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Implement Safe School Declaration – NGO Urges Govt

Lagos building collapse
Dr Hussaini Abdu, the Country Director, Plan International Nigeria, a Non-Governmental Organisation, has called on governments and other education stakeholders to prioritise school safety issues in the country. He made this known in a statement on Friday, March 15, while reacting to the collapse of a building at Itafaji area of Lagos Island on Wednesday. Recall that a school occupied the...

We are closely monitoring investigations into B737 MAX 8 aircraft’s safety – NCAA

Sam Adurogboye, NCAA Spokesman
The General Manager, Public Relations of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Mr Sam Adurogboye, has said that the agency is closely monitoring investigations into the safety of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. He made this known in Lagos on Tuesday, March 12 in reaction to the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft belonging to Ethiopian Airlines on...

EEDC tops 2018 NEMSA safety ranking

EEDC
For the second consecutive year, the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has been adjudged the overall best in Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) Safety Ranking. EEDC made this known in a Monday, March 11 statement signed by its Head of Communications Department, Emeka Ezeh. According to the statement, EEDC topped the NEMSA safety rating 2018, like it did in 2017. The...

Learning without Pains: How Sitting Affects Learning

Considering the type of seats and sitting arrangements constructed for classrooms in our schools, could we boast of giving our students a good education they deserve, irrespective of the quality of teachers and aesthetics of the institutions? In the classroom, due to the designs of the seats, we have the sights of students sit in thousands of different positions. They...

Defensive Driving: Accident Prevention Formula

Defensive driving is basically driving in a manner that employs safe driving plans of action to enable motorists to apply identified hazards in a predictable manner. These plans of action go well beyond instruction on basic traffic laws and procedures. Understanding and effectively applying this formula prevents accidents in spite of the actions of other drivers or the presence of...

Axxela Bags SON Integrated Management Systems Certifications

Axxela
Gas and power firm, Axxela Limited has become the first organisation in the Nigerian oil and gas industry to hold the ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management, ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental Management, and ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System certifications simultaneously. The company made this known in a statement on Thursday, February 21, after the Standards Organisation of Nigeria...

IBEDC hits 365 days without LTI

IBEDC
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has achieved 365 days of Lost Time Injury (LTI)-free operations. This, the company said, translated to 1.6 million safe man-hours. The Head, Branding and Corporate Communication, IBEDC, Mrs Angela Olanrewaju, made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday. According to the statement, the company achieved the milestone due to the emphasis it placed on safety which...

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...

How to Reduce Deaths from Road Traffic Accidents

By Desire Obanefe According to the National Bureau of Statistics, “a total of 8,437 Nigerians got injured in the road traffic crashes recorded in the second quarter of 2018. 7,946 of the 8,437 Nigerians that got injured, representing 94% of the figure, are adults while the remaining 491 Nigerians, representing 6% of the figure are children. 6,415 male Nigerians, representing...

Sitting Disease: The Slow, Silent and Sedentary Killer of the Nigerian Workforce

An average Nigerian worker spends a total of about 10 hours sitting each day, and may be at risk of the ‘Sitting Disease’. And if you are like the 51 million Nigerian workers, you sit all day for your job. Add to that the time you spend sitting in traffic to and from work; on the couch after work...
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