Northern Nigeria hit by severe dust, haze, and biting harmattan
By Guardian Exclusive
07 January 2020 | 3:25 pm
It's January and harmattan is biting hard in Nigeria, especially Northern Nigeria. Harmattan is a season in the West African subcontinent, which occurs between the end of November and the middle of March.
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