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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Santana Market: Edo Govt To Purchase New Firefighting Trucks – Commissioner

Lagos State Fire Service
The Edo Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Special Duties, Mr. Damian Lawani, says the State Government will purchase new fire fighting trucks to curtail fire outbreaks in the state. Lawani said in an interview in Benin on Monday that the State Government through his ministry had begun the refurbishment of the existing fire fighting trucks in the state. The commissioner was...

Overloading children’s schoolbags can cause spinal cord injury – Experts warn parents

school bag
Medical experts have cautioned parents against heavy schoolbags on children, saying that heavy loads may cause spinal cord injury. Some of the medical practitioners said on Monday in Abuja that parents should avoid packing too many books and other items in children’s schoolbags as most of the bags are carried on the back. Dr. Ewot Ndaeyo, the acting Executive Secretary of...

Expert blames rise in Type 2 diabetes on poor diet, sedentary lifestyle

A Diabetologist (a specialist in treatment of diabetes),  Mr. Chima Adindu, of the Apex Diabetics Center, Jos, has blamed the rise in Type 2 diabetes among children on poor diet mentality and sedentary lifestyle. Adindu disclosed this on Monday in Jos, Plateau State. He said that in the past, Type 1 Diabetes was prevalent in children as a result of  the...

2 escape death in Onitsha as containers fall on vehicle

2 escape death in Onitsha as containers fall on vehicle
The FRSC confirmed on Monday that two persons sustained injuries at Onitsha in Anambra when two containers fell off an articulated vehicle at Upper Iweka on the Onitsha-Owerri highway. The Sector Commander of the FRSC in Anambra, Mr Andrew Kumapayi, said in Awka that the accident occurred at about 8:30 a.m. Onitsha, the commercial hub of Anambra State, has been witnessing...

3 die as BMW, tricycle collide in Jos

A head-on collision between a tricycle and BMW vehicle around Rayfield road in Jos has claimed the lives of three persons. Mr. Andrew Bala, the Public Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Plateau, confirmed the incident to newsmen on Sunday in Jos. Bala said the accident which occurred Sunday morning, also left one other person severely injured. He...

How fire razed 300 shops in Santana market in Benin

No fewer than 300 shops and goods worth millions of Naira were on Saturday night destroyed by fire that engulfed Santana market on Sapele road in Benin, Edo. Reports say that residents and owners of the shops could not salvage the situation due to the intensity of the fire. Mr Monday Ogbeide, a resident around the market said the fire started...

Environment minister laments improper handling, use of chemicals

Dr Mohammed Abubakar, Environment Minister
The Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, says hazard caused by inappropriate handling and use of chemicals have never been worse than now. Abubakar made this known at the Inception Workshop for the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) Special Programme Project on Strengthening of the Legal and Institutional Infrastructure for Sound Management of Chemicals in Nigeria on Thursday, October 17 in...

DPR moves to ensure safe petroleum products transportation system

petrol tanker
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it will collaborate with all stakeholders in ensuring safe petroleum products transportation system across the country to reduce truck accidents. Mr Oluwole Akinyosoye, the Zonal Operations Controller in charge of Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Kwara, Osun States disclosed this at a news conference on Friday in Lagos ahead of the agency’s forthcoming 2019 stakeholders’...

NNPC, NISS partner on safety of oil assets

NNPC boss, Mele Kyari
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the National Institute for Security Studies (NISS) have stepped up inter-agency collaboration to ensure safety of oil assets in the country. The Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Malam Mele Kyari, disclosed this in a statement signed by Mr Samson Makoji, the acting spokesman for the corporation, in Abuja, on Friday. Kyari spoke while...

Another petrol trailer fire hits Anambra (Video)

Another Onitsha
Barely 48 hours after a petrol-laden trailer left a mother and child burnt to death and property worth millions destroyed, another incident has occurred in Onitsha, Anambra State. Witnesses say the latest incident occurred near Bessoy Filling Station, Omagba Phase II. Videos of the incident which reportedly started at 2:30 am on Friday showed the trailer alight while passersby make frantic...