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Monday, November 18, 2019

FG team inspects flooded Lagos communities

Itowolo Primary School, Ajegunle sacked by flood
The Federal Government, through the Ecological Fund Office, on Friday inspected areas affected by recent flooding in Kosofe area of Lagos State with a view to assisting the sacked communities. Mr. Ibrahim Lawal, who Led the Presidential Team for an on-the-spot assessment of the flooded communities, said that visit followed complaints by  Sen. Bayo Osinowo, representing Lagos East in the...

Zebra Crossings, Road Signs And The Many Nigerian Road Traffic Deficiencies

Interestingly, the Sector Commander asserted that zebra crossings used to be on the roads but that many of them had “worn off”. He promised though, that the government was working tirelessly to put them back for the safety of pedestrians.

Re-election: Ilodiuba doing all he can to elongate ISPON crisis – Adam-Otite

Benson Adam-Otite
In this exclusive interview with Safety Record, Registrar of the Yusuf Malgwi-led ISPON group, Mr. Benson Adam-Otite explains why the Friday, October 25 election that returned Dr. Nnamdi Ilodiuba as president was an "illegality". He also flays the process that produced a new policy guideline that proscribed branch elections. Excerpt... The Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria says it elected...

Open defecation: Nigeria ranks No. 1 in the world – Minister

open defecation
The Federal Government says Nigeria now ranks number one in the world with people practicing open defecation. Mr. Suleiman Adamu, the Minister, Ministry of Water Resources disclosed this while declaring open a two-day Private Sector Forum on Sanitation, on Monday in Abuja. The forum was organised by Organised Private Sector on Sanitation with the theme: ”Coordinating Indigenous Private Sector Initiatives to...

Environmentalist calls for policies against proliferation of e-waste

An environmentalist, Mrs. Emmanuel Emechete has called for strict policies to curb the proliferation of electronic waste into the country. Emechete made the call in an interview on Monday in Lagos. The expert said it was necessary to stop the importation of electronic waste into the country because of its non-biodegradable nature and impact on the environment. “E-wastes are like a time...

Coincidences of Anambra fire disasters and alleged sponsored attacks

Onitsha petrol tanker fire
Hoodlums gave the disasters recorded in Onitsha, Nnewi, Agulu and Nteje communities in Anambra, between Wednesday Oct.16 and Friday Oct.18, the colouration of sponsored attacks, because the incidences occurred in quick succession. The inferno caused by fuel tanker occurred at Upper Iweka and Ochanja Market, Onitsha, on Wednesday Oct.16, while another petrol tanker fire also occurred at Omagba Phase 2,...

Flood sacks Lagos communities

Badagry flood
Many residents of Oropo, Itoga and Samuel Ekundayo communities in Badagry, Lagos State have abandoned their homes and taken refuge in other locations following serious flooding in the areas. While many residents relocated from the communities since the flooding worsened few weeks ago, others parked their cars several miles away and waded through the floods in rain boots to access...

RIMSON’s new President pledges to provide risk management reports on national disasters

The newly-inaugurated President of the Risk Managers Society of Nigeria (RIMSON), Mr. Raymond Akalonu, on Thursday promised to provide more regular risk management reports on national disasters, with suggested mitigants and solutions. Akalonu made the pledge while delivering his acceptance address, titled: ‘Risk Management Advocacy – Reaching The Critical Frontiers’, during his Investiture as the 6th President of the Society. He...

Crisis: Bury Your Ego, Maintain Open Mind – Abiodun Charges ISPON Leadership

Kamil Abiodun
Former President, American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Nigeria Chapter, Mr. Kamil Abiodun CSP, in this exclusive interview with Safety Record highlights the consequences of and proffers solutions to the prolonged leadership crisis rocking the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON). What is the impact of the ISPON crisis on Nigeria as a whole? Businesses and industries are facing challenges...

“The job picked me” – Firefighter, Pauline Ochanya

Idu Pauline Ochanya
Could you tell us about yourself? My name is Idu Pauline Ochanya.  I work under the Operation Department, Federal Fire Service, Sector Commander, Red Watch Villa Unit. When did you join the fire service? I joined the service in 2014. I went for compulsory 6 months training. I have been there up till now. Why did you take up such a high risk...