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Attack on firefighters: Federal Fire Service blacklists Nasarawa town

Attack on firefighters: Federal Fire Service blacklists Nasarawa town

By Omeiza Ajayi – Abuja Following the incessant attacks on firefighters in Mararaba, a town in Nasarawa state bordering the Federal Capital Territory FCT, the Controller General of the Federal Fire Service FFS, Ibrahim Alhaji Liman, has suspended further operations in the town. Spokesperson of the Service, SF Ugo Huan in a statement on Sunday […]

Federal Fire Service now present in all states, FCT – FG

Federal Fire Service now present in all states, FCT – FG

By Omeiza Ajayi The Federal Government said it has succeeded in establishing a Command of the Federal Fire Service FFS in each state of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory FCT. This was as it announced its resolve to arrest and prosecute anyone who attacks fire service personnel in the line of duty. Minister […]

We’re committed to safety of lives, property in Edo ― Obaseki

We’re committed to safety of lives, property in Edo ― Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Monday reiterated his government’s commitment to the safety of lives and property of citizens in the state. The governor made the remarks during the inauguration of fire trucks by the Federal Fire Service (FFS) in the state. Obaseki said the event was part of plans to provide fire appliances […]

Fire guts over 100 shops, goods in Calabar market

Fire guts over 100 shops, goods in Calabar market

Fire Service told us they didn’t have diesel ― Victims By Ike Uchechukwu – Calabar Items worth millions of naira have been gutted by fire which wreaked havoc on over 100 shops in the popular Marian market in Calabar, late Friday night. The fire, which started from one of the shops in the fruit section […]

Kano State Fire Service saves 77 lives, N820m goods in one month

Kano State Fire Service saves 77 lives, N820m goods in one month

The Kano State Fire Service on Friday said it had saved 77 lives and property worth N820 million from 108 fire incidents in April. The Kano Fire Service’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Alhaji Saidu Muhammed, disclosed in a statement in Kano. Muhammed said that 26 died and property worth N254 million were destroyed by fire […]

[Videos] Lagos explosion not connected with NNPC pipeline ―Fire service

[Videos] Lagos explosion not connected with NNPC pipeline ―Fire service

…Effect massive, several people trapped By Olasunkanmi Akoni Following the widespread speculation of a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC pipeline explosion in the early hours of Sunday in Lagos, the State’s Fire Service has dispelled the speculation, saying it was an implosion that occurred and “everything is being put under control.” In the reports going […]

Ugwuanyi boosts Fire Service with five Innoson fighter trucks

Ugwuanyi boosts Fire Service with five Innoson fighter trucks

By Dennis Agbo ENUGU — GOVERNOR Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, last week, advanced the public utility sector with five made-in-Nigeria mini fire fighting trucks to enhance the services being rendered by the Fire Service in Enugu State. The augmentation was not the first time Governor Ugwuanyi improved upon the fire service from where he met it. On […]

FG Commissions 2,200 Fire Service Cadet Officers, 150 drivers, 6 firefighting trucks

FG Commissions 2,200 Fire Service Cadet Officers, 150 drivers, 6 firefighting trucks

By Omeiza Ajayi The Federal Government has commissioned no fewer than 2, 200 Regular Fire Service Cadet Officers as well as 150 drivers and 96 new firefighting trucks. At the event which held at the National Fire Academy, Sheds in Abuja, Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola directed the Federal Fire Service to carry out measures […]

Kaduna Fire Service records 84 fire outbreaks in January

Kaduna Fire Service records 84 fire outbreaks in January

The Kaduna State Fire Service says it recorded 87 fire outbreaks and seven deaths in January 2020. Mr Paul Aboi, Director of the service made this known on Saturday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna. Aboi said the fire outbreaks were recorded in Kaduna Zaria and Kafanchan. He said […]

Kano Fire Service received 36 distress calls in 2 weeks ― Official

Kano Fire Service received 36 distress calls in 2 weeks ― Official

The Kano State Fire Service on Thursday said it received 36 distress calls from different parts of the state in the first two weeks of 2020. Its Public Relations Officer, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano that the service received 36 fire calls and seven false alarms during the […]

Yuletide: Fire Service places 12 Zonal Commands on Alert

Yuletide: Fire Service places 12 Zonal Commands on Alert

By Omeiza Ajayi, Abuja The Federal Fire Service has expressed its preparedness for the safety of lives and property during the Yuletide, explaining that its Controller General CG, Liman Alhaji Ibrahim “has placed on alert all the 12 Federal Fire Service Zonal Commands and the FCT Command for quick response in case of any emergency”. […]

Pipeline Vandalism: Another disaster averted as petrol tanker bursts into flame in Lagos

Pipeline Vandalism: Another disaster averted as petrol tanker bursts into flame in Lagos

By Olasunkanmi Akoni A petroleum tanker loaded with 33,000 litres Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, went up in flame at Pipeline Bus Stop, along Ayobo Road, Ipaja, Lagos. At press time, the incident which occurred at about 6.30 am recorded no casualties. Preliminary investigation by men of the Lagos State Fire Service, indicated that the outbreak […]

Mob stopped us from accessing Onitsha fire scene —FFS

Mob stopped us from accessing Onitsha fire scene —FFS

The Federal Fire Service (FFS) has said that a mob stopped its men from getting to the scene of Wednesday’s fire incident at Ochanja Market, Onitsha, in Anambra. The spokesperson of the agency, Ugo Huan, said this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. “The Federal Fire Service received a call about the fire outbreak […]