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A Friday morning tanker explosion at Ajegunle Bus Stop, along the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway, claimed one life and destroyed at least three vehicles, the Lagos Fire and Rescue Service said. The tanker, carrying petrol, reportedly overturned while attempting to enter a filling station by the expressway and spilled its contents.. Ibrahim Farinloye, the Southwest Coordinator of NEMA, said the […]

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has responded to reports about a fire outbreak at its Makurdi, Benue State branch. This was disclosed in a Press release signed by Osita Nwanisobi, Director, Corporate Communications of the CBN. Nariametrics reported that the fire incident at the Makurdi branch of the CBN in Benue State was allegedly started in the bank’s […]

There was a fire outbreak in the Makurdi, the Benue State Capital, branch of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in the early hours of Thursday. Daily Trust gathered that the fire started about 7am but the intervention of men of the Fire Service saved further spread to the entire building. Sources at the bank […]

David Hundeyin, journalist and founder of West Africa Weekly newsletter, stated in a tweet on April 12, that he began working on a story about the Nigerian payment company, Flutterwave, six months ago. The story has now gone viral, dominating Twitter roundtable discussions. This was revealed in an investigation report on the company, titled, “Flutterwave: The African Unicorn […]

At least five persons, including two pregnant women and a baby were killed on Monday morning following a fire outbreak at Bonny/Nembe/Bille Jetty in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Also over 60 passenger boats were destroyed in the inferno, which began in the early hours of Monday. However the cause of the fire incident, which is […]

Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has declared, Monday, his interest to run for the office of the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria in the 2023 general election. In his declaration speech posted on his social media handles, Mr Osinbajo said he has, in the past seven years as vice president, “traversed every part of […]

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, dismissed a fundamental enforcement rights suit filed by suspended DCP Abba Kyari against National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). Justice Inyang Ekwo dismissed the suit after counsel for the NDLEA, Joseph Sunday, prayed the court that the matter be struck out. When the matter was called, Cynthia Ikena, […]

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday dismissed a suit seeking to declare the seat of Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade vacant. Justice Taiwo Taiwo cited the judgment of the Court of Appeal in Enugu that defection is not a ground for removal from office. The Justice noted that the removal of a […]

Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has struck out the application for stay of execution on its judgment that sacked Ebonyi State governor, Dave Umahi and his deputy, Kelechi Igwe, from office. Justice Ekwo had on March 8 sacked Umahi and his deputy for defecting from the Peoples Democracy Party […]

A China Eastern Airlines jetliner carrying 132 people crashed in the mountains in southern China’s Guangxi region on Monday afternoon, according to China’sCivil Aviation Administration. The Boeing-737 was en route from the southwestern city of Kunming to Guangzhou when it lost contact with the city of Wuzhou and crashed which led to a fire on […]


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