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Fire guts ITV, Benin


A PRIVATE broadcast station in Benin City, Edo State; Independent Television/Radio (ITV) owned by the Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, was Saturday night gutted by fire. 

   According to the Head of News of the station, Abiodun Mudashiru, the fire started few minutes after during broadcast of the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) network news.

   He said fire-fighters from the Edo State Fire Service, the University of Benin Fire Service and the Military Fire Service prevented the inferno from ravaging the entire station.

   A delegation of PDP leaders including the state chairman, Chief Dan Orbih; a former deputy governor of the state, Lucky Imasuen, and coordinator of the Goodluck Jonathan campaign in the state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, were among the early visitors who came to condole with the station.

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