Lagos rescues 12 persons after boat mishap
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said it rescued twelve victims of a boat mishap which occurred Wednesday evening at about 8:20 pm. The Guardian had earlier reported three persons were confirmed dead after a boat conveying about twenty passengers capsized in Lagos. The passengers were en route Ojo from Coconut jetty, a suburb…
Three persons confirmed dead in Lagos boat mishap
Three persons have been confirmed dead after a boat conveying about twenty passengers capsized in Lagos. The passengers were enroute Ojo from Coconut jetty, a suburb in Lagos when the boat capsized in the middle of the sea. Although there was yet to be a report on the state of safety of the remaining seventeen…
LASEMA partners UNILAG on emergency management
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has reiterated its readiness to partner with relevant institutions and other stakeholders towards entrenching safety of lives and properties in the state. Its General Manager, Adesina Tiamiyu, who disclosed this yesterday at the Command and Control Centre in Alausa, while receiving a delegation from the Disaster Management Programme…
Family in shock, claims body of man who jumped into Lagos lagoon
The family of the middle-aged man who drowned after jumping into the Lagos lagoon in the early hours of Tuesday yesterday claimed his body from the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU).
Lagos-Ibadan expressway on lockdown as tanker spills fuel
For many hours yesterday, vehicular traffic in the Berger-Ibafo area of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway came to a standstill when motorists perceived danger and swiftly diverted their vehicles to the other lane to avoid another explosion tragedy.
Emergency Situations: How Prepared Are Nigerians, Safety Agencies?
In everyday activities, Nigerians are confronted with emergency situations like inferno, building collapse, road accident and others. The questions are: how prepared are Nigerians and safety agencies? Events across the country for years have shown that except for few states like Lagos, Rivers, Enugu and others, not many states have functional safety and emergency agencies…
Respite finally comes for motorists on Apapa-Oshodi expressway
After almost a week commuters had hellish experience plying the Apapa-Oshodi expressway, respite finally came yesterday following the clearing of articulated vehicles from a section...
VP Osinbajo orders 72-hour joint operation to clear Apapa traffic gridlock
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has directed the commencement of a 72-hour joint operation to restore order around Apapa and environs, after activities of truck drivers had caused traffic gridlock and made vehicular movement around the axis near impossible over the past few days.