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Okowa Calls For Legislative To Check Quacks In Building Industry


Disturbed by the frequent cases of collapsed buildings in different parts of the country, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has called for legislation to regulate the activities of workers in the construction and building industry. Okowa, while declaring open the 18th National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of National Union of Civil Engineering Construction, Furniture and Wood Workers, NUCECFWW in ...

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Obasanjo’s Name Used To Grab Land In Ogun As Villagers Cry Out

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Community leaders from Adekoyeni, Ajambata, Araromi Orita and Oluwanishola (a.k.a Abule Teacher) in Ogun State have cried out over alleged use of the name of former President Olusegun Obasanjo to seize land unjustly. The leaders, in a petition to the Ogun State government and signed by National Secretary and General National Legal Director of the Movement for Islamic Right and ...

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Lagos Motorists Pay Old Toll Despite FAAN’s 100% Increase


Despite the notice of 100 percent increase in toll fares placed on vehicles entering or leaving the airport by Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, motorists in Lagos State, yesterday, paid the old toll. Human rights activist and veteran journalist, Mr. Richard Akinola, confirmed to Vanguard that the toll gate attendants collected the old toll. He said: “I decided to ...

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Annular Eclipse Prediction Fails In Abuja, Other Cities


Although the highly anticipated eclipse typically called Annular eclipse, was witnessed in some states of the federation such as; Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers and Sokoto states, many Nigerian cities including the federal capital territory, Abuja did not witness it as predicted. In a related development, the National Space Agency has come out to blame cloud cover for the non-occurrence in many ...

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Top 10 Weirdest Homes In The World

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Moving into and setting up your new home is definitely one of the most exciting things – especially for those who never find enough outlets for their ideas and designs. However, there are some houses or homes with certain interior designs that leaves you wondering what was going on in the mind of the homeowner whilst the idea for the ...

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Cement Price Rises By 44 per cent, Hits N2,300 Per Bag

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Dreams of lower construction costs by prospective homeowners might have become a nightmare, going by fresh increase in the price of cement products by manufacturers. The development has already triggered a ripple effect in the open market, with prices going up by about 44 per cent in few days. Investigations revealed that operators under the Cement Manufacturers Association of Nigeria ...

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An Overview of Foundation And Foundation Types


This article delves into the common types of foundation in buildings. Broadly speaking, all foundations are divided into two categories: shallow foundations and deep foundations. The words shallow and deep refer to the depth of soil in which the foundation is made. Shallow foundations can be made in depths of as little as 3ft (1m), while deep foundations can be ...

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