Calabar Incident: Dangers of Erecting Buildings under High Tension Wires

  Erecting structures under Right of Way (ROW) of power transmission and distribution cables is a dangerous project. However, because of poor law enforcement and negligence, there is a proliferation of such structures across the country. Speaking with safety professionals, VICTORY BERNARD examines the implications behind the viewing centre electrocution in Calabar, Cross River State […]

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Rate of Emergency Calls Worrisome – Lagos Fire Boss

  The Director of the Lagos State Fire Service, Mr. Rasaq Fadipe has decried the rate of emergency calls received since January to March this year. He noted that despite continuous public enlightenment strategies put in place by the state to reduce incessant fire outbreaks, the situation is “very worrisome.” Fadipe said this while delivering […]

Suicide: More People Are Seeking Professional Help – Psychologist

  A lecturer in the Department of Psychology, Lagos State University, Mr Benjamin Olabimitan, has disclosed that more depressed people have been seeking professional help in the wake of public outcry generated by the recent increase in suicide cases in Nigeria. He made this known in an exclusive chat with Our Community Newspaper in his […]

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 classroom, due to the designs of the seats, we have the sights of students sit […]

Fire Outbreaks: Problems and Concerns over Location of Filling Stations in Residential Areas

With rising opposition against the building of filling stations within residential areas across the states, a fallout of rising fire outbreaks destroying lives and properties at their instance; is there any possibility in sight for the eventual relocation of the filling stations,  Victory Bernard examines.     Among the five fire incidents that occurred simultaneously […]

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Ambode Inaugurates Neighbourhood Corps to Ensure Safety

  In a bid to ensure a safe and secure Lagos State, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has launched the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC) with a guarantee that the safety and security of lives in the state will be more enhanced. Speaking at the official launching of the Corps held at Agege Stadium on March 27, […]

Court Grants Chinese Nationals, Nigerian Bail for N5bn Fake Tyre Importation

  Two Chinese nationals, Tao Shen, 36, and Jing Yan, 22, who are accused of importing fake and substandard tyres into Nigeria have been granted bail by the Federal High Court in Lagos. They were granted bail of N10 million each with two sureties in like sum alongside a Nigerian co-accused, Chinedu Madubuike. The two […]

Care Home Fined After Boy Drowned In Disused Quarry

  A Kettering based care home company has been ordered to pay £100,000 after a 16-year-old boy drowned at a disused quarry, while on a day trip. The Old Bailey heard how two 16-year-old boys who were residents at Castle Lodge Home near Ely, Cambridgeshire, were taken on a day trip to Bawsey Country Park […]

Snapchat Hackers: 5 Ways to Protect Your Family

  In 2014, photo sharing service Snapchat ran afoul of hackers after the company claimed it had no knowledge of any security vulnerabilities. To prove that such loopholes existed, attackers lifted the usernames and phone numbers of 4.6 million Snapchat users and made them available on a public website. Although the site was immediately taken […]

Danger of Exposure to Fumes

  Few days ago a female final year student of UNIZIK was killed by fumes from a generator in an unventilated room. In medical parlance, this is called carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a preventable medical emergency. When I perceive fumes from my neighbour’s gigantic old lister, carbon monoxide poisoning comes to mind […]