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Fire Razes Night Club, Shop in Kaduna

  Fire razed Empire Night Club, a beauty salon located at Barnawa High Cost in Kaduna South Local Government Area of Kaduna State in the early hours of Tuesday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Mr Bello Hassan, security personnel in the Club told NAN that he was not sure when the fire started, saying it could be around at...

Agriculture Commissioners Call for Ban on Use of Paraquat in Nigeria

Some commissioners for agriculture have called on the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration (NAFDAC) to ban the use of paraquat for weed control in the country. Paraquat is a chemical herbicide or weed killer that is highly toxic and used all over the world. It is also known by the brand name Gramoxone. The call for the ban of...

Auto Accident Claims 6 Lives in Niger

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger says four had been burnt to ashes in a fresh accident in Kutigi town of Lavun Local Government Area of the state. NAN reports that FRSC confirmed the death of six persons in a road traffic crash that occurred on Monday on Kutigi – Mokwa road in Mokwa Local Government Area of...

Kano Fire Service Rescues 70-Yr-Old Woman From Well

A 70-year-old woman, Binta Kabir, Tuesday afternoon was rescued from a well by officials of Kano Fire Service. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the incident happened at Tudun Wuzirchi in Kano. The spokesman of Kano State Fire Service, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, said that the incident occurred at about 12.40 p.m. Read Also: Ibrahim condoles with Kano Fire Service over Director’s...

Reps to Investigate FAAN, NAMA Over Non-Installation Of Visibility Equipment

The House of Representatives on Tuesday directed its Committee on Aviation to investigate non-installation of Instrument Landing System (ILS) and other supporting equipment in airports across the country. The decision followed a motion of Urgent Public Importance moved by Rep. Wale Raji (APC-Lagos) during plenary presided over by Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila. The ILS works as a signal navigation aid that guides...

Fire destroys 8 shops In Apongbon Market

Eight shops were on Sunday destroyed by a fire outbreak in Apongbon Under Bridge Market in Lagos. The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed this to the press at the scene of the fire incident said that the fire emanated from one of the containerised stores in the market. He said that the incident happened...

One Killed, 4 Injured In Abuja Truck Accident

One person was crushed to death and four others were injured on Sunday in an auto accident at Kugbo along Nyanya road, Abuja. Confirming this, the Federal Road Safety Corps Public Education Officer, Mr Bisi Kazeem said the accident occurred at about 2 pm. “At about 1400 hrs, a BUA truck fully loaded with bags of cement had a failed brake...

NAFDAC advise Nigerians to Report People Using Paracetamol to Cook Meat

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), on Wednesday, urged Nigerians and employers of food vendors to report people using paracetamol as a food tenderizer. Mr Sherif Olagunju, Food Safety and Applied Nutrition expert at NAFDAC, in a telephone interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the agency had sensitised the public on the side...

Nigerian Army pledges to ensure safe environment for oil companies

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has pledged the Nigerian Army’s commitment to providing a safe and secure environment for oil companies to operate in the country. Buratai gave the pledge when a delegation from Exxon Mobil Companies Nigeria led by its Senior Manager, Security External Relations, Mr Ide Owodiong-Idemeko visited him on Wednesday in Abuja. Buratai, who was represented...

Lagos govt. cleans, begins campaign against marine waste

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday embarked on a clean-up exercise and campaign against marine waste, in its bid to enhance safety on the waterways. Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at the launch of the Waterways Clean-Up Campaign by the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) in Lagos, expressed concern about the way the huge volume of waste got into the water bodies. The...

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