A BBC Africa Eye investigation has revealed the real cause of the explosion which occurred at Abule Ado in Amuwo Odofin local government area of Lagos state.
Earlier in the year, about 23 people were killed and more than 50 houses were destroyed in the massive explosion, which the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) had stated was caused by a truck colliding with gas cylinders in an area with NNPC pipelines.
However, the 17-minute BBC forensic investigation released on Monday, tells a different story and showed that a leak of vapourised flammable liquid from an NNPC pipeline ignited and caused the explosion.
APC National Body accepts Edo election defeat, congratulates Obaseki
The Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has on Monday, conceded defeat in the September 19 Governorship election held in Edo.
Chairman of the Committee, Mai Mala Buni, who communicated this in a statement titled, “Edo State Governorship Election: Victory for Democracy,” congratulated Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over his victory. He further reiterated that the peaceful conduct of the election and its outcome represent victory for Nigeria’s democracy.
“We hereby congratulate the winner of the election, the people of Edo State and all Nigerians. As a party, we join our leader, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, to affirm our ‘commitment to free and fair elections’ in order to strengthen ‘the foundation for our political and moral authority,” the statement read in part.
Nigerian, Chioma Nnadi, announced as new Vogue editor
Nigeria’s Chioma Nnadi, has been announced as Vogue’s new Online Editor, effective immediately.
British Journalist, Anna Wintour, on Monday stated that Nnadi would be replacing Stuart Emmrich, who left in June. Nnadi boasts of experience working with notable establishments like “The Evening Standard Magazine,” “Fader” and “TRACE,” an independent style magazine.
“We know how brilliant she is, what a wonderful writer and editor, and what a supportive colleague. Above all, we know her as someone who intuitively understands fashion and brings to it a genuine love of discovery,” Anna Wintour said.
Obafemi Martins signs for his eleventh professional club
Former Nigerian international, Obafemi Martins, has signed for Chinese Super League side, Wuhan Zall FC, after leaving Shanghai Shenhua; marking his eleventh club in his career.
The centre-forward signed a one-year deal with the Han Army, who finished sixth in the Chinese top-flight last season.
NCDC confirms 195 new COVID-19 cases
195 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
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— NCDC (@NCDCgov) September 21, 2020
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