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Three-storey building collapses in Anambra

Anambra

A three-storey building under construction located at Ifite Awka, near Nnamdi Azikiwe University gate, Awka South LGA, Anambra state has collapsed. Although no life was lost, reports show that the response team of Awka Capital Territory Development Authority (ACTDA) has condoned the site and equally charged workers in an adjoining building with cracks to suspend work pending when assessments on ...

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Onitsha Building collapse: Panel submits reports

Onitsha

The Panel of Inquiry on Collapsed Building in Onitsha has submitted its reports to Governor Willie Obiano, at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia. It would be recalled that the ten-man Panel of Inquiry was inaugurated by the Governor on the 3rd of June, 2019, at the Exco Chamber, Awka. The panel was charged to investigate the circumstances surrounding the collapse of ...

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New law empowers COREN to tackle building collapses – President

COREN

Abuja – President of the Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Mr Ali Rabiu, says the council has been empowered to tackle building collapses in the country with its just amended laws. Rabiu said this in Abuja on Monday at a news conference organised by the council on its forthcoming 28th COREN Engineering Assembly scheduled for Aug. 19 ...

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Building collapse: Delta NLC wants government, NSE intervention

building collapse

The Delta chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress on Monday urged government and the Nigerian Society of Engineers to address the menace of frequent building collapse in the state. The state NLC Chairman, Goodluck Ofobruku, made the call on Monday in Asaba while reacting to the two recent building collapse in parts of the state which killed seven persons. The ...

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Another collapsed building kills man in Abia

building collapse

A middle-aged man, simply identified as Christian, died when a building collapsed at Elu Ohafia in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State. Christian, who hails from Ututu in Arochukwu local government area of the state, reportedly had his head crushed following the collapse. Details about the incident as at press time were sketchy yesterday evening, but sources in the ...

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Experts blame building collapse on low maintenance culture

building collapse

In a bid to find lasting solutions to the menace of building collapse in the country, experts in the built environment have identified low maintenance culture as one of the contributing factors to structural failure. Construction experts in the past said faulty designs; copied designs; lack of comprehensive subsoil investigation before designs are done; non-adherence to designs and professional advice ...

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Another three-storey building collapses in Lagos

building collapse

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency has said that a three storey building at Iju area of the state collapsed. Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the newly appointed General Manager of LASEMA confirmed the news to journalists. He said, “This is just to inform you that a three-story building collapsed at K Farm, Fagba, Off Iju Road. “It was a building under ...

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ItaFaaji: Group urges LASG to publish committee Report

Ita-Faaji

A non-governmental organisation, Spaces for Change, has asked the Lagos State Government to publish the report of the committee set up to investigate the Ita-Faaji building collapse. The group, otherwise known as S4C, said the five-man panel of enquiry set up in March 2019 to investigate the cause of the Ita-Faji building collapse and proffer remedial measures to prevent similar ...

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NITP calls for proper control, monitoring of housing projects

NITP

The Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) Lagos Chapter, has called on the Lagos State Government to facilitate adequate control and monitoring of housing developments across the state. The NITP Chairman, Mr. Bisi Adedire, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lagos. Adedire said that proper monitoring and supervision of buildings had ...

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