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Kano: Properties worth N167m razed by fire, 19 lives lost

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Kano state fire service has disclosed that 19 persons lost their lives in different fire outbreaks across the state last month. The spokesman of the service, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed who revealed this to the media said properties worth over N167m were also consumed in the same fire outbreaks. He said 43 fire outbreaks were recorded within the month and the ...

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Man docked for allegedly setting brother’s house on fire

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A 30-year-old man, Idowu Ogunseye, was on Monday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly setting his brother’s house on fire. Ogunseye, a resident of Ajegunle, Lagos, with no stated occupation, is being tried for arson. The prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Awase told the court that the accused committed the offence on May 15 at Alakuko, Lagos. He ...

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CBN building is not on fire – Director

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The reports that the headquarters of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN building) is on fire are false, says the CBN acting Director, Corporate Communications, Mr. Isaac Okorafor. According to Okorafor, the rumor started when a passersby saw a pall of exhaust from the CBN generator house and mistook it for fire. “The CBN maintains a total security system that ...

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Yobe: Fire destroys Finance commissioner’s house

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A fire on Thursday burnt the residence of the Yobe State Commissioner of Finance, Mohammed Samaila Nguru, where he and his family live. According to an eye witness’ account, the family escaped unhurt while their documents, clothes and food were gutted by the fire. Despair has taken over the residence located at Housing Estate  Gujba Road, Damaturu, Yobe State capital. ...

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Property worth millions of naira lost as fire razed ECWA church

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Fire outbreak razed First ECWA Church Complex in Gusau, Zamfara state, the Associate Pastor of the Church, Mr Micah Liti has confirmed. Liti, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau on Monday, said the fire started around 1 a.m on Monday when the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) restored electricity. According to him, the complex of ...

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Fire destroys properties worth N2.6 million in Buhari’s town

Fire destroys properties worth N2.6 million in Buhari's town

A morning fire outbreak has razed properties worth N2.6 million in Gurjiya village in Daura Local Government area of Katsina State. Malam Abdulmumini Shuaibu, the Officer in-Charge of the Fire Service Sub Unit in the local council made this known in Daura on Tuesday. He said it took his men six hours to quench the fire which started at about ...

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Fulani herdsmen- Property worth millions of naira lost to fire in Awka

Fulani herdsmen- Property worth millions of naira lost to fire in Awka

Fulani herdsmen have been fingered in a fire incident that destroyed properties worth millions of naira at the National Youth Development Centre Mgbakwu in Awka North Local Government area of Anambra State. The fire, which burnt down the bungalow housing the office of the principal of the center, was alleged to have been ignited by some suspected Fulani herdsmen grazing ...

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Boko Haram sets hospital on fire, kills three people

Boko Haram sets hospital on fire, kills three persons

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have attacked a Madagali community, killing atleast three persons and abducted few others. Residents said armed insurgents raided Pallam village on Monday night, shooting and looting property. A displaced resident, Adiel Yakubu said the insurgents burnt three persons to death and injured several others before setting a hospital on fire. “We heard gun shots and confusion ...

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Fire erupts again in the Escravos-Lagos pipeline

Fire erupts again in the Escravos-Lagos pipeline

Abuja – A fresh explosion has again ruptured the Escravos-Lagos Pipeline (ELP) along Egbokodo-Omadino, in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State to restore supplies from Escravos. The attack is coming barely few days after the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) announced the restoration of the pipeline incinerated by a bush fire January 2, which cut gas supply to some ...

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