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We Recorded 80 Fatalities In 3 Months – Ogun FRSC

The Ogun State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says 80 fatalities were recorded in road crashes across the state between April and June 2019. This much was disclosed at a stakeholders forum by the Ogun State Sector Commander of the corps, Mr Clement Oladele. During the forum which was held by the Sango-Ota Unit in Ogun state, Oladele...

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...

Experts urge FG to sign Mental Health Bill, decry low number of psychiatrists

Mental Health Bill
Against the backdrop of incessant suicide incidents in the country, psychiatrists in the country are pushing for quick long-lasting action as they called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to sign the Mental Health Bill into law. Nigeria has been struggling to formulate a modern mental health law since 2003 to replace the old Lunacy Act of 1958. According to experts,...

Building collapse: Plateau govt set to demolish 2,000 illegal structures

Jos building collapse
The Plateau State Government says it would demolish 2,000 illegal structures after a three-storey building collapsed and killed 14 people in the state. The Acting General Manager, Jos Metropolitan Development Board (JMDB), Mr Kefas Yilwang, stated this in a press conference in Jos on Friday, July 26. Yilwang, who spoke at the end of an expanded stakeholders’ meeting, said that eight...

Man raises alarm over open manholes on Bode Thomas

A man, Afeez Ramon, has urged the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration to address the menace of open manholes scattered across the popular Bode Thomas Road, Surulere in Lagos. A manhole is usually an opening to a confined space such as a shaft, utility vault, or large vessel and is often used as an access point for an underground public utility,...

Gas factory shut following explosion

gas explosion in Yima
A gas plant workshop in the city of Yima in central China’s Henan Province has been shut after a Friday explosion. According to local authorities, two persons are missing following the explosion that occurred at 5:45pm in the air separation unit of the Yima gas factory of the Henan Coal Gas (Group) Co., Limited. However, Xinhua quoted a Yima city government source...

Bauchi: 2 water packaging factories face NAFDAC sanction over infractions

Prof Mojisola Adeyeye of NAFDAC
Two water packaging factories in Bauchi state have been subjected to disciplinary action by the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) over various infractions. The agency disclosed this in a Saturday, July 20 statement signed by its Director of Public Affairs, Abubakar Jimoh. NAFDAC said it shut Ummi Salama Table Water, a package water factory in Azare,...

No Fire Incident At Amigo Supermarket – FCT Fire Service Reverses Self

FCT Fire Service
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Fire Service has said it made a mistake in its report of a fire incident at Amigo Supermarket, Wuse 2, Abuja on July 9. The Public Relations Officer of the service, Timveh Jeremiah, had told the media that some sections of the supermarket were affected by a fire incident that was later put out by...

BREAKING: 4 Fatalities Recorded As Building Collapses In Delta

Delta building collapse
Four construction workers have been reported killed after a three-story building under construction collapsed in Delta on Saturday. The affected building is located in Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area of the state. Also, an unconfirmed number of people are believed to have been trapped inside the collapsed building. Unconfirmed reports say that the building caved in following heavy rainfall in the...

10 Facts About 9jaSAFE Award

The Nigeria Safety Award for Excellence Hall of Fame (9iaSAFE) is Nigeria's most prestigious award set up to recognise exemplary commitment of individuals and organisations/institutions towards promoting and raising safety consciousness. Below are 10 quick facts about the award: 9jaSAFE is organised by Safety Record, Nigeria's leading Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) newspaper. Alhaji (Dr) Lateef Alebiosu is the Chief...