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ISIS Bride Blows up her Baby in Suicide Attack During Deadly Army Shootout
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ISIS Bride Blows up her Baby in Suicide Attack During Deadly Army Shootout

An ISIS terrorist reportedly blew herself and her baby up as security forces closed in on their hideouts. The suspected jihadi bride denoted an explosives belt after forces killed her husband during counterterrorism operations in Tunisia, security forces claimed. Tunisian squads were tracking an extremist group in the Mount Salloum area of Kasserine province when they killed the suspected jihadi. His wife then blew herself up by activating a suicide vest, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. Reports say the explosion killed her baby that she was holding in her arms when she set off the explosives. Her older daughter at the scene is believed to have survived. The ministry said on Thursday night, March 1, that security forces killed a suspected leader of Tunis...
20 Worshippers Wounded as Two Suicide Bombers Target Church in Indonesia on Palm Sunday
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20 Worshippers Wounded as Two Suicide Bombers Target Church in Indonesia on Palm Sunday

Two suspected suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a Catholic church in the Indonesian city of Makassar on Sunday, March 28, wounding about 20 people on the first day of the Easter Holy Week. National police spokesman Inspector General Argo Yuwono said at a press conference in Jakarta that the worshippers suffered from wounds around their necks, chests and legs. Some had blisters on their hands and feet. The explosion occurred when the congregation had been inside the church on the island of Sulawesi, South Sulawesi police spokesman E Zulpan told Reuters. The two suspected suicide bombers are confirmed dead, said Coodinating Minister for Polical, Legal and Security Affairs, Mahfud MD. The minister said he has ordered the police and military to increase security in...
Aba North/South By-Election: Explosion In Aba Disrupts Voting
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Aba North/South By-Election: Explosion In Aba Disrupts Voting

A substance suspected to be a bomb, has exploded at the Umuola Hall, Ward 8, Ogbor Hill, Aba North council, at the ongoing by-election into the Aba North/South federal constituency seat. Vanguard gathered that no life was lost, but electoral materials were scattered as workers, voters and party agents scampered to safety. However, security agents stormed the area and restored order. As at the time of filing this report, voting has restarted. A voter, who gave his Chinedu Eze said they were on queue when a loud sound enveloped the area and everyone fled. In his words; “We were on queue; some people were being accredited to cast their votes when we heard a loud sound. Everybody took to their their heels. It was a bomb and we didn’t know where it came from.” As at press time,...
Maiduguri Explosion: How Rockets Crushed 9 Boys On Football Field
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Maiduguri Explosion: How Rockets Crushed 9 Boys On Football Field

Many people have been killed and scores injured on Tuesday when Boko Haram fighters launched multiple attacks on Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. Nine boys were killed while playing football at Gwange, near the house of the late General Mamman Shuwa, when rockets landed in the area, witnesses said. “Four people have been confirmed dead in our area, known as Adam Kolo,” said a Maiduguri based journalists, Ali Chiroma. “The explosive fell a few metres from our house. All the people that sustained injuries have been rushed to the UMTH for treatment,” he said. Adults including men and women as well as children were among the fatalities, with sources saying some of the victims have lost their limbs. The areas worst affected are Kalere, behind the University of Maiduguri Te...
Driver Burnt to Death in Ogun Diesel Tanker Explosion
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Driver Burnt to Death in Ogun Diesel Tanker Explosion

The driver of a diesel laden tanker has been reportedly burnt to death following an explosion which occurred at Atoyo, outbound Ijebu Ode along Ijebu Ode Ogbere expressway in Ogun State on Friday February 12. Spokesperson of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement,  Babatunde Akinbiyi told Channels Television  that the accident occurred at 10:45 am and was caused by reckless driving by the driver of the tanker who was alone in the truck.   Akinbiyi said;   “The driver of the Diesel laden tanker was driving recklessly when it suddenly lost control and fell on its side with its content spilling on the road before it exploded. “The driver, according to eyewitness account was the only occupant in the vehicle when the unfortunate incident happened and was...
Explosion Rocks PDP Secretariat In Rivers
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Explosion Rocks PDP Secretariat In Rivers

There was pandemonium at the Rivers State secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Port Harcourt when a device suspected to be dynamite exploded. LEADERSHIP Friday gathered that hundreds of party faithful had gathered at the party secretariat for the conduct of primaries for councillorship aspirants ahead of the April 17, 2021 local government election in the state when the explosion occurred. The leadership of the PDP in the state had fixed yesterday for the exercise for wards and local government areas that could not reach consensus on the choice of councillorship candidates for the election. The incident caused commotion for residents of the area and motorists plying the ever-busy Port Harcourt-Aba Road as several vehicles were forced to make U-turn in the middl...
Oil Tanker Explodes in Lagos
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Oil Tanker Explodes in Lagos

A tanker explosion has occurred on both lanes around Toyota bus-stop inwards Mile 2, along Oshodi-Apapa expressway. The tanker was fully loaded with fuel at the time it exploded. Fire service arrived at the scene to put out the fire. Giving an update on Twitter moments later, the Federal Fire Service said, "Update:The tanker fire situation at Toyota Bus stop, along Oshodi Apapa Expressway, Lagos State has been brought under control."  
Church Explosion Targeted At Governor Wike – Vigilante Says, Fingers IPOB
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Church Explosion Targeted At Governor Wike – Vigilante Says, Fingers IPOB

Over 24-hours after an explosive device was detonated at the Christian Universal Church Incorporated located on No. 25 Azikiwe Road, Mile 3, Diobu in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Governor Nyesom Wike, has yet to make any statement on the incident. The church, also known as God’s Power House, is believed to be owned by the governor’s father, even as the police fingered members of the Indigenous People of Biafra for the attack. As of the time of filing this report on Monday, neither Wike, nor any government official had reacted to the attack on the church. Residents of Azikiwe and adjoining streets expressed fears that the state government might impose a curfew on the area as a result of the attack. Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Diobu Vigilante, Prince Amatari, has alleged t...
Eight confirmed dead in Baruwa, Lagos gas explosion
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Eight confirmed dead in Baruwa, Lagos gas explosion

Eight persons have been confirmed dead following a gas plant explosion that occurred in the Ipaja area of Lagos on Thursday. According to a statement by the Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the incident occurred around 6:00 am, destroying several properties. While further assessment of the area is still ongoing, a tweet by the emergency response agency, disclosed that an initial disaster assessment revealed that eight fatalities have been identified. 25 houses (mostly bungalows), 16 lock-up shops and a Primary School were also affected by the fire. An official of the Nigerian Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), who spoke to Channels Television at the scene said a generator triggered the fire. Rescue ...
Bomb Attack In Kabul Injures Afghanistan Vice President, Amrullah Saleh, Kills 10 Others
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Bomb Attack In Kabul Injures Afghanistan Vice President, Amrullah Saleh, Kills 10 Others

A roadside bomb in Kabul has injured first Afghanistan’s Vice President, Amrullah Saleh, on Wednesday. Saleh, 49, escaped with minor injuries. The explosion killed at least 10 people and wounded 15, including the VP’s bodyguards. Saleh, in a video, confirmed he sustained a minor burn on his face and an injury to his hand. Standing next to a flag with a bandaged left hand, he said: “I am fine but some of my guards have been wounded. My son, who was in the car with me, and I are both fine. I have some burns on my face and hand. The blast was strong.” The former intelligence chief, is the senior of President Ashraf Ghani’s two vice presidents. Saleh has survived several assassination attempts, including one on his office in 2019. At least, 20 people were killed in that in...
Hundreds Wounded As Explosion Rips Through Lebanon’s Capital, Beirut (Video)
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Hundreds Wounded As Explosion Rips Through Lebanon’s Capital, Beirut (Video)

Hundreds of people have been wounded in a huge blast that ripped through Lebanon's capital, Beirut, according to the country's health minister. The massive explosion on Tuesday at Beirut's port released a shockwave which caused widespread damage to buildings, shattering windows in different parts of the city. The cause of the blast was not immediately clear. Hamad Hassan, Lebanon's health minister, said hundreds were wounded in the explosion. Video of the incident taken by Al Jazeera shows a large column of smoke billowing from above an area of the port that houses large warehouses, before a large orange blast is seen and a massive dome-shaped blast wave shoots into the air. Glass storefronts and windowless across the city were instantly shattered in the blast while vid...
Boko Haram Attacks Military Barracks in Borno
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Boko Haram Attacks Military Barracks in Borno

Boko Haram insurgents on Monday July 13, attacked 333 Artillery Barracks in Maiduguri, Borno state. The barracks said to be a short distance from the Nigerian Air Force base in the ancient city, was attacked by 11:20pm. TheCable reported that the insurgents had attacked some parts of the town before heading to the barracks which they surrounded. Tajudeen Umar, a Maiduguri resident told the publication that loud explosion roused him from sleep. He said;   “We are under serious attack in this city. Sounds of gunshot and bombs from different direction. I can’t tell precisely where this is from but the sounds are clear."   Military sources who reportedly confirmed the attack, said soldiers responded immediately but the insurgents had already surrounded the barrac...
Nkiru Umeh Blasts FG on Aftermath of Abule Ado Explosion
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Nkiru Umeh Blasts FG on Aftermath of Abule Ado Explosion

Nollywood actress Nkiru Umeh took to social media to blast the Federal Government after some alleged government officials asked for a bribe instead of compensating them. Áccording to her, the Nigerian government have refused to compensate people who lost their lives and properties to the explosion. She wrote on social media; “After losing over N200m worth of properties and goods. No compensation from the government. Yet they are heartless enough to be traumatizing the already traumatized residents by showing up to demolish the remains of their buildings and refuse to leave the broken blocks and rods from their own buildings built with their hard work. ”Why not let the owners of these buildings at least sell these stuff and make some money. All the properties lost to the Abule...
Seven oil Workers Killed in an Explosion at the Benin River Basin
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Seven oil Workers Killed in an Explosion at the Benin River Basin

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has confirmed the death of seven oil workers killed in an explosion that occurred at Gbetiokun, OML 40, operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), on behalf of the NPDC/Elcrest Joint Venture. A statement from the corporation said the incident occurred on Wednesday, July 8 during the installation of a ladder on a platform (Benin River Valve Station) for access during discharging of Gbetiokun production. The statement said that a detailed investigation into the cause of the explosion has commenced. ''The bodies of casualties have been deposited in a morgue in Sapele, while families of the personnel involved are being contacted by their employers: Weld Affairs and Flow Impact, which are consultants to NPDC.'' ...
Reorganise yourselves or risk another lockdown – NCDC warns Nigerians
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Reorganise yourselves or risk another lockdown – NCDC warns Nigerians

The Director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, has said the government may issue another lockdown if Nigerians do not compose themselves. Speaking at the presidential task force briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja on Monday, Chikwe stated that if there is an explosion of COVID-19 cases in the country, the lockdown will be re-issued He said “It is not the guidelines per se, it is the thinking behind it. How do we want to manage the risk of explosion and transmission? Today, we might forgive a little bite because it is the first day,” he said. “We will have infection because of what happened today, no doubt about that. But how can we learn from the mistakes of today into tomorrow, next tomorrow so by Friday hopefully we have normalised some...
Explosion Rocks Benin, Houses Destroyed
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Explosion Rocks Benin, Houses Destroyed

THERE was pandemonium at Dumez Street, Off Benin Auchi Road, Eyean, Benin City yesterday after an early morning explosion suspected to be bomb in the area. About six houses were affected by the explosion, while its impacts were visible in about six houses in the area. As at the time journalists visited the place, operatives of the Nigeria Police were already on ground to ascertain the cause of the explosion. Commissioner of Police, Lawal Jimeta, who spoke to newsmen, said investigation had begun on the matter. People in the area alleged that the explosion came from a suspected bomb producer in the area.
Nigerian Lady Celebrates Her Birthday, Months After Surviving A Gas Explosion
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Nigerian Lady Celebrates Her Birthday, Months After Surviving A Gas Explosion

A Nigerian lady took to Instagram to celebrate her birthday, months after she survived a gas explosion. The Instagram user who shared some of her recovery photos, wrote; The Lord has shown His mercy that I can not fathom. My name has been written in the book of life. I, Olateju, have seen and felt His mercy, and so, my lips will sing of His greatness all the days of my life. I’ve neared death and didn’t die, the wave of the sea didn’t consume me, neither did the scorching fire burn me. My beauty has been renewed in the Lord. My salvation assured. Olúwá, a ki kitan, eledumare, I bless the beauty of Your name. I’m a year older! I wouldn’t be here if not for You, Heavenly Father. All glory and honour to your holy name, Jehovah. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME. #God’sfavourite See ph...
Akure Explosion: I didn’t know i was carrying explosives in my truck – Truck Driver
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Akure Explosion: I didn’t know i was carrying explosives in my truck – Truck Driver

The driver of the truck that carried explosives which detonated, causing an explosion on Saturday at Eleyewo community in Akure, Ondo state revealed that he did not know he was carrying explosives. The driver of the truck, Isiaka Yinusa, was transporting explosives from a neighbouring state when the explosion happened at Eleyewo community in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State. Yinusa who is still recuperating from the surgery he underwent to remove shrapnel from his stomach, said he never knew when and how he got to hospital. Speaking in an interview on the state television, Yinusa said his boss contacted him to move some items from a stranded truck at Osu axis along Ife-Ibadan expressway. The consignment were loaded and was to deliver them to a company in Auchi, ...
Photos from the burial of couple killed in Abule Ado explosion
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Photos from the burial of couple killed in Abule Ado explosion

35-year-old Emmanuel Uyamadu and his pregnant wife, Chisom Uyamadu, 27, were among the people who lost their lives in the explosion that rocked Abule - Ado community, in the Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State, on Sunday, March 15. The wife's 18-year- old cousin, Chinenye Manafa, also died in the incident. The deceaseds were at home relaxing after returning from church, when the blast occured. They reportedly tried to escape by running out of the compound but were consumed by the fire as Emmanuel struggled to open his gate.] Emmanuel and Chisom were laid to rest amidst tears in their hometown in Igbakwu, Ayamelum Local Government Area of Anambra State on March 27. See photos and video from the burial ceremony below.  
Akure Explosion: I Didn’t Know There’re Explosives In My Truck, Truck Driver
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Akure Explosion: I Didn’t Know There’re Explosives In My Truck, Truck Driver

Four days after the explosion which occurred in Ondo State, the driver of the truck that conveyed the explosives, Mr Isiaka Yinusa, said he did not know that his vehicle carried explosive devices. The explosion occurred on Akure-Owo Expressway, at Ilu Abo town in the Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State in the early hour of Saturday, injuring several people and destroying no fewer than 70 buildings in the community. Yinusa, together with some other people were injured in the accident and were rushed to the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Akure, the state capital, where he had since been receiving treatment. Speaking on his hospital bed, the victim said he was hired to take a consignment to Auchi, Edo State, after the vehicle that was bringing the consi...
Police Reveal The Cause Of Akure Explosion (Photo, Video)
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Police Reveal The Cause Of Akure Explosion (Photo, Video)

The Nigeria Police force has claimed responsibility for the bomb blast that occurred in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Saturday morning. In a video captured by Mycelebrityandi, the police said that the explosion happened when a vehicle loaded with a consignment of explosives and was escorted by the Explosive Ordnance Department of the police (a department that is incharge of handling explosives) developed fault and caught fire.
Atiku reacts to massive explosion in Ondo
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Atiku reacts to massive explosion in Ondo

Former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar has spoken on the massive explosions that rocked Ondo State on Saturday. Recall that over 100 buildings were in the early hours of Saturday destroyed following an explosion that rocked Ondo State. The explosion occurred around 1 a.m. According to residents of the area, a terrifying loud bang was heard when everyone was already asleep. Reacting, Atiku urged relevant government agencies to work with security agencies to ‘quickly get to the bottom of what happened. He tweeted, “I am as concerned as residents of Akure, Ondo State following the explosion of today. “It’s my hope that relevant government agencies working with security agencies will quickly get to the bottom of what happened to rea...
Explosion rocked Akure and destroyed properties
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Explosion rocked Akure and destroyed properties

Yesterday night in Akure there was a huge explosion which is believed to have been caused by meteorite. Sources confirmed from Twitter about how the whole Akure city shaked when the explosion happened Furthermore, properties destroyed during the explosion like fueling station, church building and the road leading to Owo divided into two. Check the photos below: Explosion rocked Akure overnight, destroyed houses including Possibility Church building, Ogbese, filling station and divided the road leading to Owo into 2 along the church axis. Source: Radio Nigeria, Positive FM pic.twitter.com/IDaHYJziAK — Olúyẹmí Fásípè ?? (@YemieFash) March 28, 2020
Death Toll from Abule Ado Explosion Rises to 21
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Death Toll from Abule Ado Explosion Rises to 21

The death toll from the explosion that rocked the Abule Ado area of Lagos state last Sunday March 15th, has risen to 21. Another body was recovered from the scene of the incident on Thursday evening March 19th. According to a statement from the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA, 468 people were displaced from their homes and 100 of them are now in the relief camp.Two are still missing.
PDP Slams President Buhari for not Visiting Victims of Abule Ado Explosion
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PDP Slams President Buhari for not Visiting Victims of Abule Ado Explosion

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as 'embarassing' President Buhari’s attitude to the Abule-Ado explosion in Lagos State. In a statement released by its spokesperson Kola Ologbondiyan on Tuesday morning, the PDP condemned President Buhari for not going to Lagos to sympathise with the victims of the incident. The party said it is ''strange that a leader could remain distant and not deem it fit to personally identify with the victims through a visit, but prefer to wait in the comfort of Aso Presidential Villa to be presented with photographs of the ugly incident.'' Read the statement below The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to end his embarrassing lethargic approach to governance and the welfare of Nigerians, and immediate...
Three Year Old Girl Rescued Unhurt From Debris in Abule Ado Explosion
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Three Year Old Girl Rescued Unhurt From Debris in Abule Ado Explosion

Officials of the Nigerian Red Cross have rescued a young girl unhurt from the rubble at the Abule-Ado explosion site in Lagos state. Chairman, Red Cross Lagos branch, Adebowale Kolawole, while explaining how Favour was rescued, said she was found amidst the rubbles during rescue operations on Sunday night. She added that Favour’s mother sustained a head injury from the incident and her brother too was injured. “She woke up this morning and asked for her daughter. Doctors told her she was safe and with the Red Cross. We are happy she is at rest psychologically with her daughter being safe so that the pains she is going through will not increase. As soon as possible we are taking her to go see her mother at the Naval Hospital. She is Favour and God has favoured her” Kolawole...
Pregnant Mum of Two Killed in Cooking Gas Explosion in Abuja
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Pregnant Mum of Two Killed in Cooking Gas Explosion in Abuja

A woman identified as Evelyn Chinwendu Ejike (nee Ogechukwu Osita) was killed when a cooking gas exploded in her house in Abuja last week. Details of the incident is still sketchy, however, it was alleged that the deceased who was  pregnant was cooking and using her phone when the gas exploded. The woman suffered 90 per cent burns on her body and died at the hospital where she was receiving treatment. Meanwhile, friends have taken to Facebook to mourn her death . One Ujunwa Joy, wrote: "I still can't believe you are no more. Rip ogechukwu osita" See more posts below...  
Lawyer Mourns Couple who Reportedly Died in Abule Ado Explosion
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Lawyer Mourns Couple who Reportedly Died in Abule Ado Explosion

A Nigerian lawyer, Victor Nkemjika, has taken to Twitter to mourn a couple who died in the explosion that rocked the Abule Ado axis of Lagos state on Sunday March 15th. According to friends of the couple, the deceased husband was an only son while the deceased lady was an only daughter of her parents. It was also revealed that the deceased lady was a first class accounting graduate. See their tweets below.
President Buhari Reacts to Abule Ado Explosion, Condoles With Families of the Victims
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President Buhari Reacts to Abule Ado Explosion, Condoles With Families of the Victims

President Buhari has commiserated with families who lost loved ones, and all those affected by explosion in Abule Ado, Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State, on Sunday March 15th. In a statement released by his Seior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President condoled with the Lagos State government and all residents affected by the unfortunate incident, which left many injured and destroyed property. "I have received with sadness the news of this unfortunate incident which caused loss of lives and property. A misfortune of whatever scale anywhere is a tragedy to the country, and while the NNPC makes efforts to determine the cause of the incident, I send my deepest and profound sympathises to the victims, their families, government and people...
Family of 4, 11 Others Die in Lagos Explosion
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Family of 4, 11 Others Die in Lagos Explosion

The bodies of a family of 4 and 11 other people have been recovered by The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, from the scene of Sunday’s explosion which occurred at Abule Ado, Trade Fair axis of Lagos State. Acting Coordinator of NEMA in Lagos, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye said a couple and their sons were killed in the explosion. “a couple and their two sons were caught by the explosion on their way to church around about 9 a.m. on Sunday”. Farinloye said over 50 buildings, including Bethlehem Girls College and a popular hotel, were damaged in the explosion. He said, “The resulting fire later spread to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation oil pipeline passing through the area even though the pipeline had been shut down as a precautionary measure. “T...
Over 50 Houses Destroyed in Lagos Explosion – NEMA
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Over 50 Houses Destroyed in Lagos Explosion – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has revealed that over 50 houses were destroyed in the explosion that rocked Abule Ado in Amuwo Odofin local government area of Lagos on Sunday. This was according to the acting coordinator of the Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye. Farinloye said that the cause of the explosion and casualty figure were currently unknown as at the time of filing this report, while rescue operations are still going on in the affected area. He said the resulting fire, from the explosion, later spread to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) oil pipeline passing through the area, although the pipeline has been shut down as a precautionary measure. According to him, a combined team of the Lagos State Fire Servic...
Students being Evacuated From their Hostel after Pipeline Explosion at Abule Ado
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Students being Evacuated From their Hostel after Pipeline Explosion at Abule Ado

The pipeline explosion which rocked Abule Ado community of Lagos State in the early hours of today, also affected a boarding school. In a videos shared online, some students of the school identified as 'Bethlehem Girls College' were spotted being evacuated from the scene of the explosion. The casualty figure of the incident which destroyed many properties is still unknown at the time of filing this report. Here are videos and photos below;     https://twitter.com/Zaddy_nomso/status/1239146824197431297
Pipeline Explosion Rocks Abule Ado in Lagos
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Pipeline Explosion Rocks Abule Ado in Lagos

A pipeline reportedly owned by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, in Abule-Soba community of Lagos state, exploded this morning. The explosion was so loud that residents of Surulere, Amuwo Odofin, Oshodi, Ikeja, Alimosho and environs felt the impact. The explosion left some of the windows shattered and ceilings pulled off.     It is believed that activities of pipeline vandals led to the explosion. The casualty figure is yet unknown.   https://twitter.com/_chukkysmiles/status/1239106935066107904
Two Women Burnt In Horrific Anambra Kerosene Explosion
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Two Women Burnt In Horrific Anambra Kerosene Explosion

According to a report by The Nation, two women were feared burnt in a kerosene explosion at their various houses in Igboukwu, Aguata local government area of Anambra State. The incident reportedly occurred when the victims poured the kerosene bought from the market but suspected to be adulterated inside their lanterns. The Nation gathered that the explosion affected parts of their houses. The police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect has been arrested. He said, “There was a report at Igboukwu Division that between 12th and 13th February 2020, one Roseline Onwuka ‘f’ of Ozala village Isuofia and Ebere Ibejiekwe ‘f’ of Isiaku village Isuofia bought kerosene suspected to be adulterated from one Chidiebere Umeobi, a kerosene seller at Nk...
Two Letter Bombs Explode in Dutch Postal Offices
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Two Letter Bombs Explode in Dutch Postal Offices

Two explosions have hit postal offices in the Netherlands after suspected letter bombs which were delivered exploded. The blasts reportedly went off in two separate mail depots, one in Amsterdam city centre and another in the city of Kerkrade, 120 miles to the south. The first explosion occurred around 8am on Wednesday (Feb.12) in a business park in west Amsterdam, while the second in Kerkrade took place shortly after. The sender of the packages was listed as the head offices of a debt collection company called CIB, located in Rotterdam. No injuries have been reported at the mail depots, but police are currently at the scenes of the explosions. Kees van Dijkhuizen, ABN Amro CEO, said an employee went to open the letter when a device inside exploded but wasn't hurt by the bl...
Bomb Explosion Rocks Residence of APC Chieftain in Edo
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Bomb Explosion Rocks Residence of APC Chieftain in Edo

An explosive device went off at the home of the factional secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Lawrence Okah who is loyal to the national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole. The explosive went off at about 12.30am today Tuesday February 11th. The explosion shattered a part of the building in Benin leaving a hole in the ground. Anti-bomb police officers were at Okah’s residence around 8 am. There were no casualties from the explosion. The state police command is yet to release a statement on this development.
Explosion Reported at a Busy London Market
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Explosion Reported at a Busy London Market

An 'explosion' was reported at a busy London market with firefighters rushing to the scene after they were alerted. Pictures posted on social media show thick black smoke rising from a building in Peckham and around 200 people being evacuated on Monday afternoon (Feb. 10). According to reports, four fire engines including fire crews from stations in Peckham, New Cross, Brixton, and Lambeth worked on the blaze together. The fire brigade confirmed the incident in a statement, saying they were attending to a fire at a multi-story car park, and it was under control as at 5.15pm. No injuries have been reported in relation to the fire. A spokesperson for Peckham Levels told Metro.co.uk the fire was external to the building and has since been put out. They continued: ‘T...
Soldier goes on shooting rampage livestreamed on Facebook, Kills at least 17 People and Injures 21Others
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Soldier goes on shooting rampage livestreamed on Facebook, Kills at least 17 People and Injures 21Others

A Thai soldier has killed at least 17 people leaving 21 others injured during a shooting rampage in the northeastern city of Nakhon Ratchasima. Police identified the suspect as Sergeant Major Jakrapanth Thomma, who is still at large. The Sergeant reportedly began his murderous rampage on Saturday afternoon at his barracks, where he executed his commanding officer along with two other soldiers, before stealing an army vehicle and posted photos and video of himself in full gear as he carried out the attack. Earlier in the day, he wrote on his Facebook page: "Death is inevitable for everyone." After stealing the army vehicle, he drove along the motorway toward the Terminal 21 shopping mall in Korat, a city 155 miles northeast of Bangkok, and opened fire on civilians along the ...
Explosion Rocks old Ekiti Government Secretariat
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Explosion Rocks old Ekiti Government Secretariat

There was pandemonium today in Ado Ekiti after a deafening explosion in the old secretariat of Ekiti State Government. Though no casualty was recorded, the explosion which occurred around 7.05am at the Explosion Ordinance Disposal Unit situated of the old governor’s office located at Oke Ori-Omi area of Ado Ekiti metropolis (which is now where the Ministry of local government and chieftaincy affairs is located), reduced the EOD building into rubble and shattered windows and ceilings of the government offices compound. The adjoining offices that housed the office of the Nigerian Union of journalists, Correspondents’ chapel, Ekiti chapter was also badly affected. Ekiti State police Commissioner, Mr Asuquo Amba and officers of the anti bomb squad were spotted at the scene of the ...
Seven Injured after Cooking Gas Explosion in Anambra
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Seven Injured after Cooking Gas Explosion in Anambra

A tragic incident occurred today February 2, as seven people sustained varying degrees of injuries after a cooking gas explosion in a storey building located at No 23 Emmanuel Church road, Inland town Onitsha, Anambra State. The building was razed down by fire after a gas cooker recently procured exploded while being used for the first time at about 10:30am. Anambra State Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed who confirmed the incident gave the names of victims of the incident as Nonso Okafor ‘m’, Nkechi Chinyere Okafor ‘f,’ Chisoba Okafor ‘m’, Ebuka Okafor ‘m’, Nwabuchi Chukwutor ‘m’, Chialuka Nwabuchi ‘m’ and Ifeoma Nwabuchi ‘f’. The statement read in parts; “The Fire allegedly emanated from a gas cooker recently procured which exploded in the course of using it for the first ...
Cause of Fire Outbreak at Balogun Market Revealed + More Photos from the Incident
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Cause of Fire Outbreak at Balogun Market Revealed + More Photos from the Incident

The cause of the fire outbreak at the popular Balogun market in Lagos state has been revealed. Jubril Gawat, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Lagos State Governor on New Media, said the fire started after someone, possibly a trader, attempted to refuel his generator while it was on. An explosion ensued and the fire immediately started spreading. Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, spokesman, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, said  a total of seven buildings were affected while two of the affected buildings has collapsed. “This fire has escalated to adjoining buildings totaling seven (7) in number and now is being contained by the Emergency responders-Lagos State Fire Service and the Federal Fire Service and NPA Fire Service. Seven buildings are affected and one has c...
Abule-Egba Explosion: Lagos Govt To Meet With NNPC On Compensation For Victims
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Abule-Egba Explosion: Lagos Govt To Meet With NNPC On Compensation For Victims

Lagos State Government will be meeting with the management of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to discuss on issues of compensation for victims of the January 19 pipeline fire in Abule Egba, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said on Saturday. Sanwo-Olu said the Government would also be discussing with the corporation on measures to be taken in finding a lasting solution to incidents of pipeline vandalism in the State. The Governor disclosed this while sympathising with over 300 displaced victims of the inferno resettled in Igando Emergency Relief Camp in Alimosho by the State Government. It would be recalled that Sanwo-Olu was on a week-long working visit to the United Kingdom (UK) when the incident occurred. However, his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, led cabinet members an...
At Least 2 People Killed In Massive Industrial Explosion In Houston
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At Least 2 People Killed In Massive Industrial Explosion In Houston

A massive industrial explosion in northwest Houston early Friday killed two people, left a business in ruins, knocked homes off their foundations and sent debris flying for about half a mile. The pre-dawn blast at a building belonging to Watson Grinding and Manufacturing, which provides industrial services such as thermal spray coatings, could be felt more than 30 miles away, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said at a news conference. Acevedo said it's not clear whether the victims were employees. He said police have opened a criminal investigation into the incident, though they currently have no reason to think that the explosion was intentional. Friday's incident is just the latest in a string of industrial explosions in Texas' Gulf Coast region, which houses numerous chemical facil...
Abule Egba Pipeline Explosion: Sanwo-Olu Condolence Message To Families, Victims
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Abule Egba Pipeline Explosion: Sanwo-Olu Condolence Message To Families, Victims

Following Sunday night's inferno resulting from the Pipeline explosion the sadly rocked the people of Ile Ekpo-Abule Egba area of Lagos which led to the death of five(5) persons, outright destruction of properties worth billions, Lagos state governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who is in London for the UK-African Investment summit has Monday, sent his condolence message to all the families of the deceased and victims of the fire incident in Lagos. Babajide Sanwo-Olu said; "My thoughts and prayers are with the families & businesses affected in the unfortunate incident at Abule Egba." "We are thankful for the brave members of LASEMA and our fire service that swung into action working all night to reduce the impact. Pipeline Vandals will be shown no mercy." "We must work together t...
Channel TV Reporter Pushes Colleague Obstructing Him During Live TV Coverage
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Channel TV Reporter Pushes Colleague Obstructing Him During Live TV Coverage

A Channels TV reporter was spotted in a viral video, pushing his colleague who obstructed him during a live TV coverage. The TV reporter was covering the pipeline explosion which killed five people in Abule Egba community of Lagos and also destroyed many houses, when he was obstructed by a journalist carrying a camera tripod, who he shoved out of the way! Here is the video below;
Breaking:Death Toll from Abule Egba Pipeline Explosion Rises to Five
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Breaking:Death Toll from Abule Egba Pipeline Explosion Rises to Five

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA, says the death toll in the pipeline explosion that took place in Abule Egba, Lagos state last night Sunday January 19th, has risen to five, 3 Adult Males , 1 Adult Female 1 female child aged 5yrs. Continue to read the update as posted by the agency on its Twitter handle below..
Three Burnt to Death, Houses and Cars Destroyed in Abule Egba Pipeline Explosion
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Three Burnt to Death, Houses and Cars Destroyed in Abule Egba Pipeline Explosion

No fewer than three persons including a boy were burnt to death in the pipeline explosion that erupted in the Abule Egba area of Lagos state. It was gathered that the explosion was due to the activities of vandals who allegedly ruptured the pipeline in a bid to steal fuel. Three persons were lost to the fire outbreak. Two of them, male drivers, were said to have just returned from a trip and were sleeping inside their trailers when the The deceased boy among them was reportedly inside one of the nearby shops sleeping with his parents when the fire had started. He reportedly ran for safety when he noticed what was happening but unfortunately, he didn't make it out alive. All the three dead bodies were evacuated into a Lagos State Emergency Health Service pick-up van to be deposited...
Pipeline Fire Explosion Rock Katangora Axis In Abule Egba, Lagos
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Pipeline Fire Explosion Rock Katangora Axis In Abule Egba, Lagos

There is an inferno at one of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, pipelines at Ekoro, Abule -Egba area of Lagos State. Several properties were said to have been consumed. Preliminary investigation revealed that the inferno was as a result of pipeline vandals who burst one of the oil pipelines in the area to siphon the product. Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Fire Service, Mr. Amodu, who confirmed the incident, said there was no casualty at press time. There is a raging fire at one of the NNPC, pipelines at Ekoro, Abule -Egba area of Lagos State.#abuleegba pic.twitter.com/MZicR38YRY — EkoMiamiblog (@ekomiamiblog) January 19, 2020
Many Feared Dead as Gas Explosion Rocks Kaduna
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Many Feared Dead as Gas Explosion Rocks Kaduna

No fewer than 3 persons have been confirmed dead in a gas explosion that occured at the Sabon Tasha area in Kaduna state today Saturday January 4th. The gas station located by the main road opposite Total Filling station, at the ever busy Sabon Tasha exploded at about 1pm. The explosion shattered the bodies of those who lost their lives in the incident. Security operatives were seen packing body parts which littered the road. An eyewitness, Philip Kambai, who escaped the blast, said “I just finished cutting my hair and was walking out then I heard boom! I fell down but I managed to get up. Then I saw fire. Immediately, I went behind and climbed a fence and in the process, I sustained injuries. One person also climbed the fence, but I doubt if the barber and two others came out''. ...

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