July 2019 hottest month on record for earth in the past 140 years

July was the hottest month measured on earth since records began in 1880, the latest in a long line of peaks that scientists say backs up predictions for human-made climate change. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says July was 0.95 degrees Celsius warmer than the 20th century average of 15.8C in that month.Because July is generally the warmest month on the calendar, meteorologists say this means it also set a new all-time monthly record for the past 140 years. Last month’s temperatures narrowly topped the previous July record,…

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Oyo Releases Portfolio of 14 Commissioners – Elect

Oyo State government has made public the portfolios of 14 of it’s new commissioner Elects.Below is the list: Hon Barrister Adeniyi John Farinto – Commissioner for Budget & Planning Mr Adeniyi Adebisi – Commissioner for Commerce Hon Muyiwa Jacob Ojekunle – Commissioner for Agriculture Prof Oyelowo Oyewo – Commissioner for Justice Barrister Olasunkanmi Olaleye – Commissioner for Establishment Barrister Seun Asamu – Commissioner for Energy Mr Rahman Abiodun AbdulRaheem – Commissioner for Land Chief Bayo Lawal – Commissioner for Special Duties Hon Funmilayo Orisadeyi – Commissioner for Local Government &…

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Borno Donates Part of Sambisa Forest for RUGA

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has donated a part of  Sambisa forest,  Boko Haram’s stronghold, to the President Muhammadu Buhari government for the Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) programme. The initiative was suspended following vehement opposition to it by the South and the Middle-Belt geopolitical zones. According to TheCable, Zulum announced the donation when the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Garbai El-Kanemi, visited him at Government House, Maiduguri, during Sallah celebration. He said the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, agro rangers and hunters had been mobilized to secure the area. Zulum…

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Buhari Sacks Obla over alleged fraud, orders him to face ICPC probe

Okoi Obono-Obla, the chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, has been sacked. President Muhammadu Buhari terminated his appointment via a letter on Tuesday, Daily Trust reports. The sack letter, according to the newspaper, was delivered to the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Obla’s supervising ministry. “With the information at our disposal, he will face criminal prosecution on matters related to his alleged financial dealings, as uncovered by the ICPC upon investigation,” Daily Trust quoted a source…

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BREAKTHROUGH: Scientists Finally Find Cure For Ebola Virus

Scientists working on curing Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo have hit a major breakthrough as two out of four drugs being tested have been found to significantly reduce the death rate. According to the World Health Organisation and the United States National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which was a co-sponsor of the trial, the drugs block the virus, had substantially more effective than previous drugs, which include ZMapp and Remdesivir. Prof Jean-Jacques Muyembe, Director-General of the Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale in DRC, said, “From now…

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El-Zakzaky Departs Nigeria for India

Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, would be allowed to depart Nigeria today through the Abuja International Airport to India. source: linkedin El-Zakzaky would be leaving Nigeria with his wife, Zeenat for the Medenta Hospital, New Delhi, India for medical treatment. A source within the IMN in Kaduna told our correspondent that the Shiite leader was already in Abuja and waiting to be flown to India along with DSS personnel by a privately chartered aircraft. It could be recalled that a Kaduna State High Court granted…

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Bauchi Flooding: Bala Mohammed Directs Immediate Unblocking of Drainages and Culverts

The Governor of Bauchi State Sen Bala Mohammed has directed the Bauchi State Ministry of Works to mobilize Engineers and liaise with Contractors handling Road Projects in the Capital to unblock major drainages and culverts, to check flooding in parts of the state. A Statement issued by the Chief Spokesperson to the Governor, Ladan Salihu notes that the Mohammed has received full briefing on the most recent flood in the State Capital which has adversely affected some areas. The statement revealed that the Governor is deeply saddened by the unfortunate…

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Army arrest captain who ordered killing of 3 police officers

The Nigerian Army officer who gave the order for the killing of three Police officers and a civilian who were transporting a kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala Wadume, have been arrested. Vanguard reports that the officer, a captain, was arrested by the Army on Sunday, August 11, night after he was invited by the panel set up to investigate the incident for questioning. A source within the Army said the kidnap suspect who was freed by some soldiers – along Ibi-Wukari road – who were allegedly compromised. It was also gathered…

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Let’s work for national unity – Tinubu urges Nigerians

The national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has called on all Nigerians to work together towards Nigeria’s unity and development. Speaking with journalists in Obalende area of Lagos on Sunday, August 11, Tinubu urged citizens to desist from engaging in activities that could disintegrate the country. Stating that the visions of Nigeria’s founding fathers must be sustained, the APC leader said Nigerians must resolve to abide by the first stanza of the National anthem. Tinubu said: “If you say things are hard, it has indicated…

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It’s difficult to explain Nigeria’s downward trend – Oyegun @80

The former chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Oyegun, has expressed concern over the dwindling trend of Nigeria’s development. Speaking with Nigerian Tribune as he clocks 80-years, Oyegun said, Nigeria had all the resources it needed and good planning and should be ahead of other countries like it used to be. Stating that the nosedive in the nation’s development could be attributed to military intervention, Oyegun said it is unfortunate that challenges and important issues are being left to prayers by leaders at various level. Oyegun said: “We…

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