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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

How tenants can identify buildings susceptible to collapse – Expert

Gafar Odubote
An environmentalist, Mr Gafar Odubote, has urged Nigerians to conduct a feasibility study on any building or apartment they choose to rent to avoid becoming victims of building collapse. He made this known while reacting to the recent incidents of building collapse in Lagos and Ibadan. Odubote said, “Before renting an apartment; request for the structural plan/design of the building and...

Strict Enforcement Of Regulations Needed To Avoid Building Collapse – Structural Engineer

Structural engineer, Eddy Atumoyojo
The President, Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers, Mr Eddy Atumonyogo, has appealed to the Lagos State Government to enforce housing sector regulations to avert building collapse. He made this known Thursday, March 14 in reaction to the Wednesday, March 13 building collapse in Ita-Faji, Lagos Island Local Government that left many persons, including some school children, dead. Atumonyogo said that...

EEDC tops 2018 NEMSA safety ranking

For the second consecutive year, the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has been adjudged the overall best in Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) Safety Ranking. EEDC made this known in a Monday, March 11 statement signed by its Head of Communications Department, Emeka Ezeh. According to the statement, EEDC topped the NEMSA safety rating 2018, like it did in 2017. The...

Four men remanded in prison for producing substandard engine oil

engine oil
For allegedly producing substandard engine oil, four men have been ordered remanded in prison custody in Lagos. Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo of the Federal High Court on Monday, March 11 ordered that Uche Johnson, Olaide Shittu, Kingsley Meteke and Abdulquadri Olayinka be remanded pending ruling in their bail application on March 19. The accused are facing four counts bordering on production, possession,...

How Abia Can Overcome Building Collapse – Experts

Abia building collapse
Investigation of previous incidents and punishment of those responsible would help Abia State overcome the challenges of incessant building collapse, Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) and Architect Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) have said. The Abia State chapters of the NIA and ARCON said this in Aba on Saturday, during a fact-finding to sites of recent collapsed buildings in...

ISPON Crisis: Everybody Must Compromise Towards Having One Body – Adam-Otite

Benson Adam-Otite
Estranged Registrar of the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON), Benson Adam-Otite has harped on the need to make compromises to achieve lasting peace in the institute. Adam-Otite made this known in an interview with Safety Record on Tuesday, February 26, when this newspaper called to confirm the authenticity of a public notice purportedly signed by him and published...

IATA lauds African airlines for 2018 safety performance

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has lauded African airlines for working towards improved safety performance in their operations in 2018. The commendation came when IATA released 2018 safety performance data of the commercial airline industry on Thursday, February 21. Director General, IATA, Mr Alexandre de Juniac, said that Africa was the only region to witness decline in the all-accident rate...

IBEDC hits 365 days without LTI

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has achieved 365 days of Lost Time Injury (LTI)-free operations. This, the company said, translated to 1.6 million safe man-hours. The Head, Branding and Corporate Communication, IBEDC, Mrs Angela Olanrewaju, made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday. According to the statement, the company achieved the milestone due to the emphasis it placed on safety which...

Adam-Otite Sues for Peace in ISPON

Benson Adam-Otite
Estranged Registrar of the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON), Mr Benson Adam-Otite has vowed to call for a peace meeting if a suit instituted at the Port Harcourt Division of the Federal High Court is resolved in his favour. Adam-Otite is currently locked in a battle with the Dr Nnamdi Ilodiuba-led factional leadership over control of the administrative...

NISafetyE Will Assist Govt To Curb Environmental Hazards – Lagos Chairman

NISafetyE, Engr. Seun Faluyi
The Lagos State Chapter of Nigerian Institution of Safety Engineers (NISafetyE) has vowed to assist the state government with the resolution of the challenges of constant traffic gridlock and frequent tank explosions in the state. The Chapter Chairman, Engr. Oluseun Faluyi, made this known during his investiture and induction of 92 members and six associate members held recently. He said that...
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