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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...

Four Die, Two Injured In Ogun Auto Crashes

FRSC
  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...

Photo News: ISPON 38th Professional Development Conference/ Exhibition 2019 Owerri, Imo State

Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON) on 28-29 November organised her 38th Professional Development Conference/ Exhibition 2019 at The City Global Hotels, Owerri, Imo State. The event which was hosted by the Owerri branch of the Institute witnessed the gathering of Health Safety and Environment professionals in the country. Below are some photos from the event. ...

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...

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...

FRSC Arrests 509 Traffic Offenders In Two Days

Katsina road crash
The Kaduna Zonal Commander of Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Aliyu Datsama, has said that the corps had arrested no fewer than 509 traffic offenders within two days across states in the zone. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Commander on Monday said that the motorists were arrested between March 3 and March 4, 2020, during a special...

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...

Bayelsa Governor Slams Oil Giants For Polluting Niger Delta’s Environment

Seriake Dickson
The Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, has blamed international oil companies (IOCs) for polluting the Niger Delta environment through oil exploration and production. Dickson accused the multinational oil companies of operating without recourse to international best practice. He also slammed the IOCs for their insensitivity to the plight of their host communities in the region. According to a statement through Mr...

Biosafety agency signs MoU with NAFDAC, others over safety of GMO foods

NBMA chief, Rufus Ebegba
The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) says its collaboration with some agencies is to ensure that only Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) confirmed safe by the agency are brought into the country. Dr. Rufus Ebegba, Director-General, NBMA made this known in an interview in Abuja on Sunday. “As part of our collaboration with other ministries and agencies, we have signed Memorandum of  Understanding(MoU)...

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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