to 20 degree Celsius, ” it said.
According to NiMet, early morning mist and fog are anticipated over the Southern states with prospects of thunderstorms later in the day.
It Forecast day and night temperatures of the region to be 32 to 34 degree Celsius and 20 to 24 degree Celsius respectively. NAN
Edited & Vetted By: Chioma Ugboma/Ali Baba-Inuwa
Lagos-Ibadan free train ride: Drama as passengers besiege Lagos station, pleading to stand
The correspondent of the Nigeria News Agency , who monitored the train service on Thursday, observed that the number of passengers outnumbered available seats in the train.
Before 3:00 p.m., huge crowd of intending passengers had gathered at the station and filled all the available seats in the train with two executive coaches.
Confusion arose when those, who had earlier in the day registered their names to travel with the train, returned few minutes to 3:00 p.m. to discover that the train had been filled up to capacity.
Many more intending passengers started to troop into the station and begging the officials of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) to allow them stand in the train.
Mr Saheed Olabode, one of the intending passengers, who came after the train had been filled up, begged the official to allow him in, saying that he was coming from Lekki area to enjoy the ride.
NAN reports that several other persons came to the station for enquiries on the train movement on Friday.
The officials were already expressing fears on how to cope with the number of passengers on Friday being a weekend.
Asked if the NRC intended to increase the number of coaches to accommodate more intending passengers, Oche said that the service would increase from Dec. 21.
It was reported that only six passengers turned up for the ride on Monday and Tuesday together in Lagos.
The train has two coaches of 24 executive seats.
Edited & Vetted By: Tajudeen Atitebi
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