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Another collapsed building kills man in Abia

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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

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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

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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

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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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SON set to end building collapse in Nigeria

SON

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria, SON, has engaged stakeholders in Kaduna on proper building measures to avert further building collapse. This is as a result of the recent cases of building collapse being witnessed in the country. Speaking at the sensitization programme organised by SON in collaboration with Leading Ideas International Limited, the Director-General, SON, Osita Aboloma assured Nigerians that ...

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8 escapes death in another Ibadan building collapse

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Another Ibadan building collapse: Eight people escaped death on Tuesday when a building collapsed at a construction site in Oyo State. The incident occurred on Eleyele Road beside the Polo Ground in Ibadan, the state capital. Although no death was recorded, some construction workers at the site were trapped under the rubble. Emergency workers were said to have rushed to ...

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Building Collapse: NIQS urges Buhari to establish construction industry commission

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President of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), QS. Obafemi Onashile has attributed increased cases of collapse of buildings in the country to defective construction laws still in use. Onashile stated this at the Southeast zonal two-day workshop, with the theme: “Construction Industry Health and Safety Management”, held at Newton Hotels, Owerri, Imo State, recently. The event was attended ...

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SON decries N4.5bn loss on building collapse

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The effect of building collapse on Nigeria economy has taken a toll on both lives and property of the citizens. Aside from the trauma, the devastating effects on property are better imagined than beheld. Speaking on the menace of building collapse in the country, the Standard Ogranisation of Nigeria (SON), said about 3,210 persons were killed and property worth N4.5 ...

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