Breaking: Explosion rocks Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun state

Breaking: Explosion rocks Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun state

- Another gas explosion has occurred in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital

- The identities of the two people killed in the incident have not been disclosed

- The actual cause of the explosion has not been ascertained

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Reports just coming in indicates that a gas explosion at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library has killed one person and injured another in Abeokuta, Ogun state.

Breaking: Two feared dead as explosion rocks Obasanjo Presidential Library
Olusegun Obasanjo speaks at the 25th Annual Africa Oil Week in Cape Town, South Africa on November 6, 2019. Photo: Xabiso Mkhabela
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Vanguard newspaper reported that the explosion occurred on Thursday morning, May 20, at the Marque event centre within the presidential library when technicians were topping up gas into the air conditioner (AC).

The newspaper stated that the Ogun state fire Service and some officials arrived at the premises to ensure that the situation does not escalate.

The Punch reported that the body of the person killed in the incident was evacuated by a rescue team that arrived shortly after the incident.

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The gas explosion at the presidential library comes a day after another similar incident was reported at the Conference Hotel on Presidential Boulevard, Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.

The Nation newspaper reported that the explosion, which occurred around noontime, killed one person and left three others with varying degrees of injuries.

The hotel is owned by former Ogun state governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel.

Meanwhile, Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria's former president, has condemned the calls for the nation's breakup by some ethnic advocates.

The former president described calls for Nigeria's break up as unmindful and insensitive to the plight of the minority groups in the country, a statement sent on Wednesday, May 5, to by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, indicates. gathers that Obasanjo made the observation when he received the Tiv Professional Group from Benue state who paid him a courtesy visit in Abeokuta.

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In another news, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) says it will oppose the alleged plans to draft Akinwunmi Adesina, the president of the African Development Bank (AFDB), into the 2023 presidential race.

n a statement on Monday, May 10, Ishaq Akintola, director of MURIC, accused a former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, of backing Adesina to rule the country.

The group said the 2023 presidential ticket must be given to a Yoruba Muslim.


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