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Recurring Incidents of Building Collapse an Unfolding Hurricane

June 5, 2016

In August 2005, America was hit by a hurricane that resulted in the death of an estimated 1,833 and left millions homeless along the Gulf Coast and in New Orleans. Hurricane Katrina was adjudged one of the deadliest hurricanes ever to hit the United States, causing $108 billion in damage, according to the National Oceanic […]

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“Tyre Safety (2)”

June 1, 2016

It is the right thing to continue to enlighten ourselves, educate and create awareness; we will continue to highlights things we need to know to stay safe on the road. Welcome to the sixth month, June is here! Our first shot at “Tyre Safety” was on selection, if we get selection wrong; anything we do […]

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Disasters, ISPoN and the Safety Professionals

May 8, 2016

Disasters in different sectors of the economy have indeed assumed an alarming rate. In Nigeria today, there is barely a day without one incident or the other, and there is no better time for the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPoN) to take a good, hard look at how to further improve safety in […]

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Can the mobile court end the era of recklessness and impunity on our roads?

March 10, 2016

Even after the Lagos State Mobile Courts, a week after it was inaugurated convicted no fewer than 41 offenders arrested by the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Unit (Task Force) for various traffic and street trading offences were convicted, some residents are beginning to question the purpose for its establishment. The mobile court […]

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“Before speed limiting device…”

March 2, 2016

I can’t believe we are in March, the months are moving in so fast; we may have to install a “limiting device” on it so we can make much use of it before another month rolls in…Welcome to March. It is good having you read this column every month; I do hope I am making […]

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Ogun pollution: Environmental racism in Nigeria

February 4, 2016

There can be no picture more vivid or tale more chilling about environmental racism than the one provided by the special report in The PUNCH on the 31st of December 2015 entitled, “Blood, tears in chambers of steel”. It was about the impact of environmental pollution by some steel companies on communities in Ogun State. […]

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The challenges of food safety in the Nigerian meat industry

January 12, 2016

Kolawole Talabi  The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) say Nigerians consume about 360,000 tonnes of beef yearly. This conservative figure is projected to rise to 1.3 million tonnes per year by 2050, some 260 per cent increase. In 2008, while he was still a veterinary medicine undergraduate, Okan Hembel bought a cow […]

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Averting Auto Crash This Christmas Period

December 6, 2015

A significant number of Nigeria’s over 160 million see the month of December as one opportunity to reunite with family and friends at Christmas; this they achieve by travelling a long distance on Nigerian deadly highways to their home towns or on holiday. Ember months are the last four months in a calendar year. The […]

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Religious organisations and road safety education

December 6, 2015

The World Health Organisation Reports revealed that about 1.4 million deaths and over 50 million injuries are attributed to road accidents every year globally with most of them occurring in African Countries (including Nigeria). Nigeria was recently ranked as the third country with the highest rate of accidents and fatalities among 193 countries and thereby […]

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Traffic Regulation and Passengers’ Safety

December 6, 2015

In climes where law reigns supreme and lives treasured, effective traffic regulation and passengers’ right to comfort is the order of the day. All road users if not all citizens are at home with the traffic laws. These laws are clearly spelt out and a dividing line drawn between the functions of various kinds of […]

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