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Environmentalist berates Agip’s response to oil leak in Brass

Rev. Nnimmo Bassey, an Environmental activist, has condemned the slow response of the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) to the Feb. 3 oil leakage at its oilfields in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration is doing a lot from its end to tackle illegal migration to Europe but needs more support from partners.

Governor Obaseki blames Comrade Oshiomhole for bombings in Edo

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has alleged that the recent trend of bomb detonation in the state is the third layer of Adams Oshiomhole’s plan to discredit him.
The Ekiti State government has said there was no casualty in an explosion that rocked the Explosives Ordinance Disposal office in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.

No casualty in Ekiti explosion – commissioner

The Ekiti State government has said there was no casualty in an explosion that rocked the Explosives Ordinance Disposal office in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti explosion: Governor Fayemi faults location of explosive disposal office

There was pandemonium in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, Saturday as an an explosion rocked the Old Government Secretariat area of the city, with the people fleeing for their lives.

Bomb explodes near Ekiti governor’s office

The Commissioner of Police, Amba Asuquo, who was at the scene of the blast said preliminary investigation revealed that the bomb might have gone off from the explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) office within the premises.
Two persons were reportedly feared dead in a multiple pipeline explosion that blazed through Abule-Egba axis in Lagos. 5

Economy bleeds over $42 billion revenue loss to attacks on pipelines

The constant attacks on critical national assets, especially petroleum product pipelines appears to have defied all solutions, posing a national security threat capable of bringing the nation’s economy to its kneel with a $41.94 billion loss in 10 years.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Osogbo field Office, has sealed 15 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) skid stations for operating without valid licences.

DPR: We will continue to clamp down on illegal retail gas owners in Ibadan

The Head of Gas, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Mr Niyi Olowookere, said the organisation will continue to clamp down on illegal retail gas owners to ensure the safety of lives and property.

Explosive device kills nine in Cameroun, injures 26

The incident occurred on Monday in Fotokol, a town near the border with Nigeria, when “young men in search of metals’’ stumbled on a homemade bomb before mistakenly detonating it, Regional Governor Midjiyawa Bakari said.

Gas explosion: DPR to dislodge, prosecute unlicensed retailers

The Department of Petroleum Resources on Sunday, vowed to clampdown on any illegal gas retailers across the 23 Local Government Areas of Kaduna State, adding that operators of gas not licensed by the agency risk prosecution.

DPR blames Kaduna gas explosion on illegal transfer of LPG to cylinders

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says preliminary investigations have revealed that the Kaduna gas explosion was caused by illegal decanting (transfer) of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) into another cylinder by operators of the facility.
Firefighters work at the site of a building levelled by a gas explosion in Szczyrk, Poland December 4, 2019. Picture taken December 4, 2019. Agencja Gazeta-Grzegorz Celejewski-via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.

Six dead, two missing after gas explosion in Poland

Six people, including two children, were killed and another two were reported missing after a gas explosion destroyed a house in a ski resort in the south of Poland late Wednesday, local authorities said.

Pipeline explosion hits Lagos community

The explosion occurred near Gloryland Estate, Isheri Olofin, Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area of Lagos.

Fire kills 16, dozens injured in Sudan factory

A fire triggered by an explosion tore through a factory in the Sudanese capital on Tuesday, killing 16 people and injuring dozens, doctors and witnesses said.
Winners have emerged at the 6th All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, held on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at the Eko Convention Centre of Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed: People who use music must pay for it

The Federal Government says as the nation heads into year 2020, “the successful commercialisation of the Creative industry” will be its number one priority.

Tanker explosion averted in Enugu

A tanker explosion was averted at Ugwu Onyeama axis of Enugu-Onitsha expressway on Friday morning.

Bomb scare at Manchester airport

Bomb disposal officers carried out a controlled explosion on a suspicious package at Manchester Airport on Monday, police said, adding a man had been detained by officers at the scene.
Ashraf Ghani

Afghan president unhurt as blast kills 24 at election rally

An explosion near an election rally attended by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani killed 24 people and injured 31 others, a health official said, but Ghani was unhurt according to an aide.

Four injured in Philippine explosion

At least, four people were injured after an improvised bomb exploded on Saturday morning in southern Philippine province of Sultan Kudarat, local Police said.

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Kogi commissioner calls for cultism eradication

The Kogi State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Wemi Ojo Jones, has charged all heads of institutions in the state to intensify action in eradicating cultism in schools as directed by the Governor, Alh. Yahaya Bello.
Coach of Kwara united FC Abdullahi Biffo has stated that the Ilorin based side won’t be adversely affected by the poor start by Delta Force after taking over the Delta based side slot in the Premier League.

Kwara United unfazed by Enyimba’s form and pedigree

Kwara United FC Coach Abdullahi Biffo has stated that his side will be unfazed by the form and pedigree of their opponent ahead of today’s NPFL match day 13 rescheduled fixture at the Enyimba stadium.
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CCB probes CJN, NJC, Delta judiciary, others for ‘child trafficking’

The Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, has commenced probe on the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, the National Judicial Institute, the Delta State Judiciary and others over an alleged child trafficking and illegal adoption of children in Delta State.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said- “I strongly condemn the recent killings of civilians, including women and children in the North-West of Cameroon on 14 February 2020.”

Commonwealth chief condemns killings in Cameroon

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has issued a statement in response to an attack on a village in north-west Cameroon on 14 February which left 23 people dead, the majority of them children.

Customs chief fails to appear before Senate panel again

The Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Hameed Ali, has failed to appear before the Senate Committee on Public Accounts despite several summons.