• Toke Makinwa Reveals How Gas Cylinder Explosion Killed Her Parents

    Toke Makinwa Reveals How Gas Cylinder Explosion Killed Her Parents

    Celebrity socialite and TV girl, Toke Makinwa has revealed that a gas cylinder leak led to the fire incident that killed her parents when she was just a kid.

    In the second chapter of her tell-all memoir, ‘On Becoming’, Rhythm FM Lagos on-air personality, Toke Makinwa revealed that a gas cylinder leak led to the fire incident that killed her parents when she was just 8-years-old.

    According to reports, while describing the events of the day of the gas explosion, she wrote: […]

  • Niger Delta: Massive explosion leaves Ughelli residents in shock

    Niger Delta: Massive explosion leaves Ughelli residents in shock

    A devastating explosion that rocked a pipeline belonging to the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) yesterday left residents of Ughelli, in Delta State, in shock.

    Though initial investigation indicate that the explosion was as a result of a fault, some community sources said it was as a result of an attack by suspected militants.

    “Yes, there was a huge explosion on a pipeline known as Abura line operated by NPDC at about 7.45 pm, but we are not sure whether it was […]

  • 2 soldiers feared dead, 8 others injured as fresh bomb explosion rocks Borno

    2 soldiers feared dead, 8 others injured as fresh bomb explosion rocks Borno

    Following a bomb explosion along Banki, Usmanari, Kumshe road in Borno State, two soldiers of the 152TF Battalion of the Nigerian Army have been feared dead.

    The explosion which occurred at about 8:10 a.m. this morning also left no fewer than eight soldiers injured.

    According to the report, the explosion destroyed one canter truck, while the injured persons are currently receiving first aid treatment before they are evacuated by air to a hospital.

    However, the Army has not released any official statement regarding […]

  • Six killed in petrol tankers explosion

    Six killed in petrol tankers explosion

    Six people were killed when fuel laden tankers caused multiple accidents in Mokwa, the headquarters of Mokwa Local Government area of Niger State.

    According to the Director General, Niger State Emergency Management Agency, Malam Ahmed Inga, on Saturday, two petrol tankers were invoved in the accident which occurred on Friday due to a break failure.

    “It was said to have hit the one in front, which veered off the road and rammed into the wall of a guest house in the town,” […]

  • car explosion kills nine in Maiduguri

    car explosion kills nine in Maiduguri

    Police in Borno said nine persons were killed on Tuesday in Maiduguri in a vehicle explosion.

    Spokesman of the command, Mr. Victor Isuku, said in a statement that the dead were all in the vehicle when it exploded.

    Isuku said the incident occurred at about 10.30a.m. near a military checkpoint along Gubio road in the metropolis.

    “There was an explosion today along Gubio road, just before the military check point. The incident occurred at abolut 10.30a.m.

    “According to preliminary report, a pick-up van with […]

  • Two dead, three injured in Akwa Ibom kerosene explosion

    Two dead, three injured in Akwa Ibom kerosene explosion

    Kerosene explosion in Ikono Ibom Clan, Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom has left two children of one Mr. Nsikak Michael dead, with three others injured.

    The incident was said to have occurred when Mr. Michael, who operates a small poultry farm near his residence in Ikot Enyingne Ikono, was trying to light up a lantern to keep the birds warm in their cage.

    The Nation quoted the victim as saying: “I bought kerosene from a filling station along Idoro road […]

  • One dead, 11 injured in Ogun tanker explosion

    One dead, 11 injured in Ogun tanker explosion

    The Federal Road Safety Commission in Ogun State says one person died on Saturday in a road accident at Sagamu involving a fuel tanker, an articulated vehicle and a bus.

    Ogun State FRSC Sector Commander, Adegoke Adetunji, said no fewer than 11 people also sustained injuries in the accident that an eyewitness said occurred about midnight.

    He said the tanker, loaded with petrol had a mechanical problem and stopped on the road, while the bus and truck rammed into it resulting in […]

  • Police confirms NNPC gas pipeline explosion in Akwa Ibom

    Police confirms NNPC gas pipeline explosion in Akwa Ibom

    The Akwa Ibom Police Command on Monday confirmed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Gas pipeline explosion in Obotim Nsit in Nsit Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom.

    The State Commissioner of Police, Murtala Mani, who confirmed the incident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Uyo, attributed the explosion to a technical fault.

    He denied any militant attack on the gas pipeline.

    “This is no militancy attack. Our men are on ground and the fire service had […]

  • Tanker explosion kills two in Ondo

    Tanker explosion kills two in Ondo

    Two people died yesterday at Ofosu community on the Ore-Benin Expressway in Ondo State, following an explosion of a tanker, which was carrying 33,000 litres of diesel.The two victims- the driver and bus boy- who were in the vehicle were burnt beyond recognition.

    The third occupant also sustained severe injuries and he is receiving treatment at General Hospital in Ore. Eyewitnesses, who said the incident occurred around 2pm, accused the driver of driving recklessly. The tanker was said to have run […]

  • Beautiful Final Year Student of UNIZIK Dies in Gas Explosion … See Photos

    Beautiful Final Year Student of UNIZIK Dies in Gas Explosion … See Photos

    An elegant Nigerian student with a promising future has lost her life brutally in a gas explosion accident. Female final year student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Miss Veronica Ezeh Chioma, died of gas explosion last week in the school hostel.

    Good friends of the deceased who was studying Biochemistry have described her as a very friendly and intelligent person that loved to carry friends along on general issues affecting their

  • 12 people injured as explosion rocks market near Onitsha

    12 people injured as explosion rocks market near Onitsha

    An explosion at Kara Market, along Atani Road, Ogbaru near Onitsha injured 12 persons and threw people into a panic. An eyewitness said a young man carrying two devices exploded throwing many people off guard.

     

    According to reports, the area yesterday morning, business activities were ongoing while the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) and two other police patrol vehicles were stationed opposite the area monitoring developments. Leader of the Hausa community in the area, Alhaji Sabo Mohammed told the Newsmen that they made frantic efforts […]