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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Disaster managemet: ECRMI bemoans lack of enabling legislation

The Emergency Crisis, Disaster Safety, Environmental and Risk Management Institute (ECRMI) has sought the approval of the National Assembly to help enact a law to give legal backing to the institute. Dr. Chuke Akawo, the Director-General of ECRMI, said this when he led a delegation to the Chairman of House Committee on Disaster Management and Preparedness, Hon. Tunji Olawuyi on...

20 severely injured as fire razes block of flats in Lagos

The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, has said that 20 people were injured in a fire incident that razed a block of flats at No 44, Adebayo Str. off Ile-Ile, Ketu-Alapere in Lagos. Oke-Osanyintolu made the disclosure in Lagos on Thursday. “When we get to the scene, a block of flats consisting of six units was...

Lagos collaborates with Chinese govt to prevent coronavirus

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has said that the Chinese government, through its embassy in Nigeria, is working with the state to prevent the entry of coronavirus into the state. Abayomi disclosed this on Wednesday while giving an update on the state government’s level of preparedness to prevent or contain any possible entry of the disease...

Lagos Fire: 17 including pregnant woman injuried, 4 buildings collapsed – LASEMA

Lagos fire incident
The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu has confirmed that a total of 17 people sustained injuries, including a pregnant woman and firefighter at another inferno in Lagos. Oke-Osanyintolu made the disclosure at the Martins fire outbreak scene at about 9:30 p,m. in Lagos on Wednesday. According to him, a total of 17 people sustained injuries, 15...

Graphic Video: 3 killed In Abule-Egba Pipeline Fire

A pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) caught fire on Sunday night in Abule-Egba area of Lagos state, Safety Record can report. It was gathered that the pipeline went up in flames around 8 pm at Ekoro area of Abule-Egba. The estimated value of the properties burnt in the fire incident could not be ascertained at the time of...

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

gas shop
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

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...