• 6 children, 1 woman die in fire incident in Uyo

    6 children, 1 woman die in fire incident in Uyo

    Six children and a woman lost their lives in a fire incident in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. The incident occurred at 33, Ntia Street, off Ekpri Nsukara.

    An eyewitness, Ekemini Obot, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the fire started about 2am. According to Obot, his wife noticed the fire and raised an alarm, which attracted neighbours to the scene.

    He, however, said the victims died before they could be rescued. He said: “I am Ekemini James Obot, the grandson to the landlady whose […]

  • 12 defaulting petrol stations sealed off by DPR in Uyo

    12 defaulting petrol stations sealed off by DPR in Uyo

    According to reports, a total of 12 petrol stations have been sealed off in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital, by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) for selling petrol above the federal government approved price of N86.50 per litre.

    The department said that the action was taken to save the public from unnecessary hardship caused by greed on the part of some petrol dealers in the state.

    The petrol stations sealed by the DPR are located on Orom Road, Aka road, Olusegun […]