One killed, 16 injured as explosion rocks Maiduguri
The Borno Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Aliyu, on Thursday confirmed the death of one person with 16 others injured following three explosions in Maiduguri metropolis. Aliyu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the explosions occurred in Mairi, Custom and Gwange areas of the metropolis. Aliyu said that the actual cause of the explosions…
Many feared dead as explosion wreaks havoc in Lagos
An explosion occurred last night at a gas shop on Inua Mohammed Street, off Asa Afariogun street, adjacent Faith City Hospital in Ajao Estate area of Lagos State
Confusion as 'loud blast' hits Akure
A blast that occurred in the early hours of Saturday has left many people in the state confused and properties damaged. Although security officials have not said what caused the huge explosion, which cut off a section of Akure-Owo Expressway, eyewitnesses said it was likely that explosives being transported through the area detonated unexpectedly. The…
Principal pays ultimate price during rescue of pupils from explosion
Residents of Abule Ado area of Amuwo Odofin local government area, Lagos State, are counting their losses after a devastating explosion that claimed 15 lives and destroyed over 100 houses.
Pipeline fire hits Lagos surburb
A pipeline suspected to have been vandalised by oil thieves burst into flames Sunday night at Abule Egba area of Lagos State. A resident of the area told The Guardian that the fuel from the vandalised pipeline has spread to Katangowa market, not far from Abule Egba. Spokesman of Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA) Nosa…
Russia nuclear agency says five died in missile test explosion
Russia's nuclear agency on Saturday said an explosion at an Arctic missile testing site had killed five of its staff after the military had put the toll at two. Earlier, the authorities in a nearby city said the accident had caused a spike in radiation levels but the military denied this.
Bodies still abandoned at pipeline explosion site in Rivers, says ERA, YFOEN
Three weeks after a high pressure pipeline belonging to Pipeline and Product Marketing Company (PPMC) exploded killing 45 people at Kom-kom community in Oyigbo local government area of Rivers State, environment activists, Environmental Rights Action (ERA) and Young Friends of the Earth (YFOEN) have accused the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) of abandoning the victims of the explosion in the swampy terrain.
Up to 20 injured in gas explosion at US mall
A powerful explosion from a suspected gas leak ripped through a shopping mall in Florida on Saturday, injuring up to 20 people, the fire department said. Two of those were in serious condition after the blast in the town of Plantation in south Florida. Photos on US news outlets showed a large field of debris…
Senate probes Rivers explosion as IOCs urge uniform regulation
The Senate has set up a committee headed by Ibrahim Gobir (Sokoto APC) to unravel the remote and immediate causes of the pipeline explosion that killed 15 persons and injured over 50 others at Komkom community in Oyigbo Local Council of Rivers State. The blast reported occurred when some workers from an unidentified firm were…
Benue conducts mass burial for explosion victims as death toll rises to 48
The Benue State government has said it will conduct mass burial for persons who were burnt beyond recognition in the petrol tanker fire explosion that occurred at Ahumbe in Gwer East local government area of the state on Monday evening. Deputy governor of the state, Benson Abounu, who made the disclosure yesterday during a visit…