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Australia’s climate is expected become hotter and drier, increasing the risk of drought and extreme weather events such as the bushfires that devastated swathes of southeastern Australia in the last southern hemisphere summer, according to the latest climate report from the country’s weather bureau.
Bushfire smoke disrupted the Australian Open build-up Wednesday for a second straight day to deepen concerns about the fate of the year’s first tennis Grand Slam, but a cool change late in the day raised hopes of rain soaking the blazes.
There have been devastating aftermath of bushfires across New South Wales after they tore through the state’s south coast, leaving homes and wildlife scorched.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison apologised on Sunday for his decision to take an unannounced family holiday to Hawaii in the midst of a bushfire emergency and record-breaking heat.
A state of emergency was declared in Australia’s most populated region on Thursday as an unprecedented heatwave fanned out-of-control bushfires, destroying homes and smothering huge areas with toxic smoke.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Saturday described Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna as a sycophant, ethnic champion and religious bigot who hates anyone who does not share the same faith with him.
The remains of Sen. Aisha Jummai Alhassan, popularly called Mama Taraba would be laid to rest tomorrow, Sunday, her family has said.
Mazi Chuks Ibegbu, the immediate past spokesman of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Saturday vowed to ensure the emergence of an Igbo presidency in 2023.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has written a letter to the President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, petitioning him to deny arms sales to Nigeria, which the federal government has requested for assistance in tackling insecurity in the country.
The Anambra State Police Command has reiterated the earlier ban placed on the use of tinted glasses, warning individuals whose vehicles glasses are tinted to remove them immediately.
Super Falcons captain Asisat Oshoala can’t wait to see the team participate in the 2021 Summer Series in the United States of America.
Samaila Burga, Chairman, Technical Committee on the Control of Avian Influenza, said the Bauchi government has killed about 27,000 birds to curtail the spread of Bird flu in the State.
“These prayers, if you need to weep, you better weep because weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. This is the time we need to cry. It is becoming overwhelming, it is too much, people are dying every day from hunger, people are dying every day from all kinds of terrorism, and people are dying from kidnapping,” she said while calling on God to have mercy on Nigeria.
As the tussle for a full implementation of minimum wage in some states continues, the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba has slammed erring Governors for using insufficient funds as an excuse.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), over the death of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.