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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Disaster managemet: ECRMI bemoans lack of enabling legislation

The Emergency Crisis, Disaster Safety, Environmental and Risk Management Institute (ECRMI) has sought the approval of the National Assembly to help enact a law to give legal backing to the institute. Dr. Chuke Akawo, the Director-General of ECRMI, said this when he led a delegation to the Chairman of House Committee on Disaster Management and Preparedness, Hon. Tunji Olawuyi on...

Lorry crushes 5 in commercial tricycle to death in Yenagoa

Four passengers in a commercial tricycle and the operator died in a fatal accident on Tombia-Amasoma road in Yenagoa, Bayelsa on Monday. The accident victims were crushed by a tipper driver along the Tombia-Amassoma Road in Yenagoa, the state capital. Mr. Ikechukwu Igwe, Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Bayelsa, who confirmed the incident on Tuesday,  said...

Govt. Should Site Fire Stations Close to Places Fire Incidents are Anticipated- ISPON

Engr. Timothy Iwuagwu, National Spokesperson and Lagos State Coordinator, Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON), on Saturday, January 01, 2019, has advised the government to locate fire stations close to places where fire outbreaks are most anticipated. This he said will allow the fire service easy access to combat the fire. Reacting to recent surge in fire outbreak in...

Cummins Energy marks 1 million manhours LTI-free

Cummins Energy
As a way of expressing their gratitude, the company held an event on January 22nd 2020 to celebrate its employees.

Why traders should learn basic firefighting – ASSP boss

Balogun market fire
The President, American Society for Safety Professionals (ASSP), Nigeria Chapter, Mr Nsikak Ekam, has urged traders to learn basic firefighting to reduce losses from fire outbreaks in markets. Ekam made the call in Abuja on Monday. He said that with the recent spike in market fire incidents across the country, traders would find the knowledge of basic firefighting invaluable. However, Ekam explained...

Cancer and available treatment options, equipment in Nigeria

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body which develops when the body’s normal control mechanism stops working. It is a situation where old cells refuse to die, and instead, grow out of control, forming new, abnormal cells and the extra cells may form a mass of tissue called tumour. It can also be due to accumulated damage...

Road crashes claim more lives than Boko Haram – FRSC

road crash - FRSC
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said that road crashes claim more lives than insurgent attacks in the country. Mr. Godwin Ogagaoghene, the Zonal Commander in Charge of Oyo, Osun and Ondo States, stated this at the Ondo State Command’s end-of-the-year party and awards’ night on Friday in Akure. Ogagaoghene, who noted that no fewer than 88 FRSC personnel were...

WHO Declares Global Emergency As 213 Persons Succumb To Coronavirus

Coronavirus outbreak
This announcement by the healthy agency follows shortly after China declared that the virus has now claimed 213 lives. China also announced that..........

Lassa fever: Why you shouldn’t consume soaked garri

soaked garri
Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria (EHORECON) has advised Nigerians to desist from consuming soaked garri so as to avoid Lassa fever infection. The council also stressed the need for Nigerians to practise good personal hygiene and environmental sanitation. Dr Andy Ukah, the Director, Department of Registration, Ethics and Standard Enforcement, gave the advice in Abuja on Thursday. He said, “Avoid...

20 severely injured as fire razes block of flats in Lagos

The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, has said that 20 people were injured in a fire incident that razed a block of flats at No 44, Adebayo Str. off Ile-Ile, Ketu-Alapere in Lagos. Oke-Osanyintolu made the disclosure in Lagos on Thursday. “When we get to the scene, a block of flats consisting of six units was...