22 November 2012

Nigeria: Editors, Others Commiserate With The News Over Fire

Lagos — The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), among others sympathizers, have commiserated with management of Independent Communications Network, publisher of The News Magazine and PM News newspaper over the fire incident that gutted a section of its office on Wednesday night.

The NGE President, Gbenga Adefaye who was on a visit to the news organisation was received by the Executive Editor, Kunle Ajibade. Thereafter, Ajibade led Adefaye to some of the burnt sections of the publication house.

In a brief remark, Adefaye described the incident as very unfortunate and extend sympathy to the news organisation on behalf of the Editors Guild.

TheNews publication headquarters located on Acme Road, Ogba Lagos was gutted by a mysterious fire on Wednesday evening, consuming all the offices on its 3rd floor.

The burnt sections, it was learnt, were being used by for the publication of the now-rested AM Sport, a Soft-sell newspaper and a host of other offices rented from

the media firm. The fire did however not touch the administrative and editorial sections of the news organisation.

An eyewitness had it that there was a power outage until the closing hour but immediately the power was restored by the Power Holding Company of Nigeria, there

was an electrical spark from the air conditioner which affected the entire floor. The fire was said to have excercebated due to lateness of the fire service officers.

No life was lost to the incident.

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