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Dangote Truck Crushes 6 to Death in Lagos – LASEMA

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) says that six people have died while an adult male has survived in an accident at Ikorodu area of the state. The SUN reports that the accident which happened on 31st Minvolved a Dangote cement truck and a commercial vehicle along Lekki-Epe expressway. According to LASEMA’s Public Affairs Officer, Nosa Okunbor, the Dangote Silo...

Fire Engulfs Company in Ikorodu, as Fire Service Staff Hospitalised

A fire outbreak occurred on Wednesday at Mateco, a Slippers manufacturing company, based in Odogunyan, Ikorodu, Lagos State. The inferno which destroyed some of the raw materials used in the slippers company was however put out by combined efforts of Emergency responders. THISDAY reports that a staff of the Lagos State Fire Service, Adeleke Ajenifuja, was caught in harms way in the...

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: 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...

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: 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...

Reps to FRSC: Stop Chasing Erring Motorists on Highway

The House of Representatives yesterday urged Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety to instruct his personnel to desist from chasing erring motorists on highways. This followed the adoption of a motion by Oluyemi Adewale Taiwo who cited a hot chase of an 18-seater commuter bus by FRSC personnel along the Ogbomosho-Ilorin Road on February 8, 2020, that led to...

Assembly Urges Sanwo-Olu to Build Fire Stations in 57 Local Councils

The Lagos State House of Assembly yesterday called on the governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to set up fire service stations in all the 57 council areas in the state as part of measures to prevent more fire disaster in the state. The House also resolved that the governor should direct the Commissioner for Special Duties, Seye Oladejo, on the need for...

Ogun Govt Orders Immediate Removal of Vehicles, Traders on Gas Pipeline

The Ogun State Government on Wednesday ordered the immediate removal of all vehicles parked on gas pipelines across the state. The Corps Commander of the state’s Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) Olaseni Ogunyemi, said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota. Read Also: TRACE Warns Against Flouting Traffic Rules As Julius Berger Begins Work Ogunyemi, who spoke...

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...

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