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Buhari commiserates with the victims of Jos terminus market fire

Terminus market

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday sympathised with the victims of Jos Terminus Market where more than 200 shops were destroyed by fire. Buhari expressed his feelings in a statement issued by Malam Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, in Abuja on Sunday. Reports show that properties worth millions of naira, were on Saturday morning destroyed in ...

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Fire guts Ex-AMAC chairman’s house, property completely destroyed


The family house of a former chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) Mrs. Vivian Anazodo and furnishings worth billions of naira located in Garki have been destroyed by fire. No valuable item was salvaged except her international passport and certificates belonging to her children. She has however refuted the claim that it was a case of arson. In a ...

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Fire destroys property worth millions of naira in Delta


Fire has consumed a farmer identified as Okafor Thomas, and destroyed property worth millions of Naira in Igbodo community, Ika North East local government area of Delta state. It was gathered that the fire started in the wee hours of Thursday in Illabor quarters and could not be put out. A resident of the community, Nkem Nweke who stays in ...

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


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


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

CBN building

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


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


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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