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Health hazards: Games Village residents protest, seek govt intervention

Games Village protesters
Residents and Community Development Associations of Games Village, Surulere, Lagos on Monday protested against health hazards resulting from the alleged illegal acquisition of the estate’s sewage treatment plant by a private company. The residents, bearing placards with various inscriptions, chanted solidarity songs, calling the attention of the federal and state governments to looming epidemic due to the sale of the...

Kaduna explosion: El-Rufai orders closure of gas retail shops in residential areas

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Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has ordered the closure of all gas refill stations located within residential areas in the state. The governor, who gave the order on Monday, appealed to residents to report such gas outlets to the government for immediate action. El-Rufai who visited the scene of Saturday’s gas explosion at Sabon Tasha, Kaduna said the gas refill...

Kaduna explosion: DPR to sanction illegal gas operators

Kaduna Gas Explosion
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has threatened to sanction all unlicensed LPG retail outlets and operators with stiff penalties. The DPR North West Zonal Operations Controller, Mr. Isa Tafida, made this known to newsmen in Kaduna while reacting to Saturday’s gas explosion at Sabon Tasha, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The gas explosion killed five persons, including a...

Yuletide: NEMA sensitises motorists on disaster management

NEMA officials. SAFETY RECORD
The North-Central Office of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has sensitised motorists on disaster management on highways during the Yuletide. Speaking at the event held in Mararaban Jama’a, near Jos, on Tuesday, the Acting Zonal Coordinator of the agency in the zone, Mr. Eugene Nyelong, said that the exercise was organised in collaboration with the Federal Road Safety Corps...

Explosion: Lagos Assembly calls for proper regulation, monitoring of gas sales

Ajegunle gas explosion
The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed a resolution calling on relevant authorities to ensure proper regulation and monitoring of gas sales to reduce incidents of gas explosion in the state. The House Deputy Speaker, Mr. Wasiu Eshinlokun-Sanni, who presided at the plenary on Monday, called on the state Commissioner for Environment to enforce the relevant laws on the...

Obtain safety clearance before holding large events – Lagos Safety Commission warns

The Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Lanre Mojola has charged residents to obtain safety clearance from the commission before holding events with 500 or more guests. He disclosed this on Monday, December 23 during an interview with a radio station, Cool FM. Mojola reiterated the importance of safety measures at events to guard against loss of lives, adding that safety clearance...

Ministry Calls For Safety After Killer Animal Disease Rocks Niger

The World Organization for Animal Health have also been notified about the outbreak of the disease.   

C/River: Flood destroys 4,370 houses, displace 51,000 people in 212 communities

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The Cross River State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) said flood destroyed 4,370 houses and displaced over 51,000 people in 212 communities in the state. The Director-General of SEMA, Mr. Princewill Ayim, disclosed this on Wednesday in Calabar. Ayim said that the incident occurred between July and September, adding that measures were taken to provide succour for the victims. According to him, some...

Disaster: Lagos records 959 incidents in 11 months

LASEMA
The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, on Wednesday said the state recorded 959 disaster incidents between January and November. Oke-Osanyintolu said this during a sensitisation programme on collapsed building, road traffic accident/ articulated vehicles and flooding in Lagos. He explained that the incidents included road accident, fire outbreak, collapsed building and flooding He said that 515 out...

LASEMA begins demolition of distress buildings in Lagos (Photos)

LASEMA demolition. SAFETY RECORD
The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, has said the agency had started demolition of distressed buildings in Lagos Island with three-storey building located at Bamigbose street. Oke-Osanyintolu made this known during the demolition in Lagos on Saturday. According to him, the three-storey building located at 54 Bamgbose Street is in a state of distress with visible...

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