President Barrow pledges to release $25m to farmers ahead of rainy season

President Adama Barrow of The Gambia on Monday plegded to release 25 million dollars to farmers ahead of the rainy season, which is due in two months’ time, local media reported on Monday. “So far 25 million U.S. dollars is available from the Islamic Development Bank to support farmers with groundnut seeds and fertilizers for……

PHOTONEWS: Residents excited as ice rain drops in Ekiti

Excitement ran high in Ekiti State on Sunday as the state capital, Ado Ekiti witnessed ice rain, dropping the temperature to about 20° Celsius. The drops were noticed during a rain which began at about 8 p.m on Saturday and ended in the wee hours of Sunday. Residents, mostly students of the State University and…

Rainy season: Lagos Assembly wants residents vacate flood-prone areas

As rainy season approaches, the Lagos State House of Assembly has advised residents of flood-prone parts of the state to look for alternative accommodations to prevent flood-related hazards. The Chairman of the Assembly’s Committee on Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr Setonji David, gave the advice on Sunday in an interview with the News Agency……

Rivers Rerun: Voters defy rain during election

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State being checked by the card reader Voters in Ward 8, Unit 1, Rumuomasi, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area have defied an afternoon downpour to perform their civil responsibility. The rain which started at 2.10pm drenched some voters who came for the re-run legislative election. The unit was situated at the…

Expect High Temperature During Hajj – Saudi Agency

Muslims undertaking this year’s pilgrimage to the Holy land are expected to experience serious dehydration as a result of the of high temperature in Saudi Arabia. According to an announcement by the Saudi Arabian General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection the weather is expected to remain hot during the day and mild at night…

Top 7 Funny Tweets About Lagos Rain And The Eclipse

Lagos has experienced a stormy couple of days this week and the wetter-than-usual week has definitely filled many Lagosians with angst and disdain — at least on Twitter, anyway. Most painful was the case of many having to miss viewing the September 1st solar eclipse as a result of heavy clouds and the rain. Among…

Top 7 Funny Tweets about Lagos Rain and the Eclipse

Lagos has experienced a stormy couple of days this week and the wetter-than-usual week has definitely filled many Lagosians with angst and disdain — at least on Twitter, anyway. Most painful was the case of many having to miss viewing the September 1st solar eclipse as a result of heavy clouds and the rain. Read…

Yoruba tasked on tradition at festival

In Osogbo, Osun State, the natives obviously are aware of one very fact that their major festival – the Osun Osogbo, is synonymous to rain, and if this year’s festival is anything to go by, the rain that fell on Friday, August 19, attested to this argument. Although the last year’s edition of the festival may not have experienced this usual rain that normally…