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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Leveraging Emergency Number in COVID-19 Fight by Emma Okonji

The Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta had on assumption of duty in 2015, accelerated the implementation of Emergency Communication Centres (ECC) across the country as mandated by the Nigerian Communications Act (NCA) 2003. From the inception, the centres were planned to use the NCC toll-free 122 Emergency Number to respond to emergency situations...

Agony, Misery Persist as Incessant Pipeline Infernos Remain Untamed By Kelvin Ebiri & Kingsley Jeremiah

  Living Close To Pipelines, A Ticking Time Bomb — Henshaw In the early hours of Sunday, March 15, 2020, residents of Abule Ado, a suburb of Nigeria’s commercial city, Lagos, woke to their daily lives, and never expected the unusual. Christians among them were either in church or preparing for service, while others had set out for their daily activities....

Enforcing Building Insurance by Ebere Nwoji

A recent explosion at Abule Ado, in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State in which more than 50 houses were destroyed including a college building that killed more than 20 persons, points to the need for enforcement of compulsory builders’ insurance nationwide. Recall that barely a year ago, there was a similar case of a three-storey building at...

Govt, Nigerians Racing Against Coronavirus after Playing the Ostrich by JOHN AMEH

Finally, we agree that it is with us – coronavirus! And it took the death of a former Managing Director of PPMC, Suleiman Achumugu, for the fog to clear fully from the eyes of the authorities across federal and state levels, and perhaps, more Nigerians. The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), till this hour, has not addressed the nation...

Checking downstream incidents with training, certification, by Adewale Sanyaolu

Rampant cases of incidents in the downstream sector of oil and gas industry has become a source of concern to the Federal Government, stakeholders, regulatory agencies and investors as the effect of the menace has led to loss of lives and properties. According to the sector regulator, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), about 70 per cent of accidents in...

THE RELEVANCE OF FIRE SERVICE AS A SECURITY AGENCY (4)

FOR PROTECTION OF NATIONAL ECONOMY   In the last edition, the highlight on the past efforts of the Fire Protection Association of Nigeria was rested on their recommendation that fire safety responsibility is extended to the Local Government. The responsibility for fire prevention and control was said to be that of the state fire services. It was also included in the...

Environment stakeholders call for synergy on environmental impact assessment practice

Stakeholders in the environment sector have called for synergy to avoid disproportionate environmental impact assessment (EIA). They made the call at the 5th Charlie Wolf Symposium with the theme: “Learning from the UK Impact Assessment Journey” held in Abuja on Friday. Mrs Hadiza Mailafiya, Former Minister of Environment, and chairman of the event said there was the need for teamwork in...

Avoid Leaving Electric Gadgets On, Making Calls In Kitchen – Expert Warns

Mr Sunday Akanji, a leading Firefighter with the Oyo State Fire Service on Sunday,  urged people to ensure they switched off electric gadgets in their houses before going out to avoid fire outbreaks. Akanji gave the advice at an interactive programme organised by the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Mount Cathedral, Bolumole, in Ibadan. He said part of the causes of...

Curbing the spate of gas explosions in Nigeria

Nigeria targets the deepening of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) usage in the country, eying as much as five million metric tonnes consumption per annum by 2023. In its bid to actualise the target, the government has promised to continue to support the LPG industry with fiscal policies and incentives. But with the desire to deepen usage in the country is another...

The relevance of Fire Safety in Security of National Economy (3)

Past efforts of fire protection association of Nigeria episode Having identified public Fire Service as an essential organ and the basis of fire protection in public fire safety, a delegation of the Association from Lagos, in 1982 traveled to Maiduguri to meet with the Chief Fire Officers of the Federation at their Conference in Maiduguri that year, to formally...

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