Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


NPA orders investigation of fire at MRS jetty

10 January 2013, 11:13

Lagos -  The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Malam Habib Abdullahi, on Wednesday ordered investigation into the oil barge fire at the MRS Jetty, Tin Can Island Port, Lagos.

A statement by Chief Michael Ajayi, General Manager, Public Affairs of  NPA, said Abdullahi gave the instruction during his visit to the scene.

The fire occurred on Wednesday morning. It said the incident was promptly curtailed by the NPA Fire Service and the Marine Department.

``As at the time of the visit to the scene by the managing director, reports revealed that no life was lost,’’ the statement said.

It said investigation would be conducted by the Health Safety and Environment Department, in conjunction with Marine and Fire Service, to ascertain the immediate and remote causes of the incident.

The statement said the managing director appealed to stakeholders, especially port users, to go about their normal businesses because the blast did not affect port operations.



Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
My greatest exposition: The matur...

I have been compelled to present the story and details of what I believe is my most significant historical, academic, religious and sociological discovery. Read more...

Submitted by
Cfleaf Cleaf
Acting ADSU VC suspends collectio...

The Acting Vice Chancellor of the Adamawa State University, Mubi, said that the University Senate under his administration has suspended the N1000 fees slammed on students for Entrepreneurship Programme. Read more...

Submitted by
Samson Chinedu Nwafor
Ebonyi Militants invasion: IGP or...

The Inspector General of Police, (IGP) Solomon Arase has ordered the deployment of armored boats to riverine areas in the boundary of Ebonyi and Cross River States to checkmate activities of hoodlums. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Buhari must investigate the Turke...

A senior adviser to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed shipments of weapons to Nigeria with the 50% government owned national Turkish airline, according to the leaked conversation. Read more...

Submitted by
Samson Chinedu Nwafor
Ebonyi govt budgets N3bn to rehab...

Ebonyi state government said it has budgeted three billion naira for the rehabilitation of natives of the state who are hawking in major cities across the country. Read more...

Submitted by
Samson Chinedu Nwafor
Pro-Biafra agitators reject South...

MASSOB, one of the Biafra secessionist groups on Wednesday rejected the Southeast Governors' resolutions arguing that they did not address the major issue behind their agitation.  Read more...