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NAFDAC Grants Approval for Test Kits, PPE Production

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control on Thursday said it had granted conditional emergency approval for the production or importation of COVID-19 antibody and antigen test kits, as well as Personal Protective Equipment to companies in Nigeria. The PUNCH reports that a statement by the Director-General of the agency, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, said seven companies had...

8 Died in Multiple Petrol Tankers Accident in Kwara

No fewer than eight people lost their lives in multiple accidents involving six petrol tankers and a car at Oloru-Kanbi in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara on Wednesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accident occurred when the tankers, heading to the NNPC depot at Oke-Oyi in Ilorin had a head-on collision with three others returning...

LASEMA Calls for Integrity Test as Building Collapses in Lagos

Part of a two-storey building collapsed on Wednesday at 29, Adedoyin Street, inward Ajangbadi, Ojo Local Government Area in Lagos and fell on the house next to it, damaging the roof in the process. The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the incident in an interview said that it happened at about 6 pm. Oke-Osanyintolu, however, said no...

Three-storey Building Collapses in Enugu,

A three-storey building under construction has collapsed in the Enugu metropolis, Enugu State. The building on Ezeluike Street, Olympic Layout, off One Day Street, Agbani Road, Awkunanaw, in the Enugu South Local Government Area of the state, collapsed on Sunday around 8.20 pm. PUNCH Metro reports that the collapsed structure, though had no casualty, had been marked for demolition by the...

Fire Service declares CBN, FIRS, INEC Free of Coronavirus

The Federal Fire Service (FFS), Tuesday says it has decontaminated premises of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The DAILY TRUST reports that other premises fumigated are; Federal Ministry of Environment, Raw Material Research Council, Human Rights Commission, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)...

Coronavirus: Lagos Emergency Lines Receiving 80% Hoax Calls – Commissioner

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, said on Monday that 80 per cent of the calls received on the CORONA emergency lines are hoax calls and are very distracting in the management of coronavirus outbreak in the state and nationwide. PREMIUM TIMES reports that Mr Abayomi, during a presentation at the Lagos State Secretariat said 31,040 out of...

Trucks kill motorcyclist, passersby in Ogbomoso

Two trucks yesterday morning killed one motorcyclist and a passerby in Ogbomoso, Oyo  State and inflicted varying degrees of injury on two other victims. The SUN reports that the trucks were said to have separately rammed into the motorcycles at Odo Oru, along Ogbomoso-Igbeti Road. The two accidents allegedly occurred a few minutes apart. The first crash reportedly happened when the trailer...

Fake Chloroquine Tablets Circulating the Market – NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Monday alerted Nigerians on the circulation of falsified chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets. In a statement, the Director-General of the agency, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, said the NAFDAC was notified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) of the circulation of the tablets in Cameroon. “The falsified chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets were manufactured...

Dangote Truck Crushes 6 to Death in Lagos – LASEMA

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) says that six people have died while an adult male has survived in an accident at Ikorodu area of the state. The SUN reports that the accident which happened on 31st Minvolved a Dangote cement truck and a commercial vehicle along Lekki-Epe expressway. According to LASEMA’s Public Affairs Officer, Nosa Okunbor, the Dangote Silo...

Fire Engulfs Company in Ikorodu, as Fire Service Staff Hospitalised

A fire outbreak occurred on Wednesday at Mateco, a Slippers manufacturing company, based in Odogunyan, Ikorodu, Lagos State. The inferno which destroyed some of the raw materials used in the slippers company was however put out by combined efforts of Emergency responders. THISDAY reports that a staff of the Lagos State Fire Service, Adeleke Ajenifuja, was caught in harms way in the...

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