The famous Okobaba plank market in Ebute Metta, Lagos was gutted by fire on Friday afternoon.
The cause of the inferno could not be ascertained as of reporting time.
Meanwhile, a fire incident on Monday night severely damaged the personal residence of the outgoing Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje.
The Kano State Fire Service confirmed the incident, noting that the affected property is located on Miyangu Street in Nassarawa GRA, Kano.
The Public Relations Officer of the State Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi, told reporters that firefighters were able to control the fire upon arrival at the scene.
By Richard Ogunsile