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Robust Data Management Vital in Tackling Insecurity’

The Corp Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has said robust data management will play an effective role in tackling the insecurity challenges in the country. He expressed the view in line with the initiative to issue a National Identity Number (NIN) run by the federal government through National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). Oyeyemi, disclosed this in...

Court Adjourns Trial of Ex-Emzor Worker Who Sold Codeine to BBC Undercover

A Federal High Court in Lagos, Thursday adjourned to June 17 the trial of a former employee of Emzor Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, Chukwunonye Madubuike, who allegedly distributed codeine, a controlled substance, without authorisation. Leadership Newspaper reports that the trial judge, Justice Maureen Onyetenu will on the date hear an application filed by lawyers to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), challenging...

Buhari Launches Emergency Toll-Free Number

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, launched a national emergency toll-free number for Nigerians and other residents. The number is 112. Premium Times reports that the president also unveiled the national broadband policy for 2020 to 2025, communication and digital economy complex, national digital innovation and entrepreneurship training. “The toll-free free number, 112, has demonstrated our resolve to keep Nigerians safe,” he said. Read...

Coronavirus: NCAA Takes Steps to Protect Workforce

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has taken steps to protect its workforce against the scourge of the coronavirus outbreak in the country. The General Manager, Public Relations, Mr Samuel Adurogboye, said this in a statement in Lagos on Thursday. Adurogboye said NCAA had issued detailed guidelines for its workforce who had recently travelled abroad to self-isolate for 14 days among...

Coronavirus: MTN Embarks On Safety Steps for Employees, Customers

MTN Group says it has taken series of precautionary measures to ensure continuity of services and the safety of its stakeholders, including employees, customers, communities and suppliers against the spread of coronavirus. The mobile network provider said in a statement that the precautionary measures followed the official confirmation of COVID-19 cases in some of its markets. ”So a priority is ensuring...

Passive Smoking Fatality Rate Goes Down, Study Says

The estimated number of deaths worldwide that can be attributed to second-hand tobacco smoke exposure has gone down, even though about 880,000 people die from it every year, a new study revealed on Tuesday. “The number of individuals who die from passive smoking has gone down from 1990 to 2016, but the rate is still high,’’ the study said. Globally, there...

Coronavirus: Nigerian finally imposes travel ban on 13 countries

The Nigerian government has imposed a travel ban on thirteen countries over the Coronavirus outbreak. The announcement was made by the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire after much pressure by Nigerians. The announcement comes a day after the health ministry confirmed its third case of COVID-19. Read Also: Corona Virus: FG places ban on travel to high risk countries The ban is to take...

Abule Ado: Expert Wants Anti-Explosive Devices Installed On Petrol, Gas Trucks

To halt the persistent cases of explosions in the country, a security expert, Mr Amos Olaniyan, says the Federal Government must evolve a policy to enforce installation of anti-explosive devices on petrol and gas trucks. Olaniyan gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Ibadan. The security expert was speaking against the backdrop...

Corona Virus: FG places ban on travel to high risk countries

The Federal Government has placed a ban on travel by public servants to countries highly affected by COVID-19 pandemic disease. Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), announced this on Tuesday after a closed-door meeting with the Presidential Task Force Committee on COVID-19 in Abuja. The countries are China, Iran, South Korea, Germany, Italy, USA, UK,...

Oyeyemi Decries Alarming Increase in Road Accidents, Fatalities In 2020

FRSC Boss, Boboye Oyeyemi
Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Tuesday said that the first quarter of 2020 witnessed an alarming increase in road accidents and fatalities. Oyeyemi made the assertion in an interview with newsmen at the inauguration of the Assistant Corps Commander (ACC) and Deputy Corps Commander (DCC) Promotion Course at the FRSC Academy, Enugu. The corps...

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