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Welfare of Nigerian workers poor – Union blasts Chevron

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The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) on Thursday called on the management of Chevron Nigeria Limited to respect the demands of its Nigerian workers. PENGASSAN’s President, Mr. Ndukaku Ohaeri, said in Lagos that it was important for the management to “respectfully reconsider the protesting workers’ demands”. Ohaeri said: “Nigeria is a sovereign country, and we have...

Ten African green enterprises shortlisted for global award

Ten Africa-based green start-ups were on yesterday, shortlisted for a prestigious award that recognises homegrown initiatives that have strengthened response to climate emergencies in the continent. Harriet Lamb, Chief Executive Officer of Ashden, a British charity that promotes green innovations, hailed African social enterprises for coming up with low-cost innovations to help rural communities cope with climate change. “Africa’s impressive culture...

Auto Accident Claims 6 Lives in Niger

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger says four had been burnt to ashes in a fresh accident in Kutigi town of Lavun Local Government Area of the state. NAN reports that FRSC confirmed the death of six persons in a road traffic crash that occurred on Monday on Kutigi – Mokwa road in Mokwa Local Government Area of...

I’m Seeking Public Office To Bring Succour To My People – Iwuagwu

John Ogunsemore Factional Chairman of the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON), Lagos State Chapter, Engr. Timothy Iwuagwu, has explained his decision to seek public office in his home state of Imo. Iwuagwu, who is contesting for the Mbaitoli/Ikeduru Federal Constituency seat under the platform of the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP), made this known in a chat with Safety...

NAFDAC, Doctors Warn Food Vendors against Tenderising Foods with Enhancers

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Benue has warned food vendors in the state to desist from using food enhancers to tenderise meat before cooking. “The agency’s coordinator in the state, Mr Peter Okoye, who gave the warning in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi, urged the operators to soak...

How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

By Funmi Obisesan Kids as young as three have a tablet or an iPad these days. Our tweens and teenagers especially love to use the internet on their smartphones, tablets and iPads at the slightest opportunity. The problem though is that as parents we worry about who is talking to them. Could our kids naively have been exposing themselves to stalking?...

Checking downstream incidents with training, certification, by Adewale Sanyaolu

Rampant cases of incidents in the downstream sector of oil and gas industry has become a source of concern to the Federal Government, stakeholders, regulatory agencies and investors as the effect of the menace has led to loss of lives and properties. According to the sector regulator, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), about 70 per cent of accidents in...

Four Die, Two Injured In Ogun Auto Crashes

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  Four people have been confirmed dead in three road crashes that occurred in different parts of Ogun State on Monday. It was also confirmed that two others were injured in the three crashes. The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Public Education Officer, Route Commander Florence Okpe revealed that one person died in the first crash involving a blue Peugeot 406 car...

Lagos Explosion Caused By Truck Hitting Gas Cylinders – NNPC

The explosion that rocked parts of Lagos on Sunday occurred when a truck hit some gas cylinders in the area, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said. The corporation made this known in a statement by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Kennie Obateru. At least 15 dead bodies were recovered, as several were reported...

“Water Ought To Be the Safest Means of Transportation” – Dr Wilson Arikpo

Wilson Arikpo is a safety ambassador and marine engineer of more than 20 years standing. He is the Managing Director of Sea Gate Global Services Ltd, which facilitates maritime safety issues, personal safety and social responsibility in the maritime institutions around.  He is a Fellow of the Guild of Marine Surveyors and Member of the Institute of Marine Engineering,...

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