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Accidents: FRSC urges Julius Berger to open both lanes of Kaduna-Zaria expressway

The Kaduna Sector Command of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Wednesday appealed to Julius Berger to open both lanes of Kaduna – Zaria expressway to evert traffic build-up during December festive season. The Sector Commander, Hafiz Mohammed, made the appeal at the official flag-off of the 2019 Ember Months Campaign to enlighten road users against reckless driving in Kaduna. Mohammed...

How fire gutted Surulere Super Plaza in Lagos

A Wednesday fire gutted the Super Plaza on Akerele Street in the Surulere area of Lagos, destroying valuable merchandise, Safety Record can report. Witnesses said that while the fire was raging, many of the shop owners were seen packing out their goods including furniture, to reduce their losses. The plaza comprised many shops and churches including Fountain Hall, Dominion City Worship, Omega...

“Fire service equipment on ground grossly inadequate” – Assembly tells Ogun govt

Lagos State Fire Service
The Ogun State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution calling for the establishment of more fire service stations and the procurement of additional fire equipment to tackle fire incidents in the state. Hon. Sherif Yusuf (APC-Ado Odo-Ota I), the Majority Leader, moved the motion for the adoption of the resolution during plenary in Abeokuta, seconded by Adeniran Ademola...

Fire razes OAU morgue, 10 corpses burnt

About 10 corpses have been burnt in a Tuesday morning fire that razed the morgue of Anatomy Department of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State. Folasade Odoro, the spokesman for Osun State Police Command, confirmed the incident. Witnesses on the campus said that the cause of the fire has yet to be ascertained while adding that no lives were lost...

Benue records 101 fire outbreaks in 11 months

Benue State map
The Benue State Fire Service on Monday said that the state recorded a total of 101 fire outbreaks between January and November 2019. The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Service, Mr. Doo Shave, said in Makurdi that 90 percent of the outbreaks was caused by carelessness. He appealed to the masses to take fire safety precautions seriously and always install...

Road crash claims 7 lives in Osun

File photo: Road accident. SAFETY RECORD
The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Osun on Saturday said that seven persons died in a road crash on Osogbo-Ikirun Road, with only one survivor. The Sector Commander, Mr. Peter Oke, made this known in Osogbo. “The accident involved an articulated vehicle and a mini-bus with eight passengers which occured on Osogbo-Ikirun Road in which only one person survived. “Five males...

Collapse: Lagos Sets To Enforce Material Testing At Building Sites

Ikoyi building collapse
The Lagos State Government says it would begin enforcement of material testing at construction sites to achieve its vision of zero tolerance for building collapse. The Acting General Manager, Lagos State Materials and Testing Laboratory (LSML), Mr. Olalekan Ajani disclosed on Saturday in Lagos. Ajani said the agency was passionate about forestalling incidences of building collapse. He added that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s...

Ebonyi fire service records 78 outbreaks in 2019

The Ebonyi State Fire Service (ESFS) has recorded no fewer than 78 fire outbreaks with no casualties in the state between January and November. The Director of the Fire Service, Mr. Raphael Eseni, who disclosed this in Abakaliki on Friday said the fire outbreaks occurred in Afikpo and Abakaliki. “We have so far documented about 78 fire incidents within the state...

Kebbi records 113 fire incidents, 8 fatalities in 10 months

Kano fire
The Kebbi State Fire Service on Friday announced that it had recorded 113 fire incidents that resulted in the death of eight persons in the last 10 months. The service’s Deputy Director, Alhaji Bashir Bello, said in the state capital, Birnin Kebbi that the fire incidents took place between January to October. “From January to October 2019, we have recorded 113 fire...

Thunder, Lightning Strikes 27 Dead

He explained that the rains caused structures to fall and the resultant lightning led to the fatalities and injuries.