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Boy, 7, Steps On Abandoned Well Covered With Sacks, Drowns

  A seven-year-old boy, Godwin Samuel, Orepeju Close in the Akowonjo area of Lagos on Saturday, lost his life after falling into a well. It was gathered that Godwin left his parents’ residence to play on the street. While playing, he reportedly fell into the well at 6 Orepeju Close, off Olasehinde Crescent, Akowonjo, Lagos. It was learnt that at the time of...

Finnair Named Safest Airline Worldwide For 2018

Finland’s flagship airline — Finnair — had the world’s best safety record in 2018, according to a new ranking, narrowly beating Singapore’s Scoot Tigerair and Norwegian Air Shuttle. While 2017’s winner, Emirates, slipped down to fourth place in 2018. The German-based Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC) gave Finnair a risk index of 93.91 per cent in its annual ranking,...

Civil Engineers partner LSSC On Adherence To Infrastructure Safety Tips

The Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE), in conjunction with the Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC), has called for strict adherence to safety measures in civil engineering infrastructure and facilities management. Mrs Omolola Adetona, the institution Chairman, Lagos Chapter, made the call on Wednesday at a seminar organised in collaboration with the commission in Lagos. Its theme was: “Safety Consideration in...

Articulated Vehicle Crushes Pregnant Woman to Death in Ibadan

  A pregnant woman suspected to be in her late 20s was on Wednesday morning crushed to death by an articulated vehicle, while trying to cross the road at Molete area of Ibadan. Two other people were involved in the accident. The incident happened beneath the Molete flyover linking Beere/Oje to Challenge roundabout. Confirming the incident, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Public...

Mother, Child, 13 Others Killed In Ekiti Road Tragedy

At least 15 persons have been confirmed dead in an auto accident that occurred on Saturday night at Iworoko Ekiti, near Ado Ekiti. Among the dead was a mother, her child, a Youth Corps member, traders and some students of the Ekiti State University in the town. The crash occurred around 9:00 p.m. on Saturday night when a truck loaded with...

FRSC Lauds Lagos Govt on Compliance Efforts

The Federal Road Safety Corps has lauded the Lagos State Government’s efforts aimed at achieving the UN Nations Decade of Action on Road Safety 2011-2020. The Lagos Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr Hyginus Omeje, gave the commendation at the commissioning of eight new Computerised Vehicle Inspection Centres in the state recently. Omeje disclosed that the UN Decade of Action on Road...

Ikeja Electric Warns Public against Activities around Power Lines

Ikeja Electric Plc (IE) has cautioned the public against building structures and engaging in social and economic activities under power lines. Mr Felix Ofulue, Spokesman for IE, said the specific clearance or distance which the public must maintain away from a 33/11KV lines is 5.5 meters (20ft) on both sides. “While for 132KV lines the distance must be 15 meters (50ft)...

FRSC Attributes Over Speeding, Wrongful Overtaking, Others as Causes of Most Road Crashes In 2018

  The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has said the cause of most accidents in 2018 were as a result of over speeding, wrongful overtaking and carelessness of many drivers. The FRSC Sector Commander in osogbo, Osun State, Mr Peter Oke, on Wednesday revealed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in the state. He also disclosed that 18 persons died...

NNPC Petrol Tanker Catches Fire in Ogudu, Lagos

A petrol tanker belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) caught fire in Ogudu area of Lagos State on Friday evening. The tanker was loaded with petrol when it burst into flames along the Ifako Bridge inwards Ogudu. Officers of the Lagos State Fire Service, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) were...

NCAA Begins Investigation into Azman Air Aircraft Incident at PH Airport

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has begun an investigation into the incident involving an Azman Air Lagos-Port Harcourt flight which occurred on Thursday. The General Manager, NCAA, Mr Sam Adurogboye, confirmed the development in Lagos on Friday. The airline’s Boeing 737 aircraft with registration number 5N-NAS had made an emergency landing at the Port Harcourt Airport, Omagwa, after one of...
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