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Scene of explosion at Abule Ado, Lagos [Photos/Video]


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said Sunday’s explosion which occurred at Abule Ado, Trade Fair axis of Lagos State was not caused by a disruption of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) oil pipeline.

Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, Acting Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office, NEMA, made the clarification in Lagos.

Farinloye said that contrary to information earlier put out on the social media, the explosion which occurred at about 9a.m. was unconnected to pipeline vandalism.

“From the information given by officials of the Lagos State Fire Service who are currently on ground, the implosion is not connected to pipeline but might have occurred in a factory located in the Abule Ado area.

“Emergency responders are on ground while others are still on their way to the scene. The situation is under control and we hope to get more information soon to ascertain its cause,” he said.

Farinloye said the NNPC had shut down the pipeline passing through the area as a precautionary measure after the oil company was notified of the incident.

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He also confirmed that several buildings were affected by the explosion which was heard several kilometres away in many parts of the state including Amuwo Odofin, Ijegun and Agege.



Anambra: Church disowns woman caught in shrine



Anambra: Church disowns woman caught in shrine

A Sabbath church in Anambra has detached themselves from a woman who was reportedly caught chanting incantations dressed in a white garment in a shrine.

The United Voice of Sabbath Churches of Nigeria (UVSCN) in Anambra State, detached themselves from the woman in Agulu, Anaocha council of the state after she was caught by residents of the area making incantations dressed in a white garment inside a shrine prohibited to women in a manner akin to Sabbath worshippers’ style.

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The residents had, on sighting her at the shrine, raised the alarm, and youths in the area invaded her residence and reportedly destroyed the fetish items discovered there.

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But the church said the woman had no Sabbath identity.

Spokesman of the body, Rev Arinze Chukwuka, at a briefing, said, “The general public should stop linking the woman with Sabbath worship because she has no identity as a Sabbath observer nor operate a Sabbath Church.

“I led a team of clergy assigned to investigate the incident following a barrage of publications in social media and local radio stations but after interrogating her, she confessed she is a traditionalist, not a Sabbatharian priest.

“The members of the public are warned that Sabbath Churches are Sabbath observers who believe in the Ten Commandments of God and everybody who reads the Bible knows that the first of the Commandments is that people should not worship other gods in any form like wooden images.

“The woman couldn’t have been a Sabbath observer because she believes and worships wooden images as seen in her house.”

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One dies, several injure in accidents on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway



One person was confirmed dead and several others injured in two separate accidents on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Sunday.

Mr Clement Oladele, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, confirmed the incidents in a statement on Monday in Abeokuta.

Oladele said that the first crash occurred at about 7 am around Isaara, near Ogere on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, involving a Toyota bus marked AG 346 XV.

According to the FRSC boss, the accident involved two male adults and one female adult.

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He said that the driver drove under the influence of alcohol in excessive speed, which led to loss of control.

Oladele said that two injured victims were rescued and taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere for medical attention.

He said that the second crash occurred at about 11:50am on Sunday, around Fidiwo, near Ogunmakin on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The sector commander said that the crash involved a Mazda E2200 bus marked WWD 89 XB and was also caused by excessive speed and loss of control.

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He said that eight people were involved in the accident when the bus hit the barrier after it lost control.

“Five male adults, one female adult and one male child sustained injuries, while one male adult died in the accident,” he said.

According to him, five injured victims were rescued and taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere and two others to Idera Hospital, Sagamu.

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He said that the deceased was deposited at Idera Hospital morgue.

Oladele cautioned motorists to drive cautiously as vehicular movement was increasing due to gradual easing of the lockdown orders.

He urged motorists to exercise restraint when travelling, especially along the Lagos-Ibadan and Sagamu-Ijebuode expressways, around the portions where traffic was diverted.


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Brother burns his pregnant sister to death for allegedly slapping their mother



Brother burns his pregnant to death for allegedly slapping their mother

Lagos State police have arrested a man for burning his pregnant sister to death.

The man identified as Chima was said to have burnt his pregnant sister after she allegedly slapped their mother.

According to reports, the incident happened at C.A.C bus stop in Okokomaiko, Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State.

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Trouble was said to have started after the woman chided her daughter identified as Victoria for leaving their residence to cohabit with men.

Victoria, it was gathered, did not like the scolds and in no time raised her hand against her mother, which forced Chima to grab a nearby keg to hit her.

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But the jerry can which contained Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS) allegedly poured out with some of it touching Victoria, which ignited fire leaving her with severe burns.

It was learnt that the girl was initially taken to a nearby hospital on Kemberi road, Okokomaiko but doctors rejected her and referred them to Alimosho General Hospital, Igando where she was confirmed dead.

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