Breaking: Fire razes popular supermarket, Ebeano, in Abuja

July 18, 2021 Editor 0

A popular supermarket in Abuja known as Ebeano located within Lokogoma-Apo area has been gutted by fire. The cause of the thick fire incident is unknown as at the time of filling this story. However, men of the FCT fire service are already battling to curtail it. Details coming…

Fire disasters: Gombe ‘ll invest more resources to safe lives, property – Gov Yahaya

July 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Gombe state governor, Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya, has pledged his administration’s commitment to safeguard lives and property of citizens by investing more resources to combat fire outbreaks in the state. Governor Yahaya said he was ready to double efforts to assist the federal fire Service and state fire service to ensure safety of lives and property. Speaking Tuesday during the commissioning Read More

Kano and the political chrestomathy of GYB

July 4, 2021 Kingsley Fanwo 0

I knew Governor Yahaya Bello was going to Kano. I also knew his minders would be having a herculean task managing the crowd that would want to catch a glimpse of their hero. My fears were good fears. They have not seen him for a long time. They saw him last when the political space was full of smoke. Now Read More

5 burnt to death in Ogun tanker fire

June 17, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Five persons have been burnt to death while two others sustained varying degrees of injuries in an explosion at Ajilete axis of the Owode-Idiroko Road in Ogun state. Our correspondent gathered that the incident happened on Wednesday, when the fuel-laden tanker was descending the sloppy road in the area but suddenly had its tank fell off and went up in Read More

Lalong to hoodlums: Stop attacking firefighters

June 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong has urged citizens to stop the habit of attacking firefighters instead of assisting while they try to safe lives and property. Speaking during the commissioning of one state-of-the-heart firefighting truck, Wednesday in Jos, the governor, said Nigerians need to imbibe the attitude of being patient with firefighters to carry out their job. “Atleast allow them Read More

Fire disasters: Join us as volunteers, FFS boss urges Nigerians

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Controller General of the Federal Fire Service (FFS) Liman Ibrahim has appealed to Nigerians to join hands with his agency as volunteer-firefighters to curb fire disasters in the country. The FFS boss believe that if citizens on ground at fire scenes attend to fire before the arrival firefighters, the excesses of fire  menace will be curtailed. Speaking Tuesday during the Read More

Fire disaster: FG commissions 20 life-support ambulances, 7 firefighting trucks

June 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has commissioned another twenty new Basic Life Support Ambulance buses and seven state-of-the-art firefighting trucks as part of efforts to reduce incidences of fire disasters in the country. The newly acquired equipment were part of the N10.4 billion infrastructure upgrade approved by the Federal Executive Council on March 3, comprising of 44 firefighting engines, 15 water tankers, Read More

We ‘ve mandate to save lives, FFS sympathises with Ijero Ekiti students

May 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Federal Fire Service (FFS) has described as unfortunate the recent decontamination exercise at the School of Health Science and Technology, Ijero Ekiti where such affected the health of the students leading to hospitalization. The Service in a statement Friday in Abuja by its Public Relations Officer SF Ugo Huan, sympathised with the two students of the institution who were Read More

Insecurity: In justification for establishing NUPEC

May 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In this piece, BODE OLAGOKE, takes a look at the recent presentation to the Senate Committee on Interior on the need for the establishment of the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC) by Dr. Chinedu S. Nneji. The challenges facing Nigeria as a nation call for all hands to be on deck, most especially the challenge of insecurity, peaceful co-existence Read More

Breaking: Fire guts another INEC office

May 14, 2021 Editor 0

A top official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed fire outbreak has occurred at its office in Obollo-Afor, Udenu local government area of Enugu state. The Police Public Relations Officer in Enugu, Daniel Ndukwe, who confirmed the incident, said the cause of the fire is still not ascertained. In recent times, fire had engulfed INEC offices in Read More

Breaking: Immigration begins recruitment, releases full list of shortlisted applicants

May 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The civil defense, correctional, fire, and immigration services board has approved the commencement of the 2019/2020 recruitment exercise into the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS). Via its Twitter handle on Monday, May 10, the NIS announced that only 6,105 of the 45,323 candidates that sat for the Computer Based Test (CBT) were shortlisted by the board to take part in the Read More

Soldiers sweep Bauchi streets, evacuate refuse

May 3, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As parts of activities marking their 2021 Combats Arms Training (CAT) week, soldiers under the Nigerian Army Armoured Corps Bauchi on Monday embarked on sanitation of streets and evacuation of refuse in the Bauchi state capital. The soldiers in their numbers led by the commander of the armoured corps Major General Muhammed Magaji swept the maiduguri bye pass, yan doka, Read More

Group demands Fashola’s resignation over deplorable Abuja-Keffi road

April 25, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

A group of concerned road users, under the umbrella of The Road Users Development Network of Nigeria, have berated the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola for deplorable conditions of the Abuja-Keffi Expressway. The group said the Minister abandoning such an important federal road is not only a betrayal of public confidence,  but an offence to humanity, saying the Minister Read More

Gunmen kill NSCDC officer, steals riffle in Edo

April 22, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

Gunmen suspected to be robbers have shot dead an  officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) guarding the University of Benin Bursar’s private residence at Ogheghe Community, Ikpoba-Okha local government area of Edo state. The incident reportedly occurred at about 2.45am on Thursday at the presidential area of the community.  A community source who craved for annonimity Read More

Unkwoun gunmen kill another 3 policemen in Ebonyi

April 15, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Three policemen were Thursday killed by unknown gunmen in Ebonyi state. The three policemen attached to Safer Highway patrol team were short dead while on duty by unknown gunmen at Nwaezenyi Junction, Izzi local government area, Abakaliki. The gunmen were said to be in a convoy disgusing to be mourners, but on getting to the police check point at Nwaezenyi Read More