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Automobiles Major Source of Air Pollution – NESREA

  The director-general of National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement        Agency       (NESREA),       Dr       Lawrence       Anukam, has emphasised that despite the benefits accrued to road transportation that automobiles continued to be a major source of air pollution. This he said, increased exponentially due to an increase in the number of cars plying the roads. He disclosed this in Abuja while handing over the National   Vehicular   Emission   Control Programme...

Fire Guts Hotel on Airport Road as Guests Jump Window to Escape Death

Fire destroyed Property worth millions of naira on Monday at the bar section, reception and some rooms of the Excel Oriental Hotel on Airport Road, Ikeja, Lagos State. The fire, which started at about 4:30 p.m. was said to have completely razed down the bar. It was gathered that the fire was caused by an electric spark at the bar area...

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...

Be Wary of Fire When Roasting Cashew Nuts, Fire-Fighter Urges Residents

The Nasarawa State Chief Fire Officer, Alhaji Dogara Dalhatu, has called on the residents to be wary of their environment when roasting cashew nuts during the harmattan period to prevent sudden fire outbreak. Dalhatu made the appeal in an interview with newsmen in Lafia on Tuesday. He said the warning became necessary because the oil in cashew nuts was inflammable and...

Fire Destroys Properties worth Millions in Zamfara

The Zamfara State Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday said that two major fire incidents, which occurred early this year destroyed houses worth millions of naira in Gusau. The Executive Secretary of the agency, Malam Sanusi Kwatarkwashi, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau. Kwatarkwashi said that the incidences occurred on Jan. 11 and 12,...

955 Persons Charged To FRSC Mobile Courts In 2018

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, said no fewer than 955 persons were arraigned in its mobile courts for various offences across the country in 2018. Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, made this known in an interview with newsmen in Abuja, on Monday. Mr Kazeem said that the corps had over 201 courts nationwide and that it was part of...

Gombe: 20 Persons Die, Property Worth N417.1m Destroyed In Fire Disasters in 2018— Official

  The Gombe State Fire Service said on Friday that 20 people died and property valued at over N417.1 million were destroyed in fire disasters in the state from January to December 2018. Mr Wambai Haruna, a Deputy Director, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe. Haruna said that the service saved 2,053 lives and...

Boy, 7, Steps On Abandoned Well Covered With Sacks, Drowns

  A seven-year-old boy, Godwin Samuel, Orepeju Close in the Akowonjo area of Lagos on Saturday, lost his life after falling into a well. It was gathered that Godwin left his parents’ residence to play on the street. While playing, he reportedly fell into the well at 6 Orepeju Close, off Olasehinde Crescent, Akowonjo, Lagos. It was learnt that at the time of...

Mother, Child, 13 Others Killed In Ekiti Road Tragedy

At least 15 persons have been confirmed dead in an auto accident that occurred on Saturday night at Iworoko Ekiti, near Ado Ekiti. Among the dead was a mother, her child, a Youth Corps member, traders and some students of the Ekiti State University in the town. The crash occurred around 9:00 p.m. on Saturday night when a truck loaded with...

NNPC Petrol Tanker Catches Fire in Ogudu, Lagos

A petrol tanker belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) caught fire in Ogudu area of Lagos State on Friday evening. The tanker was loaded with petrol when it burst into flames along the Ifako Bridge inwards Ogudu. Officers of the Lagos State Fire Service, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) were...
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