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Breaking news: Another building collapses in Lagos Island

Lagos Island

A three-storey building has reportedly collapsed in Kakawa street, Lagos Island on Monday. According to a resident of the street, no one was trapped because the building was marked for demolition and occupants had vacated. The collapsed structure, however, affected a bungalow with three occupants. Details shortly….     READ ALSO: Lagos Govt. sets up panel to investigate Ita Faji ...

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5 major warning signs of an impending building collapse in Nigeria

Building Collapse

Recently, the Nigerian housing landscape has become home to quite a troubling amount of building collapse, which many are quick to attribute to the ‘devil’, poor structural features or the contractors who built it. The sheer amount of billions and sometimes lives that have been lost during the last decade or so, to these building collapses are a cause for ...

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Lagos Govt sets up panel to investigate Ita-Faji building collapse

Lagos State

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday set up an investigative and advisory committee on the building that collapsed at No. 53, Massey Street, Ita-Faaji, Lagos Island. The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Rotimi Ogunleye, during the inauguration in Alausa, said members were carefully chosen to provide government with informed advice on the steps to take in respect ...

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Building Collapse: Experts call for strict enforcement of national building code

building code

BUILDING CODE: As reactions continue to trail last Wednesday’s collapsed building at Ita Faji Street, Lagos Island, killing several children and injuring scores of others, professionals in the built environment have noted that strict enforcement of building code by developers is the panacea to the unabated menace of building collapse in the country, Blaming incessant building collapse on shoddy building ...

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Building collapse: Residents show mixed reactions over demolition of 180 buildings

building collapse

The tragedy that befell residents of Itafaji area of Lagos Island, where a building collapsed, leading to the death of school children and some adults, with several others injured and hospitalized, has gotten worse. In the wake of the tragedy, the government has directed the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), to commence the process of identifying defective buildings in ...

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Building collapse: Expert harps on need to employ certified engineers

building collapse

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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PICTURES: State Govt begins demolition of marked buildings in Lagos Island

marked buildings

The Lagos State Government has commenced the demolition of marked buildings on Freeman Street at the Ita Faji area of Lagos Island. This follows the collapse of a three-storey building on Massey Street in the same area on Wednesday, killing school children and some other occupants of the building, while many others were left injured. During an assessment tour of ...

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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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