Three injured, cars, property damaged in gas explosion at Four Points by Sheraton Hotel

There was panic this afternoon as a gas cylinder exploded at Four Point by Sheraton Hotel, Oniru on Victoria Island, leaving three people injured and several cars and property damaged. It was learnt that the explosion was caused by a leaking hose of a gas cylinder being used by welders working in the yard of the hotel premises. The ensuing blast led to pandemonium in the hotel premises as visitors and other people took to their heels not sure what was happening. Several cars’ windscreen and hotel room windows were…

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Eight die, 24 injured in Lagos, Ogun

Eight people lost their lives yesterday while about 19 others were injured in auto crashes in Lagos and Ogun states. Five people were burnt to death yesterday while five others were injured at the popular Barracks Bus Stop, Surulere when a Volkswagen commercial bus known as Danfo caught fire while descending from the popular National Stadium Bridge on Funsho Williams Avenue. Pedestrians and other sympathisers could hold back tears watching the gory scene of the mangled and burnt bodies of the victims which littered the road. A child, three women…

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Fate of the Furious breaks global box office record

The Fate of the Furious has raced to the top of the box office chart – breaking an international record in the process. The eighth film in the action thriller franchise took an estimated $532.5m (£424.7m) globally over Easter weekend. The figure makes it the strongest worldwide debut ever – marginally overtaking the $529m (£421.8m) taken by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However, the film’s US takings were down sharply on the previous movie. Furious 7 took $147.2m (£117.3m) in the US when it was released in 2015 – but…

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All-new Kia Picanto flaunts fresh design, versatility and improved safety

FFollowing silhouette presentations in some parts of the world, the allnew Kia Picanto, now in its thirdgeneration, was formally shown to the Middle-East and Africa motoring media as part of an exciting test-drive in Tunis, Tunisia last week. The event was held ahead of the city car’s planned staggered launches into the various markets across the region, beginning from the second quarter of the year. And, though the Picanto has been vastly reengineered and restyled to flaunt an assertive new design and a high-quality, high-tech new cabin, it is retaining…

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Nigerian player, Musa, wife ‘mutually part ways

How family members failed to save marriage   More revelations have emerged on the divorce scandal that has rocked Super Eagles striker Ahmed Musa as family sources revealed that the Leicester City forward and his estranged wife, Jamila, mutually parted ways following irreconciliable differences. Reports suggested the idea of divorce was entirely that of the Nigerian international but a close friend of the player reliably told our correspondent that it was a decision reached by the two parties after efforts to reconcile them utterly failed. The source confirmed that Musa’s…

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How EFCC raided Lagos apartment, recovered billions

The serenity of the highbrow area of Osborne road, Ikoyi, Lagos State, on Wednesday was shattered by gunshots. The gunshots, which reverberated through the quiet community, were from smoking guns of operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The operatives reached Osborne road about 4:30p.m. The reason for the sporadic shooting is yet unknown, but people in the area, including guards attached to the posh houses scampered for safety. Some of the guards made valiant efforts to hurriedly lock their gates before bolting for cover. When the gunshots…

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