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Building collapse: Expert harps on need to employ certified engineers

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The Nigerian Society of Engineers has urged Nigerians to engage the services of qualified building engineers. The group made this call following the recent building collapse that happened on Lagos Island The society said employing the services of good engineers is necessary for investments and the protection of lives Wales Lagunju, the chief examination officer of Nigerian Society of Engineers ...

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Over 1, 000 buildings in Lagos Island are unfit for human habitation – Expert

Lagos Island

Mr. Kunle Awobodu, the National President, Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG), says there are over one thousand buildings in Lagos Island that are unfit for human habitation. Awobodu made the disclosure in an interview on Thursday in Lagos. He said that BCPG had brought such distressed buildings to the notice of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) for demolition. ...

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Owner of collapsed Lagos school dies after rescue

Lagos School

No fewer than 18 persons died and 41 injured yesterday when a four-storey building collapsed on Lagos Island. Forty-one others were injured. The incident occurred at No 14, Massey Street, Opposite Oja, Ita-Faaji. The building, housing Ohen Private Nursery and Primary School on its third floor, caved in at about 10:20 A.M, trapping scores of pupils. Lagos State Commissioner for ...

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MASSOB commences construction of Biafran University in Anambra


Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, said it has commenced the construction of a Biafran University in Anambra state. Ralph Uwazuruike-led group, otherwise called Biafran Independent Movement, BIM, said the university known as Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Standard University is located at Anaku, Ayamelum local government area of the state. Anambra North Zonal Leader of ...

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FMBN contributors get over N15bn refund in two years


Managing Director of Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN), Architect Ahmed Musa Dangiwa, has said the bank has in two years, made a refund of over N15 billion to contributors of the National Housing Fund (NHF) who retired or resigned. Arc. Dangiwa said this when officials from Media Trust Limited, publishers of the Daily Trust and other titles, led by ...

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RTEAN urges governor-elect, Sanwo-Olu to repair roads in Lagos


The Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) on Tuesday called on the Lagos State Governor-elect, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to fix both the federal and state roads for free flow of traffic when he assumes office. The Chairman of RTEAN, Lagos chapter, Alhaji Mohammed Musa, made the appeal in an interview while setting agenda for Sanwo-Olu Musa urged Sanwo-Olu to ...

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ICPC moves to seize N264m worth property from 3 Civil Servants


The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has moved to seize plots of land and duplexes worth over N264 million from three staff of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs. ICPCs Spokesperson, Mrs. Rasheedat Okoduwa, in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, said that the trio were civil servants from the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs. The ...

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My father was saved – Son of collapsed building owner speaks

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Erinoluwa Akinmoladun, the son of the house owner said the collapsed building was under the management of a developer. He said his father owned the collapsed building but had handed it over to a developer, who he identified as Mr Giwa. READ ALSO: Dealing with the challenges of a real estate developer Akinmoladun revealed that the construction of the building ...

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