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Road safety: FRSC reveals why mothers must be involved

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The Enugu Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has commenced the distribution of fliers containing safety tips as well as state’s emergency security, rescue and medical numbers to assist mothers and their families in times of emergencies. According to the Enugu Sector Commander of FRSC, Ogbonna Kalu, this was part of strategies to ramp up knowledge of...

Safety Tips In Avoiding Cooking Gas Explosion

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While growing up, I saw different means of cooking food. For one, there were the traditional means of cooking which involved the firewood. This was predominantly used until the charcoal means of cooking came along. When the kerosene stove came to vogue, it felt like nothing else could beat it, but then gas cookers sprung up and virtually everyone...

SON evacuates life-endangering LPG cylinders in Katsina

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The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) says it has nabbed dealers of substandard liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders in Katsina State. State Coordinator of SON, Mohammed Jibril said that the “life-endangering” cylinders were discovered following a tip-off from the Department of State Services (DSS). He disclosed that the cylinders were re-painted and re-marked for sale to unwary consumers, adding that the...

NAFDAC orders withdrawal of Sniper from open markets

He stated that the move on Sniper was not a ban on the product but rather, a curtailment on the purchase of the product in the open market.

Suicide: Safety Expert Joins Call For Regulation Of ‘Sniper’

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The Managing Consultant, Hybrid Group, Mr Dapo Omolade, has joined calls for stringent control of distribution of popular insecticide Sniper and other hazardous chemicals in homes and industries. This, some experts have said, would help check the rate of suicides in the country. Omolade, who is a notable safety professional, made the call in a tweet on Monday, June 17. He was...

SON Begins Surveillance Of Gas Cylinders, LPG Containers

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“The root causes of cooking gas cylinders/LPG vessels explosions or accidents, with its collateral damage are traceable to inadequate public awareness and poor knowledge on quality requirements,

Dust mite harmful to children – Safety expert warns parents

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A safety expert, Dr Okunola Olusola, has urged parents to reduce their children’s exposure to household dust to avoid weakening their respiratory system. Olusola, the Deputy Director of World Safety Organisation (WSO), Nigeria Office, disclosed this on Thursday, April 4 in Lagos. He said that parents must keep curtains and windows clean at home to reduce their children’s contact with dust. The...

Candlelight Razes Building, ‘Property worth Millions’ In Enugu

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A building and property worth over millions of naira were on Tuesday destroyed when a fire believed to have been caused by candlelight razed down a building housing tenants and shops. The incident occurred in the university town of Nsukka, Enugu State. It was gathered that the fire, which started around 8:30 p.m., was as a result of a candle left...

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...

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...
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