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Car Rams into Commuters, Kill 4 in Lagos

At least four people reportedly died in Lagos on Tuesday when a car rammed into commuters standing at a bus stop. The PUNCH gathered that the accident happened at Ogudu, inward Third Mainland Bridge. According to an eyewitness, no fewer than four people died in the accident. The eyewitness said the accident, which saw some persons injured, also involved children. Read Also: Trucks kill...

Disaster Avoided as NNPC Tanker Falls, Spills Fuel in Alagbado

A tanker laden with 45,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit fell on Monday and spilt its content on the road in the Alagbado area of Ogun State. The PUNCH reports that the incident happened around the state boundary with Lagos State, thereby requiring a collective response from both states. The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said in...

Nigeria Witnesses Five ‘mysterious’ Fire Outbreaks During Covid-19 Lockdown

As Nigeria battles COVID-19, the trend of ”mysterious fire outbreaks” across the country is raising concerns. Some government offices in the federal capital territory (FCT) with two others within the nation have witnessed fire outbreaks. In 19 days, many government institutions in the nation’s capital have not effectively functioned owing to a stay-at-home order by the president. Read Also: Corona Virus: FG places...

 Air pollution: Kano State Govt. Shuts Down Rice Mill

The Kano State Government has closed down Tiamin Rice Mill along Zaria Road due to complaints of air pollution. The notice is contained in a circular issued by the state Ministry of Environment and addressed to the Managing Director of the rice mill. According to the circular, the pollution aggravates the condition of Coronavirus patients in the state. The News Agency of...

Fire guts INEC headquarters’ Media Centre

The Media Centre of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Abuja on Friday was gutted by fire. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the fire incident at the media centre, which is located within the commission’s headquarters, but not within its main building, started at around 11:30 a.m. INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee,...

LAWMA Truck Traffic Crushes Four In Head-On Collision

Four people were injured yesterday morning in a crash involving Lagos Waste Management Agency (LAWMA) and a van at Ile Zik, Oshodi, Lagos State. In a statement issued by Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) spokesperson, Nosa Okunbor,  he noted that preliminary investigation showed that the truck belonging to the Lagos Waste Management Agency (LAWMA), drove against traffic before the unsuspecting...

8 Died in Multiple Petrol Tankers Accident in Kwara

No fewer than eight people lost their lives in multiple accidents involving six petrol tankers and a car at Oloru-Kanbi in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara on Wednesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accident occurred when the tankers, heading to the NNPC depot at Oke-Oyi in Ilorin had a head-on collision with three others returning...

LASEMA Calls for Integrity Test as Building Collapses in Lagos

Part of a two-storey building collapsed on Wednesday at 29, Adedoyin Street, inward Ajangbadi, Ojo Local Government Area in Lagos and fell on the house next to it, damaging the roof in the process. The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the incident in an interview said that it happened at about 6 pm. Oke-Osanyintolu, however, said no...

Three-storey Building Collapses in Enugu,

A three-storey building under construction has collapsed in the Enugu metropolis, Enugu State. The building on Ezeluike Street, Olympic Layout, off One Day Street, Agbani Road, Awkunanaw, in the Enugu South Local Government Area of the state, collapsed on Sunday around 8.20 pm. PUNCH Metro reports that the collapsed structure, though had no casualty, had been marked for demolition by the...

Fire Service declares CBN, FIRS, INEC Free of Coronavirus

The Federal Fire Service (FFS), Tuesday says it has decontaminated premises of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The DAILY TRUST reports that other premises fumigated are; Federal Ministry of Environment, Raw Material Research Council, Human Rights Commission, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)...

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