The Federal Government through the Minister of State of Environment, Dr. Iziaq Salako has alerted over 94 towns of risk of a five-day flooding beginning Tuesday, July 16, and ending on July 20, 2024. Salako said the identified locations and their environs would likely witness heavy rainfall that may lead to flood within the prediction period. He listed the concerned states as Adamawa State (Gbajili, Ganye); Abia State (Eziama, Arochukwu); Anambra State (Onitsha); Akwa Ibom (Uyo, Upenekang, Oron, Edor, Eket, Obianga, Etinan); Bauchi State (Tafawa Balewa, Bauchi); Bayelsa State (Letugbene); Borno State (Maiduguri); Cross River State (Ikom, Calabar, Itigidi, Akpap); Nasarawa State (Udeni, Tunga); and the Federal Capital Territory (Abaji, Bwari).

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted thunderstorms and cloudiness from Tuesday to Thursday across the country. NiMet’s weather outlook released on Monday in Abuja forecasts morning thunderstorms on Tuesday over parts of Borno, Adamawa, Taraba, Yobe, and Gombe states. It envisaged thunderstorms over parts of Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Kano, Bauchi, Katsina, and Taraba states later in the day.

Nigerians presently in Saudi Arabia for the 2024 Hajj have bemoaned the quality and quantity of the meals they are being served despite paying over Eight million naira (N8 Million) for the function.
This was revealed by a Facebook user, Babagana Digima, who posted a small portion of pap and three bean cake (Akara) claiming it was breakfast served to the pilgrims on Tuesday. This is coming after some catering service companies in Madinah contracted to prepare and serve Nigerian dishes to pilgrims have expressed readiness to provide sumptuous meals throughout their stay for the holy period.

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) says Nigeria’s inaugural flight to Saudi Arabia for this year’s hajj will take off on May 15, 2024. This was made known by NAHCON Chairman/CEO, Malam Jalal Ahmad Arabi, in his opening remark at the first National Stakeholder Summit of Nigeria’s Hajj and Umrah Industry held at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja.