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How 26 Vehicles, Motorcycles, Shops, Others Were Destroyed In FESTAC Fire Incident [VIDEO + PHOTOS]

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A fire outbreak on First Avenue in the FESTAC town part of Lagos State has razed a car and furniture shops in the area with about 26 vehicles and 4 motorcycles destroyed.

The fire incident reportedly broke out at about 12pm around the FESTAC link bridge as the tanker driver attempted to mount the sloppy bridge, a police officer told newsmen.

Multiple accounts gathered revealed there was no casualty and the tanker driver in the eye of the storm was not in sight as he had evaded the scene for the fear of being mobbed.

The inferno however threw the area into pandemonium with residents and other business operators scampering for safety.

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The first respondents at the scene of the accident blamed the Local Government authorities over the inability to site an Emergency Service Agency around the opulent FESTAC Area.

“The government has failed us again. This disaster could have been averted if the fire services came on time.

“The fire incident started at 12pm and it took the firefighters almost two hours when the fire had escalated to visit the scene and salvage the situation. We struggled helplessly for hours with the little we had,” an angry resident revealed while speaking to journalists.

A resident, in the rowdy scene who sympathized with the yet to be identified car shop owner claims the owner would have lost exotic vehicles including a Venza and others reportedly worth about N500 million.

An official of the Lagos State Fire Service said that his office was contacted around 12pm when the fire was raging and they swung right into action.

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Officials of the LASEMA Response Unit, LRU, were spotted at the scene trying to assist in quenching the fire at different ends of the scene.

Multiple police officers were also seen at the scene of the fire incident patroling the area to prevent the breakdown of law and order while also trying to maintain an appreciable flow of traffic.

“The FESTAC bridge road will be blocked throughout today” a police officer at the scene who didn’t want his identity revealed stated.

“We are trying to control the crowd and make sure nobody gets hurt. We were called at 12pm and we have been here (at the scene) trying to do our bit.

“Our DPO is also on ground trying to liase with officials of the Emergency Services,” the officer added.

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Scores of motorcylists and hundreds of sympathizers were seen at the razed area just as motorists lament bitterly in the gridlock caused.

Watch the video recorded by an eye witness below:

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Davido Partners With GAC Motors In Multi-Million Deal

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David Adeleke, who is famously known as Davido, has entered into a new business agreement with GAC Motors, a well-known car company in Nigeria. Davido will now be one of their important representatives, called ambassadors.

This partnership was made official on Monday, July 22. The signing ceremony took place at the main office of GAC Motors in Lagos, Nigeria. This event marks the beginning of a significant relationship between Davido and the car manufacturer.

GAC Motors shared the news of this partnership on their social media accounts. They posted videos showing Davido visiting their office. The company mentioned that working with Davido will help them build a future that uses new, environmentally friendly technology. They specifically mentioned E-mobility, which likely refers to electric vehicles.

 

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Davido also shared his thoughts about the partnership on his own social media pages. He expressed his happiness about working with GAC Motors. The singer said he is looking forward to moving into the future together with the company. This suggests that Davido is excited about the innovative aspects of the partnership.

This agreement is beneficial for both Davido and GAC Motors.

For Davido, it’s an opportunity to work with a respected car brand. For GAC Motors, having a popular musician like Davido as their ambassador could help them reach more customers.

He wrote, “Happy to partner with @gacmotorngr and drive into the future together. Innovation and luxury at its finest.”

 

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This new partnership between Davido and GAC Motors has a background. Earlier, GAC Motors had given Davido and his wife Chioma a special gift. On their wedding day in Lagos, Nigeria, the company presented them with a GAC M8 2024 Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV).

Now, with this official partnership, Davido has a new role. He will work with GAC Motors to help promote their brand. He might appear in advertisements or at events for the company. His job will be to make more people aware of GAC Motors and their products.

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Kunle Afolayan Scouts Locations In Ghana For New Season Of Anikulapo series

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Renowned Nigerian filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan, is actively searching for suitable locations to bring the next season of his series, “Anikulapo: Rise of the Sceptre,” to life. His vision for the series has expanded beyond Nigeria’s borders. He announced plans to film portions of the show in Ghana back in May 2024.

Afolayan recently shared a series of photographs on social media. He documented his exploration of various locations across the West African country. This strategic move signifies the progressive stages of pre-production as he seeks to capture the perfect backdrop for the series.

A pivotal aspect of this ambitious project involves a partnership with Juliet Yaa Asantewa Asante. She is the influential head of Ghana’s National Film Authority. Her expertise and support are instrumental in facilitating this cross-border production and ensuring its success.

“Ghana is calling on the world to come and shoot in Ghana and capture the very beautiful sceneries and facilities Ghana has in their movies,” Asante wrote in an Instagram post to announce Afolayan’s location scouting days ago.

The first season of “Anikulapo: Rise of the Sceptre” was entirely filmed in Nigeria at a film studio Kunle Afolayan owns.

It was in the KAP Film Village in Igbojaye, Oyo State. This massive production involved a cast and crew of 600 people.

The series continues the 2022 Netflix movie, “Anikulapo.” Anikulapo tells the story of Saro, a mysterious stranger who becomes entangled with Queen Arolake. The movie follows their unusual love story.

The series, released in 2024, picks up after the movie’s events. Saro is brought back to life and continues his mysterious ways, while Arolake becomes wealthy but faces new powerful enemies.

The series features a large and talented cast, including well-known actors like Kunle Remi, Bimbo Ademoye, Sola Sobowale, and many others.

 

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2013 AFCON Winner, Mikel Obi Opens Up On Recent Surgery

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Mikel Obi, a former star player for Chelsea Football Club, has recently shared information about why he had to undergo surgery. The surgery was performed on his hamstring, a group of muscles at the back of the thigh. Mikel, widely regarded as a legend of the Nigerian national team, the Super Eagles, ended his professional football career in 2022.

Since retiring from the sport, Mikel has embarked on a new venture. He has started a podcast called “ObiOne.” There, he discusses various topics related to his life and career. This podcast serves as a platform for him to connect with fans and share his experiences.

Mikel’s football career was notably successful, especially during his time at Chelsea. He played for the London club from 2006 to 2017, a period of 11 years during which he won numerous trophies and accolades. After leaving Chelsea, Mikel moved to China to play for Tianjin Teda.

In the latter part of his career, Mikel played for several other clubs. He had stints at Stoke City in England, Trabzonspor in Turkey, and Middlesbrough back in England. These experiences in different leagues and countries added to his rich football career before he decided to retire.

Regarding his recent surgery, Mikel Obi…

…explained that it was necessary due to a hamstring problem he experienced. This issue arose after he participated in a novelty match, typically a friendly or exhibition game often played for charitable causes or entertainment.

Mikel said on his podcast, “I tore my hamstring, I think it’s old age catching up with me. I was involved in an exhibition game with some celebrities. 

“We woke up in the morning, didn’t warm up, didn’t stretch properly, then we woke up in the morning to go play dodgeball.

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