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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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...

Sixteen Feared Dead In Fatal Motor Accident on Benin-Asaba Expressway

  No fewer than sixteen persons lost their lives in a fatal accident that occurred along Benin-Asaba Expressway on Saturday. The accident involved a commercial bus with the registration number AA137 ASB. The state Commander of the FRSC, Random Kulven, who spoke to newsmen in Asaba, confirmed that the accident occurred as a result of high speed, which led to the driver...

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...

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...

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...

Truck Crushes Mother, Child, One Other to Death in Ogun

Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Spokesman, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps in Ogun State, on Thursday, confirmed an accident that claimed the lives of three in Ogun State. He said that a Mack truck loaded with soft drinks on Wednesday crushed a woman and her child to death in an accident which also killed the truck’s Motor Boy at Ajibawo in...

Safety Audit: Lagos Vows To Punish Non-Compliant School Owners, Heads

The Lagos State Government has vowed to prosecute the owner or head of any school that refuses to be audited in the school safety audit programme instituted by the Lagos State Safety Commission (LSC). The Director General of LSC, Hon. Hakeem Dickson made this known at a Stakeholder’s Meeting with heads of associations of private schools in the state which...

Otuokpoti Spill: NGO Petitions NOSDRA, Seeks Best Practices in Remediation Process

Oil and Gas Producing Areas Enlightenment and Empowerment Initiative (OGPAEEI) has petitioned the National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) over a 2016 spill in Bayelsa. An oil leak from an oilfield operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) had in November 2016 discharged yet to be ascertained the volume of crude into the Ekoli River in Bayelsa. OGPAEEI, an...

FRSC Marshal Killed In Suspected Armed Robbery Attack

In what appears to be a suspected armed robbery attack, an FRSC driver was killed in an official patrol vehicle along Abuja-Kaduna expressway at about 20 kilometres to the Federal Capital Territory on Tuesday, 8 January, 2019. In an official statement released by the Corps Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps, Bisi Kazeem, the patrol vehicle with the following...

3 Things to Consider Before Using a Fire Extinguishers

One does not have to be a trained firefighter to know how to use a Fire Extinguisher. Effective usage of fire extinguisher can be a life and property saving tool. However, a majority have not had fire extinguisher training and may not know how and when to use them. Adequate training on proper use and maintenance procedures is necessary for...
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