SON Destroys Fake, Substandard Products Worth N450m in Lagos

Fake and substandard products worth N450 million were on Tuesday, May 23 destroyed by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) at its dumpsites in Ogba and Epe, Lagos. According to the standards body, the products made up of bulbs, cables, tyres, shaving sticks, aluminium coils among others were destroyed for failing to meet “requisite standards” […]

Son Apprehends Engine Oil Counterfeiters

  The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has nabbed a syndicate that specialises in adulteration of engine oil for sale to unsuspecting members of the public. The Director General of SON, Osita Aboloma said that the arrest took place at tipper garage, in the Jahi area of Abuja, with SON operation team sealing the premises […]

Cross River ISPON ‘Shocked’ By Calabar Electrocution

Cross River ISPON ‘Shocked’ By Calabar Electrocution John Ogunsemore The Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON), Cross River State Branch has bemoaned the electrocution of multiple persons at a football viewing centre in Nyangasang area of the state capital on Tuesday, April 18. In a position letter signed by the Branch Chairman, Dr Uffia […]

Court Case Stalls ISPoN EGM

  The controversial Extra-ordinary General Meeting (EGM) called by the Registrar of the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPoN) has been put on hold. According to the Registrar of the institute, Mr Benson Adam-Otite, the EGM was suspended due to a court case challenging its legality filed at the Federal High Court, Lagos by […]

Safety Professional Reiterates Call For Speedy Passage of OSH Legislation

  The Executive Director of safety training and consulting firm, SMTS Nigeria Limited, Mr. Wale Bakare, has reiterated his call for sound legislative framework for Health and Safety practice in Nigeria. Bakare, who has been in the forefront of the campaign for legislative backing for OHS in Nigeria as obtainable in other climes, made the […]

Ogun ISPoN Story --- 2nd Left, Gbolahan Ogunmefun; Centre, ISPoN President, Nnamdi Ilodiuba and 2nd Right, ISPoN Registrar, Adam Otite at the event.jpg

Ogun ISPoN Chairman Tasks Residents on Safety, Inducts 20 New Members

        The Chairman, Ogun State Branch of Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPoN), Mr Gbolahan Ogunmefun, has warned residents of the state and Nigerians in general to maintain a hygienic environment and avoid bush burning during the harmattan season. Ogunmefun said this in an orientation and induction ceremony for some new graduates […]

Safety Professionals Decry Akwa Ibom Church Building Collapse

  Some safety professionals in the country have decried the recent Akwa Ibom church building collapse that left no fewer than 32 persons dead and 37 persons injured. In separate chats with Safety Record Newspaper, President of the Nigerian chapter of American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Herbert Nwaka, and Akwa Ibom State Branch Chairman […]

Uyo Church Tragedy and Safety Standards in the Construction Industry in Nigeria

On 10 December 2016, Nigeria witnessed another avoidable construction tragedy as the Reigners Bible Church International Uyo, Akwa Ibom State collapsed during the consecration of her founder Apostle Akan Weeks as a Bishop. Over 23 lives were confirmed died and hundreds more were injured. At the time of the collapse, the State Governor, Udom Gabriel […]