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FRSC Records 29 Auto Crashes In Ondo

  The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on Wednesday in Akure said it had recorded 29 road crashes from a special patrol that started in Ondo State on Dec. 15. Assistant Corps Marshal Godwin Ogagaoghene, the Zonal Commanding Officer in charge of Ondo, Osun and Oyo States, disclosed this during a courtesy visit to Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State in...

Lagos Records 119 Fire Outbreak in January

The Lagos State Fire Service on Thursday said it recorded over 119 fire incidents across the State from the beginning of January 2019 till date. The Acting Director, Lagos State Fire Service, Rasaki Musibau who made this known in his office at Alausa, Ikeja lamented that valuables worth millions and preventable lives were been lost daily to avoidable fire outbreaks. He...

Carbon monoxide: After Senate’s warning, 2 brothers die from generator fumes in Lagos

Two brothers have died after inhaling generator fumes in Lagos, barely a week after the Senate advised Nigerians to install carbon monoxide detectors in their vehicles, houses and offices. The Police Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Command, DSP Bala Elkana confirmed that the brothers died in the Ojota area of Lagos on Tuesday, May 21. He said that the brothers...

NISCN not a ‘professional’ body – Labour minister warns

NISCN conference
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has warned against any attempt to transform the National Industrial Safety Council of Nigeria (NISCN) into a ‘professional’ organisation. Ngige issued the warning in an address at the 25th National Delegates’ Conference and Biennial Meeting of the Council held in Ikoyi, Lagos on Friday, November 15. The Conference had as its theme:...

Scientist Declares Genetically Modified Beans Safe For Consumption

GM beans
A scientist and the Programme Officer of the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) in Nigeria, Dr Francis Nwankwo, has declared Genetically Modified (GM) beans safe for consumption. The scientist said this while speaking to newsmen in Jos on Thursday, August 1. Nwankwo said that contrary to people's opinions, GM beans had no killer gene, are not harmful and were even...

Killer Pools, Beaches: How Many More Shall Be Lost To The Waters?

drown in a river
Apart from its importance for drinking and performing other domestic chores, water has recreational value to people. For many people, no relaxation and fun experience is complete without a visit to swimming pools, water parks, rivers, or beaches. The problem however is that on many occasions, such has turned from enjoyment to regret as witnessed in many tragic stories...

‘New ISPON guideline proscribes state election’

The Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON) has introduced new policy guidelines proscribing election into executive positions at the state level. National Spokesman of ISPON, Engr. Timothy Iwuagwu disclosed this in a chat with Safety Record on Saturday. Iwuagwu, who is also the Lagos State Branch Chairman, said that the Governing Board of the institute will now appoint branch chairmen...

DPR, others collaborate to reduce petroleum tanker accidents

Director of Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) , Alhaji Shakur Ahmad Rufai
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it is working to ensure that only trucks that scale integrity tests and have good tracking systems are deployed for petroleum haulage on Nigerian roads. The Acting Director, DPR, Mr. Rufai Shakur made the disclosure at the agency’s 2019 stakeholders’ Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday in Lagos. The theme for this year’s AGM...

Impersonation: Lagos Safety Commission Threatens To Arrest Offenders

Lagos State Safety Commission
The Lagos State Safety Commission (LSC) said it had directed security agencies to apprehend and prosecute anyone found carrying out unlawful and illegal activities purportedly on its behalf. Its Director-General, Mr. Lanre Mojola, made this known in a statement dated October 29 and sent to Safety Record. According to him, such persons have "branded their vehicles, forged the commission's official letterheaded...

LASEMA begins demolition of distress buildings in Lagos (Photos)

The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, has said the agency had started demolition of distressed buildings in Lagos Island with three-storey building located at Bamigbose street. Oke-Osanyintolu made this known during the demolition in Lagos on Saturday. According to him, the three-storey building located at 54 Bamgbose Street is in a state of distress with visible...