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Fuel loaded tanker razed by fire in Onitsha, no casualty – FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Anambra Sector Command has on Wednesday, said a tanker loaded with 33,000 liters of petrol with no registration number got burnt at Nkpor area in Onitsha. The Sector Commander, Mr Andrew Kumapayi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), that the tanker caught fire at about 6:50 p.m. According to him, an investigation revealed that...

Fire Guts Obasanjo’s House In Abeokuta

A fire has gutted a house belonging to former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Channels Television reports that the fire broke out on Wednesday night wreaked havoc on the building situated at the Ita-Eko area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. Witnesses say the fire was caused by a power surge. A spark that went off after power supply was restored to the...

Safer Internet Day: Facebook partners 9 NGOs to raise safety awareness

Facebook says it is partnering nine non-profit organisations and government agencies within sub-Saharan Africa to raise awareness about internet safety and security. Jocelyne Muhutu-Rémy, Strategic Media Partnerships Manager for Facebook in sub-Saharan Africa said in a statement that the partnership was created to celebrate ‘Safer Internet Day’. The statement was made available to newsmen in Lagos on Tuesday. According to her, Facebook...

1.35m die annually from road accidents globally – WHO

World Health Organisation (WHO) says no fewer than 1.35 million people died annually from road traffic accidents. WHO, in a statement posted on its website, stated that ministers from over 100 countries would meet to agree on a new global road safety agenda to reduce the number of deaths. According to the statement, the ministers will meet to agree on...

Google commends FG for introducing online safety in schools’ curriculum

As Nigerians join the rest of the world to mark the 2020 Internet Safety Day, Mrs Seember Nyager, Policy and Government Relations Manager, Google, on Tuesday commended the Federal Government for introducing online safety in schools’ curriculum. Nyager was speaking in Abuja at the launch of the ‘Be Internet Awesome’ in commemoration of the day. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)...

Safety Record’s Publisher, Alhaji (Dr) Lateef Alebiosu, Passes On

Nigeria’s leading health and safety publication, Safety Record Newspaper wish to announce the demise of its publisher, Alhaji (Dr) Lateef Adegbuyi Alebiosu. Alhaji Alebiosu passed away in the early hours of Saturday, February 8 in his native Ijebu-Ode and has since been buried according to Islamic rites. He was 81 years old. He is survived by two wives, children, and grandchildren. Below is...

Reps order NAFDAC, Others to Warn Nigerians Against Using Paracetamol to Cook

The House of Representatives Thursday, called on the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control to sensitise Nigerians against using paracetamol to boil meat. The House, at the plenary, mandated NAFDAC and other relevant agencies to urgently embark on widespread sensitisation and public awareness against the consumption of food tenderised and processed with paracetamol and bleach. The House also...

Ten African green enterprises shortlisted for global award

Ten Africa-based green start-ups were on yesterday, shortlisted for a prestigious award that recognises homegrown initiatives that have strengthened response to climate emergencies in the continent. Harriet Lamb, Chief Executive Officer of Ashden, a British charity that promotes green innovations, hailed African social enterprises for coming up with low-cost innovations to help rural communities cope with climate change. “Africa’s impressive culture...

3 Injured in Ibadan TCN Sub-Station Transformer Fire

3 persons were on Wednesday, injured in a 150 MVA transformer and cables fire at the Ayede sub-station of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) in Ibadan. Safety Record gathered that the fire started at about 6:15 am., with distress calls made to firefighters at around 7:20 am. It was reported that firefighters from the Oyo State Fire Service, Federal Fire...

SON destroys N480m worth of substandard mobile phone accessories

SON DG, Osita Aboloma
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) says it has destroyed substandard mobile phone accessories worth N480 million. Its Director-General, Osita Aboloma, made this known at the destruction of the accessories in Epe, Lagos, on Tuesday. Aboloma, represented by Mr. Obiora Manafa, Director, Inspectorate, Compliance and Directorate of SON, said that the organisation was on top of its game to ensure that...

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