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6-Hour Inferno Consumes Aba Guinness Brewery

A wildfire on Friday engulfed parts of the Guinness Nigeria Plc, Aba Brewery, Abia, razing bottles, chemicals, office structures and furniture to ashes. Firefighters battled hard to contain the fire, which started at about 11 a.m. on Friday until about 6:46 pm when the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Correspondent left the scene. Okezie Uche, Aba Fire Service Commander, told NAN...

NEMSA Disconnects 1,205 Premises Under High-Tension Power Lines

  Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) says its directive to distribution companies on buildings under Right -Of -Ways (ROW) of power lines has resulted in disconnection of 1,205 premises between October 2017 and December 2018. NEMSA’s Managing Director, Mr Peter Ewesor said this in a document made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday. NAN reports...

Couple, Child Die in Ondo Road Accident

A couple and their son, on Wednesday, lost their lives in a fatal auto accident that occurred in the Olokuta area on the Ondo-Akure Expressway in the Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State. It was gathred that the driver of the truck that killed the victims whose identities are yet to be determined, took to his heels immediately...

Truck Crushes Mother, Child, One Other to Death in Ogun

Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Spokesman, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps in Ogun State, on Thursday, confirmed an accident that claimed the lives of three in Ogun State. He said that a Mack truck loaded with soft drinks on Wednesday crushed a woman and her child to death in an accident which also killed the truck’s Motor Boy at Ajibawo in...

Yuletide: We recorded 16 auto accidents in Plateau – FRSC

The Plateau Command of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it recorded 16 vehicle crashes between the 2018 Christmas period and Jan. 15, 2019 across the state. The command’s Public Education Officer, Mr Andrew Bala, disclosed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Jos. Bala said that 11 of the crashes were serious while five were minor. He, however,...

Candlelight Razes Building, ‘Property worth Millions’ In Enugu

A building and property worth over millions of naira were on Tuesday destroyed when a fire believed to have been caused by candlelight razed down a building housing tenants and shops. The incident occurred in the university town of Nsukka, Enugu State. It was gathered that the fire, which started around 8:30 p.m., was as a result of a candle left...

Accident Claims Three Lives in Ondo

Three people on Wednesday morning lost their lives in a fatal auto crash in Ondo State. The crash occurred around Olokuta axis of the Ondo – Akure highway which is few minutes’ drives from the Akure, the Ondo State capital. The accident involved a black Toyota Corolla Sports car with number plate FGB 940 AA and a blue truck with number...

Stop ‘Hanging’ On Moving Vehicles, FRSC Tells Political Campaigners

The Federal Road Safety Corps, Nasarawa State command, has called on politicians to stop their supporters from hanging on moving vehicles to minimise the risk of road accidents. The Sector Commander, Mrs Faustina Alegbe, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lafia, on Wednesday that FRSC was worried over the menace, which could also endanger other road users. Alegbe said the...

Civil Engineers partner LSSC On Adherence To Infrastructure Safety Tips

The Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE), in conjunction with the Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC), has called for strict adherence to safety measures in civil engineering infrastructure and facilities management. Mrs Omolola Adetona, the institution Chairman, Lagos Chapter, made the call on Wednesday at a seminar organised in collaboration with the commission in Lagos. Its theme was: “Safety Consideration in...

Ikeja Electric Warns Public against Activities around Power Lines

Ikeja Electric Plc (IE) has cautioned the public against building structures and engaging in social and economic activities under power lines. Mr Felix Ofulue, Spokesman for IE, said the specific clearance or distance which the public must maintain away from a 33/11KV lines is 5.5 meters (20ft) on both sides. “While for 132KV lines the distance must be 15 meters (50ft)...
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