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Fire guts popular market in Yobe

Fire has gutted some sections of a popular Potiskum market in Yobe State. The inferno was said to have started on Sunday at about 8 pm. Although no life was lost, the fire destroyed property worth millions of Naira at the sections of second-hand clothing, yam and bicycle as well as Point of Sales (POS) shops of the market.

There are no clues to the actual cause of the incident as of the time of filing this report, as the market reportedly had no electricity supply at the time of the incident. It was gathered that the fire was put out by good Samaritans due to the alleged non-response from the fire service in Potiskum and neighbouring stations.

Officials of the Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), had earlier this morning visited the scene to commiserate and assess the level of damage with a view to providing necessary assistance to victims of the disaster. Fire incidents have been a reoccurring phenomenon in the market, leading to the wanton destruction of property.


Source: Dailypost



Yobe declares Monday, Tuesday public holidays to commemorate President Buhari’s visit

Gov Mai Mala Buni of Yobe has declared Monday and Tuesday as public holidays to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari to the state.

This is contained in a statement by the state Head of Service, Alhaji Garba Bilal, in Damaturu on Sunday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Buhari will be visiting the state to inaugurate projects, including Cargo Airport, Ultra-Modern Market and Maternal and Child Health Care Complex.

Bilal said, “ this is to enable civil servants and the general public to receive the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, who will be in the state on a one-day State Visit to commission projects.”

He, however, said civil servants were to resume work on Wednesday.