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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Strict Enforcement Of Regulations Needed To Avoid Building Collapse – Structural Engineer

Structural engineer, Eddy Atumoyojo
The President, Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers, Mr Eddy Atumonyogo, has appealed to the Lagos State Government to enforce housing sector regulations to avert building collapse. He made this known Thursday, March 14 in reaction to the Wednesday, March 13 building collapse in Ita-Faji, Lagos Island Local Government that left many persons, including some school children, dead. Atumonyogo said that...

Safety Expert Champions Crusade Against Generator Use In Homes

  A safety expert, Mr Kalu Ottah, has joined the call to discourage use of generating sets within the home. He said using a generator within the home could be an open invitation to disaster and warned against the practice. Ottah made this known against the backdrop of a Tuesday, June 19 incident in Edo State where a woman and five children...

Expert Warns Against Improper Earthing Of Homes

A Safety Officer with Ikeja Electric Plc, Engr. Moses Oyeniran, has lamented the high number of homes without proper earthing in Ayobo, in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos. He made the disclosure while delivering a lecture on electrical safety at the monthly Ayobo-Ipaja Community Development Committee (CDC) meeting which held at the Council Secretariat, Igbogila on Friday, February 23. He...

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)...

Fire Guts Hotel on Airport Road as Guests Jump Window to Escape Death

Fire destroyed Property worth millions of naira on Monday at the bar section, reception and some rooms of the Excel Oriental Hotel on Airport Road, Ikeja, Lagos State. The fire, which started at about 4:30 p.m. was said to have completely razed down the bar. It was gathered that the fire was caused by an electric spark at the bar area...

ISPON Crisis Not over as Court Dismisses Suit Challenging Ilodiuba’s Leadership

By John Ogunsemore A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on Friday, January 18, 2019, dismissed a suit filed by the estranged registrar of the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON), Mr Benson Adam-Otite challenging the leadership of the institute’s factional President, Dr Nnamdi Ilodiuba. Ilodiuba was elected and sworn in for a second term at an Annual General...

Lagos-Ibadan Expressway: FRSC Caution Drivers on Safety, Collaborate With Others to Mitigate Challenges

  The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it is working with other traffic and safety management agencies to mitigate traffic challenges along the Lagos/Ibadan Express Way. The corps also urged road users to be cautious while driving on the road as construction resumes on Tuesday. Mr Clement Oladele, the Ogun Sector Commander of FRSC, revealed that the FRSC was duty bound...

NISafetyE Will Assist Govt To Curb Environmental Hazards – Lagos Chairman

NISafetyE, Engr. Seun Faluyi
The Lagos State Chapter of Nigerian Institution of Safety Engineers (NISafetyE) has vowed to assist the state government with the resolution of the challenges of constant traffic gridlock and frequent tank explosions in the state. The Chapter Chairman, Engr. Oluseun Faluyi, made this known during his investiture and induction of 92 members and six associate members held recently. He said that...

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...

Yuletide: We recorded 16 auto accidents in Plateau – FRSC

The Plateau Command of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it recorded 16 vehicle crashes between the 2018 Christmas period and Jan. 15, 2019 across the state. The command’s Public Education Officer, Mr Andrew Bala, disclosed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Jos. Bala said that 11 of the crashes were serious while five were minor. He, however,...
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