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Barely one week after seemingly embarrassing the Ooni of Ife in public, the palace of the Oba of Lagos goes up in flames

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Cause of the fire not yet known but the recent happening has sparked off a lot of engagement on social media as users continue to point fingers in different directions.

It was gathered that the incident started around 1:30 p.m. with smokes billowing to the sky, which attracted a crowd to the area.

A section of the palace of Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, in the Iga Iduganran area of Lagos Island has been gutted by fire.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the fire started from an air condition in an apartment inside the palace, destroying furniture and other household items in the room.
It was gathered that the incident started around 1:30 p.m. with smokes billowing to the sky, which attracted a crowd to the area.
The palace gate was, however, shut to the crowd as firefighters from the Lagos State Fire Service, Shari Iganmu and Ilupeju stations, battled to put it out.
A senior emergency official, who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity, confirmed the incident, saying the fire had been put out.

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