- Part of Ooni's palace has been raised by fire
- The inferno destroyed a building in the monarch's royal residence
- So far, officials of the Osun state fire service have not given a report about the cause of the fire
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A building in the palace of Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, was on Wednesday, August 19, destroyed by a fire outbreak, the cause of which is still a mystery.
According to The Nation, officials of the Osun state fire service were still struggling to quench the inferno as at the time of writing this report.
The tragic development was confirmed by the administrative officer of the state's fire service, Fatai Aremu, who revealed that operatives are at the scene of the fire to put it out.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the management of West African Examination Council (WAEC) had denied the occurrence of a fire outbreak at its Nigerian headquarters, Abuja.
In a statement released by the council on Thursday, August 6, through its head of public affairs Demianus G. Ojijeogu, WAEC said contrary to reports in some media its office was not gutted by fire.
WAEC described the fire outbreak rumour as false and handiwork of mischief-makers who wanted to mislead members of the public.
"We hereby categorically state that there was no fire incident at WAEC Headquarters or any WAEC office in Nigeria, for that matter.
"The publication is false and it is the handiwork of mischief-makers who are out to misinform, mislead and confuse the candidates and members of the general public," WAEC said in a statement made available on its Twitter handle on Thursday.
Also, Legit.ng reported that a terrible fire outbreak that erupted in the yard of Lagos State Transport Management Agency (LASTMA) located in the Osodi area caused a lot of damages.
According to LASTMA officials who spoke with journalists on Friday, August 15, the cause of the inferno which destroyed about 10 cars and one trailer was yet unknown.
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