Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag "fire"

    270 shops destroyed as fire guts Terminus market in Jos

270 shops destroyed as fire guts Terminus market in Jos

The Terminus main market in Jos, Plateau state capital, was razed down by an inferno in the early hours of Saturday.Adie Undie, Plateau police commissioner, who confirmed the incident, said the fire started around 1:30am.Undie said the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.“This incident happened around 1:30.a.m and our men and that of the Department of Fire [...]

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    Fire guts Kaduna electoral commission headquarters — weeks before LG poll

Fire guts Kaduna electoral commission headquarters — weeks before LG poll

The headquarters of Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KADSIECOM) was on Saturday gutted by fire.The inferno was said to have been noticed on the two-storey building located along Sokoto road, Kaduna at about 11am.The fire incident comes a few weeks before the state's local government election scheduled to hold May 12.The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. Fire officials [...]

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    Zimbabwean president fires 11 allies of Mugabe

Zimbabwean president fires 11 allies of Mugabe

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe has fired 11 parliamentarians who are loyal to ex-President Robert Mugabe.Mnangagwa came to power after Mugabe was forced to resign in November.He is said to be allegedly sacking those that publicly supported Mugabe and his wife.According to a transcript of parliament procedures from Thursday, Mabel Chinomona, parliament deputy speaker,  said ZANU-PF, the ruling party, had notified the [...]

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    Fire outbreak at NAFDAC headquarters

Fire outbreak at NAFDAC headquarters

The head office of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Abuja recorded a fire outbreak on Friday.Officials of the fire service are trying to put off the inferno.The fire officials broke windows in the bid to gain access to some parts of the building.When TheCable visited the scene at about 8am on Friday, smoke [...]

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    Fayose escapes fire accident in Lagos

Fayose escapes fire accident in Lagos

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, escaped a fire accident involving his Merecdez  G Wagon in Lagos, on Tuesday.According to Lere Olayinka, his spokesman, Fayose ought to have been in the car but  "by providence, he was not there".Olayinka said the cause of the fire was unknown."There was an accident involving Ekiti state governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose's vehicle on his way [...]

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    REVEALED: 21 states don’t have fire stations

REVEALED: 21 states don’t have fire stations

Joseph Anebi, comptroller-general, federal fire service, has urged the national assembly to speedily amend fire service act 1963 to encourage the establishment of federal fire stations across the country.Anebi made the call when members of the house of representatives committee on interior visited fire service headquarters on Monday in Abuja for oversight.He said currently only 15 states in the country [...]

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    Fire outbreak at Kuje prison

Fire outbreak at Kuje prison

A fire outbreak was recorded at the clinic of Kuje prison in Abuja on Friday.A senior officer of the Nigeria prison service, who disclosed this to TheCable, said no life was lost.He added that the prison was not affected and that the fire was immediately put out.Humphrey Chukwuedo, spokesman of the service, also confirmed the incident to TheCable.He said the [...]

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    Fire guts House on the Rock church in Abuja

Fire guts House on the Rock church in Abuja

A building of the House on the Rock church in Abuja is currently on fire, withfirefighterss trying to put out the inferno.The cause of the fire is yet unknown.According to NAN, Joseph Peter, a member of the church, said the main building had not been in use for a while owing to renovation.Peter reportedly said he left the church around 1pm, [...]

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    People were screaming for help, says witness of London fire

People were screaming for help, says witness of London fire

A massive fire engulfed a 27-storey block of flats in central London on Wednesday leaving at least 50 hospitalised, many trapped and resulting in a number of fatalities.A resident who resides close to the Grenfell Tower, in north Kensington, said she heard people trapped in the burning building screaming for help."I live 5 minutes walk away and we could hear [...]

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    Six dead as massive fire engulfs London tower block (updated)

Six dead as massive fire engulfs London tower block (updated)

A massive fire which engulfed a London tower block in the early hours of Wednesday has killed six people, London Metropolitan police has said.Not less than fifty people have been hospitalised.London fire commissioner, Dany Cotton, had earlier confirmed that there were a "number of fatalities"."I am very sad to confirm that there have been a number of fatalities. I cannot confirm the [...]

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    The fire, the sour dough and their heart

The fire, the sour dough and their heart

“….There is fire on the mountain, and nobody seems to be in the run, oh there is fire on the mountain top and no one is a –running” – that song by Asa depicts the moral decadence we have been romancing for a long time. Initially, we saw the smoke and pretended that it’s not our house. Then the fire [...]

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    FAAN investigates fire outbreak at headquarters

FAAN investigates fire outbreak at headquarters

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has begun an investigation to unravel the cause of the fire outbreak which gutted some offices at its headquarters in Lagos on Tuesday, an official has said.Herrienta Yakubu, acting general manager, FAAN, corporate communications, made this known when reacting to the incident in a statement in Lagos on Tuesday."There was a fire incident [...]

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    Fire outbreak at FAAN headquarters

Fire outbreak at FAAN headquarters

The headquarters of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos was on Tuesday engulfed by fire.NAN reports that the fire affected some offices including the Audit, Communications and Engineering Departments.A source at the FAAN fire service told NAN that the incident, which occurred around 7am, was caused by an electrical fault.Although there were no [...]

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    Otodo Gbame resident ‘shot dead’ as govt forces eject more people

Otodo Gbame resident ‘shot dead’ as govt forces eject more people

Daniel Aya, a resident of Otodo Gbame, a riverine community in the Lekki area of Lagos state, was allegedly shot dead during a demolition exercise by men of the state's task force on Sunday.According to the Justice and Empowerment Initiatives (JEI), a non-governmental organisation, a stray bullet hit Aya, who was rushed out of the scene, but died hours later.The [...]

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    WAEC loses vital records as fire guts Kaduna office

WAEC loses vital records as fire guts Kaduna office

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says it lost 10 computers holding vital records and information about all schools in the zone when fire gutted part of its office in Kaduna on Tuesday morning.Fedelis Gaiya, the zonal coordinator of WAEC in Kaduna, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the fire which occurred at about 9:50 am probably started [...]

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    Fire guts accounts section of Ebonyi govt house

Fire guts accounts section of Ebonyi govt house

The accounts section of the Ebonyi government house was on Friday gutted by fire which disrupted activities within the complex.No life was reported lost in the fire which started around 9am.Kenneth Ugbala, senior special assistant to Governor David Umahi on internal security, told NAN that it took the combined efforts of workers and the state fire service to put out [...]

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