Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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    Two killed as gas explodes in Nasarawa

Two killed as gas explodes in Nasarawa

Two people lost their lives following a gas explosion along Jos road, Lafia, Nasarawa state capital, on Monday.The tragic incident happened around 10am. Workers were said to be offloading gas at Natson filling station when it exploded.The incident was attributed to gas leakage. Vehicles, shops and offices were destroyed in the inferno.Officials of the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) and [...]

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    Explosion rocks residence of Nwodo, president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo

Explosion rocks residence of Nwodo, president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo

There was an explosion at the residence of John Nwodo, president of of Ohanaeze Ndigbo,the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, on Sunday.The explosion was said to have shattered some window panes and roof of a part of the house located at Ukehe town in Nsukka‎, Enugu state.Ebere Amaraizu, spokesman of the state police command, who confirmed the incident to TheCable, said [...]

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    Explosion on London underground train leaves ‘several injured’

Explosion on London underground train leaves ‘several injured’

An explosion rocked an underground train in Parsons Green station in Fulham on Friday, reportedly leaving several people injured.The explosion reportedly came from a white bucket inside a supermarket bag.Pictures from the district line train show a burning plastic bucket stashed in a Lidl carrier bag, which is said to have exploded and sent a fireball down the carriage.People fled [...]

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    Explosion kills two children in Adamawa

Explosion kills two children in Adamawa

Two children lost their lives while five others were injured in an explosion in Fadaman-Rake village, Adamawa state, on Thursday.According to NAN, Haliru Lala, chairman of Hong local government, on Friday confirmed the incident.He said that some children playing by the roadside were given a polythene bag containing explosives, which was later detonated by an unknown person passing by in a car."In [...]

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    Explosion rocks NLNG pipeline in Rivers

Explosion rocks NLNG pipeline in Rivers

An explosion on Wednesday rocked a pipeline belonging to the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).The affected pipeline is located in Rivers state, said a statement released by the company.The NLNG says it is investigating the cause of the explosion and also noted that there's been no report of injuries and casualties thus far."An explosion occurred in the afternoon of Wednesday, 22nd [...]

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    Six die as police confirm two more explosions in Maiduguri

Six die as police confirm two more explosions in Maiduguri

The Borno police command on Friday confirmed two more explosions after a separate suspected suicide bombing in Maiduguri.Damian Chukwu, the commissioner of police, made the confirmation while speaking with journalists in Maiduguri."Aside from the explosion near a mobile police location in Jiddari, we had two other suicide bombings along Maiduguri-Gamboru road," Chukwu said."In the first case, a suspected male suicide [...]

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    29 injured as explosion rocks New York

29 injured as explosion rocks New York

At least 29 people sustained injuries after an explosion occurred at 23rd Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan, New York.The incidents, which occured late Saturday, created tension in the crowded locations.Bill de Blasio, mayor of the city, told CNN that early indications are that the explosion "was an intentional act."“There is no evidence at this point of a terror connection and [...]

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    Police: Avengers not behind Akwa Ibom explosion

Police: Avengers not behind Akwa Ibom explosion

The Akwa Ibom police command has confirmed that a gas pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) exploded, but denied that militants were behind the incident.The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), the militant group leading attacks on installations, had claimed responsibility for the attack.Mudoch Agbinibo, spokesman of the group, had said the attack took place in Nsit-Ibom local government [...]

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    Panic in Lagos over gas explosion

Panic in Lagos over gas explosion

There was confusion in the Oworoshonki axis of Lagos on Sunday following a gas explosion that occurred in the area.Joshua Oluwole, a resident, who witnessed the incident, told TheCable that it occurred around 2pm.He said security personnel have since cordoned the area, while all those who sustained injuries, have been taken to the hospital.Oluwole added that a toddler was among [...]

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    Abuja car explosion ‘not a bomb attack’

Abuja car explosion ‘not a bomb attack’

The explosion near the British high commission at Aguiyi Ironsi road, Maitama, Abuja, on Wednesday morning was not from a bomb as being feared, officials have said.There was panic at Maitama after a Peugeot car went up in flames near the British high commission.According to a witness, the charred car had the licence plate of the ministry of labour and productivity."The [...]

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    Loud explosion causes confusion near Abuja

Loud explosion causes confusion near Abuja

There was a loud explosion around the Kurudu area of Abuja Thursday morning, but there is yet no official confirmation of what was responsible.The explosion which set off a panic in the town and adjoining communities occurred near the Kurudu Army Estate.A resident of the estate told TheCable that he heard a deafening bang about past 9am.“The blast shook my [...]

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    Police confirm 5 deaths in Kano blast

Police confirm 5 deaths in Kano blast

The Kano State Police Command on Monday confirmed the death of five persons in Sunday’s suspected suicide bombing in Sabon Gari area of Kano metropolis.The command said in a statement signed by its spokesman, ASP Magaji Majiya, that the blast occurred at about 10pm.It said that five persons, including the suicide bomber, were killed in the incident at Middle Road [...]

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