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PORT HARCOURT — No less than 50 passengers were rescued as fire gutted the tyres of a Dana Aircraft in Port Harcourt Airport. The incident which was confirmed by the spokesperson of Dana Airlines Limited, Kingsley Ezenwa, recorded no death or injuries. Titled ‘Press statement on Port Harcourt incident of 2/5/22’, the statement explained the aircraft had been grounded pending the conclusion of their investigations. It partly reads: “Our aircraft with registration number 5N JOY...

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KANO — Two men have been reported dead while making efforts to recover a cell phone that fell inside a pit toilet. This was disclosed in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of Kano State Fire Service, Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi. The victims, Haruna Abdullahi (30) and Adamu Danjummai (45) died after being trapped in a pit toilet at Aku Village in Gaya Local Government Area of Kano State on Sunday. Abdullahi said, “We received...

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LAGOS — Fire has destroyed the tomb shelter of the late founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet Temitope Joshua, at Agodo, Egbe, Lagos State. The fire was said to have started around 6.30pm on Wednesday, April 27. Confirming the development to Punch on Wednesday, Ibrahim Farinloye, the Acting Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said the fire incident happened at a building where T.B Joshua usually went for relaxation while alive, adding that...

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The Federal Government, on Thursday, condoled with the government and people of Imo over the bunkering site inferno, which led to the death of no fewer than 110 people. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the federal government’s condolences was conveyed by Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, in Owerri during an assessment visit to the scene of the explosion. Umar-Farouq, represented by Director, Relief and Rehabilitation of National...

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ABUJA — President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Jaji Abdulganiyu as the Controller General of the Federal Fire Service (FFS). The appointment was announced in a statement posted on the verified Twitter handle of the Ministry of Interior on Tuesday. According to the statement signed by Aisha Rufai, secretary of the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB), Abdulganiyu began his new role on April 22. “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of...

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OWERRI — The death toll in the illegal refinery explosion in Imo State has risen to 110, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said. Mr. Ifeanyi Nnaji, who is the agency’s Head of Operations in the state, confirmed the toll to journalists on Monday. It was earlier reported that an unconfirmed number of people were killed in the explosion that occurred at an illegal refinery site on Friday night. The unauthorized refining plant is...

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LAGOS — An unidentified driver has crushed an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Jamiu Issa, to death in the Lekki-Ajah area of Lagos. The incident was confirmed in a statement by the spokesperson of the agency, Olumide Filade on Wednesday. Filade said the driver was driving against traffic when he rammed into Issa, who wanted to apprehend him for the traffic offense. He added that Isa was rushed to the hospital where...

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KADUNA — A Nigeria Air Force Trainer Aircraft has reportedly crashed in Kaduna State, having two pilots on board who were feared dead. According to a security source, the trainer Aircraft crashed at the Air Force training base in Kaduna during a training session on Tuesday. The aircraft reportedly belonged to the 401 flying training school. The 401 flying training school of the Nigerian Airforce has continued to fulfill its statutory role of providing effective...

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By Emmanuel Chigbata (Staff Reporter)  Anambra State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Mr. Adeoye Irelewuyi says over one thousand officers and men of the Command would be deployed across major roads in the State during the Easter celebration. Mr. Irelewuyi disclosed this while chatting with newsmen in his office in Awka. According to him, “a total of four hundred and twenty Regular Marshals will be deployed alongside six hundred and four Special...

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SOKOTO — Twenty nine (29) passengers including a bride-to-be and five children of a traditional ruler perished in a boat mishap. The incident occurred around 8: am on Wednesday, April 13 at Gidan Magana village, Ginga settlement in Shagari Local Government Area of Sokoto state. The victims, mostly children between nine and 17 years old, were crossing the river to a nearby bush to fetch firewood which they sold in their community. Six of the...

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