Fire guts Onitsha main market, multi-million goods burnt 

March 21, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Fire, Tuesday, gutted a two storey building in the popular main market, after affecting a building housing police block, Onitsha, Onitsha North local government area, Anambra state. The fire whose cause has not been established as at press time, started around 4am, and it burnt some furniture and other goods worth millions of Naira. A trader from the market, Mr. Read More

New Year Day tragedy: Couple die in mysterious fire

January 1, 2023 Editor 0

A former staffer of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and his wife have been killed in an early morning fire incident at their Government Reservation Area (GRA) residence in the Ibara area of Abeokuta, Ogun state. The tragedy, which occurred shortly after the couple, Kehinde Fatiniye, and his wife Bukola, returned from a cross-over church service on New Year day, is Read More

10 buildings razed in Ogun fuel tanker fire explosion

September 3, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro, Abeokuta 0

About 10 buildings were reportedly consumed by fire when a tanker laden with 45, 000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit crashed and spilled its content at Ifo area of Ogun state. A statement issued Saturday in Lagos by Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, Zonal Coordinator, South West, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said the incident occured at about 7.00am on Olambe Matogun Read More

Breaking: Another explosion rocks Kano

June 3, 2022 Admin III 0

An explosion, this time from a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) refiling shop has reportedly burnt down shops and injured 20 people in Kano State. The latest incident according to reports occurred at a busy area of Sheka quarters, Karshen-Kwalta in Kano. The fire destroyed the place and about three other shops nearby, including part of a house attached to the Read More

FEMA seeks review of Fire Service Act

December 28, 2021 Admin III 0

The Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has called for review of Fire Service Act of 1963 to meet up with contemporary realities. Director-General of FEMA, Alhaji Abbas Idriss, made the call in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja. Idriss said the Act had become obsolete, thus limiting the powers of emergency agencies in the discharge of their Read More

Fire Service saves 8 lives, N3.8bn property in Adamawa

December 27, 2021 Admin III 0

The Yola Zonal Commander of the Federal Fire Service, Philip Odu, Monday, said the Service saved eight lives and N3.8 billion worth of property from January to December this year.Disclosing this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola, Mr Odu said “From January 2021 to date, the command attended to 64 fire outbreak calls, carried out 11 rescue Read More

Breaking: Fire engulfs another popular Lagos market

December 17, 2021 Admin III 0

Another popular market located in Lagos state is currently raging on Friday night with fire, burning goods worth millions of naira. The business space is known as plank market, and is located at Kpako, Oke-Afa in Ejigbo local government area of Nigeria’s commercial city. On Wednesday night, goods at Balogun market reportedly burnt uncontrollably. Details loading…

FG wants attackers of firefighters in Kogi brought to book

September 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has condemned the reported attack on some firefighters and fire trucks by hoodlums in Kogi state, saying such act “is unacceptable and those responsible will definitely not go unpunished.” Controller General of the Federal Fire Service (FFS) Dr. Liman Ibrahim, has however has vowed that those behind the act described as ‘dastardly’ will surely be punished The Read More

In Kano, five-year-old boy drowns inside well

September 4, 2021 Admin III 0

A five-year-old boy identified as Yusha’u Usman has drowned in a well at Zangon Dinya in Bagwai local government area of Kano state. The Public Relations Officer of Kano State Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi, confirmed this in a statement issued to newsmen on Friday September 3, in Kano. Abdullahi explained that the incident happened on Thursday night. “We received a Read More

Commercial motorcyclist commit suicide in Osun, jumps into river

September 2, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A commercial motorcyclist, Wednesday, killed himself by jumping into Osun river in Osogbo, Osun state capital. The incident happened around 4:15pm at Gbodofon bridge, old governor’s office, along Ibadan road, Osogbo. It was gathered that the motorcyclist came down on his motorcycle and jumped into the river. Eyewitness account revealed that he was receiving call immediately he parked his motorcycle Read More

BREAKING: Fire outbreak pulls down furniture, other shops in Anambra community (VIDEO)

August 23, 2021 Editor 0

Raging fire on Monday consumed entire furniture and surrounding shops in Nibo, Awka South local government area Anambra state. A video circulating on social media revealed that the shops are located along Amawbia-Nibo road, almost opposite a government-owned community health centre, popularly known as Maternity. According to an eyewitness, the fire burnt commercial properties including ready-made upholstery house and office-fitted Read More

Wike promises N5m monthly for maintainance of FFS firefighting trucks

August 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has pledged five million monthly to the Federal Fire Service (FFS) for the maintenance of firefighting trucks in the state. He made the promise during the commissioning of one modern firefighting truck, Basic Life Support Ambulance (BLS) and one water tanker in Port Harcourt. In a statement released Friday in Abuja and signed by the Read More

Fire disasters: Fayemi urges Nigerians cooperation with firefighters to improve response time

August 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state, has asked Nigerians to cooperate with officials of the State and Federal Fire Services (FFS) to improve response time to fire incidents. The governor, however commended Controller General of the Federal Fire Service, Dr. Ibrahim Liman, for the provision of operation truck by his agency to the state. Speaking Friday during the commissioning of Read More

Breaking: Fire razes popular supermarket, Ebeano, in Abuja

July 18, 2021 Admin III 0

A popular supermarket in Abuja known as Ebeano located within Lokogoma-Apo area has been gutted by fire. The cause of the thick fire incident is unknown as at the time of filling this story. However, men of the FCT fire service are already battling to curtail it. Details coming…

Deployment of modern fire-fighting truck, others excite Buni in Yobe

July 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Yobe state governor Mai Mala-Buni, has said that the deployment of a modern firefighting truck by the Federal Fire Service (FFS) to the state will boost emergency response services. The excited governor Buni made the statement during the commissioning of one contemporary fire-fighting truck, Thursday in Yobe state. The Governor represented by the state’s deputy, Idi Gubana said that the Read More

Fire guts biggest supermarket in Ogwashi-Uku

June 22, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Goods worth millions of naira were Tuesday razed down the largest supermarket in Ogwashi Uku, headquarters of Aniocha south local government area of Delta state. The walls of the facility, Sylverson Supermarket  situated along the busy old Ogwashi Uku—Benin road which has operated for over 25 years in the premises collapsed as a result of the intensity of the fire. Read More

Fire disasters: Join us as volunteers, FFS boss urges Nigerians

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Controller General of the Federal Fire Service (FFS) Liman Ibrahim has appealed to Nigerians to join hands with his agency as volunteer-firefighters to curb fire disasters in the country. The FFS boss believe that if citizens on ground at fire scenes attend to fire before the arrival firefighters, the excesses of fire  menace will be curtailed. Speaking Tuesday during the Read More

Breaking: Fire wrecks havoc inside popular Lagos market

May 30, 2021 Admin III 0

Fire on Sunday morning gutted popular Ladipo market in Lagos state. Already, officials of the state fire service battling to the fire at Alapeju part of the market. The spokesman of the state fire service, Amodu Shuabu, who confirmed the incident , said efforts were in place to put out the raging inferno. In August, similar fire incident destroyed goods within same Read More

We ‘ve mandate to save lives, FFS sympathises with Ijero Ekiti students

May 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Federal Fire Service (FFS) has described as unfortunate the recent decontamination exercise at the School of Health Science and Technology, Ijero Ekiti where such affected the health of the students leading to hospitalization. The Service in a statement Friday in Abuja by its Public Relations Officer SF Ugo Huan, sympathised with the two students of the institution who were Read More

Fire outbreaks: INEC thumbs up Enugu Fire Service for prompt response

May 21, 2021 Admin III 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Enugu state has applauded officers and men of the state fire service for prompt response to two fire outbreaks in its offices in the state.The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Emeka Ononamadu, gave the commendation while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Enugu. On May 16 on fire barely Read More

Breaking: INEC confirms attack at Enugu office, reveals extent of damages

May 17, 2021 Admin III 0

An attack on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Enugu state has left six vehicles burnt while two others were damaged, a top official of the commission has revealed. A statement by INEC Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye on Monday said the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, reported that the incident happened on Sunday Read More

Insecurity: FG begins inter-agencies training on public safety, internal security

May 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As part of efforts to improve security agencies’ response to various threats to public peace and safety across the country, the federal government has flagged-off an inter-agencies training on Nigeria Internal Security and Public Safety Alert System (NISPSAS). Declaring open the training Thursday in Abuja, Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola said the ministry charged with responsibility of ensuring internal Read More

NAICOM, FFS to enforce compulsory public buildings liability insurance

April 26, 2021 David Agba 0

Worried by the lack of compliance to fire safety rules and fire outbreaks, the Federal Fire Service, (FFS), and the National Insurance Commission, (NAICOM), have resolved to make compulsory fire liability insurance for all public buildings. Controller-General of the (FFS), Dr. Ibrahim Liman, during a courtesy visit to the insurance agency, expressed the need for public building to subscribe to Read More