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Monday, October 21, 2019

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...

Genetically Modified Organism Foods: Safe or Not? (II)

GMO foods
In the first part of this article, we waded into the debate on Genetically Modified Organism Foods (GMOs) by sampling arguments for and against. Food experts like David Perlmutter and Sarah Evanega argued against and for, with both bringing up vital points to back their arguments. Excerpts from the official website of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in their...

ISPON crisis: Safety experts highlight effect on young, experienced professionals

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"It has scattered everybody" - Jerry Akpobari "It has stalled the development of the Institute" - Dare Akinfosile "For peace of mind, young professionals join foreign bodies instead" - Obianuju Okeke "The crisis has been resolved, Dr. Nnamdi is the recognised President" - Nonso Nwaogu "It has caused a deficiency of knowledge among safety professionals" - Kamil Abiodun Following...

Anambra sets up panel to probe Onitsha fire

Onitsha fire incident
The Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, has vowed to set up a panel to determine the cause of Wednesday’s fire incident that left a mother and child dead and property worth millions razed in Onitsha. Obiano made this known in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information & Public Enlightenment, C. Don Adinuba. Safety Record can report that the...

BREAKING: Panic As Petrol-Laden Trailer Explodes In Onitsha (Video)

Onitsha petrol tanker fire
A petrol-laden trailer has exploded along MCC in Upper Iweka area of Onitsha, Anambra State, Safety Record can report. According to reports reaching this newspaper, many cars have been burnt while human casualties remain unknown. Videos of the incident currently making the rounds on social media show thick smoke billowing into the sky as vehicles are being consumed. Residents can also be...