NiMet increases pollution monitoring stations, trains over 700 workers in one year

May 12, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) says it has increased the presence of its air pollution monitoring stations across the country with new ones in Sokoto and Maiduguri being installed to track pollution dispersion and provide pollution forecast. The Director-General NiMet, Prof Mansur Matazu who disclosed this to journalists on his activities in the past one year, revealed that the agency Read More

The growing heat-wave and NiMet’s warnings

April 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

This is one moment most Nigerians dread considering the level of heat being experienced in every nook and cranny of the country. ELEOJO IDACHABA writes on the effects of the searing heat on the people and the warnings by NiMet. Most parts of the country, especially the core North and North-central, according to meteorological reports, are currently experiencing intense heat Read More

2022 faming season: FCTA/NiMeT sensitise farmers on climate prediction

March 31, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

In preparation for the start of the new farming season, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), in collaboration with the Nigeria Metrological Agency (NiMeT) Tuesday sensitised farmers on the 2022 Seasonal Climate Prediction (SCP), so as to improve their yields. In particular, several FCT farmers/other stakeholders drawn from the six area councils of the Territory were informed on the expected Read More

NiMet alerts on rise in temperature

March 21, 2022 Blueprint 0

Nigerians and the general public may experience a slight rise in temperature in the coming days, especially in the northern states and some parts of the southern states. This warning is contained in a weather alert issued by Muntari Yusuf Ibrahim, General Manager, Public Relations of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency. According to the statement, parts of Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Borno, Read More

Maritime safety: NIMASA, NiMet sign MoU

March 9, 2022 Blessing Anaro, Lagos 0

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and SafetyAgency, NIMASA and the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) setting out areas of collaboration in weather forecasting and climate research. Director General NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh and his counterpart from NiMet, Prof Mansur Bako Matazu signed on behalf of both Agencies of government. The MoU is designed as a Read More

Weather forecast: NiMeT task farmers on early preparation

February 20, 2022 John Oba 0

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMeT) has urged Nigeria farmers to start early preparation for rainfall by acquiring inputs such as seeds, fertilisers, pesticides. The agency added that planting should be delayed where early dry spell is expected. The meteorological agency gave the advice at the presentation of its 2022 seasonal rainfall and temperature prediction, which guide farmers on the commencement Read More

NiMet identifies challenges to weather information to farmers – NiMET DG

January 4, 2022 Suleiman Idris 0

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has identified traditional beliefs, highly technical scientific information, poor communications, language barrier among others as key challenges in the delivery of agrometeorological information to farmers in the country. To address the challenges and ensure its products and services reaches the required destinations and achieve the desired impacts, NiMET Director General, Professor Mansur Bako Matazu, said Read More

NiMet alerts Nigerians on poor visibility

December 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has cautioned Nigerians on possibility of poor visibility in the coming days. According to a release by the Agency’s Central Forecast Office on Tuesday, the development is as a result of fresh dust plumes raised at the dust source region (Faya Largeau in Chad Republic). This, according to the statement is expected to advect into Read More

NIMASA, NiMet close ranks to fill gaps identified during IMO audit

September 29, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) have initiated joint effort to close gaps identified by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) during its last mandatory audit of the country’s maritime industry. This was disclosed in Lagos, when Director General of NiMet, Professor Mansur Bako Matazu, paid a courtesy call on Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Read More

NiMet agrees MoU with 11 varsities for research, others

September 23, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) said it has signed Memorandum of Understanding MoU with eleven universities in Nigeria for the provision of weather stations, research collaborations among others that will benefit both organisations. Prominent among the institutions are the University of Agriculture, Umudike, Ahmadu Bello University (Abu) Zaria, Bayero University, Kano, University of Ibadan and others. Also, the agency said Read More

On the power tussle at NiMet

August 29, 2021 Suleiman Ibrahim 0

Online news platforms of August, 17, 2021, were awash with the in-fighting in Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) under the present Director-General, Professor Mansur Bako Matazu. Since Prof. Sani Abubakar Mashi was relieved of his job as director-general of NiMet, the agency has not known peace. It was reported that “two general managers have assumed powers as defacto-DGs with each exercise Read More

Expect flash flood for the next three days, NiMet warns

August 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Meteorological Agency, NiMet, has warned of flash floods across 34 states in the federation in the next three days. The moderate to heavy rainfall which could lead to flash floods are expected to commence from Tuesday, 24th, through to Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th of August, 2021. The General Manager, Public Relations, Muntari Yusuf Ibrahim in a press Read More

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NiMet predicts flash flood occurrences in the next three days

August 25, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has warned of slim chances of flash floods across 34 states in the federation in the next three days. The moderate to heavy rainfall which could lead to flash floods are expected to commence from Tuesday, 24th, through to Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th of August, 2021. The General Manager, Public Relations, Muntari Yusuf Ibrahim Read More

NiMet to begin marine forecast with N1bn equipment

August 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has announced that it would be spending one billion naira for the procurement of equipment to provide forecast for the country’s marine sector. NiMet Director-General, Mansur Matazu, told journalists in Abuja that although the agency was under the Federal Ministry of Aviation, it had been mandated to extend its functions to the marine sector. He Read More