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Company fined $210k, supervisor jailed after permanent disability to worker

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A Singaporean company, Ava Global Pte Ltd, has been fined $210,000 for contraventions of the country’s Workplace Safety and Health Act after a worker, Miah Jobayed, suffered permanent disability on the company’s site following a fall from height. A foreman with the company, Sarkar Mithun, was also sentenced to nine weeks imprisonment after he was convicted of negligence under the...

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...

Road crash fatality increased by 20% in 2 years – FRSC laments

  The Zone 2 Command, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), in charge of Ogun and Lagos states,  is restrategising in road safety campaigns to reduce fatality at the grassroots. The FRSC Ogun Sector Commander, Mr. Clement Oladele, gave the assurance in Lagos at the flag-off of Ember month’s safety campaign at Ojota Park. “Fatality starts from our immediate environments; if death does...

Fire Fighter Dies In Factory Inferno

Authorities confirmed that investigations into the cause of the fire is still ongoing

Study Shows Staring At Women’s Breasts Can Make Men Live Longer, Healthier

A study done by a German scientist, Dr. Karen Weatherby, and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, has revealed that staring at women’s breasts is healthy and also elongates the life span of men. The study, which was carried out over a period of five years, involved 500 men, half of whom were instructed to stare at women’s...

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...

BREAKING: Alleged Court Judgement Threatens ISPON Oct. 26 AGM, Election

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The Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON) says it would press ahead with its Annual General Meeting/Election scheduled for Saturday, October 26 despite a purported court judgement restraining it from doing so. National Spokesman of the Institute, Engr. Timothy Iwuagwu stated this while reacting to a statement being circulated by a former official of the institute. In a short statement...

Kwara Confirms Cases of Lassa Fever, Yellow Fever, Polio

The Kwara State Government has confirmed two cases of Lassa Fever infecting a husband and wife in the state. The government also confirmed an outbreak of circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Virus which claimed the life of a two-year-old girl and a case of Yellow Fever infecting a farmer. Speaking with newsmen on Tuesday during at a news briefing, the Kwara Commissioner...

“It’s a nullity” – ‘Expelled’ ISPON members react

The 29 members expelled by the Dr. Nnamdi Ilodiuba-led Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON) have rejected their expulsion. The rejection came in a letter released by Mr. Benson Adam-Otite, who signed as Registrar, and addressed to members of the institute. Adam-Otite sent a copy of the letter dated August 15, 2019, to Safety Record. This newspaper reported on Thursday that...

ISPON Crisis Not over as Court Dismisses Suit Challenging Ilodiuba’s Leadership

By John Ogunsemore A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on Friday, January 18, 2019, dismissed a suit filed by the estranged registrar of the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON), Mr Benson Adam-Otite challenging the leadership of the institute’s factional President, Dr Nnamdi Ilodiuba. Ilodiuba was elected and sworn in for a second term at an Annual General...