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Fire guts Ajao Estate Buildings, Ebute Metta Sawmill

A major fire disaster was yesterday averted in Ajao Estate area of Lagos State when a building went up in flames at about 4:15 p.m. The fire gutted the building at Steve Ihedigbo Street, close to the Chi Limited industry at Chivita Avenue, Isolo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) and spread to the house behind it before the arrival...

Coronavirus: FG Converts NYSC Camps, Stadiums To Isolation Centres

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to open and make available stadiums in Surulere, Lagos, Ibadan, Kaduna and Abuja as well as orientation camps of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) nationwide for use as isolation centres for patients of coronavirus. The minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, who confirmed this via...

Coronavirus: Fire Service warns Hand Sanitisers are Flammable, can Start Fire

The Federal Fire Service (FFS) has called for caution in the use of hand sanitisers amid the coronavirus outbreak. The FFS said sanitisers could cause fire incidents. Abdulganiyu Jaji, Head of the Inspectorate, Investigation and Enforcement Department, spoke at a low-key event to mark the 2020 National Fire Safety Week. Read Also: Community Pharmacists Recommend Measures to Slow Down COVID-19 Progression Jaji represented the...

Buhari’s Minister Moves to Convert Stadiums to Coronavirus Isolation Camps

There are plans to convert available stadiums in parts of Nigeria to temporary isolation centres as part of measures to combat the spread of coronavirus in the country. This was announced by the Minister of Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare, on Friday, March 27, 2020. Read Also: Nigeria Plans Troop Deployment As Aisha Buhari Urges Total Shutdown The minister said stadiums in Lagos, Oyo,...

Community Pharmacists Recommend Measures to Slow Down COVID-19 Progression

Pharmacists under the umbrella of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) have cautioned Nigerians against indiscriminate and excessive consumption of chloroquine and similar drugs in the quest to obviously prevent the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The ACPN also said they have obtained the authorisation of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) for massive central...

Another NNPC Pipeline Leaks in Lagos

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation pipeline along Ojukwu Street, Navy Town axis of Satellite Town in Lagos is leaking. This was confirmed on Thursday by the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Mr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, to the News Agency of Nigeria. He, however, gave the assurance that “technicians from the NNPC have been alerted to the danger and are on top of...

Coronavirus Lockdown Offenders Face Jail Term in Lagos Assembly New Law

The Lagos State House of Assembly has on Thursday passed into law a bill empowering security agencies to arrest people who flout directives aimed at stopping the spread of Coronavirus pandemic in the state. The PUNCH reports that Part of the bill recommended that those who flout the coronavirus lockdown directive be jailed for a month or fined N100,000. The bill...

NUFBTE Warns Against Importation Of Substandard Anti-coronavirus Materials

The president of National Union of Food Beverage and Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE), Comrade Oyelekan Lateef, has called on the  Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to guard against the importation of substandard anti-coronavirus materials into the country. At the just-concluded National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, Lateef, said that in the...

Nigeria Plans Troop Deployment As Aisha Buhari Urges Total Shutdown

The Federal Government has said it wouldn’t rule out tougher decisions in its bid to control the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), even as it warned that things could get worse. “For those who will not cooperate by submitting to the authorities, as required, the government will use all lawful means at its disposal to trace and bring them in. We will...

Coronavirus: FRSC Warns Drivers, Passengers against Overloading

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has warned drivers of vehicles to carry only one person in front and no more than three in each seat row. This was released in a statement signed by the commission’s Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, following the need to curtail the spread of the global epidemic through avoidable overloading of vehicles with persons. The...

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