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Company fined $210k, supervisor jailed after permanent disability to worker

fall from height
A Singaporean company, Ava Global Pte Ltd, has been fined $210,000 for contraventions of the country’s Workplace Safety and Health Act after a worker, Miah Jobayed, suffered permanent disability on the company’s site following a fall from height. A foreman with the company, Sarkar Mithun, was also sentenced to nine weeks imprisonment after he was convicted of negligence under the...

Chevron Oil Well Fire: Ondo Communities Demand $2.5bn Compensation

Oju-Imole oil well owned by Chevron
The twenty one communities affected by the fire incident at Ojumole Oil Well operated by Chevron Nigeria Limited in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State have demanded compensation to the tune of $2.5 billion from the company. The communities made the demand through their spokesman, Dr. Akin Akinruntan, at a public hearing of major stakeholders conducted by the State...

22 fatalities recorded in Kaduna fire incidents in 4 months

Kaduna Fire Director, Paul Aboi
The Kaduna State Fire Service says that 22 fatalities were recorded in fire incidents in the state between January and April. The Director of the service, Mr Paul Aboi, made this known in Kaduna on Tuesday, May 21. He disclosed that 267 fire incidents occurred within the period under review. According to him, the service rescued 64 persons while 22 persons however...

Heritage Energy confirms fire outbreak at Trans Forcados Pipeline spill site

Trans Forcados Pipeline
Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited has confirmed a fire outbreak at a spill site along its Trans Forcados Pipeline within the Chanomi Creeks in Yeye community of Burutu Local Government Area of Delta. The company confirmed the fire incident in a Monday, May 20 statement signed by its General Manager Community Relations, Mr Sylvester Okoh. Okoh said that the fire started...

Aviation Safety: Sirika Lauds Enugu Govt For Prompt Action On Akanu Ibiam Airport

Akanu Ibiam International Airport
The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika has hailed the Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi-led Enugu State Government for taking urgent steps to improve safety at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport. He gave the commendation in Lagos on Saturday. Recall that Sirika had on May 17 announced that the Federal Government might downgrade the airport from handling international operations because of issues...

FG Approves N743 million For Aviation Safety Equipment

Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N743 million for the purchase of security and safety equipment and incidence laboratory for Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika disclosed this on Thursday, May 16 after the FEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Sirika added that the council also approved the contract for the procurement...

FCT Fire Service Saves 5 Lives, N753m Property In 3 Months

FCT Fire Service
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Fire Service said it saved five lives and property worth N753 million in the first quarter of 2019. The service said it received 136 distress calls from members of the public within the period. This was revealed in a monthly fire and rescue statistics released by the Assistant Controller-General (ACG), FCT Fire Service, Julius Opetunsin on...

Two Die In Abeokuta Road Crash

The crash involved a Toyota Camry, Volkswagen Bora and two Bajaj motorcycles.

FRSC Arrest 3000 For Using Phones While Driving

FRSC Boss, Boboye Oyeyemi
“This bad driving behaviour has over the years led to several crashes that have resulted in wanton loss of lives and even permanent disabilities in some instances.

Abuja Hotel, Soul Lounge, Razed By Fire

The cause of the fire is believed resulted from a power surge from one of the electric sockets in the bar.
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