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Sunday, 27 March 2011

Fire Guts Venue Of City People Awards This Evening. Politicans and Celebrities Scamper for Satety

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Reports coming in say that fire has just gutted the Balmoral Hall, venue of City People Awards just as the event was going on this evening. Tuface Idibia, Genevieve Nnaji, Sen. Florence Ita Giwa and many politicians were at the venue when the fire started...

Here's how Murphy Fadairo is reporting it...
Something close to what one will call an explosion occurred some minutes ago at the Balmoral Event center in Oregun. We gathered on good authority that the talk of the town event centre had been reduced to ashes as a result of a fire out break.  
Before the inferno, we gathered the event centre was filed to the brim with politicians, celebrities and government officials among whom included he likes of Sen Florence Ita-giwa, Senators of the federal republic, 2face Idibia, Genevieve Nnaji, Yaw of Wasobia FM, Alariwo of Africa, Segun Obe and many more.
We understand that the purpose of the gathering was for the 14th City People Awards for Excellence organized by City People Group, publishers of City People magazine. As at the time of filing this report no casualty was recorded. Some of eyewitnesses we spoke to said “ the fire was definitely deliberate”. Some said it was politically motivated because it started immediately an award was presented to some Lagos state government officials; and that as soon the hall was filled with the shout  “ACN Democracy forever”, the fire started.

While some other people who bared their minds said the fire or "bomb" may have been planted by rivals of the event centre as A-list events are gradually been stage there nowadays and therefore spoiling business for the event centres in the neighborhood. However this goes, let us thank God that no life was lost in the inferno as it would have been another national disaster. We want to be sure that the government will look into the matter and a clearer picture of what really caused the inferno will be made public asap.

20 comments:

Olori said...

definitely looks like a big deal. theres one fire service station on ur way to the airport from that oba akran side. I hope they got there on time o

Anonymous said...

God help us. This is really crazy. Watch now no one will be apprehended for the crime. That is the problem with Nigeria. I will keep praying for Naija this election period. I wish I can vote but unfortunately I am not in the country at the moment.

Linda Ikeji said...

like i said before, this month of April, people need to be more careful...pls be cautious!

Surprise said...

We thank God no live was lost in the inferno. I read in Sahara reporters that the venue belongs to Amos Adamu, former executive committee member of FIFA. May the almighty God help put an end to ugly incident of this nature in future.


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Anonymous said...

Yes you are right Linda. One has to be really careful this election period.

Anonymous said...

DAMN! why would anyone be at the same event where there are a ton of politicians. Genny and other special A-listers should not have been seen anywhere around anything where politicians are gathering in the month of April. thank God no one was killed. i dont even know how many people were injured sef. NA WA!!!! i hope there was a fire station around.

dada said...

this is what happens when celebrities mix with politics to the extent of being stupid.... eldee and banky w have pulled out...but the rest will keep causing all this for others who have nothing to do with sellin their votes...
but we thank God that no one was hurt.

hater said...

smh!

disgraceful!

mend? or political opponents?

Anonymous said...

Lord, today I lift up the world leaders. Give them wisdom, give them courage, give them minds of peace. There is so much death and destruction in this world, and at times I feel disheartened. But I know where to turn~to You, my father, who makes all things right

Mena UkodoisReady said...

Oh this looks so sad, I pray that the Lord takes control!

Mena

someone needs serious advice--> http://efemenaoreoluwa.blogspot.com/2011/03/er-candy-thoughts-caramel-dreams-and.html

Anonymous said...

Thank God there were no casualties,but the guy who wrote d story haba!..(1.the event centre has been reduced to aches..2..let us thank God that no death was lost.)I am happy our celebs are ok but d Murphy guy got me laughing lyk crazy!

Anonymous said...

Genevieve is everywhere Gosh...thank God say her Brazilian hair no catch fire. try n be scarce small...getting tired of your gist n pictures

Anonymous said...

i heard the fire was caused by a candle.

Alicia says... said...

@anonymous 9:13 PM....stop hating on Genny. so she is supposed to stop enjoying herself and going out because YOU are tired of seeing or reading about her? if so, log off of the internet because she aint going nowhere.

Kemionpoint said...

Anon 9:00: you got me laffing like crazy.....thank God 4 his protection over the people that attended.

Anonymous said...

@ Alicia thanks Love, I was going to ask annoy 9:13 where did she see Genny's pic, fine she was at the venue but no pics, you must go out alot to see her around. Stop hating.

Anonymous said...

@Linda, dont just pray, Vote for Buhari for a better Nigeria.

Chilling said...

Wow, just read this after commenting on the newer update. So it looks like it was arson. How wicked can some people be? They are just putting fear into people. May we never be at the wrong place at the right time and may we always be at the right place at the right time.

Wild Boy said...

And to think that the Balmoral was just recently renovated ..what a loss!

doll said...

@anonymous 9.13 the color of beef is green. it would soon run your belly

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