Yesterday, Sunday, March 9, 2014. MRS filing station on Airport road, Abuja was razed by fire on Sunday as a petrol tanker laden with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) exploded while discharging the product.
Via News Agency of Nigeria (NAN):
The tanker was discharging the product at about 6.41 p.m when it suddenly burst into flames.
The fire personnel did not arrive the scene of the incident immediately even though the the station was on the main road. They came at about 7:20pm with about five trucks from the Federal Fire Service, National Judicial Institute and FCT Fire Service.
The cause of the fire is yet unknown, though some of the station's attendants said it could be as a result of spark from metal within the area when the tanker was discharging.
There was no casualty as the fire only affected the canopy while the main building and underground tank was spared.
Officials of the filling station and the fire fighters, however, declined to speak to journalist on the incident.
Three ritualists have been arrested in Bauchi State for reportedly raping and plucking out the eyes of a middle aged woman, Zainab Mohammed.
Police in Bauchi State says it has arrested the three suspected ritualists that were responsible for plucking out the eyes of a middle aged woman, Zainab Mohammed, after raping her in Lukshi village, Dass Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
The state Police Public Relation Officer, PPRO, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Haruna Mohammed, gave the names of the suspects as Sabo Rabo of Durr Kat Village, Bitrus Yakubu of Dado Village and Mohammed Bamigboye of Durr Katanga Village.
He said: "The three suspects that were responsible for raping and removing the eyes of a young lady, while she was returning from a ceremony, were arrested following some useful information given to the police by some residents in the area."
The PPRO said the suspects have confessed to the crime and will be charged to court. He urged residents in the state to be conscious of their environment and report any suspicious character to police.
This is a tragic situation, a virgin sick undergraduate raped to night in the middle of the night in Benin City. Until her death she was a 300 Level student of Bension Idahosa University, popularly known as BIU. The deceased has been identified as Deborah.
At the just concluded Silverbird ‘Man of the Year Award’, journalists caught up ‘Galala Master’, Daddy Showkey. During the brief chat, the legendary music maker stated that he will not like to work with young Nigerian artistes, because of their arrogant attitude.
“Wizkid and the rest of them are very arrogant, I am not sure there will be any music relationship with them, I don’t care.” He said
Pastor T.B Joshua Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) today was thrown into a state of awe as a young man, Mustapha came out to say that he is a member of popular Nigerian terrorist organisation, Boko Haram.
According to Mustapha, he and four others were sent to bomb T.B Joshua's church but their mission failed after watching the pastor pray via television live broadcast.
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members lost contact as soon as it passed over South China Sea on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, raising speculations that the plane might have plunged into the pacific ocean.
After agreeing to be Kanye best man for his upcoming highly anticipated wedding. They've been some development, Jay Z wants his wife, Beyonce, Child Blue Ivy not to appear on any of the wedding video (Ya Right, Like that's is gonna happen).
The effect of the Nigeria's Centenary Award which was held on the 28th of February, 2014 is still on as it has triggered a lot of arguments on whether it is worth celebrating or not. The awards presented to past military administrators also sparked a whole round of controversies especially that of the late General Sani Abacha. Some prominent Nigerians went ahead to reject the award amongst whom are Prof. Wole Soyinka, Late Gani Fawehinmi family and Late Abiola family. Prof Soyinka gave his reasons that he could not stand being given the same award as Abacha.